It’s been 41 years since John Rendall and Anthony Burke ventured into the plains of Kenya in the hopes of seeing their beloved friend Christian the Lion. The Lion was released in Kenya after living with the two men as a cub in London’s city centre. The footage of that day still circulates famously world-wide displaying the Lion galloping over and greeting the men, appearing to hug them like old friends.
Together John and Anthony proved that a long lasting and memorable friendship with a beautiful wild creature is possible and we are still fascinated with that relationship today.
In February 2013 Mr John Rendall will be visiting two camps in Kenya that we regularly send clients to; Elsa’s Kopje which remains an elegant and welcoming lodge in a spectacular setting and Joy’s Camp, thriving in the scorched lands of Samburu. Both camps would offer you memories of a life time, being uniquely designed to incorporate every inch of luxury from inviting infinity pools over-looking the plains at Elsa’s to Joys Camp which is surrounded by idyllic landscape and decorated to give the true authentic African experience. You will have the chance to meet John Rendall in person, being immersed in stories of his fascinating relationship with Christian the Lion whilst enjoying a luxury safari in the same location Christian was released four decades ago.
Join John in camp and get the inside story on his relationship with Christian the Lion.