The prospect of playing with, cuddling or even bottle-feeding lion cubs is an attractive draw for many travellers to Africa. However, few realise the devastating consequences of such experiences.

New breed of safari experiences for animal lovers

By Dorine Reinstein /
Accommodations at the Singita Ebony Lodge in South Africa. Singita has introduced an elephant-collaring experience, through which travellers can assist in efforts to track the creatures.