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Wang Tianyi   –  
China CN
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 6, 2024

Email Wang Tianyi  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

The travel plan is thoughtful, guide is professional and caring, just choose Huruma

The game drive is intensive and exciting. My guide Huruma has the eyesight of an eagle! He can even find the animals in long distance and then introduces them professionally. I witnessed different behaviors of big five in Tanzania. Sometimes the wild animals are just 1m to me.

The food is warm and delicious, it’s well prepared everyday. During the safari, the water is unlimited, man can also drink some soft drinks and beers that offered by Lion King Adventures.

In brief, lion king adventures is reliable and helpful. They organized the adventure very well and I have unforgettable memories. Don’t hesitate to choose Huruma.

Sarah   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 5, 2024

Email Sarah  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing experience

Our 6 day honeymoon safari was an incredible experience from start to finish. During the planning period, Lion King was easy to work with and very responsive. Our guide was David and we can’t recommend him enough. We were able to see things beyond our expectations - the big 5 (and big 9), a cheetah and her cub, 4 black rhinos, tons of lions, etc, all because of him. He is extremely professional and knowledgeable of animals and their environment. He also possesses the best driving skills we’ve ever seen.

During our experience, we learned that your experience is contingent on the tour company and guide you have. We are so happy with our choice of Lion King. Also we got hot lunches everyday, which is another Lion King perk.

We highly, highly recommend David and Lion King!!

Also, 2 things we didn’t know going into our safari:
-there are souvenir shops between Arusha and the entrance to ngorongoro conservation area with local, handmade items
-there are (very clean) washrooms at the entrances and inside the game drive areas. The only exception is inside the Serengeti, but using the “bush washroom” is no problem

Minglu   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 4, 2024

Email Minglu  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Cannot recommend Lion King highly enough

We have just finished a 9 day honeymoon safari with Lion King across four Tanzanian parks and we could not be happier. We saw lions, leopards, cheetahs, elephants, giraffes, black rhinos, hippos, and more zebras, buffalo, wildebeest and flamingos than we could have imagined. We even saw a serval cat! We were lucky, but it wasn’t just luck. Our guide Mwita was the best mentor and friend we could have ever hoped for. His guiding philosophy was that nature would provide if we were patient and respected it. His deep respect for everything and everyone in the national parks and conservation areas allowed us to see everything we could have imagined and many things we couldn’t imagine. He knew exactly how and where to look for every animal, and he could see and identify them from hundreds of metres away. As a Serengeti native he knows and loves every animal so well, and he could explain everything to us. He is also an experienced mechanic and an amazing driver, and our spacious Landcruiser was like a home to us. He never gave up on finding an animal, but our safety was always his highest priority. During the rainy season flooded roads and mud can be an issue, but he cheerfully navigated every obstacle and the car never failed. He stopped to help anyone who looked like they might be stuck. The camaraderie and cooperation between all the guides of all the companies was inspiring; whenever anyone saw anything, they were all on the radio to make sure everyone would be able to see it.

All our food and accommodation was excellent, and a lot of lodges went out of the way to give us honeymoon treats. We have never slept so well on a trip after the excitement of every day. We enjoyed many picnic lunches with touches such as tablecloths and wine with personalised labels. At every step in the planning and preparation of our trip, Lion King’s office was helpful and extremely responsive (thanks Pendo!). They are a locally owned company deeply committed to Tanzania.

Tanzania is an unbelievably beautiful place, and it has everything: the “endless plain” of the Serengeti, the garden of eden that is the Ngorongoro caldera, mountains, beaches, forests, and all the animals we have long dreamed of. We cannot recommend Tanzania, Lion King Adventures and Mwita highly enough!

Minglu and David

Gonca   –  
Turkey TR
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 3, 2024

Email Gonca  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Best operator for those who look for perfection in their Safari trips

Lion King Adventures and everyone involved in our trip made this experience unforgettable! This is one of the best holidays we had, unique, well planned and organized from the beginning.

Our Safari guide, Enock, was basically a hero. He made our trip unforgettable thanks to his kindness, knowledge about the wildlife and the National parks, especially Serengeti. He did not hesitate to go an extra mile for ensuring that we see all the animals we dreamed of. We not only did see all the big 5, but also other rare animals like cheetah, serval cat, crocodile, even a genet and many more. He is highly knowledgeable about the wild animals and full of passion to share that with us. He is a great driver and makes you feel always safe in the safari car. He also helped my boyfriend plan proposal to me which made this trip unforgettable

Wu Zheng   –  
China CN
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 2, 2024

Email Wu Zheng  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

An incredible Serengeti safari experience

I had an incredible Serengeti safari experience with Lion King Adventures. Our guide, Gama, was extremely knowledgeable and skilled at locating animals. Over the 6-day tour, he expertly navigated us through the vast landscape, identifying animal tracks and knowing exactly where to look.

Gama spotted all of the Serengeti's iconic species - we saw huge herds of wildebeest and zebra migrating, elephants bathing, hippos yawning, big cats like lions and leopards prowling and resting, hyenas cackling, giraffes grazing, and exotic birds like ostriches and flamingos dotting the plains. With every sighting, he shared interesting facts and insights that brought the animals and their behaviors to life.

I was thoroughly impressed by Gama's passion, patience waiting for sightings, and knack for positioning our vehicle for fantastic photos. The tour exceeded my expectations thanks to his expertise. I couldn't recommend Lion King Adventures and guide Gama more highly for an outstanding Serengeti experience.

Julia   –  
Latvia LV
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 2, 2024

Email Julia  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

LK provides best care about the customers I ever seen

From the very beginning till the end of our trip, everything was perfect.
Our arrival flight was delayed for 1.5 h, but Lion King represtatives was patiently waiting in the airport.
During safari, our guide Yusuph accompanied us. He is very knowledgeable and much more experienced than guides in other safari cars. Moreover, he was ready to adjust the safari schedule based on our needs. Thanks to him, we managed to see Big 5. For sure, we can recommend him.
Besides that, I would like to say that Lion King cares about the customers and customer service overcame our expectations. Our departure flight was delayed for 2 h, the LK found it in advance and we spend this time in safari park, not in the airport.
Many thanks to our guide Yusuf and Nickson. You made our safari trip outstanding

Tudor Cristea-Platon   –  
Romania RO
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2023

Email Tudor Cristea-Platon  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing tour, fantastic guide, beautiful Tanzania

My family and I (group of 6) had an amazing safari experience using Lion King Adventures! Our guide Mwita has provided us with such an unique memory of Tanzania that we will cherish forever. We saw a number of animals such as lions, elephants, and giraffes. We highly recommend this tour company and thank them for our beautiful time!

B1 Lucia Maria Andres Vicario   –  
Spain ES
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 30, 2023

Email B1 Lucia Maria Andres Vicario  |  35-50 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Amazing customized Safari days

I have no words but gratitude. The kindness of the whole Lion King team made my dream trip even better than expected. Office team was amazing, understanding my needs, offering the best options and even overperforming when I was asking for changing plans. All the information provided carefully sent on the right time. On arrival, from the first moment, when we starting meeting the team in person, everything was perfect. They were all so nice, but Leonard in particullar, who was with us for two days during Safari time was caring and very carefull to make us feel safe and in love with Tanzania.
Safari was incredible, we managed to see everything in two days and we are super grateful for that.
Recommended totally

Kelsey Landen   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 29, 2023

Email Kelsey Landen

So glad we booked with Lion King Adventures!

My husband and I booked an 8 day safari with Lion King Adventures. From the very first inquiry online to dropping us off at the airport to leave, they were absolutely fantastic. Very communicative and accommodating. Upon arrival in Tanzania we are welcomed by our AMAZING guide, Ozzy. We got a rundown of our agenda and the jeep and he had cold waters waiting for us. We were very comfortable for the entirety of the trip, even when we were spending 8+ hours in the Jeep. There is a cooler in the back of the Jeep that is always stocked with bottled water and soda.

The entire experience was a well oiled machine, from the meals to accommodations to excursions. It was flawless. They know what they're doing and they do it well.

Although it is not guaranteed to see animals, we saw everything we wanted and more. There are quite a few tour companies out on the game drives at the same time and they have a radio they communicate on, so if someone sees an animal they'll let everyone else know. With that being said, we never felt crowded or like there were too many jeeps around blocking our view. Ozzy was very determined to give us the best experience possible. It was very evident that he takes his job very seriously. I can imagine his job can be redundant but we never once felt he was just "going through the motions" and he understands that this is truly a one in a lifetime trip for us and wanted to make sure we enjoyed ourselves. My husband was determined to see a kill and we saw a cheetah hunting, Ozzy followed her (at a reasonable and ethical distance of course) for literally 5 hours waiting for this cheetah to catch her meal. She never did catch anything (remember, nothing is guaranteed) but it was nice that Ozzy tried his best for hours to see what my husband wanted to see. He was incredibly knowledgeable...he had an answer for every q we asked. I learned so much! There was a gred + balance of informing us about the animals, small talk, comfortable silence and laughs I can't say enough good things about Ozzy, he was incredible. The first day my stomach was hurting and I bought a ginger soda. Every day thereafter there was a ginger soda in the cooler for me. He even gave me one as we were leaving to the airport, how thoughtful is that?!

Our accomodations were all great, everyone was super welcoming and accommodating. I would recommend doing research on the different accommodations because there are multiple options from budget to luxury. We had our 3 meals a day and unlimited water as promised, and there was never a shortage of food. I am a vegetarian and always had plenty to eat.

Things to note:

It's HOT during the day, but cools down at night. We visited in December. Even though it was only in the 80s, it felt much hotter. There is no AC in the Jeep, but you can roll your windows down and the top is usually down. You get airflow, but it's warm airflow. I actually got pretty dehydrated one of the days. I kept a wet washcloth in a baggie in the cooler to put on my neck/ face to cool down.

There's a lot of driving involved, the game drives themselves, and then driving from location to location. We very much enjoyed seeing different parts of Tanzania and going to different parks, and we're so glad we didn't stay in one place, however if you get car sick I would recommend bringing Dramamine.

Time will fly by. Try to enjoy every moment of your amazing safari trip because this is truly a once in a lifetime experience, and because of that you want ensure you choose the right company to book + would highly recommend Lion King Adventures exact reason. In my opinion, the tour company you book with, and your guide, can make or break your experience. Thankfully we chose Lion King Adventures and had an incredible experience.

Emily   –  
United States US
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Dec 28, 2023

Email Emily

Worth every penny!

Lion King lives up to their raving reviews! When I was looking for a safari company to go with, Lion King kept showing up at the top of any search. I figured, if I’m going to do a safari I want to do it right (who knows if you'll ever get to do it again) so we booked with Lion King and they went above and beyond with every aspect of the trip. They were quick to respond with questions and happy to work with us to create a trip that was exactly what we wanted.
We had the most amazing guide!! Shafino has been a guide for well over 20 years and it really showed. His knowledge about everything (animals, birds, plants, ecosystem) was on another level that I can guarantee is hard to come by. Lion King sends all of their guides to training in the off season to ensure all their guides are well prepared to educate you and answer all of your questions (and I mean all). His knowledge of the area and the animals is the only reason we were so successful in seeing the Big 9. He knew all the quickest routs whenever something big came on the radio whereas other tour companies had to ask for directions (wasting precious time when a lot of these animals and good photo opportunities disappear quick). He has also worked with professional photographers so he knows exactly how to position his car to get the absolute best shots! (I’ve included a few I took with just my phone). I really could go on and on about how Shafino clearly stood out and did everything above and beyond. So please, save yourself hours of searching and just book with Lion King. I PROMISE YOU WONT BE DISAPPOINTED!!

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