Lion King Adventures
- Offices In:
- 20-50 employees (Founded in 2010)
- Member Of:
- TATO & TTB
- Tour Types:
- Custom mid-range & luxury tours that can start every day
- Price Range:
- $200 to $1,115 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Email Aparna | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Amazing tour, great service and an exceptional guide
We explored several tour operators before we picked Lion King. It is hard to understand what goes into the cost of a safari from overseas while comparing itineraries and cost. Lion king did a phenomenal job of keeping us informed, tailoring the trip to our requirements and providing excellent stay wherever we went. Saleh our guide was amazing, I cannot talk enough about how exceptional he was. There was a day in our tour when it had rained heavily with mud everywhere and the car may have had a battery issue. He made sure it did not deter any of our plans and our day still went as planned. The food and stay were amazing as well. We stayed at a place in Ndutu where we heard lions roar at night and zebras outside our campsite. We were very safe with security to and from our campsite. The tented camp in Ndutu specifically had amazing food. We traveled with a 3 year old who needed more stops and more flexibility. Saleh was amazing with our kid and with all the changes. Thank you Saleh, Anna and Wilbard for making this trip amazing.
We see that every tour company has glowing reviews. Our experience is only with Lion king so it is hard to say what sets them apart. I highly recommend comparing quotes and stays from different operators and going by them (this is what we did). I also recommend going with a Tanzanian company, I think the experience was more authentic.
Email Pei | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Lives up to lofty expectations.
The prospecting of booking a safari is seriously daunting. Who can you trust to spend a large sum of money with, and for something that you probably have incredibly high expectations? You're probably opening this page in a tab with 10 others.
Well, you can stop now. Lion King turned out to be just the right choice for us. Zero regrets or untended-to desires. I'll let you in on a little secret - the Serengeti and the gorge are the same for everyone, the food is the same, the jeeps are the same, the animals are the same, and the lodges/camps/tents are the same.
So what's different? The people you interact with. From beginning to end, first with James and coordinating, then our great safari guide Saleh (highly recommended as he knew all the animals, spotted them like an eagle, didn't rush us, was super nice, and gave us exactly the type of safari we wanted), to our great driver David, it was awesome. We also had the pleasure of taking a coffee tour near Arusha, and our guide there Clemency was amazingly kind as well. Ask them about this!
Basically, Lion King held my hands through the entire process, from planning/scheduling all the way to exiting Tanzania. Regarding a safari, I found that's what I valued the most. It made my experience worry and anxiety free, letting me focus on having a good time.
Email Baccar | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Outstanding! Best holiday ever.
- Guide: Excellent. Peter was an awesome guy. He did his best to show us all animals in few days. Always smiling, friendly...we can not expect better.
- Accommodations: Edorodo Lodge, Bush Camp are outstanding place. Iburobo, and Rhino Lodge bit less.
- Communications: Before the safari, all went well, once we are there, no call, no messages...from Lions King Adventures staff during safari. This is the only weak point.
Email Aditya | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Amazing experience of the Serengeti
We had a great time in the Serengeti thanks to Lion King Adventures and particularly, our guide Saleh. He was extremely knowledgeable and ensured we spotted the Big 5 and many more animals. He kept talking to us and giving us insights into the way of the Massai people living there and about the animals. Six days in the central Serengeti, Ndutu, Tarangire, Ngorongoro and Manyara just flew by and we were kept highly engaged throughout.
Email Erkut | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Liana | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Alhady Yusof | under20 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Excellent customisable family friendly staff and company
We are a Malaysian Muslim family travelled to Tanzania in Dec 2018 (me, wife and 3 kids, 14yrs, 11yrs and 7yrs old). Once in a lifetime experience should be managed by a reliable and trustworthy company. The priority should be to match what the tourist wants and with good advice from local guides. We are very happy from the very first email lion king replied to us. The email negotiation about plans and price was very reassuring as it clearly shows that they are very meticulous in providing us the best suggestions and quotes. Our whole journey was highly customisable according to our needs and it extended beyond the safari trip. We ended up letting lion king adventures managed our entire Tanzania trip! We only managed our own flight tickets... We are very fortunate that our safari trip was smooth and, weather was good. But more importantly lion king adventures was very reliable and the description and timing of their plan was very good. The accomodation
choice was excellent to maximise our experience in Tanzania and our first time experiencing safari trip. Our guide/driver Gilbert was excellent. I was very happy with him looking after my family. It was a very exciting trip for us. And we would recommend a trip to Tanzania... and i would definitely recommend Lion King Adventures to help you get the best of tanzania...
Email Ryan Wheeler | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We couldn't have hoped for more from our safari adventure!
We went on a 4 night, 5 day safari trip across Lake Manyara, the Serengeti & Ngorongoro crater with Lion King adventures.
When spending roughly 10/14 hours a day with people on a tour it can be an intense experience, the success of which is dictated by the attitude of those that you're in the company of.
Luckily for us, we were blessed to have Salehe as our guide and Yussuf as our chef.
They were both a complete joy to be around, even in the sometimes long and hot days. We had such a great time with these guys. Our days were filled with good food, insane safari experiences and jokes and good humour aplenty!
Salehe was knowledgeable on a vast range of the animals and birds we encountered. How he was able to spot the location of some of the animals, often camouflaged and way off in the distance as we drove, is still beyond me. It was by no luck that we saw all of the big 5 and then some on our travels.
Yussuf's cooking was tasty and plentiful, especially his soups, and seasoned with his wit and humour was a delight to have at the start and end of each day.
Aside from our final night when a herd of buffalo grazed cm's from our heads, surrounding our tent (it proved too much for us - so we relocated to a "safer" sleeping spot) we couldn't have hoped for more from our adventure.
We strongly recommend and if you're lucky enough to get Salehe & Yussuf - you're onto a complete winner!
Email Simon & Liz | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
We had a very nice time!
We had a very nice experience with Lion King adventures. Communication before the trip was super. The airport transfers and accommodation in Arusha was great. The Safari itself was also an experience of a lifetime!
Big thank you to Salehe for guiding us and Karim for preparing all the food :)
I only have good things to say about Lion King Adventures
Email Cécilia et Antoine. | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Great guide, available and attentive.
Guide always able to inform us, tell us what to look at. Smiling and involved. Also able to tell us the stories of the places visited.
The cook was very competent, too.
They took great care of us.
It was a pleasure to travel with Lion King.
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