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Charlie   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

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

Shafino was an amazing guide with a lot of knowledge of the wildlife and the terrain.

The trip was an amazing experience. Our guide Shafino, made the game drives a lot of fun and memorable. He knew exactly where to go to find all the animals we wanted to see. His knowledge of the environment, local culture, and wildlife made this experience really satisfying. I learned a lot during the game drives and had tons of fun.

Ashley   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 18, 2024

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

A seasoned and extremely knowledgeable guide that is a priceless asset to any company.

Words cannot begin to describe this experience. From the time you inquire about packages, to the time you get dropped off to leave, the experience is incredible. The customer service from everyone involved throughout the process is outstanding!

The safari is life changing. We got to see Rhinos (yes, multiple), Cheetas feeding on a fresh kill, have elephants walk inches away from our jeep and even see a lioness successfully hunt a warthog. But none of that would have been possible without our driver and tour guide Shafino. He was the real highlight of our trip. From the second he greeted us at our first hotel we knew we were in the BEST hands.

Shafino was beyond knowledgeable about the culture, the animals, the people and anything else we asked about. He knew exactly where to drive to see the animals we wanted to see. He is also the most talented driver around, and I can say this because while other drivers were getting stuck in the mud and peoples safaris were put on hold while they had to be towed out, Shafino was experienced enough to know exactly where and how to drive so we would not get stuck. If you are booking with Lion King Shafino is a MUST!!

Jordan   –  
New Zealand NZ
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 11, 2024

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

Big 5 seen thanks to Safino and karem

Amazing 5 nights exploring the northern circuit. Thanks to our amazing driver and guide Safino we managed to see the big five plus see 3 cheetah. Our chef Karem cooked amazing meals for breakfast lunch and dinner.
First time to Africa and felt safe the whole time. Will definitely recommend to everyone!

Patrick   –  
Canada CA
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 10, 2024

Email Patrick  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Highly organized, responsive company with good vehicles and excellent guides.

Our trip with Lion King was well organized from the start with the Nickson providing multiple trip options and pricing. We had booked a balloon safari and when it was apparent that the migration had taken animals south from Central Serengeti to Ndutu, Nickson was able to accommodate a shift south for our trip which was tremendous over the large herds of animals. Our guide Gilbert was extremely knowledgeable and had a tremendous ability to see animals. As well, he had an intuition where he often parked the vehicle away from others and allowed the animals to come to us. We had a number of close encounters where we were ultimately in the front row as a result of this strategy. Gilbert was completely responsive to how we wanted our day to go (start very early or finish very late) and was totally focused on making sure we had a great trip.

Sarah & Tony   –  
Australia AU
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 9, 2024

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

Perfect safari with a brilliant guide!

We are on our honeymoon and chose the 7-day safari tour with Lion King. With so many companies to choose from, it was a difficult choice, but having read the outstanding reviews for Lion King, we decided to go with them. We could not be happier with the choice we made - if anything, they even surpassed the glowing reviews!

It was the trip of a lifetime - the company were brilliant from the very start, the booking process was easy, the accommodation was outstanding, but above all else, we were lucky enough to have the most brilliant guide: RICHARD!

He was truly the reason our trip was so special. His genuine enthusiasm when he saw an animal matched our own, and his care and knowledge of the animals we saw was excellent. Not to mention his expert driving through the Serengeti on the road to see the cheetahs and lions! He was a special person to meet and we counted ourselves so fortunate to have him as our guide.

The food and drinks (including a personalised wine bottle!) were brilliant all week. We felt lucky when we had our lunch with a full table laid out for us with tasty hot food, compared with the packed lunches we saw from the other companies. The lodges and camp were also excellent - we even saw an elephant walk through camp in the Serengeti!

We could not recommend Lion King, and Richard in particular, enough. We have already encouraged family and friends to book with them, and would not hesitate to book with Lion King again if we ever came back.

SC   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: December 2023 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2024

Email SC  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: 2-5 safaris

Attentive and suitable for all needs

As a couple we had a wonderful trip with Lion King Adventures for a safari and Zanzibar experience. Our tour guide Joseph was excellent. He answered all our questions and provided lots of information on the animals, landscape and culture around us. He was very friendly, funny and informative and we always felt in safe hands. Joseph consistently managed to find us the best spots to see the animals, by being able to expertly navigate through the Serengeti and other safari vehicles. On our private safari experience, we were very lucky to see all of the big 5 and a lot more - thank you Joseph!
Our accommodation was great in beautiful and unique settings.

Naurey and Maria in the Lion King Adventures office were very helpful and flexible when organising this trip and provided lots of information and quickly answered our questions.

Heidi   –  
United States US
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 8, 2024

Email Heidi

Gama went above and beyond at everything, making us feel the perfect mix if adventure and safety!

Lion King had everything arranged perfectly! We felt everyone was waiting for us to arrive and they loved taking care of us while sharing the safari/beach experience. Absolutely a stellar experience. I felt like it was a perfect mix of culture, adventure, and relaxation.

Jack & Lauren   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: January 2024 Reviewed: Jan 7, 2024

Email Jack & Lauren  |  20-35 years of age  |  Experience level: over 5 safaris

Excellent service from start to finish.h

From start to finish we had an amazing experience. From booking via email, Caroline always provided speedy replies and answered any questions we had before making the booking. Airport pick up and transfer was seamless. We were taken around Arusha by Jefferey and given a tour of a few spots. All the hotels/camps we stayed at were to a very high standard. Our guide, Camillus, was incredibly knowledgeable, kind and welcoming. He really looked after us well. Everyone we met was so polite and went out of their way to be helpful. We couldn't have asked for a better experience and we will certainly be back again in future. Thank you for the perfect holiday.

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

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