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MaryBeth   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 20, 2022

Email MaryBeth  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari


We just completed a very enjoyable twelve day safari ending with a Zanzibar extension. Caroline and Pendo were easy to work with from start to finish and we really appreciated their attention to detail. Accommodations and food were great!

Our guide Meschack was the best! He was very knowledgeable, funny and a skilled driver. We visited Tarangire NP, Central and North Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater NP and Lake Manyara NP. He always made sure we saw the animals from a good vantage point, maneuvering for a prime spot. Each evening he cleaned the Land Cruiser which was always stocked with cool drinks.

We had really hoped to see the wildebeest migration across the Mara River. We spent one day waiting, watching and following them. About 5pm, after many tour companies had headed back, Meschack said let’s give it until dusk. At 5:45 the first one dropped into the river followed by about 1000 more! It was incredible to watch and as a bonus that day we were treated to a sunset that lasted an hour.

We saw so many animals (even a few kills)!! We also enjoyed the beautiful countryside, towns and people. We saw four of the Big 5 up close, the Black Rhino through binoculars, all of the Ugly 5 and so many more. It was nice to end with Zanzibar and a few days at the beach. We highly reccomend Lion King Tours and Meshack!

James   –  
United Arab Emirates AE
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 19, 2022

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

First Class Service

We chose Lion King Adventures after a lot of research, and they totally lived up to our expectations. The guide (Yusuph) was excellent, extremely knowledgeable, attentive, and a great person to be around. The arrangements were seamless, and the tour ran like clockwork.

We did a 4 day, 3 night tour including Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater, the Serengetti NP and finally Lake Manyara NP. A lot to fit in, but well worth it. Our only feedback was that Lake Manyara was underwhelming compared to the others locations, so would give it a miss if we were booking it again.

So overall, a first class operator and highly recommended.

Simon   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 18, 2022

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

Well organised, professional, friendly, high quality, great communication with pure luxury.

We chose to use Lion King Adventures due to the great reviews they received online and we haven't regretted it for a moment. Ever since we started speaking with Nickson and Pendo the communication was excellent and they organised a once in a lifetime trip for us (8 day premium luxury tour with hot air balloon ride). We added a day hike up Kilimanjaro, it was a pleasure to meet Saladin who looked after us on our 10mile hike.
We were picked up by Bright at Kilimanjaro airport who was very friendly and helpful. He dropped us off at the first of many gorgeous hotels where we were treated like royalty. All the hotels (except one) were divine with amazing views, comfy beds, great food and lovely staff. The one issue we had with a hotel was rectified quickly by Anna in the LK office and it didn't affect the enjoyment of our trip at all.

Salehe was a brilliant guide. He worked so hard, always made us feel comfortable, welcome and at ease. He showed us great sights and we managed to see all the big 5 plus many more. We even learnt quite a bit of Swahili due to his great tutorship. Salehe went above and beyond to make our trip sensational.

Thank you Lion King it was amazing and we highly recommend anyone to use you.

Laurent   –  
France FR
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 16, 2022

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

Beyond perfection!

We are just back from an absolutely magical twelve-day trip to the parks of Northern Tanzania. The services provided by Lion King Adventures exceeded all our expectations (and we tend to be demanding customers!). We had a totally smooth and beautifully organised trip, perfectly adjusted to our needs and tastes. We were blessed with an exceptionally talented and experienced guide. A real expert in wildlife, he also knew how to proactively adjust the programme and rythm of the trip to our preferences. Friendly and witty, he proved remarkably thoughtful at all times, taking advantage of his thorough knowledge of the area to propose practical solutions to make the trip even more enjoyable to us. In particular, we insisted on exclusivity and privacy, not wanting to be disturbed by crowds of other tourists during our encounters with animals: our guide managed to meet this demand, which was quite an achievement in parks that tend to be very popular. He had a well informed and sensible answer to each and every question we asked (and we asked a lot, being curious about the wildlife as well as the country). Our guide was receiving an effective back-up from the headquarters of Lion King Adventures, with which he remained in constant close contact to arrange security and logistical details in real time. We always felt safe, considered and taken care of, which enabled us to fully relax and enjoy the experience of these unique parks. As a result, several moments of the trip were simply unforgettable, like Northern Serengeti, Lake Eyasi and Tarangire. The services in Arusha at the beginning and the end of our trip were also excellent: the company met our last minute requests without delay and at no additional cost, which was one last nice surprise. From an ethical viewpoint, we appreciated the commitment of Lion King Adventures to the environment, to their country and people, and to the standards of responsible tourism. Were I to go back to Tanzania, I would directly contact Lion King Adventures, not bothering to ask other tour operators: the company’s reliability, level of service and professionalism can hardly be surpassed.

MzGiGi66   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 15, 2022

Email MzGiGi66  |  50-65 years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

Life Changing Experience

The entire experience was AMAZING. Yusuph, our guide was INCREDIBLE!!!! I appreciated how he always kept checking with us to make sure we were ok, sometimes the road was bumpy. Throughout the day he made sure we were having a great time. Yusuph was very knowledgeable about the areas and the animals. He answered all of our questions and had a book about all the animals right there in the front seat. He allowed us to stay and watch the animals for as long or as little as we wanted. I strongly recommend Lion King Safari and if you can get Yusuph as your guide you are guaranteed a amazing experience. We will miss you Yusuph!

Alex   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 14, 2022

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

Awesome experience

Lion King Adventures delivered fantastic service, surpassing our expectations from planning to end.

The team helped us plan our trip, providing details and quick answers to our many questions. We made lots of changes to our itinerary before booking, and this was always doable with patience and great advice, like where was best to do certain activities to enhance our trip. We went for the mid-range accommodation and all were good food and service and very accommodating to our timings.

Our guide, Mwita, was amazing. He knew so much and his love for Tanzania and enthusiasm were infectious. He was able to predict the animals movements due to his vast experience and local knowledge being born in the Serengeti, and place us in the best location to create amazing experiences. Mwita kept us entertained and provided us with lots of information and knowledge while we waited for wilderbeest crossings or lions mating (and we got to see both twice!). And his excitement when we did see them was awesome.

He kept the vehicle in a fantastic clean condition and always stocked with cold drinks. He worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything went to plan. We always felt safe and secure, completely trustworthy.

Ella   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 12, 2022

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

Incredible local company with brilliant guides who built us a perfect personalised experience!

We have just got back from a safari with Lion King Adventures with Mwita as our guide and we couldn’t recommend them highly enough! From Rose & Pendo answering our (millions of) questions ahead of time and helping us build a personalised itinerary to the actual safari itself where we covered Tarangire, Serengeti (central & North), Ngorogoro and Lake Manyara - everything was perfect. Our trip was made by our safari guide Mwita who was incredible, so thoughtful and focused on making our trip perfect. He was so knowledgeable about Tanzania and the animals and a genius at placing the safari vehicle where the animals were going to head to (rather than just joining a crowd of cars where they were ) setting up intimate experiences with leopards, lions and elephants crossing in front of us! He was genuinely passionate about the animals and his excitement was infectious - especially when we saw the wilderbeest river crossing (twice!). As an added bonus he was also a mechanic, not only did he look after the car so well but he was able to offer advice to drivers of other companies who had flat tyres or broken down as well as being a great driver so we always felt safe and looked after. We wanted to book with a local company and they were the perfect one. We would recommend to everyone!

Omar Marø   –  
Norway NO
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2022

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

They are there to help your stay to be the best it can be

We booked the safari spontaneously and was on our way the next day.

The company helped us out the whole way and we trusted their decisions and it worked out perfectly.

Richard our tour guide is the most awesome person in the world.
He made our safari 10x better.
He is knowledgeable, kind, funny, smart and the perfect guide.
We couldn't wish for a better experience with Richard and the company.

Gary   –  
United Kingdom UK
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 11, 2022

Email Gary

Just fantastic

From start to finish Peter our guide / driver was amazing. Very kind and informative . He was so knowledgeable in all aspects of the safari. My wife and I had the experience of a life time . Beyond 5 star , Peter was able to give us a truly magical experience-thank you Peter Would definitely recommend this company .

Paul   –  
United States US
Visited: October 2022 Reviewed: Oct 10, 2022

Email Paul  |  65+ years of age  |  Experience level: first safari

In a word, empathetic. Gama our tour operator was outstanding in guiding us throughout our Safari.

Navigating a different culture from one that you are familiar is always a challenge. Losing your luggage in a foreign country is especially challenging.
Lion King Adventures stepped-in with phone calls, transportation and paper work to solve our problem.
The serve that we received was impeccable.

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