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 $1,115 ppper person per day (USD, excl. int'l flights)
Average User Rating
Email ST | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Tour itself was great. However booking staff were not particularly attentive
We joined the regular safari stuff with kilimanjaro day hike. The safari process was great for the most part but occasionally the guide would start driving as we were standing on top of the seat for photos- that wasn’t a particularly nice way to get us to hurry up. Other than this I do not have any major issues with the guided safari. The booking staff however really seem to have difficulty in paying attention to our request, with us reiterating twice that we would require a twin room but we were given double bed for some parts of our itinerary. They compensated us for one meal of dinner for that mistake. Overall it’s a decent experience but I wouldn’t call it phenomenal
Email Max | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Beauftiful nature, but greedy guide
We had a three night tour from Laka Manyara over Ngorongoro Crater to the Tarangire park. The tour was organized perfectly — we could make some neat adaptions to our tour without any issues (concerning the airport transfer and the accommodations). If you ever plan to do this tour, we would highly recommend the Tarangire Simba Lodge, we had really magical moments there!
However, our guide had a negative impact on our experience there. We know that tipping is expected in these activities and never refused to do so. At the beginning of our tour the guide directly demanded a 120$ tip at the end of the trip. Talking in some way always came back to tips (and why to give even more). Multiple times we were asked how much we would be giving for his alleged wedding.
After the tour we decided to give a tip inside the recommended range by Lion Kind Adventures. Afterwards, the guide send angry text messages to us and even called me on my private phone number. To me, this is a huge no-go and made us feel quite uncomfortable.
Reply from Lion King AdventuresPosted on Nov 7, 2022
Everyone at Lion King is deeply embarrassed to learn about our guests’ experience with this Guide. We were not aware of this incident until we read the review and have contacted the guests directly to apologise. All the Lion King Guides know that tipping is our guests' choice. There are no rules about tipping, only guidelines, which are shared with our guests in advance. All our Guides know that they should never ask for (or expect) a tip. The behaviour of this particular Guide is completely unacceptable and appropriate disciplinary action has been taken. The whole Lion King team has worked so hard over the years to build and maintain a very good reputation with high levels of integrity and professionalism. This behaviour does not meet with the standards we expect and our guests deserve. We sincerely hope that it will remain an isolated incident and our sincere apologies once again to our guests.
Email Marianthi Christou | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Lion King Adventures designed a trip that matched exactly what we were looking for
Lion King adventures made the best they could do for us to have the most wonderful time of all . We visited Tanzania and Zanzibar for our honeymoon and it was an once of a lifetime adventure . They arranged everything for us including the hotels which were extremely nice and the safari itself. Our safari guide was very kind and he could answer anything we asked for. He knew exactly were to take us and what to show us . We saw all big five and that thanks to Good Luck! Yes our guide’s name was Good Luck :) We couldn't ask for a better guide :) Pendo the manager of the agency was very kind too, and reachable anytime . I could contact her anytime and she was pleased to reply to anything . Thank you Lion King adventures for making our honeymoon unforgettable
Email Francis | 35-50 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great locations, lodges and passionate guide
It was very easy to arrange our tour with Lion King Adventures. They were quick to respond and gave us great options. When we suggested alternative options they accommodated us. Everything was taken care of beautifully and professionally, including transfers, although it would have been useful if they also allowed us to book flights through them rather than separately.
Guide on safari was very knowledgeable and passionate, but was slightly reluctant to take our request for change of itinerary on board (e.g. we wanted to chill one afternoon by the lodge rather than go on safari again) but this was mainly because hew wanted to maximize our safari experience.
Email Mahesh Shah | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
Email Jenny and Armelle | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: 2-5 safaris
Great experience for safaris and kilimanjaro trekking
We spent 5 days in northern Tanzania, my friend and me. Everything was organized by Lion King Avdentures.
The first day, we took a day walk on the Kilimanjaro lower hills, with our guide Saladimi. He told us thousands of stuff abour flora and fauna, and also about the famouse Kilimandjaro climb. We had a wonderfull time, in spite of the bad weather and the cold temperature. Great surprise during the drive back to Arusha to lie down the seats of the 4*4, to take a nap on the route.
The 4 following days, we discovered the parcs of Tanrangire, Serengeti and Ngorongoro crater, with Salim (our professional BIG FIVE spotter) and Youssouf (our magical cook, who prepared us queens meals and who wass full of attention, like welcoming us with fresh fruit after hours of safari. He teached us lot abour swahili as well). Thanks to Salim, we were able to see lots of animal and the whole BIG FIVE, in wonderful landscapes.
We were really happy about the logistics, too. The accomodations we got with our low-cost deal were really nice (great hotel in Arusha the 2 firsts nights, camping in parcs really nice with showers and WC). The camping material is good quality, especially the warmest sleeping bags ever who were usefull while sleeping in altitude. The 4*4 car has become our 2nd house, very comfy and cleaned every morning by Salim.
Inone word, we have been totally enthousiastic by this trip and we highly recommend Lion King Adventure.
Usefull tip : bring a little guide book about the eastern africa animals, who will give you good informations complements about the wonders you will observe there.
Email Karmina | 20-35 years of age | Experience level: over 5 safaris
Email Shelley | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
The guide was fabulous!
Communication was good in emails. However I requested no beef and the first meals had beef. We were told we would have cots in the tents, and we did not. Toilet paper was hard to come by.
The cook was friendly and prepared good meals.
The guide - Saleh - made the trip phenomenal. His experience, his patience, and his willingness to search until we found what we were wanting to see made this a special trip. He knew where the animals would be and was able to predict accurately. We saw the big 5 plus plus plus. I would definitely want to have him as a guide again. I don't think there could be anyone better!
Email liora | 50-65 years of age | Experience level: first safari
lovely guides Alexander and Salehe /honesty and friendship/
we met fantastic people from this company/ very friendly and fullfil all what was needed. good food/ best driver who knowes the field/ fantastic Safari/ the only problem was rhe cold that we suffer in 2 days in tent in the hieghts of Ngorgoro and Serengeti. i suggest to make it better and to arrange better mattresses and covers.still i recommand this company as the best
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