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Lion World Travel

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Lion World Travel
For more than 56 years Lion World Travel has been creating dream safari experiences for travelers visiting Africa. We offer Affordable Luxury safaris in a small group or private setting. From Cape Town day tours to affordable luxury safaris across Southern Africa and Eastern Africa, Lion World Travel understands that an African adventure is an investment of time, money and especially dreams. We are committed to offering a unique travel experience with memories that will last a lifetime.
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sonyaandonov wrote a review 07 Sep
Chicago, Illinois15 contributions1 helpful vote
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My 11 year old daughter and I took the Discover East Africa trip in August 2021 and had an extraordinary time! It was the most spectacular trip from start to finish. I could not have asked for a better adventure! John Almeida was our agent and kept me informed through every aspect of the trip and help quell any fears of traveling during covid. John and LeAnn were even able to sort out a literally last minute Visa issue working at all hours to help us get the right documents together right before leaving. We were met by our guide Dixon in Kenya who was fabulous! We were in such good hands. He was like the mayor who knew everyone and made sure that we were so well taken care of. We saw every animal you could dream of in Kenya from Leopards and Lions feasting on their kills to a magnificent hot air balloon ride over the Masai Mara. When we crossed over to Tanzania, we were lucky to have Daniel as our driver and guide. We sat patiently waiting and watching a Cheetah stalk and successfully hunt a gazelle for 3 hours and I really think he was just as thrilled as we were. Our accommodations were top notch with everyone going above and beyond in assuring our comfort. We are both vegetarians and everywhere we went, we were given delicious options for our diet. There was no shortage of unbelievable animal sightings and spectacular views throughout the entire 2 weeks! We really feel like we lucked out with the amount of rare animal encounters we had. It truly was the trip of a lifetime and the perfect way to celebrate a 50th birthday. I would recommend this adventure and Lion World Travel to anyone! Simply fabulous!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sonya, It sounds like your safari was absolutely wonderful, filled with as many animal sightings as possible. So happy we were able to sort out every detail for you, so that you could enjoy your safari with your daughter. It sounds like you now have many special memories to cherish for a long time. We have many vegetarians travel with Lion World Travel, so thank you for letting us know you were well fed all along the way. Your kind words about John, Dixon and Daniel are all much appreciated. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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Dotty G wrote a review 07 Sep
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Every part of our trip was great! We saw a lot of animals and had a wonderful time. The food was great, the accommodations were excellent, and our guide was a genius. Jean did an excellent job of organizing everything
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Dear Dotty, Short and sweet! Your kind words and positive feedback are greatly appreciated. We're so thrilled Jean ensured that your entire safari to Africa was a positive experience. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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atwell4 wrote a review Aug 2021
Silverton, Oregon208 contributions100 helpful votes
I'd been searching for a safari when I came across Lion World. I'm not a tour type of gal, but this trip exceeded my expectations in every single way. The lodging, the food, THE TOUR GUIDE!!! (Be sure to ask for Francis to be your guide...on second thought, demand to have him as he is the BEST!) Jean at Lion World provided all sorts of great advice. One of the things I liked most was the tip spreadsheet and the check list for items that needed to be done before and while traveling. Covid has definitely complicated the paperwork side, but it did not diminish anything about our trip once the safari started. three national parks we visited. The attention to detail in the lodges in amazing. The staff are wonderful. The food was delicious. The vehicles used are comfortable and easy to see the animals. AND we saw tons of animals, but most importantly, all of the BIG FIVE. If you are considering a safari, Lion World advertises affordable luxury safaris. Every day we thought this tour can't get any better, but it did. Every day we saw something new. Every day we learned something new. I would go again in a heartbeat and I would use Lion World again...as long as I could have Francis one more time. He is knowledgeable, patient, and has a great sense of humor. Hey, you need a great sense of humor when you are in the wild.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Your kind words about Francis, your great guide, and the great advice you received from Jean before your travels is so nice to hear. The need for a sense of humor while in the wild is the perfect mentality when you're on safari. You never know what each day brings! Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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Sharon C wrote a review Aug 2021
Salem, Oregon46 contributions5 helpful votes
Being on Safari was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. Jean Kadenhe, Africa Specialist with Lion World Safari’s (Costco) provided us the necessary information needed for a successful trip. She was friendly, professional and responded to emails or phone calls in a timely fashion. Our guide/driver, Francis William was hands-down the best. He was professional, sweet, fun and knowledgeable of all animals we encountered. He treated us to the Big 5 - with the aloof rhino on the last day. It was so exciting to end the Safari on that note. With 4 women in the vehicle peppering him with questions and asking “how long till the next washroom?”, he was patient and understanding and in the end - knew he had no choice but to make a detour or step on the gas. 😁 The choice of lodging was superb and all meals were excellent with a wide variety of options. The staff and security at each property were professional, friendly and eager to please. The rooms were large, comfortable, clean and charming in their own way. I would love to return and stay at any of these locations for a longer period of time. It was a bit of a challenge to conform to the COVID-19 restrictions, regulations and guidelines. This may be the new normal, so it’s an important consideration to pay attention to when planning any new international travels. This trip was well worth the inconveniences. Thank you Lion World and Leopard Tours in Tanzania for an amazing tour package. It was thought out in every aspect. We were grateful that we were able to go after it being postponed in 2020 due to COVID-19 and rescheduled in August 2021. There are so many exciting moments to remember and share. Being on Safari was surreal and I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to experience it. I would highly recommend it to anyone and to book through Lion World Safari and ask for Francis William at Leopard Tours for an amazing tour.
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, It sounds like you all had fun with Francis! Being able to connect with the friendly guides and drivers in Africa really makes a difference doesn't it? What a great review of your Tanzania safari, thank you for sharing. The entire Lion World Travel team are happy that your dream safari (finally) happened after patiently re-scheduling from last year. Thanks again for traveling with Lion World Travel to Africa! Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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cteubanks wrote a review Aug 2021
Orange County, California1 contribution
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What an amazing experience, our 8-day Tanzania Adventure was no doubt the trip of a lifetime! We booked through Costco and Jean Kadenhe from Lion World Travel contacted us with all the details. Jean was patient and responsive and answered all of our questions. Jean took care of every detail including our connecting flight from LA to DC and even arranged for extension cords in our rooms for hubby’s CPAP machine. In addition to all the logistics of the trip, Jean took care of booking and rebooking our trip due to Covid, arranged for our Covid tests abroad and was on top of every detail. Jean even checked in with us during the trip to make sure we were well taken care of. We arrived in Kilimanjaro and was promptly met by our driver, Gabriel. Gabriel is exceptional! He is an expert driver, interpreter, game spotter (with bionic eyes) and is very knowledgeable about nature, the local culture as well as animal behavior. Throughout our trip Gabriel continued to go above and beyond. He arranged every detail of our daily adventures, was always ready for us with boxed lunches, water, snacks and many stories about the local culture and family life. Gabriel has a deep understanding about animal behavior. Whenever Gabriel would stop the car, we knew we were in for something special. Sure enough, we witnessed a Cheetah attempting to take down a Gazelle! Gabriel’s keen sense of humor, good nature and camaraderie with other drivers made each day extra special. At the end of our trip saying good bye to Gabriel was like leaving behind and close family member. We truly appreciated the warmth and hospitality of the Tanzanian people. The lodges were high quality and beautifully appointed. There was plenty of good food available and the lunch boxes were ample. The public rest stops were clean and well maintained. We brought mosquito repellant but only saw two mosquitoes. The Tsetse flies were present but not problematic. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. I am so please that we used Lion World Travel. Asante-Sana Jean, Gabriel and the Lion World Travel team! Thank you for an unforgettable experience!
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Date of experience: August 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, Your recap of the exciting cheetah experience and fun safari time with Gabriel was a pleasure to read. We are grateful for your kind words about Jean, who was able to ensure your safari during COVID times went off without a hitch! Safe travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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