This is the ultimate Lion King safari for all ages and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to encounter ALL the animals that inspired the film’s most popular characters. Start by meeting Timon and his gang of ‘Kalahari cool cats’ in Botswana, and Simba and his family of lions in Kenya – along with Pumbaa the warthog and all the hyenas. Culminate this incredible 12-day safari with a life-changing gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda, where you will come face to face with one of Rafiki’s big primate cousins.
*Note: Gorilla Trekking is only permitted for those 16+. For children under 16, we recommend substituting the trekking with a visit to the Sweetwater Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Kenya (which means less flying and therefore reduced costs). Please contact us if you'd like us to explore this option for you.
Kick-off your journey at a laidback desert camp set among the undulating palm trees of the Makgadikgadi’s Brown Hyena Island. Camp Kalahari is one of only three camps in a million-acre private wildlife reserve and home to a cheeky mob of habituated meerkats – a constant source of entertainment and a regular feature of a safari at this family-friendly camp.
Then stay in a luxury lodge nestled among ancient Jackalberry trees on a tranquil bend of the Zambezi River, just 12km (7 miles) upstream from the colossal Victoria Falls. Named after the famous Dr. David Livingstone's faithful friends, Sussi & Chuma is a gorgeous lodge that offers a personalised experience for couples and families away from the crowds.
Experience exceptional luxury at a safari lodge situated in a private nook of Kenya’s flagship wildlife reserve: the Masai Mara. Sanctuary Olonana is an award-winning lodge set on the banks of the famed Mara River and offers cultural visits, nature walks, hot-air balloon safaris and game drives to see the Big 5 – including the Mara’s famous lion prides.
Cap your safari with one of the world’s most soul-stirring wildlife experiences, deep in the emerald rainforests of Uganda. Gorilla Forest Camp is an exclusive property situated in a private concession of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, just a few minutes away from where you will start your gorilla trekking adventure.