I can't think of enough good things to say about the safari. It was everything you said it would be and so much more. Saw lots and lots of animals (I think the only big things we missed were a cheetah and a rhino). Plus, there was a little excitement when we had a couple of up-close and personal experiences with an elephant and later, a lioness.
That was the most remarkable trip. Thank you so much for setting it up. We would use you again and again. Everything was top notch. Everyone in our group of ten had nothing but great things to say about your services.
We had an extraordinary experience in South Africa and Zimbabwe! Many thanks to the entire Lion World team for sending us on the trip of a lifetime. Everything — from the hotels and lodges to the activities included in our package to the service and staff — was beyond first class.
Thank you for arranging my trip to Cape Town, this was truly an amazing vacation that was also a dream come true, as I did a lot of marching during my college years to "End Apartheid and to Free Mandela".
Just wanted to touch base and thank you for your help on this trip. It really was amazing. Our biggest regret was only having 2 nights at Victoria Falls River Lodge. We absolutely loved it. It just was so beautiful, so relaxing and the staff were amazing. Can't say enough about it.
We met some great people (who also booked through Lion World!) and saw so many animals, there is no way a zoo will ever compare now. The weather was great everywhere we went, and ending the trip in Mozambique was probably the best decision of the trip.
We just returned from Africa and wanted to let you know how it was. First, thank you for your efforts. This is the second time we’ve used Lion World and again we’re very pleased with the handling of the trip.
Words cannot describe our fantastic experience in Southern Africa. Cape Town is a great city and we had lots of fun there, the amount of time there was perfect. All transfers went perfectly. Kadizora camp in the Okavango is unbelievable, wonderful experience there, great staff. Elephant Valley has great access to wildlife (day and night).
Finally a moment to write! Bottom line? We had the time of our lives! It filled our senses on so many levels. Such intimate, humbling experiences with nature that truly changed our lives for the better.
The trip was absolutely fantastic! I've been all over the world and this was my best trip yet. The wildlife was stunning, the people and their service were perfection, the accommodations were exemplary. Our driver was an expert in all the fauna and flora of the 5 parks we visited. The Zanzibar resort with scuba diving was the perfect ending.
Our vacation to South Africa was the best trip ever. Every minute of each day was a pleasure and more enjoyable than we expected. Much of the credit for our wonderful time in South Africa goes to you and Lion World. Thanks for working with me and promptly responding to my many email questions. You were a pro to work with.
It was an amazing trip. The Ngorongoro Crater is stunning and the animal life incredible. The Oldupai Gorge side trip was worth it, it fit into the regular itinerary seamlessly, and I learned a lot in the little museum.
The accommodations were wonderful at both Twelve Apostles and Kapama. It was also great to have a small group (we had 8), and a lot of freedom. The rest of our group were wonderful and we enjoyed them a lot. New friends.
The trip was incredible. What most would call a once in a lifetime experience, however, I am already planning my return trip — as soon as the grandkids are old enough to enjoy it! Everything about the trip was near perfect.
The side trips we booked in Cape Town were great! All the guides were well informed, prompt and personable. The Delta was probably our favorite with the off-road touring and the guide 'Fabulous' was incredible! The married couple that manage the camp were delightful and we felt like old friends.
Just a few reactions to the trip, which was fabulous! The activities were terrific choices (cable car, helicopter, Cape of Good Hope tour) and our guides were simply wonderful. The Table Bay Hotel was a dream, with breakfasts to die for!
How do you say 'marvelous' in Canadian? It was everything we hoped for and more. And the other couples were absolutely delightful. The accommodations were beyond our wildest dreams and the guides were incredible. And all the animals came out on cue....even the freeloading monkeys who dropped in for lunch....literally.
Besides seeing the beautiful country of Africa, we saw amazing wildlife (spotting a leopard on our very first game drive; zebras crossing the Mara with crocodiles taking down three of them; a full pride finishing off a kill; two cheetahs lounging by the side of the road, then surprising an antelope in the grass and chasing it; lions mating – after which I got to hear my roar in the wild (there was some doubt my wish would be realized, but it was!); a newly-birthed hyrax; a day old gazelle etc.)
In short, the trip was AMAZING! I couldn’t have asked for anything more. The accommodations were A+. Our guide, Nicholas, was so knowledgeable and nice. Just great. The rooms, the food. Everything was great. I was not disappointed by the safaris. We saw everything we wanted to see and then some. I have been recommending this trip to my friends. You just can’t beat it. Thank you so much for the smooth booking process, as well.
Yes – our journey was everything we wanted and more. It was so AMAZING! From the moment we arrived to the time we departed we were treated wonderfully by all the staff members - hotel transfers, hotel staff, guides, rangers, trackers, etc. Everyone was so attentive and genuinely kind. Cape Town was beautiful and Kruger was unbelievable!
Our journey to South Africa was indeed everything we had wanted - and so much more. The accommodations, the service and the cuisine at both the 12 Apostles Hotel and the Madikwe Safari Lodge were superb.
The trip was AMAZING.....seriously the best vacation I've ever been on! Cape Town was beautiful and we learn SO much history about South Africa. We all enjoyed the tours- only down fall is we wanted to stay another day!
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all that you did to put this trip together for us. I was personally blown away. So many surprises and loved the special attention to detail and service that the hotel, camp, and excursions provided.
It was absolutely fabulous. Marataba is an experience beyond words. The animals speak for themselves but the lodge is extraordinary. Capetown was lovely but Marataba is an impossible act to precede. We will be recommending you and your colleagues without reservation and with the greatest enthusiasm.
We're still getting over the jet lag a little bit, but it was such an amazing trip! Cape Town and Franschhoek were beautiful and lots of fun, but the safari was incredible! We had an awesome time, took lots of great pictures and have the best memories we could have hoped for.
We had an AMAZING time. Easily the best vacation we've ever had. Everything that you arranged - from the hotel transfers, to the guides, hotels, extra trips, etc. - were five stars, and always executed professionally and with the best service possible. We were thrilled by the service provided by yourself, Lion World Travel, and your affiliates in Africa. We won't hesitate to use you again for any future trips to Africa and refer all our friends your way. Do you have a link to your company on tripadvisor? I would love to leave a review.
Of course, the vacation itself was breathtaking - we loved Cape Town and the safari!
Thanks again for everything, Cheryl! You made it so easy for us to enjoy the vacation of a lifetime!
The first-class accommodations through Serena were even better than we hoped for; everyone was kind, helpful and so friendly. Most of all, our guide, Mohammed Abdi was perfect in every way. He was so knowledgeable of the country, plants, birds and of course, the wild life and made every effort to ensure we always had an adventurous game drive.
All I can say is that the entire trip was spectacular, and exceeded all of our expectations. From the 12 Apostles to Madikwe everything went perfectly and the attention to detail and service was spectacular.
I commend you for all of your planning with us, and all of the staff in South Africa in making Terri's dream come true.
We had an amazing time in Africa! We had a lot of highlights on the trip. The top three were definitely safari and seeing a lion make a kill on our very last drive, sitting in Devil’s pool on top of Victoria Falls, and the shark cage dive.
The trip was amazing! Africa definitely changes you for the best and changes your perspective on life.
Definitely a once in a lifetime, but I hope not. Too beautiful and fantastic not to go back. Food and scenery where excellent! Cape Town was spectacular, but so was the Safari portion of the trip. Excellent combination. Will definitely recommend to anyone to go to South Africa and do it through Lion World Travel. It was definitely a smooth transition. Stress free. Can't beat that! Again thank you for all your hard work!
This e-mail is long overdue but I wanted to thank you so very much for your coordination of my trip - without question every hope and dream I had was completely taken over by how EXTRAORDINARY this event was...simply indescribable..from working with you to the morning I realized I had forgotten my malaria medication (what a dummy I was) that you were able to get word to Niarobi and we stopped at a chemist .
Words cannot express what an amazing trip we had to South Africa and Zimbabwe this month. Your company acted with the utmost professionalism - always on-time for transfers, very helpful and very friendly. The accommodations and services provided were world-class. Trip of a lifetime - greatly exceeded all of our expectations. Thank you!
Mary Ellen, Here are some pictures from our trip - an amazing adventure. We had a wonderful time and were very happy with the quality and value of all aspects of the trip. Personally I was a bit skeptical that it really would be a "5 star" trip, but it was.
Many thanks to you and all the staff involved in the trip.
We had a fabulous vacation. Our accommodations were wonderful and the food and service was over the top. I now have a new perspective on the beautiful people of South Africa. They were so open, welcoming, gracious and happy to have us in their country.
Hi Cheryl, I must say this was my best vacation ever and I've been to many places. Thank you so much for the great package. We all loved it. Again thanks for arranging this for us! I have great memories to forever reminisce about.