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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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Denver2021 wrote a review Apr. 12
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We so appreciate Jean Kadenhe in Canada for arranging such an incredible trip to Tanzania particularly in these COVID times! She is so patient, wise and absolutely right about everything! Than you so much Jean!
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Response from LeeannLWT, General Manager at Lion World Travel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, Such a short and sweet review, you've made our day! Jean is always more than happy to help all our guests book their dream safaris, and we know there are many extra questions these days. Thanks for your feedback and for traveling with Lion World Travel to Tanzania. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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Robert J wrote a review Mar. 2021
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We can’t thank Cheryl Gould from Lion World Travel enough for sending us to &beyond in the Maasai Mara. What a gorgeous place and the customer service was outstanding! They take care of your every need and we never felt scared or nervous when it came to Covid. They are on top of everything! What an amazing trip we had!
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Guest, So lovely to hear your safari to Kenya was outstanding and that you felt absolutely comfortable and safe on your recent safari. Cheryl is a wealth of knowledge, and we're pleased to know she took good care of you in ensuring that any questions or details were taken care of. We are super excited to have more and more travelers visiting Africa again soon. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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PSK wrote a review Feb. 2021
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We had a beyond wonderful trip of a lifetime. Jean, our agent prepared us well ahead of time by having 3 Microsoft team calls before the trip, to go through the itinerary and what to expect and to allow time for us to process the information and to ask questions. Because things are so different in each culture, we were able to ask her things privately about tipping, water, clothing, cultural norms and other nutritional and hygiene questions that you may be too embarrassed to ask a stranger. I am sure the calls took longer than it should have, but she was patient and was able to hear and understand where I was coming from and was able to address my concerns. The guides and the staff from leopard tours and at sanctuary kusini and camp Oliver were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful and we had wonderful conversations. Everyone was careful about masking and maintaining social distance. The accommodations were amongst the best we have experienced as the lodges at sanctuary kusini and camp Oliver were charming, luxurious and cozy and yet, charmingly rustic. The staff at Camp Oliver were so accommodating to prepare special requests meals including roast duck in a chapati wrap for breakfast and hibiscus tea which we loved for every meal. The itinerary we had was well thought of, and we got to experience very different environments. Jean helped request a special guide Harlequin from Leopard tours who was extremely driven and motivated to help us in finding birds and was able and willing to start the day early to catch the birds and was willing to stay out as late as we legally could to catch the sunset in the bush. Similarly our guide at sanctuary Kusini was excellent, he was so helpful to suggest where he could move the vehicle so we could get better angles for lighting and photography. My husband had traveler’s sickness at Ngorongoro but we were well taken care, Harlequin helped us contact a doctor and my husband was given medications and the doctor came and checked on him twice throughout the day. Harlequin was a gem, he stayed in touch to check on us throughout the day and we ended up having a very successful day in spite of the travelers sickness. All in all, we had a very very successful trip. We got to see 4 of the big 5, and saw hundreds of bird species, and lots of mammals.
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Date of experience: December 2020
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Response from LeeannLWT, General Manager at Lion World Travel
Responded Feb. 17, 2021
Dear Guest, Your kind words about Jean helping you via Teams calls is greatly appreciated. There are undoubtedly many questions that arise when preparing for an African safari, so we are thrilled that Jean was able to assist you along the way and help make your dream trip to Africa come true. So happy to hear that you saw so many bird species and had many great photography opportunities! Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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Mardelle L wrote a review Dec. 2020
Omaha, Nebraska, United States21 contributions6 helpful votes
We planned our Tanzania trip in October 2019. We were scheduled to travel May 2020. Due to Covid our trip was rescheduled to November 2020. Then, due to Covid we rescheduled to March. 2021. Again Covid affected our travel plans. Now we are rescheduled for September 2021. Throughout this process we have been completely pleased with the cooperation, extra work, and caring from the staff at Lion World Travel. We are working with Pat who is wonderful and easy to work with. Pat has kept us informed along the way, immediately responds to our phone calls and emails. She takes extra steps to arrange travel plans for us. We highly recommend Lion World Travel. We are pleased that this company has policies that allowed us to change our travel plans without penalty or undue complications. We are so grateful to be working with a company and staff who clearly cares about their customers. We started this trip through Costco who partners with Lion World Travel for Africa travel. Some of the questions in this review are not applicable at this time because our travel is in the future, but these fields are required to send this review. I will revise this responses after our travel.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from LeeannLWT, General Manager at Lion World Travel
Responded Feb. 17, 2021
Dear Mardelle, You must be so anxious for your upcoming safari! Between now and September we're sure Pat will help answer any further questions you come up with. Please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We will be happy to hear all about your Tanzania safari after you are able to travel later this year. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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Paula S wrote a review Apr. 2020
Hamburg, New York6 contributions2 helpful votes
Our recent trip to South Africa, Zimbabwe and Botswana was truly a trip of a lifetime! Our itinerary included a perfect mix of experiences - big city (Johannesburg & Cape Town), unique safari camps (Chobe National Park & Moremi Game Reserve), and wonderful scenery - Victoria Falls, Cape of Good Hope & Cape Winelands. We had up close and personal encounters with many amazing animals, learned so much about the history and culture of South Africa, tasted amazing wine and met wonderful people. Our accommodations, tours, guides, and transfers were all outstanding. Our agent at Lion World, John Almeida, did an amazing job of planning our itinerary, answering all our questions and making sure all of our needs and requests were met, always with true professionalism and kindness. We were a group of ten travelers and everyone was extremely pleased with this trip and would highly recommend Lion World for any future travelers.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from LeeannLWT, General Manager at Lion World Travel
Responded Jul. 28, 2020
Dear Guest, We appreciate you taking the time to post this review for your group of 10 that went with Lion World Travel to Africa. John has the ability to envision a special safari for everyone he works with, and it sounds like your South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana trip was a winner. Happy travels, Leeann Phayre-Mallo, Lion World Travel
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