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Lion World Travel

5.0 | Excellent
  • 100% Recommend
Service Level
  • Luxury
Type
  • Local Specialist
Established
  • 1964
Headquarters
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Trips
  • 2

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Lion World Travel Reviews & Ratings 100% Recommend

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Tour Reviews

KB

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Diverse itinerary, excellent hotels/lodges, amazing tours, prompt transfers & perfectly booked flights! June 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Thank you to Lion World Travel for making all of my safari dreams come true!

We worked with Natalie to book the 'South Africa in Style' tour which exceeded our expectations in every way. Diverse itinerary, excellent hotels/lodges, amazing tours, prompt transfers & perfectly booked flights! Natalie was amazing to work with while patiently answering my 1,000's of questions. She kept in constant contact throughout the entire process & also followed up afterward to make sure we had a great trip. The travel documents provided were extremely helpful in navigating the airports & going through customs. They also provide a VIP concierge telephone # which is available 24 hours a day in case things go awry.

The top-notch accommodations at Table Bay & Jackelberry Lodge make this package an incredible value without skimping on luxury. But the included helicopter tour, Cape Peninsula tour, Gold restaurant & plus dinner & high tea at Table Bay Hotel were all added bonuses which put this trip completely over the top. (We switched up the itinerary a little by replacing the wine tour with shark cage diving which was on our own account. Natalie booked this for us & perfectly rearranged our itinerary.) They also participate with Costco Travel which may provide additional benefits if you are a member.
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A

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Simply outstanding March 2018

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Simply outstanding. I took my 4 grown children on the Classic Tanzania trip the end of May 2017. We saw every animal over and over and babies everywhere. Lion World through Costco were outstanding to work with. I travel 100,000 plus miles a year and when I say there was not one thing I would change about this trip, I am sincere. Keep in mind all the tour companies go to the same areas where the animals are most likely to be and I guarantee folks paid twice as much as Lion World charges for the same sights. The hotels were outstanding along with the food. 27 countries later, this was our favorite trip as a family. I paid, we showed up and they did the rest.
Thank you Lion World, Cheryl you rock
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JL

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we had an exquisitely wonderful time. July 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Lion World Travel booked us on the Platinum tour to Cape Town and Lion Sands Preserve from the USA. Our contact at LWT, Cheryl Gould, was very responsive, attentive & helpful before and after the trip. It was our first trip to South Africa, which happens to be Cheryl's place of birth. We are able-bodied, adventure-loving senior citizens and we had an exquisitely wonderful time. The hotel in Cape Town was great and the Tinga Lodge while on safari was one of the most incredible places we've stayed - we were treated like royalty. The safari was everything we hoped it would be and MORE plus Cape Town & nearby environs were fabulous. I'm running out of superlatives - so I will simply say it was the trip of a lifetime.
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A

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The whole experience with Lion's World Travel has been amazing March 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The whole experience with Lion's World Travel has been amazing. They are super accommodating and took care of everything. They responded quickly to all questions and concerns and were very informative. We did the luxury tented safari in South Africa and added on the trip to see Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Every place that we stayed had excellent staff, excellent food, beautiful locations and wonderful amenities. Our game driver was extremely experienced and made sure we were able to see all the animals that we could. All pick ups and drop offs were on time and helpful. I can't say enough about how wonderful our trip was because of Lions World Travel!
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T

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Poldi was very ambitious to guarantee the best experience and satisfy our needs February 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
Adventure To Africa (Poldi) planned our trip from start to finish. We did 4 weeks in total including South Africa and Mauritius. Starting with some general questions (e.g. What would you like to do? How high is the budget?) the vacation was customized to our needs and wishes. Poldi took care of accomodations, domestic flights and booking of activities. The accomodations were pretty much perfect and Poldi was very ambitious to guarantee the best experience and satisfy our needs. Even during the vacation, she asked, if everything was alright and provided us with helpful information.
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The trip to Kenya was totally amazing! January 2017

5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Guide 5.0
  • Activities 5.0
  • Lodging 5.0
  • Transportation 5.0
  • Meals 5.0
The trip to Kenya was totally amazing! Laurendie at Lion's World was very helpful. The trip exceeded my expectations. I traveled solo and was with a great group.Our guide Ben made sure we saw every animal including the cheetah and the leopard. Staff at the Nairobi Serena hotel and the Serena camps were terrific as well. We didn't need for anything. I like highly recommend Lion's World travel for a trip to Africa and I look forward to using Lion's World again in the future.
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Stride Review

Despite the “World” in its name, Lion World Travel is all about African safaris and tours, promising “extraordinary experiences of affordable luxury” from East Africa down to South Africa.

You can choose between group travel and individual itineraries, where you can mix and match as you please. Along with wildlife safaris, for instance, Lion World Travel can set you up with a luxury train trip (such as South Africa’s Blue Train) on your itinerary or into a luxury resort on an island in the Indian Ocean.  

What Makes Lion World Travel Stand Out?

Lion World Travel has more than 50 years of experience running tours and safaris in Africa. While it’s now part of the giant Travel Corporation and is headquartered in Toronto, its roots are in Africa, and the company maintains offices and a full staff on the ground in Africa.

They know their stuff, including the top lodges and tented safari camps – where they negotiate the best prices for their customers. Lion World Travel also includes airfare and/or single traveler specials in many of its trips, making them more affordable. Guides in the field are top-notch.

Who Will Enjoy Traveling with Lion World Travel?

Lion World Travel is the perfect tour company for travelers who are after the classic luxury safari experience, but perhaps find the pricing for this kind of experience prohibitive from a lot of other luxury safari operators.

A luxury safari conjurs up images of comfortable lodges keeping out the bugs, sunsets with silhouettes of elephant and giraffe in the distance, cocktails on the veranda, and five star dining. This is exactly what you’ll experience with Lion World Travel - in addition of course to the incredible daytime activities out on the savannah in a comfortable (or as comfortable as possible) safari jeep vehicle encountering incredible species after another.

Lion World also doesn’t skimp on the cultural aspects of visiting Africa. Especially due to their legacy - with many strong relationships formed with local people over - you’ll feel a sense of warmth and welcoming.

Families, honeymooners, single travelers, and food and wine aficionados are all welcomed with special itineraries and deals. “Platinum Itineraries” are offered for those seeking luxury all the way.

Top Destinations

Lion World Travel runs safaris and other trips in 12 countries in East and southern Africa, including two Indian Ocean island groups, Mauritius and the Seychelles.

On the mainland, you can explore the wildlife parks and other attractions of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Rwanda, and Namibia.

Lion World Travel Style

The Lion World Travel style allows you to either choose a set itinerary for a small group tour – such as “Victoria Falls and Botswana,” “South Africa Culinary and Wildlife,” or “Luxury Tanzania” (including the Serengeti) – or put together your own custom made itinerary with Lion’s Africa experts there to advise you.

Once you’re there, expect a luxurious feel with top notch friendly service, and excellent food and drink.

While luxury accomodations are a big part of traveling with Lion World Travel, they are also all about making sure you experience the best the Africa has to offer.

Safaris take advantage of full days, departing at 6am returning for a bit of rest and heading out again to observe the nocturnal behavior out on the savannah. The day might wind down with a glass of champagne but not before you’ve taken to the air in a hot air balloon!

Why Choose an Africa Tour With Lion World Travel?  

Lion World Travel combines more than five decades of experience in Africa with the resources and backing of the Travel Corporation, which owns two dozen respected travel brands, including Trafalgar, Insight Vacations, and Uniworld river cruises. If you’re seeking a well-organized luxury safari with good value, this might be the company for you.

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From Lion World Travel

Lion World Travel specializes in group and individual tours to Southern and East Africa as well as Egypt. For fifty years we have demonstrated our destination expertise and have become one of North America's largest agencies for this exotic continent. Our experience in this niche market creates a level of comfort among clients that is unique. With our safari specialists all having first-hand knowledge of Africa, Lion World Travel can confidently assist clients in creating an African adventure that fulfills their specific interests as well as their budget. Lion World Travel has offices in Toronto, Edmonton, New York and Atlanta.

Lion World Travel is a member of the family-owned The Travel Corporation group of companies. The Travel Corporation is a highly successful international travel group with over 25 award-winning brands including Trafalgar Tours, Insight Vacations, Contiki and Red Carnation Hotels. The company’s guiding principle is one of providing the most enjoyable, enriching travel experience for its customers across the globe. The Group maintains an uncompromising commitment to offering the highest standards of product integrity and is renowned and trusted for its outstanding quality, service, value, reliability and financial stability.

We understand that an African adventure is an investment of time, money and especially dreams, and we are committed to offering a unique travel experience with memories that will last a lifetime.  Whatever your dreams of Africa, we are committed to assisting you in creating your perfect safari just your way.  We make it a reality by tailoring an itinerary to suit your desires, interests and price range.

Safari Your Way

Choose one of our best-selling, “In Style”, popular journeys which represent affordable luxury – luxury safaris at value for money prices. Perhaps add a recommended extension and customize your local sightseeing activities.

Peruse our collection of suggested inspirational safaris and take them as is, or use them to mix and match and create your own dream safari.  

For the best value we suggest checking our specials which are packaged to include airfare from North America.

Review your favorite itineraries with one of our Lion World Travel Africa specialists who will help you create an unforgettable African journey, just your way!

Affordable luxury, value for money, and our signature customer service are what keep clients coming back to Lion World Travel.

On Being Local

As part of The Travel Corporation group which owns companies in Southern Africa and North America, we are proud to say we have a truly local presence in both continents to better serve your needs.

Our parent company, The Travel Corporation, has its roots in Africa and Lion World Travel, now in its 5th decade is also proudly local. Our staff hail from South Africa, Zimbabwe and Zambia as well as from North America. Our Africa based associate tour companies and hotels provide us with a strong presence in Africa. Together with our decades of practice in the industry, this has allowed us to build a solid relationship with hotels and safari lodges, and provided us with exceptional buying power, which gives us a distinct advantage in terms of negotiating the best rates.  With our local offices in Africa providing 24 hour  emergency assistance and having personnel on hand to deal with any issues that may arise, our clients can feel safe and secure in travelling with us.

With our roots in Africa and our headquarters in Toronto and offices in New York, Atlanta and Edmonton, we are local in North America as well.  We are here to service you on, or close to, your own time zone and can answer travel questions immediately and provide quotes usually within 24 hours.  Together with our knowledge and experience in meeting the unique needs and desires of our clients, this differentiates us from other African-based tour operators.

At Home In Africa

We are indeed at home in Africa. We have local knowledge on what’s hot and happening and can plan itineraries around popular events. Whether you are interested in golf, cuisine, hot air ballooning, endangered species or culture, our safari specialists are at your service to make your dream a reality.

Associations:

United States Tour Operators Association

Awards:

--2014: South African Tourism Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator for the 5th year in a row!

--2013: South African Tourism Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator 

--2012: South African Tourism Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator, South African Airways Award of Excellence in Travel and Tourism for North, Travelzoo Award for Best Overall Provider of Vacation Packages to Warm Weather Destinations and Travel Weekly Magellan Award for Best Tour Operator Marketing

--2011: South African Tourism Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator

--2010: South African Tourism Ubuntu Award for North America’s Top Producing Tour Operator

Trips & Specials

VICTORIA FALLS IN STYLE - LAND ONLY - FROM $1399

Experience impressive Victoria Falls, river cruises, luxury accommodation & game drives, as an exciting add-on to a South African trip.

  • CLASSIC TANZANIA - AIR INCLUDED - FROM $3299

Discover the awesome wildlife of Tanzania's Serengeti, Tarangire and Ngorongoro Crater.

  • SOUTH AFRICA IN ABSOLUTE STYLE - AIR INCLUDED - FROM $3999

Affordable luxury is the signature of this South African vacation to Cape Town and a "Big Five" safari.

  • LUXURY SOUTH AFRICA - AIR INCLUDED - FROM $4998

Experience the highlights of Cape Town, a hot air balloon ride and Africa's majestic wildlife on this luxury safari package 

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5 days
Group Tour
Luxury - 5 star
Physical :
From: $ 2,699

Highlights

  • A life-changing close encounter with a family of habituated Mountain Gorillas in their natural forest setting.
  • Panoramic views of the volcanoes  forming the magnificent Virunga Mountain range
  • The rich beauty of the forests
  • Amazing birdlife during your forest hike
  • Learn about the Rwandan Genocide in an emotional visit to the Genocide museum
  • In front of the fire after an exhilirating forest hike
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8 days
Group Tour
Premium - 4 star
Physical :
From: $ 1,699

Highlights

  • Explore Cape Town with its scenic beauty, culture and great restaurants
  • Explore Pilanesberg Game Reserve with its spectacular landscape and wealth of wildlife
  • Experience the up close encounters with Africa’s great wildlife from an open safari vehicle
  • Browsing at Cape Town’s bustling Victoria & Alfred Waterfront
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