Who doesn’t love the legendary movie The Lion King? What if you could live out your adventure Hakuna Matata style? Inspired by the story of Simba, andBeyond’s new “Kings of the Jungle” itinerary calls on the child in all of us with a once in a lifetime 10-day safari through the Masai Mara, Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater. You’ll come to understand how the “Circle of Life” plays out in the bush and meet some of the movie’s starring cast on daily game drives. Travelers are likely to encounter Mufasa’s lion pride, Zazu and his fellow hornbills, Shenzi and his giggling hyena clan, along with the fan-favorite warthog, Pumba. Here are just a few highlights of the itinerary.
Watch the sunrise over the Masai Mara plains from the guest suites at andBeyond Bateleur Camp – the very landscape that inspired the movie’s opening scene. An adventure like no other, you’ll embark on twice-daily game drives including spotlight night drives, bush walks, hot air balloon safaris, and community excursions. The vintage safari elegance boasts the warm glow of torches and candles welcoming you from your evening drive along with meals served on fine china and crystal.
Visit the remote Western Corridor of the Serengeti, also known as “Mufasa” country for its dense lion population. After, relax with a dip in the pool and cocktail in hand overlooking the Serengeti’s hippo pods.
Spend a day on Tanzania’s Ngorongoro Crater floor, the world’s largest caldera, in search of big tusker elephants and the elusive rhino while staying at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge.
After the excitement, your restful night begins with at andBeyond Serengeti Under Canvas, a full service mobile tented camp that anticipates the movements of the migration and follows closely along. Sure, you’re only separated from the wonder of the Serengeti by your canvas tent walls, but this is unlike any other camping experience. Your lavish quarters include private butler service, chandeliers, silverware, crystal, and ensuite. Lay your head on comfortable beds as you curl up under cozy duvets before your next adventure.