7-Day South Africa Lion Safari with Jumbari Family Safaris

Experience the real-life Lion King in South Africa while contributing to the conservation of lions with this 7-day tour by Jumbari Family Safaris.

Lions at Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, Shamwari
Lions at Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries, Shamwari (c) Jumbari Family Safaris

Responsible travel company, Jumbari Family Safaris has launched a 7-Day South Africa Lion Safari crafted for families looking to experience the real-life Lion King experience while contributing to the conservation of lions across Africa.

You will have the opportunity to come face-to-face with a group of rescued lions who have been relocated to Shamwari Game Reserve at the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries and Sylvester, the lion who was successfully relocated to Addo National Park. 

Days 1 – 3

The safari begins in Shamwari Private Game Reserve, located in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. Connect with the African bush on expertly guided bush walks and daily game drives through the malaria-free reserve. Shamwari Private Game Reserve is home to the Born Free Big Cat Sanctuaries.

The Jean Byrd Education Centre and Sanctuary aim to promote the conservation of big cats in Africa and house several rescued lions from around the world. Your Lion Safari invites you to come face-to-face with several rescued cats at the Sanctuary, including King, a lion cub who was rescued from an abandoned apartment in Paris and relocated to his ancestral home in South Africa. 

Days 4 – 7

Your lion safari continues at the eco-friendly Kuzuko Lodge, located in Addo Elephant National Park. The park is home to Sylvester, the wandering lion, who gained international coverage after escaping the Karoo National Park in South Africa twice. After a public petition to save Sylvester from the threat of euthanization, he was relocated to Kuzuko Private Game Reserve where he is now a father of 2 cubs. Learn about the successful relocation of Sylvester while enjoying daily game drives alongside your expert guide. 

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Want to experience a responsible Lion King safari with your family? Get in touch with a consultant from Jumbari Family Safaris to start curating the perfect eco-safari for your family.