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Take a front row seat for “Lion King” in real life with an all-star cast at the luxurious sanctuary Chief’s Camp in Botswana

With the highly anticipated new live action Lion King film due to premiere on 19th July, fans of this Disney classic will be thrilled to see their familiar favourite animal characters come to life on the screen again.  With stars including Donald Glover as Simba, Beyonce as Nala, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Chiwetel Ejiofor as the evil Scar, the film will no doubt enthrall audiences as much as the original animated version.

But these loved and well known characters can be found across the savannahs and plains of Africa and for those looking for their own Lion King adventure, head to one of safari specialist Sanctuary Retreats’ (www.sanctuaryretreats.com) camps such as Chief’s Camp in Botswana where guests can witness these and many other fantastic creatures in their natural habitat.  The camp is consistently rated as one of the top safari camps in Africa and is located on Chief’s Island in the famous Moremi Game Reserve in the Okavango Delta. Recognised as the ‘predator capital of Africa’, the Reserve is known for its outstanding game viewing, making it the ultimate safari destination.

Sanctuary Chief’s Camp is home to a whole host of characters including a pride of 9 lions, rhinos, elephants, baboons and monkey.  As well as morning and evening game drives offering opportunities to see the likes of Simba, Nala and Mufasa, Sanctuary Chief’s Camp also has a permanent watering hole in front of the main lodge & swimming pool, where you can sit for hours and observe animal behaviour at its most intimate and often humourous. Warthogs reminiscent of Pumbaa come to the watering hole, and wildebeest can be spotted on the plains beyond, as well as the sinister hyenas made famous by Scar’s henchmen – Shenzi, Kamari and Azizi.

Whilst guests may be familiar with the concept of the ‘Big Five, the camp has even created its very own ‘Ugly Five Committee’ from the Marabou Stork – known as ‘the Chairman’, the Wildebeest coming in second as ‘Vice-Chairman’, followed closely behind by the Warthog known as ‘The Treasurer’.  The position of Secretary is taken by the Vulture, whilst hyenas mop up as ‘cleaners’ coming in at fifth place.

To book visit www.sanctuaryretreats.com or call 01242 546609. For a full list of  Sanctuary Retreates press and awards visit here.

Tracy Burrows114 Posts

    Tracy Burrows is the founder of the Out There Global platform featuring both cost effective and luxury best cultural vacation ideas & experiences from around the world. From Jan 2014 – Dec 2016 she managed the LatestSightings.com blog (a United Nations World Summit Award Winner: Culture & Tourism 2016 & National Geographic partner). She was also consulting editor at MOZambique Magazine, and a contributing writer at Sawubona Magazine (South African Airways inflight magazine), and Africa Geographic. Prior to her career she obtained a tourism research, and marketing degree, and also graduated from a 2 year ‘Management in Development Program’ in San Diego California. She also acquired a qualification in journalism and media and since it’s been all about culture, adventure and multi media! Her nourishment comes from all those who have impacted her, including: family; friends; and strangers alike. Thank you for joining our journey, and we hope you enjoy finding an immersive experience and the culture & adventure in the destination! Aside from Out There Global Magazine, Tracy has also run a Public Relations, and SEO business since 2010 for small business.


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