From seeing a man grab a fully grown male lion’s genitalia, to playing with lion cubs, feeding giraffes and having a picnic beside a beautiful river : go on – be a tourist in your city!
MK Tours and Travel transported us in style for a day away from the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg. Maserattis, the latest BMW’S, a private tour of the park, and so much more, this was the trip of a lifetime!
Arrive In Style
The luxe treatment began with the cars – each of us had our own chauffeurs for the day, transporting us from the Radisson Blu Hotel in Sandton to the newly renovated Lion & Safari Park an hour out of town.
Upon arrival we were greeted by the team from the Lion and Safari Park, before MK himself gave us a talk about his travel and tourism company. My take away from the conversation with MK was the fact that he wants to “Create a Breakaway bubble for his clients,” and that its not just about travel and tours, its about “Making Memories!”
Then the fun began:- we all jumped into a bus for the private game drive through the park to the river where we stopped for some food and a fab photo-op!
A Truly Unique Experience
Feeding time at the park is truly something special to behold. By now the lions are familiar with the vehicles that bring the chunks of fresh meat (be it cows or horses donated by local farms). As soon as the lions see the truck driving up toward the enclosures, they become restless and start following the truck along the length of the fence.
The park even has a trainer named Alex, who has been working with wild animals since he was a child, who has developed such a close relationship with the lions – that he gets as close as “grabbing their balls” (in a playful and non-harmful manner). It is a sight to behold to see the king of the jungle submit in this way!
One On One With the Big Cats!
We were so behind schedule that this almost did not happen – thankfully we got the green light to take part in the one on one interaction with the lion cubs and the cheetah! It was so surreal to be this close to nature’s most beautiful animals!
Tick It Off your Bucket List
Whether you want to be able to pet lion cubs, feed gigantic giraffes, or just get away from the city and be one with nature – this day trip is for you. A special thanks to MK Tours and Travel (@mktours_travel : Twitter) for an unforgettable experience, best believe when I travel to Cape Town I’ll be calling you for fabulous cars to take me from A – B 😉
Thank you so much for taking the time to read this blog post, I’d love to hear all about your personal ‘must-have items’ on holiday! Feel free to reach out to me on any of my social media platforms – Twitter Instagram or Facebook💋