Principals Mike and Maryanne Donovan worked and traveled extensively in Africa before returning back to Canada to raise a family and build a business . The business was sold , the kids are now adults , and in 2009, the Donovan’s turned their attention back to their favorite continent of Africa to function as a tour operator, catering mainly to North Americans. Mike and Maryanne have a very strong appreciation and love for the African people and their culture, the wildlife, and how things get done in Africa. They created the “Jewels of Africa” list as a short list of the very best places in Africa to focus their tours on. Mike speaks a smattering of Swahili and both he and his wife Maryanne continue to visit Africa periodically in order to maintain their business relationships and stay current with any new developments.
Lion Dog African Safaris is a “destination specialist” to Africa. We go way beyond what travel agencies provide with respect to African Tours,African Safaris,African Vacations,African Weddings and African Honeymoons.
The mission of Lion Dog African Safaris is to have our clients experience the best and safest African safari tour possible. We accomplish this mission by providing custom private tours focused around the Jewels Of Africa.
Although our forte are private custom tours for clients at the economy, mid-range, or at the luxury pricing levels, we also offer African Travel Buddy Tours periodically for clients who prefer to travel as part of a larger group on a tour with a set itinerary and timeline.
Lion Dog African Safaris is based in North America working directly with vetted legitimate established African suppliers and operators. Our Africa tour suppliers and operators are very knowledgeable, flexible and reliable. And because we deal with these Africa tour suppliers on a regular basis, we command their best pricing and can also hold them accountable to a much higher standard than is provided to the general public.
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