As expected, The Lion King movie is off to an insane start. Just three weeks into its domestic run, the remake has accrued $403.2 million in the U.S. and over a billion dollars worldwide. It’s clear that nobody will be able to catch The Lion King at the box office. Did you get a chance to see it?

Disney’s much-anticipated remake of the 1994 classic The Lion King hit the big screen last month, and although tour operators say it’s too early to tell what kind of impact the movie will have on travel to Africa, they agree it will be an inspiration for travelers around the world to consider the continent when making travel plans.

The movie has the potential to reinforce what he calls the “otherworldly beauty of Africa. The impossibly colorful sky, for instance, with its reds and golds and purples is real. We can tell you that it really looks like that, only it’ll be 10 times more vivid in person.

Since The Lion King is an extremely family-focused movie and a great exposure for Africa’s wilderness areas, we expect an increase in family inquiries as well as couples or honeymoon bookings. Disney animators spent weeks in Kenya, specifically Hell’s Gate National Park, understanding specific animal movements and characteristics that were included in the film.

The real-life animation in the film will likely lead to greater interest in the African continent, specifically the great migration you will find in Kenya and Tanzania.

One thing we can all agree upon is that awareness for conservation and the plight of lions on the African continent is likely to receive a massive boost as a result of the movie.

The movie will make the wildlife experience more personal for travelers. “Once on the ground, we know guests fall in love with wildlife and have a more vested interest in conservation because it is personal now.

For anyone to learn about these magnificent creatures through this film might be the first step in inspiring and educating them about lion conservation. Feel free to reach out to us at or call us at 800.940.9344 and we will start planning so you can see the lions in real life and not just in a movie!

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