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.

 Prices at Sanctuary Chief's Camp start from £763 per person per night. This price is based on a seven-night stay for two people sharing and is inclusive of meals and drinks, scheduled game activities, transfers to and from Chief's airstrip and Park Fees. To book visit www.sanctuaryretreats.com or call 01242 546609