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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

#9 of 42 Outdoor Activities in Victoria Falls Features Animals
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 40178
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Strange experience

I will start by saying the people who work there obviously care about the Lions so much and you can... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2015
Glenn F
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Walking with Lions

About a dozen people travelled by bus 15 minutes out side the town of Victoria Falls. We walked... read more

Reviewed 18 December 2015
DMacS3195
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Melbourne, Australia
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 40178

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Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I will start by saying the people who work there obviously care about the Lions so much and you can see how much the Lions enjoy the guys there playing with them etc. It was just a strange experience. It didn't seem right being able...More

3  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 18 December 2015

About a dozen people travelled by bus 15 minutes out side the town of Victoria Falls. We walked down this desert path to be confronted by two female lions and around five guides. We were all issued with a big stick in case things got...More

1  Thank DMacS3195
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This attraction is incredible. We felt so privileged that these magnificent animals allowed us to share their space, stroke them, and walk with them. This is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

They are probably doing good work, but the visit was more of a long, expensive photo-op aimed at enticing you to buy a video of yourself petting a lion.

1  Thank PDBlumen
Reviewed 10 December 2015

Lion Encounter is a once-in-a-lifetime, feel-good experience to interact with lion cubs in their natural environment. The Lion Encounter mission is to secure the future of the African lion. Sadly, their population has been reduced by up to 90 percent since 1975, due in part...More

1  Thank Pamela M
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

We found the staff here wonderful, one of the most fantastic experiences I've ever had the honour of participating in, thoroughly and highly recommend this. Worth every penny

3  Thank kesw338
Reviewed 5 December 2015 via mobile

I could not have prepared myself for how wonderful this experience was yesterday. I did this with my family of 5, and no one was left disappointed. It was surreal to be walking around with a famously fierce and respected animal, but more importantly I...More

1  Thank Nikki201392
Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

My partner and I did the lion walking in Zimbabwe. It was a fabulous experience. Really so special to be up close with these animals. It is totally crazy to trust them so whole heartily, after all they are wild lions. They are very well...More

Thank Brooke P
Reviewed 20 November 2015

What a privilege to be able to walk with and pat these majestic creatures. You are given 45 minutes to accompany two young lions on their morning walk. While used to people,these orphan lions are being taught to fend for themselves in the wild. Plenty...More

1  Thank kerry r
Reviewed 19 November 2015

This experience had me in tears of emotion. What a simply magical time we had. Two wonderful lioness's walking beside us. We were able to interact with them, touch and stroke them and walk alongside for over an hour. The rangers took every care and...More

2  Thank jaspercatYorkshireuk
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LACESHA B
I would like to make a reservation for April 29th 0630-0930. Can I make the reservation on line now
29 March 2017|
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Response from LionEncounterAdmin | Property representative |
Hi Lacesha B, thank you very much for your enquiry. Please may you email the info address on our website, so we can send you the correct information and confirm your booking. Thank you and we look forward to hosting you here.
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sghooker
Hi, do you have availability for tomorrow, March 19th, for a group PF 4 people? We are staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Room 12.
18 March 2017|
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Response from James H |
You would need to contact Lion Encounter directly but that should be fine.
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sghooker
Hi, do you have availability for tomorrow, March 19th, for a group PF 4 people? We are staying at Victoria Falls Safari Lodge in Room 12.
18 March 2017|
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Response from LionEncounterAdmin | Property representative |
Hi sghooker, yes we do have space tomorrow. There are 3 possibilities to join our walks. Morning (AM) 0630 to 0930 Mid Morning (MM) 1000 to 1230 Afternoon (PM) 1500 to 1730 You will... More
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