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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Shop 8, Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Lions!!

This was miss 16's one request whilst we were in Vic falls and after reading about these sort of... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Bel S
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Launceston
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You will never have an experience like this!

We booked this at the last minute as another tour we had planned did not work out. This was the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2016
Francois D
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Africa's first genuine programme to ethically re-introduce the offspring of rehabilitated captive-bred African lion back into the wild, helping safeguard the future of the king of the beasts. Join us for a lion walk and learn all about this...more
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was miss 16's one request whilst we were in Vic falls and after reading about these sort of encounters and despite my initial reservations I was really pleased we went. The journey begins with a fairly lengthy bus ride to the conservation site but...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 20 October 2016

Hi Bel S, Thanks so much for taking the time to write out a detailed review of your lion walk experience with us. We are glad that despite your initial reservations, you thoroughly enjoyed your visit - from the lions to the guides! We apologize...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2016

We booked this at the last minute as another tour we had planned did not work out. This was the highlight of our trip to Vic Falls. I would have liked to have a little more of a "natural" walk rather than constantly petting the...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Hi Francois D, Thank you so much for your review of your lion walk with us. We are so glad that you consider it the "highlight" of your trip to Victoria Falls! We hope to see you back again soon. -The Lion Encounter Team

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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyable, initially scary, very educational. This is a must do when in area. You really get close to the lions and learn so muchMore

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2016

Hi ianrp52, Thanks very much for taking the time to write a review of your lion walk experience with us. We are so glad that you enjoyed your walk and that you found it "very educational." One of the main reasons for our lion walks...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2016

Admittedly, I was a little reluctant to visit this place after reading about some attractions sending their cuddly friends to canned hunts when they are mature, I decided to challenge them. It appears, they are more than a legitimate conservation group whose job is to...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi perWarrenton_va, We want to thank you for your review of your lion walk with us. It is great to hear that although you were skeptical at first, the educational component of the walks helped you understand the conservation efforts we are attempting to undertake...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

The guides were very informative and friendly. They clearly cared for the animals and made an already unreal experience even better. They used my phone to take incredible photos! You get lots of interaction time with the lions. Just amazing! They did serve a breakfast...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Hi jrkukla522, We're so glad you enjoyed your encounter with the lions and took away some lifetime memories thanks to our guides using your phone to take photographs. They really do go the extra mile to ensure our guests get the most out of their...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

We visited this experience on a recent trip to Victoria Falls. It was well supervised and, following careful explanation about how to act, we were able to get close to the two cubs and go on a walk near them in their bushland setting. It...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Hi Lyn_Sydney_13, Thank you so much for your kind review of your "very memorable" experience walking with our lions in Victoria Falls! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you felt safe, well supervised and informed during your stay. This...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The guides were fantastic, knowledgeable, and we felt safe the entire time. We had more than an hour of the two cubs which were 11 months old. We got to touch and pet them. Even walk...More

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Reviewed 26 September 2016

We walked with two lion cubs who were around 11 months old, first all of you get to sit with them and stroke them , then you get to walk alongside them through the bush . at no time did we feel unsafe , like...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2016

Hi Ben H, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of your lion walk with us. We are so glad that you felt safe at all times - this is of utmost importance to us and our guides. We are also delighted that you...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016

Wonderful experience. The lions we walked with were pretty big, they only had a week or so to keep walking. Once in a lifetime experience. Guides were great and took really nice pictures with our cameras.More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2016

Hi NewYorkBrigette, Thank you so much for such a kind review of your lion walk experience with us. We are so glad that it had such a positive impact on you! Thanks for making a special mention of our guides - they really do make...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

If you want to try something different, try he encounter with lions. You have the chance to kneel beside and pat either a male or female lions around 10 months old (and sometimes you can pat both if they lie down together). Later you walk...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2016

Hi SandraLivingstone, We are delighted that you had such a wonderful time with our lions and guides on your lion walk. Thank you so much for your positive and detailed review. We hope to see you again in the near future! -The Lion Encounter Team

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Melanie J
9 December 2017|
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Response from alesquire | Reviewed this property |
According to their own guide, they have never released ANY lions into the wild... considering that they have been in BUSINESS for 18 years... they have a very very POOR record...
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LACESHA B
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
18 March 2017|
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You would need to contact Lion Encounter directly but that should be fine.
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