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Lion Encounter

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The Experience of a Lifetime - Do Not Miss It

We spent 2 days volunteering at Lion Encounter and loved every minute. We helped prepare their... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth P
Amazing experience, totally safe!

This would not have been my first choice of activity but I am jillglad we did it! Traveling with a... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
MeredithMNYC
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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.No leashes, no collars, just a natural African wildlife...more
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165 Courtney Selous Crescent | Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambia
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All reviewsonce in a lifetimean experience i will never forgettake photosfelt very safegreat photosgreat breakfasthighlight of our tripwonderful experienceconservation effortswell worth the costclamsthese magnificent animalscubspetcameraafricaopportunity
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 2 days volunteering at Lion Encounter and loved every minute. We helped prepare their food, walked with them, posed with them, made toys and played with them. We learned so much about these beautiful animals that have dwindled in numbers from over 200,000...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This would not have been my first choice of activity but I am jillglad we did it! Traveling with a friend this was her choice activity, she enjoyed it so much she almost cried. The cub lions seem genuinely excited to see their handlers and...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are glad that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I did the walk with lions trip in Zimbabwe and it was worth every penny. I got up close to the animals and have some excellent photos.

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is an experience I will never forget. Walking with two young lions - 3 years old. Two of their handlers accompanied me and told me about them and how to handle them. The handlers will take photos for you and have a good knowledge...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. However, we do not walk with lions over the age of 24 months, this could have been with a different organisation.

Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was a truly amazing and humbling experience. To be able to touch these magnificent animals and walk alongside them was just the chance of a lifetime. And knowing that you are contributing to the conservation efforts of the species is the icing on the...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic morning walking with the lions, the guides are very friendly and informative. You are not rushed and there is plenty of opportunities to spend interacting with the lions. There is a dvd you can purchase which is reasonably priced. You also...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 3 March 2018

Once in a lifetime experience. Felt very safe the whole time. The instructors were professional and confident. They have a relationship with the lions and know exactly when to pet them and distract them.Walking and touching the lions was amazing. Everyone who see's one of...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

What can I say. Great experience not to be missed. The lion cubs were 8 and 13 months old. We were explained all about how to act around the cubs and the guide Liki had a thorough knowledge of animal behaviour. You really felt at...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and felt safe.

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We did the walk with lions, was a bit apprehensive at first in case animals were being mistreated, however guide explained that all the lions are released into safe game parks when they are old enough,?where they are protected and then there young are then...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you understood about the conservation program too.

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

This was a wonderful experience and well worth the cost. Went in the morning so it was cooler. The population of lions in Africa are dwindling and only through efforts like this will they not become extinct. Be aware do not buy lion teeth or...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and glad that you understood the conservation program. We appreciate you also getting the word out about avoiding buying lion products.

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Response from janko g | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is $150 for individuals. I think there is no group discount. You should check website. And it is on Zimbabwean side.
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