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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Address: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30
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Africa's first genuine programme to ethically re-introduce the offspring of...

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 fascinating creatures!

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Had the best time. Got so much time with the lions, pictures taken, and there was a video to purchase at the end if you decided. It actually ran longer than expected during the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
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Halifax, Canada

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Had the best time. Got so much time with the lions, pictures taken, and there was a video to purchase at the end if you decided. It actually ran longer than expected during the afternoon walk so if you had evening plans, something to keep in mind. It was a hot day during the walk so the lions were a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We loved our lion walk. Got plenty of time individually with the lions and the guide was great in taking plenty of photos with our camera so we could focus on the experience. The operation is part of the ALERT lion rehabilitation program which ultimately returns future generations of these lions to the wild. The walk with lions experience raises... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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110 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This was very exciting! We went on a walking safari with two 18-month old lionesses leading the way. They spotted several prey animals and went into crouch and stalk mode while we watched. This was part of their training as they were still hand-fed but would eventually have to hunt when turned back into the wild. This attraction was not... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We were collected from the hotel by Lion Encounters - the journey was rather a long one on a very full vehicle. We were an 'odd couple' amongst 2 large groups so felt a little left out. When we arrived everybody is seated for a quick background explanation and safety instructions. It was at this point that it 'kicked off'... More 

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Hermosa Beach, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

My girlfriend and I were lucky to be the only people on the walk so we really got to spend a lot of time with the lion cubs Lala and Leila. We also had all of the guides to ourselves so we were able to ask a lot of questions. We were a little bummed that the weather wasn't a... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi ScottWAllen, Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a great review of your lion walk with us. We are glad you had some quality, one-on-one time with Lala, Lila, and our wonderful guides. We hope to see you and your girlfriend back again someday! -The Lion Encounter Team More 

Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Walking and petting the two female cub lionesses was truly an amazing experience. Enjoyed every minute of this.

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi NancyK2, Thank you so much for your positive review of your lion walk with us. We are delighted that you "enjoyed every minute" of your adventure with our cubs and guides. It is our aim that each guest has as memorable experience as you describe. We hope to see you back again one day! -The Lion Encounter Team More 

Redondo Beach, California
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Love lions, but still would highly recommend doing so elsewhere or doing other tours if possible. This was our least favorite excursion we did in Victoria Falls, and it was very overpriced even for the area. We booked with a travel agent who was supposed to be an official company representative, yet she gave us the wrong time for pick... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi Christina, We want to apologize profusely that you did not thoroughly enjoy your experience with Lion Encounter. It is our aim that all guests enjoy an educational, organized and unique experience with our guides and lions and it seems that this is not what you received on the day. We are taking steps to ensure that the agent you... More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was an incredible experience. I never thought I would stroke lions or walk with them but it is a dream fulfilled. We were collected punctually and were greeted by experienced, enthusiastic and friendly staff. Once we had had our initial welcome and safety talks we were taken to meet 2 eleven month old lion cubs. Everyone was treated with... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi chrisadams2016, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your lion walk with us. We are delighted that you found our guides experienced, and that each individual guest was tended to with care. It is our aim that every one of our visitors has as positive an experience as you have had! We... More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Walking with lions was something i feared in the past but having braced my self i embarked on the most exhilarating experience i have done this year. The drive in a good car like the one we used was bearable as we traveled on a gravel road to the site. After a warm welcome we were briefed on the mission... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi kaydeeQUAD1, Thanks very much for writing such a positive, thoughtful review of your lion walk experience with us. We are so glad that you not only had a wonderful experience out in the bush, but also gained knowledge of the plight of Africa's lions and how we are trying to create a solution to this problem. Thanks again, -The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A first experience that didn't disappoint! I loved everything about it, the guides were very friendly and interacted well with everyone in the group. The conversations were informative. Thanks to Lippy our guide, and the cute Lua and Lekker!

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi ROPAFADZO S, Firstly, we want to thank you for such an informative and positive review of your time with our guides and lions. We are thrilled that you found the conversation informative, and our guides friendly. It is our hope that each of our guests has as positive an experience as you had with Liuwa and Lekker. We hope... More 

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