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Lion Encounter

#3 of 4 things to do in Victoria Falls Features Animals
165 Courtney Selous Crescent | Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambia
+263 13 44386
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KINGS AND QUEENS OF THE JUNGLE!

Wonderful experience! Lions were 18 months old and large enough:-) At 24 months they will hunt... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2017
SEXYSURGEON72
via mobile
Super mixed feelings

First things first: it's expensive. 140$ for an hour, so it's most probably going to be your... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Mirjam R
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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 adventure operating in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park by Thorntree River Lodge, 10 minutes from Livingstone. Guests will have the unique experience of walking alongside and interacting with the lions as they play, learn to hunt and prepare for release.
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165 Courtney Selous Crescent | Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambia
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+263 13 44386

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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Lions were 18 months old and large enough:-) At 24 months they will hunt you so don't be disturbed that you will not see a well developed mane! Worth every penny!

1  Thank SEXYSURGEON72
Reviewed 12 February 2017

First things first: it's expensive. 140$ for an hour, so it's most probably going to be your priciest walk in the park. Therefore, I would recommend this to someone who is in love with big cats, and would consider this as their dream. I was...More

2  Thank Mirjam R
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Without question, I never expected to find myself actually walking alongside young lionesses as they hunt, explore, and goof around with each other in open terrain! But this program, which turns out to be a conservation program to restore the much-reduced lion population to Zimbabwe,...More

Thank rebekah_jorgensen
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great experience and very informative staff. In addition to learning about the lions and their behaviors, I also learned about the surrounding animals, their tracks, and their scat. Really educational! Prior to arriving, customer service was fantastic. Quick to respond and very friendly. Patience was...More

Thank madin77
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Be very careful about this attraction. Instead of walk with lions, as it is shown on all videos, we end up walking with cubs that were couple of months old and size of an average dog. Nothing you couldn't do in numerous wildlife orphanages all...More

2  Thank janko g
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Without hesitation, this was the best excursion that we went on in Victoria falls. We went during April, low season, and there was only 7 people total on the walk. We got plenty of time with the lions. The guides were excellent, and took multiple...More

2  Thank Paul T
Reviewed 25 April 2016

GENERAL: I just got back from the lion encounter. The guides were wonderful (and took a bunch of great photos with each of our cameras when it was our turn to walk with the lions) and I felt extremely safe the entire time. THE VIDEO:...More

4  Thank cassidy2202
Reviewed 16 March 2016

We spent two weeks at Lion Encounter working with the lions every day. For me it was a dream come true. The lions were amazing. We walked them, fed them, prepared their food, cleaned their cages, etc. We also came to love all the local...More

1  Thank TravelingSue46
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Of all the things we did in Southern Africa, this will always stand out as one of the best and craziest things we have ever done! This is a once in a lifetime adventure. We were given instructions before going out to the reserve to...More

2  Thank JSW842
Reviewed 8 January 2016

We went with the idea of walking with small lion cubs but the cats that we got to walk and pet were good size. The staff and the guides were amazing, especially Liki. This was an experience without any comparison and the group is doing...More

1  Thank Sanjay S
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Fernando G
30 June 2016|
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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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