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Lion Encounter Zimbabwe

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We loved this place!

This excursion was so unbelievable...totally made our trip one to remember. The guides genuinely... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
tallyho6666
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Syracuse, New York
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Lion is Lion

Everyone knows that the wild Lion on the savana is not the same thing but...when can you see and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mirko m
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Florence, Italy
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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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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This excursion was so unbelievable...totally made our trip one to remember. The guides genuinely care about the lions and the efforts to repopulate them to the wild. You can see the bond they have with these amazing creatures. We felt safe the entire time. The...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group was far too big.... with 10 plus in the group not a great interaction with the lions and was limited to those who pushed their way to the front. The guide was not friendly and didn't manage the group well for all to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone knows that the wild Lion on the savana is not the same thing but...when can you see and touch them? For curios tourists

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed August 21, 2018

My wife is cat crazy so this was a must see attraction. I understand the educational aspect and that the fee helps support the program of releasing the offspring of the lions we walked with, and I must admit it was pretty cool to pet...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We understand your view on the fact that the lions are captive, however, they are the ambassadors and fundraisers for the bigger picture of the...More

Reviewed August 10, 2018

The opportunity to walk with lions is enticing and the story told by the operators is convincing but there is another side to these encounters. Generally these lions that have been reared from cubs to be acclimatised to humans can never be successfully released into...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Yes this is true the lions that are accustomed to human interactions cannot be released into the wild due to the fact that they do...More

Reviewed August 7, 2018

This was one of the best experiences ever. I am in awe of the people and the work they are doing to re populate the lion prides on the continent of Africa. This was a teaching tour where you are actually with the lions...walking talking...More

Thank teri w
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed August 2, 2018

Hi Seems a good idea to try and release lions back into the wild but it struggles with funding (it's a charity) so don't expect too much. We did see lots of sleeping lions (which lions mostly do and the staff were friendly. Needs more...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience, please note that this experience with the rhinos is on the Zambian side of Victoria Falls.

Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

Loved every moment! Incredible experience! Absolutely wonderful to come up close & personal with the ‘king of the jungle’. Staff was really friendly & patient with us.. had lots of opportunities to pat & walk with the king ;-) all while learning about the conservation...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

I work as a volunteer for Lion Alert and I’ve been to the lion walk: this project is worth every cent! You will be able to pet lions and walk with them, also with some 8-9 months old of them. It’s just an experience you...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience. Thank you for your valuable input and time that you dedicated as a volunteer.

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The lion encounters is worth every cent. They work to reintroduce lions into the wilds of Africa as complete families able to take care of themselves. The crew was fantastic, cared about the lions with a truly genuine heart and took very good care for...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

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Melanie J
December 8, 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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LACESHAB
March 28, 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
March 18, 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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