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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Shop 8, Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 213 284 0178
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Informative special experience - Check out the paws

I was a little concerned this would be a cheesy tourist experience and to some extent it was... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
MavisScoggins
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Bath, United Kingdom
A must for anyone who appreciates wildlife

The Lion Encounter was the single best experience of my life, and it’s something anyone who... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
EJS_USA
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San Francisco, California
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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 fascinating creatures!
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  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Shop 8, Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

I was a little concerned this would be a cheesy tourist experience and to some extent it was. However , this is a well run serious operation who are very focused on African Lion Conservation and this was an effective way of connecting tourists with...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased you had a good experience and that you understood the reason behind the program.

Reviewed 9 October 2017

The Lion Encounter was the single best experience of my life, and it’s something anyone who appreciates the wildlife of Africa should do. You have the opportunity to interact with these magnificent animals in their natural setting and observe them in a safe way. The...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased that you had a good experience and that you understood the program.

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

By far our most favorite experience- we not just walked with Lions- we were able to sit with them, learn about them and touch them.

Thank FD4EVR
LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

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

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Hard to imagine that you will be able to seat and walk with a lion, no leash, no guns, just a stick !! The experience is amazing and there is plenty of time for photos. Tip: take 2 cameras one for pics and the other...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

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

Reviewed 2 October 2017

During 3 weeks in Africa one of our highlights was Walking with Lions. It is a very modest operation but super nice people and spending an hour walking with two 2 year old lions is an amazing experience. I can't say enough good things about...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Dear Gord M, Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. It was a pleasure to meet you and we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. We hope that the rest of your experience in Africa was memorable.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

This is a wonderful experience that in the end is helping the lion populations in wild. This a very impressive program that in 3 stages breeds lions that can be put back in the wild. (We need to do this with tigers) The lions, we...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time and that you understood the conservation side of the program.

Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this experience before the start my trip. The booking of the trip and the experience itself was great. The guides were all very experience and I feel safe with them guiding us this tour. Again, I felt this really...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Firstly we would like to thank you for the review. Sadly about 95-99% of lion interaction programs, are in one way or another, involved in canned hunting. We are not. However, we do of course get tarred with the same brush as those organisations who...More

Reviewed 30 September 2017

The lion encounter trip is amazing, one of the most amazing things you can do. The lionesses are so beautiful.

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

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

Reviewed 26 September 2017

During our tour of southern African countries, we had the opportunity to go on an optional excursion in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Our choice of the Lion Walk astonished many of our friends and family members afterwards---some were jealous of our opportunity, and others thought it...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation, we are pleased to hear that you had a good experience and felt safe with our experienced guides and handlers. We are extremely lucky to have a fantastic team that work diligently for the safety...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

You are picked up at your hotel and taken to the venue where guides provide instructions for your safety. You actually do walk with a couple of lions and are able to pet them. You are provided information about the conservation program, lions in general...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us and understood the conservation program.

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Melanie J
8 December 2017|
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Response from Jpart | Reviewed this property |
We were told that when the lions reach 24 months they would be released in a semi wild state where they would learn to hunt for themselves while still being observed. The 2 Lions we were with (Laila and Laika), both of whom... More
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LACESHA B
28 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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Response from James H |
You would need to contact Lion Encounter directly but that should be fine.
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