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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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We thought we would be walking with grown up lions but we got baby cubs that took us for a walk. It... read more

Reviewed 16 May 2016
506baba
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Grabouw, South Africa
Incredible

I was unsure whether we would see lions in Chobe NP and so did the Lion Encounter before leaving... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2016
Sean T
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Stamford, Connecticut
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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%
  • Terrible5%
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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 16 May 2016

We thought we would be walking with grown up lions but we got baby cubs that took us for a walk. It was still amazing to see and what a wonderful experience. It was a fun filled afternoon and I could have easily stayed a...More

Thank 506baba
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2016

Hi 506baba! Thank you so much for the review of your lion walk with us. We are happy that despite walking with our 5-6 month old cubs after expecting larger lions, you were still happy with your experience! We hope to see you back someday!...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I was unsure whether we would see lions in Chobe NP and so did the Lion Encounter before leaving Victoria Falls. it was a highlight of our trip and earned my daughter street cred at home. Our 2 cats were 23 months old, near the...More

Thank Sean T
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Hi Sean! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your walk with us and the lions. We are so glad that you and your daughter think it was a highlight of your trip and that you would recommend it to others! Maybe one...More

Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

Important for conservation purposes. Really good visit. Lions are still cubs so makes it really safe. Drink afterwards was great and Paul our guide was very enthusiasticMore

Thank Tinei M
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2016

Hi Tinei! Thank you very much for your review of your lion walk with us. We are so pleased that you had a wonderful visit and that you enjoyed your time with Paul and the lions. We hope to see you back someday! The Lion...More

Reviewed 29 April 2016

Wondering if I should do Elephant ride or Lion walk. Would have chosen Elephant ride but then decided both. After experiencing the Lion walk I would definitely choose that as the stand out experience The facility is set up as part of a program of...More

1  Thank Graeme S
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2016

Hi Graeme, Thank you so much for the lovely review of your lion walk with us. We are delighted that you found the walk educational, safe and an overall highlight of your time in Zimbabwe. We hope to see you again someday! The Lion Encounter...More

Reviewed 22 April 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of my African trip! I couldn't wipe the grin off my face seeing and being so close to the beautiful animals. We were the last tour of the day and they took us back and allowed us to see them while...More

Thank juliecw2015
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Hi Julie! We are delighted that you enjoyed your lion walk with us - and thank you for the wonderful review! We're glad our guides were able to surprise you with a little extra time outside of your lion walk - it is their aim...More

Reviewed 18 April 2016

The Lion encounter lets you walk and interact with this great beasts, and guides take a lot of photos for you. The organisation reinvests some of the money (US$150) that you pay back into conservation efforts for the lions. Staff is most proffessional and very...More

Thank Horst S
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2016

Hi Horst S - We are so glad that you enjoyed your lion walk with us and that you found our staff very professional and informative. We always aim to educate our guests as much as we can about the plight of the African Lion....More

Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very sad experience. The lions seemed to be afraid of their keepers and were forced to lie down to be touched by everyone. They clearly did not want to be touched. Not recommended for animal lovers.More

3  Thank Utah296
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 22 April 2016

Hello Utah296, We would like to apologize that you did not thoroughly enjoy your time with us in Victoria Falls. We take great pride in providing a positive experience for our guests as well as our lions. All walks with the lions are different -...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

I covered most of the nature and thrill experiences on this trip and this was the best! The experience was less intimidating than I was expecting and the lions are a delight to watch and walk with. The guides are clearly caring and incredibly knowledgeable...More

Thank Flibbix55
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review of your lion walk with us. We are glad you thought it was the best experience of you trip! We value our guides so highly, and we are glad that they were able to help you have...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

For someone who is scared of animals,7 months on I'm still in disbelief that I walked with the King of the Jungle ! I was very terrified and didn't think I could do this.But when we were taken to see the lions, it was a...More

Thank Kaymore_T
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Hi there! Thanks so much for such a detailed review of your lion walk with us! We are so happy that despite your fear you were able to have an amazing time with our lions and the other game you spotted while on your walk...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

The Lion Encounter is a once in a lifetime opportunity that cannot be missed. For $150, you are given the opportunity to walk with lions, pet them, and interact with them for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The program runs a morning and afternoon...More

Thank NeedsAVacation26
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hi there! We want to thank you for your amazing review and helpful information for other possible participants who may want to join us for a lion walk. It is such an honour that you consider your walk with us as a highlight of your...More

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Melanie J
8 December 2017|
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Response from 798joeyv | Reviewed this property |
Good morning, we walked with two lions. It was good. We do not know of any releases. Kind Regards Joey van Vuuren
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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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