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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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One of the most amazing experiences I have ever had.

On the 30th of January Liki took us on a walk with Tshaka and Khumalo. It was one of the most... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
discerningf00die
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Awesome experience!

One of the best experiences while in Livingstone. The lions were walking free and weren't drugged... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vilma C
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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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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Shop 8, Livingstone Way, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Reviewed 5 days ago

On the 30th of January Liki took us on a walk with Tshaka and Khumalo. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. I must admit when I was told they were cubs I thought we would be holding them but...More

Thank discerningf00die
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best experiences while in Livingstone. The lions were walking free and weren't drugged. The encounter was executed with the lions under the animal's own terms (stand up when the lion does, don't cross its shoulder line while walking, don't touch their ears...More

Thank Vilma C
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time. The lions are retired from walking with guests at approximately 22 months, once at this stage they then move onto a night encounter hunting...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an experience! Thrilling to be so close to and actually touching juvenile lions. Get lots of pictures!

Thank Kathy H
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear you had a good time.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was skeptical of this “attraction” thinking it was called “Walking with Lions” but in reality would be something quite different. It turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had This group is trying to make a difference and increase the...More

1  Thank Pam B
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience and got an understanding of what we are doing. Please feel free at anytime to look at the ALERT website for updates lionalert.org.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went first thing in the morning so it was not busy. Our group of four were able to go on our own tour since no one else had showed up yet. The guides (3) were entertaining and competent. We had plenty of one-on-one time and...More

Thank Scot F
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, however this is not our organisation as we do not have lions by the names of Mona and Milo.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of the best things I’ve done. We were collected at 9am and driven to the reserve where the lions are being raised for reintroduction to the bush through a program to increase the lion numbers. There are drinks offered and a full...More

Thank muffworm
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This was an AMAZING experience. Don’t let the negative reviews dissuade you from doing this. The lions did not look to be mistreated in any way. At no point during walk did I feel unsafe. And we actually spent quite a bit of time walking...More

Thank PatriciaT917
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

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

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Ignorance and making certain assumptions- brought me to the Lion Encounter. I have nothing negative to say about the staff. My issues is with the over exposure of wild life to humans. It is not natural for lions to be walked by and pet by...More

1  Thank Tahoepov
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

We would like to thank you for reviewing our organisation, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. The reason for the walks is to introduce the cubs to their natural environment and we allow guests to go along on these walks and to...More

Reviewed 4 January 2018

Having visited the tigers in Thailand and walked with them (albeit chained) it seemed logical to follow it up with a lion encounter. The main difference here is that they are free roaming and look much happier and content. The staff looked after both us...More

Thank Adam L
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our program, we are pleased you had a good experience. Please visit the ALERT website for further detail and information on the release program lionalert.org.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

It is amazing to be up close and walking with the lions, even able to touch them. The lions we saw were 7 months old -don’t expect mature lions. There are countless photo opportunities for everyone and the guides make sure each person gets a...More

Thank MiaFalck
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. Firstly we would like to apologise for the delay you experienced at the border unfortunately sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and we hope that the guides...More

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Melanie J
9 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
29 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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