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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Address: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 18:30
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Africa's first genuine programme to ethically re-introduce the offspring of...

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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Walking and petting the two female cub lionesses was truly an amazing experience. Enjoyed every minute of this.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
NancyK2
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Encinitas, California

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Encinitas, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Walking and petting the two female cub lionesses was truly an amazing experience. Enjoyed every minute of this.

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi NancyK2, Thank you so much for your positive review of your lion walk with us. We are delighted that you "enjoyed every minute" of your adventure with our cubs and guides. It is our aim that each guest has as memorable experience as you describe. We hope to see you back again one day! -The Lion Encounter Team More 

Redondo Beach, California
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3 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love lions, but still would highly recommend doing so elsewhere or doing other tours if possible. This was our least favorite excursion we did in Victoria Falls, and it was very overpriced even for the area. We booked with a travel agent who was supposed to be an official company representative, yet she gave us the wrong time for pick... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi Christina, We want to apologize profusely that you did not thoroughly enjoy your experience with Lion Encounter. It is our aim that all guests enjoy an educational, organized and unique experience with our guides and lions and it seems that this is not what you received on the day. We are taking steps to ensure that the agent you... More 

Ferndown, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an incredible experience. I never thought I would stroke lions or walk with them but it is a dream fulfilled. We were collected punctually and were greeted by experienced, enthusiastic and friendly staff. Once we had had our initial welcome and safety talks we were taken to meet 2 eleven month old lion cubs. Everyone was treated with... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi chrisadams2016, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a glowing review of your lion walk with us. We are delighted that you found our guides experienced, and that each individual guest was tended to with care. It is our aim that every one of our visitors has as positive an experience as you have had! We... More 

Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Walking with lions was something i feared in the past but having braced my self i embarked on the most exhilarating experience i have done this year. The drive in a good car like the one we used was bearable as we traveled on a gravel road to the site. After a warm welcome we were briefed on the mission... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi kaydeeQUAD1, Thanks very much for writing such a positive, thoughtful review of your lion walk experience with us. We are so glad that you not only had a wonderful experience out in the bush, but also gained knowledge of the plight of Africa's lions and how we are trying to create a solution to this problem. Thanks again, -The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A first experience that didn't disappoint! I loved everything about it, the guides were very friendly and interacted well with everyone in the group. The conversations were informative. Thanks to Lippy our guide, and the cute Lua and Lekker!

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi ROPAFADZO S, Firstly, we want to thank you for such an informative and positive review of your time with our guides and lions. We are thrilled that you found the conversation informative, and our guides friendly. It is our hope that each of our guests has as positive an experience as you had with Liuwa and Lekker. We hope... More 

Underwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this! Not only do you get to walk through the bush with beautiful young lions, but you get to hear about the wonderful work these people are doing. It is very clear these lions are loved and well looked after by the staff of Lion Encounter - would recommend the chance to be with these amazing animals to... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have done this activity a few times, concept is good just don't know if it really benefits the lions long term. Fun experience. They used to serve a full breakfast now they just serve cereal and muffins coffee, tea and juice.

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hello zato1, Firstly, thank you very much for taking the time to write a review of your lion walk with us. We are glad that you have participated numerous times in this activity. However, we are disappointed that you are not 100% confident in the concept of our program. We do encourage guests to ask as many questions as possible... More 

Rutherford, New Jersey
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My husband and I chose this as the final activity on our trip to Victoria Falls and I have to say that it was the most memorable experience of the entire trip. We were picked up at our hotel at the given time. After about a 40 minute drive we were welcomed to the reserve with a cold bottle of... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hello karentnj, We want to thank you for such a heartfelt, wonderful review of your lion walk with us. To hear that you had such a great walk with Lala and Lila is just what we want from all of our guests! We are glad our guides, snacks, and walk exceeded your expectation and that you consider the experience one... More 

Pontypridd, United Kingdom
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478 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

As is often mentioned associated with this activity I wanted to be sure this program was for the right reasons and did some research beforehand to try to ensure it was correct including people who have worked there going back many years. From this and being at the site I did come away with a good feeling about what is... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hello KS&HC, First, we want to thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review of your experience with us! We are so glad that you had a wonderful time with our guides and lions and that you even got a close encounter with some elephants! We hope to see you back again! - The Lion Encounter Team More 

Launceston
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

This was miss 16's one request whilst we were in Vic falls and after reading about these sort of encounters and despite my initial reservations I was really pleased we went. The journey begins with a fairly lengthy bus ride to the conservation site but you do get to see more of Zim, including Vic falls township. Whilst we were... More 

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LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this review

Hi Bel S, Thanks so much for taking the time to write out a detailed review of your lion walk experience with us. We are glad that despite your initial reservations, you thoroughly enjoyed your visit - from the lions to the guides! We apologize that you felt confined to the bus while guests were busy paying. This is not... More 

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