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Lion Encounter

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165 Courtney Selous Crescent | Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambia
+263 13 44386
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Majestic

This was a wonderful experience and well worth the cost. Went in the morning so it was cooler. The... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jessica W
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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Walk with Lions!

We volunteered for a week with Lion Encounter. What an amazing experience. We walked with them of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
CVandDC
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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.No leashes, no collars, just a natural African wildlife adventure operating in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park by Thorntree River Lodge, 10 minutes from Livingstone. Guests will have the unique experience of walking alongside and interacting with the lions as they play, learn to hunt and prepare for release.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“big cats” (4 reviews)
“wild animals” (5 reviews)
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165 Courtney Selous Crescent | Mosi-a-Tunya National Park, Victoria Falls, Zambia
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+263 13 44386

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a wonderful experience and well worth the cost. Went in the morning so it was cooler. The population of lions in Africa are dwindling and only through efforts like this will they not become extinct. Be aware do not buy lion teeth or...More

Thank Jessica W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We volunteered for a week with Lion Encounter. What an amazing experience. We walked with them of course but also worked their preserve, fed them and helped with tge Lion walk tours. A must do if you visit Vicfalls and like Lions. Also, their target...More

1  Thank CVandDC
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Brilliant, if you want to get up close with the animals - quite scary at times as you are just given a stick for protection but amazing at the same time!

Thank Rasam88
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This really was one of those 'this will stay with me forever' experiences. The guides were really knowledgeable, they explained the conservation efforts the they undertake and allowed plenty of time to interact with the lions. I felt safe at all times and the dos...More

1  Thank Michael G
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

The walk was fascinating and we got great photos. It's a bit pricey for what it is but you will never get another opportunity like this. All the activities in Zambia were expensive so choose wisely.

2  Thank Familytravelmaven
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Lions were 18 months old and large enough:-) At 24 months they will hunt you so don't be disturbed that you will not see a well developed mane! Worth every penny!

1  Thank SEXYSURGEON72
Reviewed 12 February 2017

First things first: it's expensive. 140$ for an hour, so it's most probably going to be your priciest walk in the park. Therefore, I would recommend this to someone who is in love with big cats, and would consider this as their dream. I was...More

2  Thank Mirjam R
Reviewed 28 December 2016

Without question, I never expected to find myself actually walking alongside young lionesses as they hunt, explore, and goof around with each other in open terrain! But this program, which turns out to be a conservation program to restore the much-reduced lion population to Zimbabwe,...More

1  Thank rebekah_jorgensen
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Great experience and very informative staff. In addition to learning about the lions and their behaviors, I also learned about the surrounding animals, their tracks, and their scat. Really educational! Prior to arriving, customer service was fantastic. Quick to respond and very friendly. Patience was...More

Thank madin77
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

Be very careful about this attraction. Instead of walk with lions, as it is shown on all videos, we end up walking with cubs that were couple of months old and size of an average dog. Nothing you couldn't do in numerous wildlife orphanages all...More

2  Thank janko g
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Fernando G
30 June 2016|
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Response from janko g | Reviewed this property |
The entrance fee is $150 for individuals. I think there is no group discount. You should check website. And it is on Zimbabwean side.
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