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The Experience of a Lifetime - Do Not Miss It

We spent 2 days volunteering at Lion Encounter and loved every minute. We helped prepare their... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2018
Elizabeth P
Amazing experience, totally safe!

This would not have been my first choice of activity but I am jillglad we did it! Traveling with a... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
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All reviews once in a lifetime beautiful animals an experience i will never forget take photos great photos great breakfast felt very safe highlight of our trip an amazing experience conservation efforts a bit pricey well worth the cost clams cubs program camera africa
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

This is an experience I will never forget.
Walking with two young lions - 3 years old.
Two of their handlers accompanied me and told me about them and how to handle them.
The handlers will take photos for you and have a good knowledge of their habits.
The experience only lasted for around an hour but that is enough time to get a feel for the lions.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rob G
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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience. However, we do not walk with lions over the age of 24 months, this could have been with a different organisation.

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

This was a truly amazing and humbling experience. To be able to touch these magnificent animals and walk alongside them was just the chance of a lifetime. And knowing that you are contributing to the conservation efforts of the species is the icing on the cake. The rangers were extremely knowledgeable and informative and so proud to be doing what they are doing. This was an experience I will never forget.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Jean162
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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

This was a fantastic morning walking with the lions, the guides are very friendly and informative. You are not rushed and there is plenty of opportunities to spend interacting with the lions. There is a dvd you can purchase which is reasonably priced. You also are provided with a great breakfast.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 184david1959
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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

Once in a lifetime experience. Felt very safe the whole time. The instructors were professional and confident. They have a relationship with the lions and know exactly when to pet them and distract them.Walking and touching the lions was amazing. Everyone who see's one of the pictures is just amazed. It's been several days and we are still talking about the experience. Dont miss this tour/excursion.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank bsearched
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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience.

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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

What can I say. Great experience not to be missed. The lion cubs were 8 and 13 months old. We were explained all about how to act around the cubs and the guide Liki had a thorough knowledge of animal behaviour. You really felt at home. At no time did you feel fear as we had 3 guides and one armed for the unexpected. Don’t think twice... just book the tour.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Ian T
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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

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

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