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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Address: Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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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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Awesome and ecologically sound experience

I think this is a great experience that many would enjoy. I've done it a few times, both here in the Falls and in Antelope Park. I would definitely refute any claims that these... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2015
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

I think this is a great experience that many would enjoy. I've done it a few times, both here in the Falls and in Antelope Park. I would definitely refute any claims that these lions end up in canned hunting. Do not believe all the negative nonsense. It's nothing more than scare mongering.

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Western Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

A truly awesome experience to spend time with these beautiful, majestic animals. Sitting next to them, patting them and walking with them on a crisp, clear morning soon after sunrise, was breathtaking. Both lionesses on our walk looked healthy and well cared for. Their handlers do an amazing job which allowed us to feel safe and relaxed throughout our time... More 

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Iklin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2015

My family of 6 had a great experience walking with the lions. The staff are helpful and give out loads of information. As a first experience with lion it's a good way of getting to understand in a small way how the lions mind works

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Whitestone, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2015

It was an awesome experience to sit nest to, to pet and to walk with 15 month ols lions. The guides were great, the animals majestic and scary

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1 Thank Nelson G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015

So I read the reviews of this good program that some complained had a set-up quality to it. Well, how do you think you take people out on a walk with lions. We walked and petted and enjoyed the company of two 17 month old overgrown kittens. It was a once in a lifetime experience. Sure, there are many cameras... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2015

This was such an amazing experience! The staff handles the lions very well, we felt completely safe. The lions are amazing and this experience is too good to miss. This is a must do in Victoria Falls!

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

We decided to do this activity as our holiday was a big adventure to us so walking with Lions was something we wanted to do. Firstly, it is a serious charity who are committed to releasing lions to the wild and they keep them till around 18 months. The lions were aged between 13 months and 15 months that we... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

Words cannot describe the experience of a morning walk with lions as they hunt. These are not tame animals nor are they "cubs". We walked with two lionesses who were 200 - 250 pounds. Looking back at the pictures, I should have been more nervous, but at the time it felt completely safe. I'm so glad I had the chance... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015

1. Walking with lions is the second phase of the lion farmers brutal exploitation of captive lions. 2.The lions are trained to walk with one group of tourists after another, day in and day out. 3.Tourists think only of themselves when they want to take a selfie with young lions to show their friends. No one thinks about the miserable... More 

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Morgantown, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2015

1. There were 23 people in the group I was placed with. That means the 18-month old lions were subjected to 23 people getting their pictures taken with them at various times during the walk. At times the lions DID NOT want to walk.....they wanted to do what lions do during the day and lie in the shade. They were... More 

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