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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 40178
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Not recommended for animal lovers

Very sad experience. The lions seemed to be afraid of their keepers and were forced to lie down to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2016
Utah296
my favourite experience

I covered most of the nature and thrill experiences on this trip and this was the best! The... read more

Reviewed 6 April 2016
Flibbix55
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Slough, United Kingdom
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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!
  • Excellent75%
  • Very good13%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 06:00 - 18:30
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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+263 13 40178

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Reviewed 8 April 2016

Very sad experience. The lions seemed to be afraid of their keepers and were forced to lie down to be touched by everyone. They clearly did not want to be touched. Not recommended for animal lovers.More

3  Thank Utah296
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2016

Hello Utah296, We would like to apologize that you did not thoroughly enjoy your time with us in Victoria Falls. We take great pride in providing a positive experience for our guests as well as our lions. All walks with the lions are different -...More

Reviewed 6 April 2016

I covered most of the nature and thrill experiences on this trip and this was the best! The experience was less intimidating than I was expecting and the lions are a delight to watch and walk with. The guides are clearly caring and incredibly knowledgeable...More

Thank Flibbix55
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review of your lion walk with us. We are glad you thought it was the best experience of you trip! We value our guides so highly, and we are glad that they were able to help you have...More

Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

For someone who is scared of animals,7 months on I'm still in disbelief that I walked with the King of the Jungle ! I was very terrified and didn't think I could do this.But when we were taken to see the lions, it was a...More

Thank Kaymore_T
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2016

Hi there! Thanks so much for such a detailed review of your lion walk with us! We are so happy that despite your fear you were able to have an amazing time with our lions and the other game you spotted while on your walk...More

Reviewed 4 April 2016

The Lion Encounter is a once in a lifetime opportunity that cannot be missed. For $150, you are given the opportunity to walk with lions, pet them, and interact with them for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. The program runs a morning and afternoon...More

Thank NeedsAVacation26
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hi there! We want to thank you for your amazing review and helpful information for other possible participants who may want to join us for a lion walk. It is such an honour that you consider your walk with us as a highlight of your...More

Reviewed 3 April 2016

This was one of the best experiences that you could imagine. The lions are magnificent animals and to walk with them is a once in a lifetime adventure. Very professional, well organised and enjoyable experience.

Thank RetiredTraveller123
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 8 April 2016

Hi RetiredTraveller! We are so happy that you enjoyed your lion walk with us and that you think it was a once in a lifetime adventure! We hope to see you back someday! The Lion Encounter Team

Reviewed 29 March 2016

I was a bit nervous but I told myself that nothing bad will happen and our guide, Jabulani made us to trust him cos we could see that he was in control of the lions and there was another guide with a gun in case...More

Thank Ntokozo S
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 31 March 2016

Hi Ntokozo, Thank you very much for your review of your lion walk with us! We are so pleased that you got even more time with the lions than you were expecting! We would like to clarify that the rifles used by our scouts on...More

Reviewed 25 March 2016

I walked with 4 beautiful young lionesses 6 years ago, and this unforgettable and beautiful adventure still dwells in my heart and soul, as if it was yesterday. Immediately, I kind of connected with these magnificent animals and I fell in love with all of...More

Thank SusanEspergaerde
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2016

Hi Susan - Thank you so much for your review of your walk with us and our lions. We're so glad that even after all this time you still look back on the experience as such a positive one! Our mandate for conservation and the...More

Reviewed 22 March 2016

Well yes we walked with the King of the Jungle, like imagination like a dream, except on this one we managed to come out with pictures to share and keep memories of this lifetime experience. Thanks to Lion Encounter for making such experiences possible. The...More

Thank Knowledge J
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Hi there! Thanks so much for writing such a heartfelt review of your time with our lions - we love making dreams come true! We're glad you had such an amazing experience! - The Lion Encounter Team

Reviewed 21 March 2016

OMG!!....this was amazing. Fairly expensive but to my mind worth every $$. One hour of walking through the bush with 2 23month old lions. Stroking them...Staff on hand took control of my camera and iPad and took loads of photos. Also a video is made...More

1  Thank LesleyBF
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2016

Hi Lesley! Thanks so much for your review of your lion walk with us! We're so glad that you had such a memorable experience and that our staff were able to capture it all for you so you have memories to last a lifetime! We...More

Reviewed 6 March 2016

You can really sense that the people working there wants to help the Lion species, which was important to us. The walk itself has to be experienced. Two 170kg lions on each side is nothing other than an adrenalin rush, plus you get really humbled...More

Thank Rune S
LionEncounterAdmin, Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2016

Hello Rune! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and your lovely photographs! We're so glad you had a wonderful experience with our lions during your walk. This is exactly what we want for each and every one of our guests! We hope to...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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sghooker
18 March 2017|
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Response from LionEncounterAdmin | Property representative |
Hi sghooker, yes we do have space tomorrow. There are 3 possibilities to join our walks. Morning (AM) 0630 to 0930 Mid Morning (MM) 1000 to 1230 Afternoon (PM) 1500 to 1730 You will... More
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