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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

#8 of 44 Tours in Victoria Falls Features Animals
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 40178
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Best Thing I have EVER done

I went to the walking with lions experience at the weekend, and I can safely say it is the best... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2016
Katherine H
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Mind blowing lion encounter!

This was an experience of a lifetime. The guides were pretty informative about the behavior of the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2016
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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
Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 40178

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Reviewed 21 January 2016

I went to the walking with lions experience at the weekend, and I can safely say it is the best experience I have ever had. I loved every minute of it and the staff were fantastic. I was picked up from my hotel and there...More

1  Thank Katherine H
Reviewed 14 January 2016

This was an experience of a lifetime. The guides were pretty informative about the behavior of the cats and how we should handle ourselves. I do not buy the story that these cats have been manipulated to be tame. They have the natural instinct for...More

Thank Tsidiso
Reviewed 7 January 2016

My husband and I recently did this walk on the 26th Dec, before I booked this tour I watched this on You Tube to see if it was what I wanted to do and also to find out the behind the scenes where the cubs...More

Thank Cherie1205
Reviewed 4 January 2016

A fantastic experience. There are only two walks each day (morning and afternoon) so book before you arrive or immediately on arrival. you're given a full briefing on staying safe! The two lions we walked with were 19 months old and were being prepared for...More

Thank fiona b
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

There is something not quite right about lions being artificially manipulated to be tame to please tourists. We did it because folk said it was a must. Now we know we have just further propogated the concept of altering nature for tourist dollars.

3  Thank Angleseateam
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect. Overall it was truly a once in a lifetime experience! Where else in the world can you get close enough to pet lions?! You get amazing photos as well. All I had was my iPhone but a good SLR...More

2  Thank Shaun D
Reviewed 21 December 2015 via mobile

I will start by saying the people who work there obviously care about the Lions so much and you can see how much the Lions enjoy the guys there playing with them etc. It was just a strange experience. It didn't seem right being able...More

3  Thank Glenn F
Reviewed 18 December 2015

About a dozen people travelled by bus 15 minutes out side the town of Victoria Falls. We walked down this desert path to be confronted by two female lions and around five guides. We were all issued with a big stick in case things got...More

1  Thank DMacS3195
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This attraction is incredible. We felt so privileged that these magnificent animals allowed us to share their space, stroke them, and walk with them. This is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.

Thank Paul B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

They are probably doing good work, but the visit was more of a long, expensive photo-op aimed at enticing you to buy a video of yourself petting a lion.

1  Thank PDBlumen
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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.
18 March 2017|
Response from James H |
You would need to contact Lion Encounter directly but that should be fine.
18 March 2017|
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