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Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
+263 13 40178
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Great Experience, just hope they are doing good for lions

I am on the fence a bit. We really loved our encounter and were able to pet and walk with a young... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
NcGhiagirl
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NC
Wow! Walking with and Petting a LION!!!!!!!

People are stunned when I tell them I petted a real lion! What a great experience to interact with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lovetotravel132016
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Post Falls, Idaho
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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 3 days ago

I am on the fence a bit. We really loved our encounter and were able to pet and walk with a young male and female. They take a bunch of great photos for you. The lions appeared well kept and fed, and not drugged. And...More

Thank NcGhiagirl
LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Good day, thank you for taking the time to review our company. We appreciate all feedback. If you would like more information about the program to get a better understanding please visit the ALERT (African Lion and Environmental Research Trust to clarify any queries regarding...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

People are stunned when I tell them I petted a real lion! What a great experience to interact with the lions and watch others interact with them. You're in a group of about 10-14 people and walk one at a time behind a lion carrying...More

Thank lovetotravel132016
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Products Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Firstly thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. Thank you for your comments and suggestions, with regards to the tip box, there is one in our reception area and all tips are then divided with the staff that take care of you....More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great experience. Always felt safe with the skilled guides. The guides take photos with your own camera which is nice. A warthog kill was an unexpected event. Breakfast OK .

Thank Lisa B M
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Product Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our company. We are pleased to hear that you had a good experience and felt safe with our staff.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an interesting experience. The guides were very honest and upfront that this 'Walking with the Lions' has been the best method of fundraising they have had. The goal is to help fund the study and discovery of how to best increase the population...More

Thank ReaderTn
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Product Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our product. We appreciate all feedback and we are glad to hear that you felt safe with our staff, the are very efficient and ensure that our clients are safe at all times.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get picked up from your accommodation and driven about 15 minutes to the place. You are divided into groups - we had 10 in ours - given a talk and a stick. Then you are off to meet the lions. We had two, 22...More

Thank Jennie W
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Products Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you had a good experience with us.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very cool experience, and one that I think is not likely to last long. You actually walk with, sit with, and touch lions that were raised in captivity but that will eventually be removed from human contact, with the goal of releasing...More

Thank KevinB229
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Products Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an outstanding experience. I never thought I would be able to walk next to a lion and actually touch a lion in their own environment. It was a bit intimidating initially, because these are magnificent and dangerous animals. The staff was wonderful. They...More

Thank Lucy C
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience and information that you were given.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow who would have thought that this was even possible – walking with the lions in the natural habitat. Remember these are not tamed lions for pleasure there is a lot of research going on and our patronage helps keep the program on track. A...More

Thank Jpart
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and comments. We are glad that you understood how the program works and appreciate your encouragement of the program. Please do not hesitate to contact us directly on marketing@lionencounter.com for any updates.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Please don't interact with lions and other wildlife. Not only is it unethical, irresponsible tourism, it also leads to more breeding in captivity and abuse of wildlife for captive tourist activity purposes. These particular projects appear to have good intentions, however interactions and breeding must...More

Thank PaulATully
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing and Products Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We value all reviews and comments on our business, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your experience with us, please could you email us on marketing@lionencounter.com to further investigate your experience.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous. You must sign an indemnity as you literally walk along side with the lions 🦁. The two lions we walked with were 20 months old and beautiful, cousins, 1 girl and 1 boy. You have handlers with you at all times and you also...More

Thank Debridley R
LionEncounterAdmin, Marketing Manager at Walking with Lions at Victoria Falls, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review.

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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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