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Address: | Near Thorn Tree Lodge, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia
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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.

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An enjoyable morning helping the cubs

I was dubious about interacting with these animals as I had heard it was cruel but due to lions being endangered it is now vital to save them and assist in getting them out and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 December 2016
Lissf1976
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Brisbane, Australia
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a little weirded. The concept of walking with lions is a little odd any way. The guides are nice.

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Brisbane, Australia
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251 reviews
116 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

I was dubious about interacting with these animals as I had heard it was cruel but due to lions being endangered it is now vital to save them and assist in getting them out and about as such. We walked with 8 month old cubs who were gradually venturing more on their own. During the buffet breakfast you learn about... More 

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Thank Lissf1976
Bethesda, Maryland
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25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

The lion walk (which can be combined with cheetah walk and elephant ride), is one of the best experiences in Livingstone. The male and female lions can be pet and you can walk with them for about 1/2 hour. There is plenty of opportunity for taking pictures with them, which the friendly staff there offers. A wonderful experience.

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Thank MLovei
Morogoro Region, Tanzania
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143 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

A lifetime of experience - you get an hour by yourself with the Lions. These are young lions, probably an year old. the walk with the lion in jungles is breath taking.

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Thank MustansirMusaji
Cairns, Australia
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I knew when booking the lion walk that it was going to be very touristy but I was still disappointed. The experience was a bit on the boring side. You take turns walking beside lions who just want to roam and have nothing to do or look at when youre pushed aside so everyone can get a picture walking beside... More 

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Germany
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53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This was truly a once in a lifetime experience! The guides were fantastic, knowledgeable, and we felt safe the entire time. We had more than an hour of the two cubs which were 11 months old. We got to touch and pet them. Even walk along side of them. Afterwards they provided us a light snack and drinks which wasn't... More 

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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Lion Encounter is a 4 phase project to get lions back into the wild safely. It was very interesting and fun to walk with them and learn about the process they go thru. Once in a lifetime experience. Great experience.

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1 Thank DoreenGF
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71 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Let me explain. It is an amazing experience to walk or touch a lion. It definitely is. Unique, once in a lifetime and i appreciate myself i ve done this. But... i believe that it is extremely expensive to pay 150$ per person for only walking with two 8 month cabs. Surely i didn't wait to see giant male lions,... More 

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1 Thank Alex K
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34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

It is a great place add it is really fun, but it is overpriced. Too expensive for none residence. Staff is great and freshly. Also when you are alone just one they don't get the animals out for you. Rather sad.

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Thank Si A
Livingstone, Zambia
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7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016 via mobile

Such a great experience. Crazy, exciting, and scary all at the same time. I would definitely recommended this place to everyone!

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