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Lion Encounter

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| Near Thorn Tree Lodge, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia
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Avoid Regret- DO NOT WALK WITH LIONS

Ignorance and making certain assumptions- brought me to the Lion Encounter. I have nothing... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tahoepov
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Squaw Valley, California
Fantastic experience

Having visited the tigers in Thailand and walked with them (albeit chained) it seemed logical to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adam L
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Sudbury, 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.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good13%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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| Near Thorn Tree Lodge, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia
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| Near Thorn Tree Lodge, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park, Livingstone, Zambia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Ignorance and making certain assumptions- brought me to the Lion Encounter. I have nothing negative to say about the staff. My issues is with the over exposure of wild life to humans. It is not natural for lions to be walked by and pet by...More

1  Thank Tahoepov
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We would like to thank you for reviewing our organisation, I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed. The reason for the walks is to introduce the cubs to their natural environment and we allow guests to go along on these walks and to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having visited the tigers in Thailand and walked with them (albeit chained) it seemed logical to follow it up with a lion encounter. The main difference here is that they are free roaming and look much happier and content. The staff looked after both us...More

Thank Adam L
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our program, we are pleased you had a good experience. Please visit the ALERT website for further detail and information on the release program lionalert.org.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is amazing to be up close and walking with the lions, even able to touch them. The lions we saw were 7 months old -don’t expect mature lions. There are countless photo opportunities for everyone and the guides make sure each person gets a...More

Thank MiaFalck
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. Firstly we would like to apologise for the delay you experienced at the border unfortunately sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the experience and we hope that the guides...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking with Lion was amazing.The Lion are very inteligent. I love and i respect this animal,and i hope that human being,trough this project,will discover that the nature should be preserved.

Thank Pierazzarita
LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for reviewing our program. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time and enjoyed your experience. Please visit the ALERT website for more information on the release program.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The last day of my solo trip I decided to do something fun and memorable. Something well outside of my comfort zone. Waking with lion cubs made my trip! The staff are very kind and informative. The lions are well taken care of, and our...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our program. We are pleased to hear that you had a good experience.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on a tour and this was one of the optional activities offered in Victoria Falls along with riding an elephant and helicopter ride. I passed on the elephant ride. I've done that a few times already. The helicopter ride was good but I...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with our program. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time. We pride ourselves on having professionally trained guides to ensure your safety and enjoyment at all times. To keep updated with...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This excursion was recommended to us by our local guide. At first we were skeptical of the experience given the expense. We arrived on location and were immediately met by the friendly staff. After paperwork we were led, with sticks, out among the trees where...More

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LionEncounterAdmin, General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you had a good experience.

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Booked this last minute as the lion and rhino experience I'd booked turned out to not have any rhino's so didn't bother participating.

Thank Richard G
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

This experience is another must when travelling to Victoria falls. Where else can you experience this first hand with these majestic lions. They explain in full detail as to why they are doing this program. Therefore you come out with knowledge and doing this you...More

Thank justinedemarchi
LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased that you had a good experience and found it informative and you understood the program.

Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Walking with lions is a rare experience that should never be missed. I never thought I'd get close enough to a lion, much more touch two! These 23-month old cubs are quite friendly, as friendly as lions can be, that is, and everyone in our...More

Thank Trixie D
LionEncounterAdmin, Acting General Manager at Lion Encounter, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our organisation. We are pleased to hear that you had a good time and that you understand the program and how we are trying to assist with the decline of this beautiful species.

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sharonmm88
3 May 2016|
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Response from Tgkav | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at Victoria Falls Hotel and did the Lion Encounter in Zimbabwe. It was an amazing experience and I did the Devil's Pool at the top of Victoria Falls and had to cross into Zambia. It took a bit of time but the... More
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Dutchman800
8 February 2016|
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Response from Sandeep J | Reviewed this property |
They do it twice a day, morning and evening. At times even more if the clients are plenty. Deciding morning or afternoon will depend on when you plan to go there. However, at this point in time, if you are not going in... More
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GingerHads
27 October 2015|
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Response from NoelZed | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for your question Gingerhads....i'm sure by now you have read all the positive things about this conservation program, so i hope your question has been answered adequately.
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