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Mukuni Big Five Safaris

#2 of 12 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Livingstone Features Animals
Farm # 9012A | Mukuni Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 21 3322286
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Being able to walk and play with lions and cheetahs is just unbelievable. The cheetahs are so tame... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Dan T
via mobile
Walking with lions

I've wanted to pet and walk with lions since I was a little girl watching the movie Born Free, and... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2017
Miranda D
Anchorage, Alaska
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Mukuni Big 5 Safaris, situated on top of a hill overlooking the historic town of Livingstone and just 3km from the Mighty Victoria Falls.Come enjoy your Ultimate African Experience right here by Walking the King of the Beasts, the African Lion ( No Restraints ). Walk along side the worlds fastest land mammal, the African Cheetah. Ride on top of the worlds largest land mammal, the African Elephant and interact with Caracals, all under one roof right here at our Sanctuary.Become an Ultimate African Volunteer in our Volunteer and Cheetah Conservation Trust Program. Contribute your time and skill to working with our Vulnerable and Endangered Species. Make a difference.
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  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
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“elephant ride” (28 reviews)
“lion cubs” (16 reviews)
“white lion” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Farm # 9012A | Mukuni Road, Livingstone 20100, Zambia
+260 21 3322286

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being able to walk and play with lions and cheetahs is just unbelievable. The cheetahs are so tame. Well worth doing!

Thank Dan T
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I've wanted to pet and walk with lions since I was a little girl watching the movie Born Free, and I finally got to do it at Mukuni Big 5 Safaris. I petted and walked with cheetahs, too, and watched a demonstration of their speeds...More

Thank Miranda D
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Had a great afternoon here, staff were friendly and very knowledgeable, with the care of the animals their first priority at all times, without dissapointing visitors, we walked cheetah and met some lion cubs, I had a brilliant time.

Thank Alyson-Jayne F
Reviewed 10 May 2017

This was a last minute call to book an elephant ride for the kids. It was a bit pricey but when those elephants rocked up in a line and out their trunks over the fence, the cost was soon forgotten. 45 minutes on an elephant...More

Thank JET8882
Reviewed 2 May 2017

While staying at Livingstone and after visiting Chief Mafuni Village, my driver suggested the Big Five Safari and we stopped in without reservations. I didn't know much about it but learned that I could take a walk around the enclosures that held five Big Cat...More

Thank Larry W
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The way they organise the place creates more attractions for tourists......I enjoyed myself from the point I saw the post till I.left.....all animals inside there.are healthy...and the tour guides are willing and so good to answer any question thatshe forwardedo to them.....great place to be

Thank Pita712
Reviewed 27 April 2017

This is a chance for a close encounter with these beautiful cats, being reared in captivity after the deaths of their mothers. They love to be stroked and scratched. If you go for the first tour of the day you will also get to see...More

Thank Inftraveller
Mukuni B, General Manager at Mukuni Big Five Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Thank you Inftraveller for your review. We are delighted to be part of your close encounter with the endangered African cheetah. Indeed they are beautiful cats as you have rightly indicated.We regularly let them do runs as a way to keep them healthy through exercises.

Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Although my wife and me got to get really close to the big cats, we are not sure if we have done them a disservice by encouraging this activity. The staff were caring and the cats looked well looked after. We were not sure about...More

Thank happydas
Mukuni B, Manager at Mukuni Big Five Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Dear happydas, Thank you for your review. we are very clear with the future of our animals nothing is hidden here , firstly we have full affiliations with the department of national parks and wildlife services (wildlife custodians in Zambia). The |Zambian wildlife laws with...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

The staff were great and animals looked in great health; their welfare was top priority. The DVD made by Brian was excellent and I would recommend paying extra for this. The only suggestion would be to have more info about the conservation angle, this was...More

Thank Be1inda
Reviewed 14 April 2017

An extraordinary experience interacting with the lions and cheetahs.Hats off to the trainers who sincerely love and care for these animals.

Thank Worldviewer2017
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merrick s
Your website is not working. We would like info such as pricing, availability on Aug 15 or Aug 16. If we can be picked up and dropped off from Thorntree River Lodge.How long the activity lasts (we have other activities booked),so we have to coordinate around them and exactly what the activity entails?There would be 2 of us (myself and my 21 year old son)
18 June 2017|
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Response from Travelloverdelmundo | Reviewed this property |
elephant ride was 1 hour...Negotiate as prices are crazy.
How many of the big 5 can you see in early feburary.??
29 December 2016|
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Response from Ruka99 | Reviewed this property |
You would see the lions, cheetahs and elephants all year round as they are kept in a specific area (captive). Unfortunately there are no Buffalo or Rhino to boast of here. The advantage at Mukuni big five is a very close... More