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Safari Adventures Lion Encounter

Casela Nature, Cascavelle, Mauritius
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Ranked #2 of 3 attractions in Cascavelle
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours
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Dixon, California, USA
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

When we came to this park we did the zip lining (we did the hour long one but it would be worth it if you had the time to do the longer zip lining (4hrs) because of how much more you get to do ie: walk planks, tiny bridges, longer zip lines, etc) the Lion walk, and pet the Cheetahs.... More

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Amman, Jordan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Lions are in double cages. Lions look drugged out. It was a waste for me. The park is over hyped. I've seen much better than this park.

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Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Our walk with the lions in August 2014 was enjoyable. A guide and 3 other helper/photographers walked with 12 tourists and 2 young lions for a full hour. It was explained that the young lions used for the walks have been well trained and are therefore very safe. The walk included the ability to touch and stroke the lions and... More

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We went to this activity as we thought it was one of the most unique experiences you can get in Mauritius - and, on pair with swimming with wild dolphins and relaxing at a dream beach, it is. The weather had been tricky all week with rain spells and sun shine and we were keen to do this on a... More

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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Expensive (close to a hundred pounds depending on the exchange rate) but wow so worth it! I was worried the lions would be doped but I really don't think they were - ours were a young male and female - the male was very stand-offish but the girl (a white lion) let every one of us walk beside her -... More

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Durham, England
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63 reviews 63 reviews
37 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Did this for my 40th birthday and loved it, not scary at all and the lions are not really interested in the tourists, just walking and eating meat, loads of opportunity to touch, stroke, and hold the tail of the lions while walking at THEIR pace.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We walked with the lions for over an hour on our honeymoon. It's one of only 3 places in the world you can have this experience. We've got some amazing photo souvenirs with us touching them. Loved it!

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Vacoas, Plaines Wilhems, Mauritius
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

One of the most amazing things ever done in my life. Being that close to lions and touching them while walking with them, never thought of even in my dreams. The handlers are excellent and pros. Feel scared when they release the beast from their cage and approaching you but afterwards you finally get used to being side by side... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Words do not do justice to this experience. If you do nothing else in Mauritius, do this. We walked for over 1 hour with a 20 month old white lioness and an 8 month old lion cub and I was close to tears for most of the experience through joy. It's simply breathtaking to see such relaxed lions enjoying their... More

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2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

One of the most interesting thing you could do in your lifetime. Steeve (Guide) and Lois (Handler) were excellent. Entertaining and professionals, not only you feel safe but also thoroughly entertained. Must do thing and would surely do again when I visit Mauritius in future. Hope these majestic cats are treated nicely when we are not with them as they... More

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