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Victoria Falls

Lion Encounter Zimbabwe

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Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
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About Lion Encounter Zimbabwe
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!
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Beauty and the Beast (Lion walk and Lion Feed)

See both sides to the magnificent lion by doing both the Lion walk and Lion feed. Meet our younger lions for the lion walk and then watch as our full grown male lions charge down towards you to get their meat!
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3 hours
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from $220.52

The Feast of Beasts - Lion feed

Stand your ground in the safety of a hide as our full grown male lions comes charging down towards you to get their meat. This is a fast paced adrenaline activity and will give guests the opportunity to see another side to this magnificent animal. Join us on the Feast of Beasts and take a bite out of the action!
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1 hour
from $76.93

Lion and Game Park Management Project

Volunteering with animals in Africa is one thing. Volunteering with lions, however, offers a totally unique and incredible insight into what it takes to conserve wildlife on this magical continent.

The Lion population is dwindling fast. According to IUCN research, there were 200,000 lions in the wild just 25 years ago. Today, just over 22,000 remains. The lion population has seen the highest decline than any other species, including the rhino. The Lion is so iconic and precious to Africa, and we must do something now to stop this decline.

Volunteer with Africa’s iconic wildlife and the magnificent African lion, making your mark on wildlife conservation and park management, as you join us in our mission to protect and preserve this exquisite species for many more generations to come.

With incredible and extremely close lion encounters on offer, this is a once in a lifetime adventure that awaits you.
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14 days
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from $1,728.00

Wildlife Research & Conservation Project

There are no wildlife conservation efforts without proper, scientific and ethical research. It is essential for preservation and management of wildlife in their natural habitat and for the coexistence with local communities as well.

With this project not only will you be immersed in one of the world’s largest conservation areas but you will also work alongside a team of professional researchers dedicated to tracking, monitoring and collecting data on large predators and other types of wildlife.

This is a very unique opportunity not just for university students but also for all animal lovers and explorers of all types. A whole world is out there for you to discover. What are you waiting for?
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14 days
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from $1,728.00

Wildlife Photography Project- Victoria Falls

When it comes to wildlife preservation, there’s nothing more influential than the power of the lens. One photograph can tell so many stories. Which one might you tell?

With this project, not only will you be enhancing your portfolio as a wildlife photographer, but you will also be making an invaluable difference by bringing awareness to wildlife conservation in Zimbabwe. It’s your lens. Your story. Your power.
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14 days
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from $1,728.00
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Walking with the 2 lions was an amazing adventure which we will definitely not forget. It was really great walking with them, and even touch them. Thrilling! Adrenalin pure! We never made such a great experience, and we will repeat this when we come back...More

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Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This experience was awesome. What a thrill to walk and interact with these magnificent lions. I hope the organization is able to continue on with their work.

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Date of experience: February 2020
Thank PATRICIA J
LionEncounterAdmin, Director of Sales at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Patricia J for your review. Thanks very much for your support.

Reviewed 6 days ago

One of the best experiences of the trip. The guides were wonderful and the hospitality was excellent. I look forward to doing it again.

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Date of experience: February 2020
Thank MarleneP3215
LionEncounterAdmin, Director of Sales at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Marlene P for your wonderful review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was an incredible experience and one I will cherish forever. There were just 6 of us on our early morning walk with 2, 12 month old lion cubs. We were accompanied at all times by 3 guards/lion keepers who were very knowledgeable and gave...More

Date of experience: February 2020
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LionEncounterAdmin, Director of Sales at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you dawnf108 for your wonderful review. Thanks so much for choosing to do the lion walk and we appreciate your support.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What can I say about this trip. Wow wow wow. From the time I got picked up at the hotel to the Time we got back it was awesome. Lloyd who was our guide was fantastic explaining everything He was very informative and a credit....More

Date of experience: February 2020
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LionEncounterAdmin, Director of Sales at Lion Encounter Zimbabwe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you tonyg06 for your fantastic review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you again soon.

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JesseLosAngeles
July 13, 2019|
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Response from bebaron58 | Reviewed this property |
If you go on the website there is a contact email and phone number. If you are currently staying in the victoria falls area, your hotel should be able to arrange something for you.
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liozzo
March 20, 2019|
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Response from souku | Reviewed this property |
I think it's much better if you skip this "experience". It's simply lions in captivity. Not conservation. Please please please read more about this place, you'll realise its a money making machine doing nothing for the... More
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Melanie J
December 8, 2017|
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Response from Jpart | Reviewed this property |
We were told that when the lions reach 24 months they would be released in a semi wild state where they would learn to hunt for themselves while still being observed. The 2 Lions we were with (Laila and Laika), both of whom... More
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