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Walking with lions, victoria falls vs livingstone?

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Walking with lions, victoria falls vs livingstone?

hi, i'd like to do a walking with lions excursion, but will be staying in livingstone. it seems that it originated in victoria falls but now there is an operation on the livingstone side as well, is there any difference? it would be easier for us to do from the zambian side but if the experience is much better in zimbabwe i'd go there instead. any help would be greatly appreciated, there are a lot of reviews but none of them specify what side they were on :)

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my daughter and I just did this lion walk with shearwater in zimbabwe after agonising over the ethics- I camn only concur with the opinions on this board and consider it a complete sham as a conservation program. I would not support or endorse doing this circus program. Also the elephant ride is an absolute disgrace after seeing these magnificent animals in the wild. We just visited there as we stayed at the elephant Camp but did not participate.


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For years I have worked with orphaned and injured Canadian wildlife in conjunction with licensed wildlife rehabilitation centres. The goal in all cases is to eventually release the animals back into their wild habitat. In order to successfully do this, human contact is kept to an absolute minimum. A healthy fear of humans is necessary for survival in the wild. Any facility which allows humans to interact with wildlife (other than to perform necessary functions such as medical care, feeding etc), is not working towards the goal of successful wildlife release. First and foremost, their goal is tourist dollars. I for one, choose to abstain from such tourist attractions. Instead I choose to go to places like Africa to view the wildlife in the wild. The thrill and magnificence of being on safari and encountering wildlife in its natural habitat...free and wild, is for me, far more exciting than viewing them in a man made compound.

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