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Lion Walk -Victoria Falls

You are invited to gain the unique experience of walking alongside and interacting with the lions as they play, learn to hunt and prepare for release. At times, the lions may rest allowing you a close encounter and a chance to get a photo with them.

About Lion Encounter in Victoria Falls

No leashes, no collars, just a natural African wildlife adventure... Lion Encounter Victoria Falls operates stage one of the African Lion Rehabilitation & Release into the Wild Program, supported by ALERT. Lion Encounter Victoria Falls operates within the beautiful Zambezi National Park affording the guests an opportunity to see several of Zimbabwe's other keystone species that you may encounter whilst walking with the lions.

The Lion Walk
Guests are collected from their lodges and comfortably transported the short distance to our reception area within the Zambezi National Park where our friendly hospitality team is waiting to greet you.  You will enjoy a short film giving you an introduction to our conservation and community development efforts before receiving the all important safety briefing.  The lions are already waiting for you in the Bush, and you will join them as they learn about their natural environment, accompanied by our experienced guides, lion handlers and scouts.  Following your walk you will return to our reception area to enjoy a hearty breakfast or drinks & snacks amongst the beautiful trees of this stunning National Park.

Daily departures at 06:30, 10:00 and 15:30.  Price includes return transfers from all accommodation in Victoria Falls town, the ALERT presentation & safety talk, the Lion Walk, morning: tea, coffee and full English breakfast, mid-morning: bottled water, soft drinks, light snacks, afternoon: beers, bottled water, soft drinks, light snacks

Age and height restrictions apply:  Minimum age 15 years (children aged 15 - 18 years must be accompanied by a guardian.  Minimum height 1.5 metres or 5 feet.

From $125.00 per person
Lion Interaction

Short on time?  No problem.  Each early afternoon we offer guests unable to visit us for longer the opportunity to spend a precious twenty minutes with the lions in their natural habitat as they prepare for their afternoon walks.

Daily at 14:30 (for other times please contact us).  Guests are requested to make their own way to and from the Lion Encounter reception although transport can be arranged for extra cost.  Price includes the ALERT presentation & safety talk and twenty minutes with the lions in the Bush.

Age and height restrictions apply:  If any members of your group do not meet our minimum age of 15 years and/or our minimum height of 1.5 metres or 5 feet then you will be only able to view the lions from outside of their enclosure before they depart for their afternoon walks.

From $60.00 per person
Encounters for Prides

If you are part of a group of more than 20 then our Encounters for Prides option will suit you.  Your group is invited to join us at our reception area to enjoy the ALERT presentation describing our conservation and community development efforts before receiving the all important safety briefing. In smaller groups of 8 - 10 you will join the lions for a precious twenty minutes in their natural habitat.

By appointment only.  Guests are requested to make their own way to and from the Lion Encounter reception although transport can be arranged for extra cost.  Price includes the ALERT presentation & safety talk and twenty minutes with the lions in the Bush.  Snacks and drinks can be provided at extra cost.

Age and height restrictions apply:  If any members of your group do not meet our minimum age of 15 years and/or our minimum height of 1.5 metres or 5 feet then you will be only able to view the lions from outside of their enclosure.

From $60.00 per person

African Wildlife Experience
The Lion Walk plus an Elephant Ride plus a sunset cruise...

This package offers not only a $35.00 discount on purchasing these activities individually, but allows you to walk in the Bush alongside Africa's most iconic species, the African lion; to view this beautiful corner of Zimbabwe atop an African elephant, before being taken on a leisurely cruise to view a stunning variety of birdlife, hippo and crocodile as the sun sets majestically over the mighty Zambezi River.

From $249.00 per person (excludes National Park entrance fees)
African Adventure Experience

The Lion Walk PLUS a sunset cruise PLUS any one of the following adventure activities...

    Half day white water rafting;
    Half day adrenaline (zip line, flying fox and gorge swing);
    Helicopter flight over the Falls (Flight of angels - 13 minutes)

Combine the ultimate adventure experience, walking alongside an African lion in its natural environment, with a sunset cruise and any one of the most popular activities that Victoria Falls, the adventure capital of Southern Africa, has to offer.

From $249.00 per person (excludes National Park entrance fees)
African Safari Experience

The Lion Walk PLUS a day trip to Chobe National Park...

Combine the ultimate safari experience, walking alongside an African lion in its natural environment, with a full day trip to Chobe NP in Botswana and enjoy a game drive and game cruise on the river (prices include transfers and lunch on Chobe trip).

From $285.00 per person (excludes visa fees)
Ultimate African Experience

The Lion Walk PLUS a sunset cruise PLUS any TWO of the following activities...

    Elephant ride
    Half day white water rafting;
    Half day adrenaline (zip line, flying fox and gorge swing);
    Helicopter flight over the Falls (Flight of angels - 13 minutes)

From $339.00 per person (excludes National Park entrance fees)

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