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Lion Encounter is an active conservation program that is passionate about ensuring a secure future for the African lion. The species has seen an 80 – 90% decline in the past 20 – 30 years and we are Africa’s first genuine program to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild. Lion Encounter has 2 operations on either side of the Victoria Falls border. You can visit Lion Encounter in either Victoria Falls Town, Zimbabwe, or Livingstone Town, Zambia. Lion Encounter offers people the chance to walk with this magnificent species, or volunteer with us and actively contribute to our efforts, to save the African Lion.

Our Activities

Lion Encounter offers various activities that people can take part in, all in support of the larger conservation efforts to save the African Lion. Join one of our lion walks or volunteer with us, don’t miss these incredible experiences that will provide you with memories for life.  

Our Lions

Meet our beautiful lions based in both in Livingstone and Victoria falls. From the antics of our young cubs finding their paws on their lion walks, to Zulu, and his females, who make up our exciting lion release pride, you can read more about them all here.  

Our Projects

Find out more about our community and conservation projects.Lion Encounter provides both manpower and material support to the some of the schools, clinics, clubs and communities in our local areas.Lion Encounter is also heavily involved in other conservation initiatives...  


Whether you want to contribute to the welfare and rehabilitation of our lions, or dedicate your time to education and community empowerment you can get hands on by volunteering with us on Lion Encounter. We offer both a short term and long term option for volunteering.
This has been an absolutely amazing experience.the information provided at the start opened my mind.the staff made me feel safe at all times - Teme, NZ
The guides were informative and well trained.i felt safe while walking and petting the cubs.great adventure - Rick, USA
It was unbelievable and brought tears to my eyes.unforgettable!a memory that will last a lifetime - Una Nieuwoudt, USA