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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 for you to experience, all in support of the larger conservation efforts to save the African Lion. Whether you join one of our lion walks or volunteer with us, you don't want to miss these incredible experiences that will provide you with memories for life.  

Our Lions

Meet our beautiful lions based just a stone's throw from the majestic Victoria Falls. Each of our cubs has his or her own personality - from friendly Fumani to Pendo the huntress - after reading about their quirks and attributes you'll be jumping at the chance to meet each one in person.   

Our Projects

We believe we have a responsibility not just to Africa's lions but to its' communities and ecosystems. Learn about how Lion Encounter provides both manpower and material support to community programs and local conservation efforts in the Victoria Falls area.  


Get hands-on and see all the behind-the-scenes action by contributing to the welfare and rehabilitation of our lions, or by dedicating your time to education and community empowerment through our short and long-term volunteer opportunities! 
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