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You will be collected from your lodge or accommodation and transported to Lion Encounter where our friendly hospitality team will have welcome refreshments ready for you. After this we will show you a short film (7 mins) about our lion release program and related research, community and conservation projects. After a safety briefing, you’re ready to meet the lion cubs for their bush walk. At all times you’ll be accompanied by our experienced guides, handlers and scouts, allowing you the freedom to watch the lions play, hunt and enjoy their natural habitat. When the lions rest, as they sometimes like to – there may be time for a photo opportunity! During the bush walk, please feel free to ask us any questions about lions as a species, or the latest updates on the progress of the release program. The lion walk lasts approximately 45 mins to 1 hour.
You will also be provided with a breakfast (morning walks) or snacks (afternoon walks) and soft drinks.
Film footage of your lion walk will be shown, which you can purchase as a DVD and take with you, so please bring extra cash for this. Other merchandise supporting the release program is also available.
Lion Encounter offers both morning and afternoon lion walks, and may offer a mid morning slot also, please enquire when booking.
Minimum of 2, Maximum of 20. If you have more than 20 in your party have a look at the Encounters for Prides option or contact us to discuss options.
Your agent will advise you on what to wear – long trousers (if you are comfortable in shorts then this is fine too), closed shoes, neutral bush colours, and not to have any dangly items such as belts or scarves that the cubs might want to play with! Unfortunately, anyone wearing skirts or bright colours will not be allowed on the walk. Do bring your camera, water, sunscreen, mosquito repellent. You can lock away any other personal items for safe-keeping for the duration of the walk.
You will also be advised of any other safety regulations that you will need to follow on your arrival at Lion Encounter.