LION ENCOUNTER is an active conservation program that is passionate about ensuring a secure future for the African lion, Panthera leo. It is also Africa’s first genuine program to ethically re-introduce the offspring of captive-bred African lions back into the wild. Lion Encounter operates the African Lion Rehabilitation & release into the Wild Program in partnership with ALERT.

In the first stage young lion cubs are taken out into the bush to build confidence in their natural habitat. As the cubs become familiar with the environment, they start to develop and practice their stalking and hunting skills – skills that are crucial for their release into Stage 2 of the program. By joining our lion walks or volunteering with us, you are actively assisting in the pre-release training for the cubs, as well as providing essential funding for the program’s continued progress to help save Africa’s most iconic species.  You will have the rare opportunity of being able to walk, interact and observe these amazing animals.

Minimum Height and Age Restrictions
Minimum age for the Lion Encounter is 15 years.  Minimum height restriction for the Lion Encounter / Walk is 1.5m or 5ft.  A person must meet both the age and height restrictions to qualify.

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Latest News

June Newsletter 2014
The water level has dropped and the river is open for us to play around on again. We are now running our high water trips.






A multi-day White Water Rafting trip involves an adrenelin and picturesque journey through the beautiful Batoka gorge. These trips have been designed to cater specifically for clients looking to experience both the adrenalin rush and sheer power of the mighty Zambezi River as well as the beauty that is the Batoka Gorge.

Clients will be able to take a closer look at the splendor of Victoria Falls (Mosi-Oa-Tunya) as well as spending some memorable nights camping on the white sandy beaches in the Batoka Gorge.