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Taking small groups of no more than 20 people, you’ll get to experience lions in their natural habitat while walking alongside them. You’ll also get to meet people from Lion Encounter who are passionate about lions and their future. By joining these lion walks you are helping with the pre-release training of the cubs, but also providing necessary funds to help save Africa’s most recognised species.
You’ll be collected from your lodge to be taken to Lion Encounter, adjacent the Zambezi National Park. Lion Encounter is partnered with ALERT, the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust, a conservation and community NGO that is devoted to the future of Africa’s wildlife and people. Upon arrival, you’ll watch a 7-minute video of Lion Encounters release program, community and conservation projects. This will be followed by a through a safety briefing before meeting the lion cubs and going on your bush walk.
You will be accompanied by Lion Encounters safety guides who have a great deal of experience when it comes to handling these majestic creatures. Please take the opportunity to ask your guide questions, you’ll be amazed at how much there is to learn on the African lion in terms of conservation, habitat and behaviour. You will get the opportunity for a photo and the possibility to observe these creatures up close and personal.
Film footage and merchandise supporting the release program will be available for purchase after your walk.