Product : AM and PM walks every day
Availability :365 days a year.
Collection & Drop Off Times
Morning Safari :Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 06h30-06h45
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 09h30-10h00
Mid-morning Safari :Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 09h00-09h30
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 12h00-12h30
Mid – afternoon safar :Pick up from Vic Falls accommodation:Between 13h45-14h00
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 15h30-16h00
Afternoon safari :Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 15h30-15h45
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation:Between 18h00-18h30
Minimum & Maximum numbers per trip :We have two trips in the morning and two trips in the afternoon, which allows for a maximum number of forty people a day.
In short: AM – Max 20 / Min 01 | PM – Max 20 / Min 01
Lion Cub Interaction –minimum age for lion walks is 15 so for younger crowd children head off with our experienced staff for a nature exploration.
They will discover some of the secrets of the African bush, its trees, plants, animals and insects. Once the cubs are in their closures, the children will have the opportunity to view them. Please note that cub viewing is from outside their enclosure. Only available to children whose parents or guardians are taking part in the lion walk. Should any adult wish to accompany the children, they will be charged the lion walking price.
Guests are picked up from their respective hotel/lodge and transferred to the Masuwe estate. Upon arrival, tea, coffee and cordials are served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk including all safety aspects.
Guests are then required to sign an indemnity. Guests are then taken to a designated area to meet both lions and lion handlers.
This is where your Safari begins and will continue for up to one and half hours. The trail leads through the pristine bush and valley of the Masuwe River, which is home to numerous species of wildlife, including, Elephants, Kudu, Buffalo, Impala, Leopard and sometimes even Lions. There is excellent birding with over 50 species to be sighted.
Each lion is under the charge of a Handler – the trips are lead by a professional Guide, who is armed and carries a first aid kit and handheld radio.
The AM Safari ends with a Full English Breakfast on the deck at Masuwe safari Lodge.
The Mid-AM Safari ends with a good choice of snacks and drinks.
The PM safaris will end with a good choice of snacks and drinks.
The guests view their video of their personal Lion Encounter experience, at the reception of Masuwe safari Lodge. Videos are available for purchase and will be delivered to guests’ hotels that evening or the following morning (depending on which Safari is booked).
Age Restrictions :There is an age limit. Children below the age of 14 years will, unfortunately not be able to partake in this particular activity. A Guardian must accompany children under the age of 18 throughout the trip.
There are no specific health requirements for this activity, and physical disabilities will be considered on an individual basis. If a guest has any medical condition such as epilepsy, diabetes or dangerous allergies etc, please ensure that Lion Encounter is informed at the time of booking.
Public Liability –Lion Encounter is covered by a US$ 1 500 000 Public Liability Insurance.
Medical Air Rescue Service –All clients travelling with Lion Encounter are covered by M.A.R.S. in the unlikely event of an emergency.
What to bring / wear
Please bear in mind that guests will be responsible for carrying their personal effects while on the walk. It is therefore advisable that belongings are kept to a reasonable limit.
Bottled water and other refreshments will be available, so it is not necessary for guests to bring their own.
We recommend that guests bring the following: Sunblock, Cameras, Personal Medication, Glasses or Sunglasses, Insect Repellent
Guests should wear neutral coloured clothes. Wildlife may be encountered and therefore whites and bright colours should be avoided.
Recommended clothing as follows: Long trousers with closed, comfortable shoes.
A wide brimmed hat or a cap will do
A sweater is recommended for the months of May to August
Sandals or shoes you don’t mind getting wet in the months September to April.