Days Off The River

Walking With Lions

Prices from: $125

Come and join us for the chance to help out with rehabilitating lions in what is the first step in this long and in depth process.  This process is made possible by the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust‘s multi stage Rehabilitation and Release into the Wild Program. The first stage of the program involves the young lions being taken out into the Bush, allowing them to build confidence in their natural habitat and practice their hunting techniques before being released into stage two of the program.

Zambezi Activities

3 hours

2-12 guests

USD $ 115*

*$10 Park Fees not included

Your Trip

You be collected from your lodges and comfortably transported the short distance to the Boma - our hospitality suite overlooking the Zambezi River within the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park – where our friendly hospitality team is waiting to greet you with a welcome soft-drink, (or teas and coffees for those early risers!), after which you'll be shown to your seats.
We'' show you a short film (7 mins) to give you information on our lion release program.  It will explain why it is necessary to facilitate such a project, but will also show the guests some “behind the scenes” footage regarding ALERT’s other efforts, which benefit communities bordering conservation areas (run by the ALERT Communities Trust – ACT) and its other wildlife conservation and research programs through the Conservation Centre for Wild Africa – CCWA. 
You'll then receive the all important do’s and don’ts in a safety talk delivered by your guide.  You are then ready to meet the lions who are already waiting for you in the Bush.
During the walk itself you will be accompanied by our experienced guides, handlers and scouts that ensure that our rigorous safety procedures are upheld allowing you to enjoy watching the lions play, hunt and enjoy their natural habitat.  At times the lions may rest allowing you some close encounters and opportunities to get a photo with the lions.
After the lion walk, which lasts approximately 1hr to 1¼ hr, you'll be welcomed back to the Boma by the hospitality staff, who will be waiting for you with a hearty breakfast or drinks and snacks. You can watch the footage of your lion walk, with the option to purchase a DVD of your walk and other merchandise which helps support the lion release program.

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