By the time the cubs reach the age of three, they are released into a large holding area and learn to fend for themselves without human help. Their offspring will be totally wild, though, taught life skills exclusively by their parents. These offspring are the ones that are eventually reintroduced into the planned 80,000-hectare Mukuni Game Reserve just north of Livingstone, as well as other areas in Zambia.
The lions are kept in excellent health and are in great condition. When the lions flop down for a little rest, guests are encouraged to touch them, always approaching from behind. After the first hesitant pat, you can relax. The morning and afternoon walks are offered. Cameras are allowed on the trip.
The lion walks and interactions pertaining to minors are allowed at the discretion of the senior guides.
Rates include return transfers from The Falls Resort, Day Activity Centre and refreshments. Transfers from other accommodation facilities are excluded and need to added onto the total booking cost.
Mukuni Big Five Lion Walks · Animal encounter