African Lion Encounter
Situated on the Masuwe Estate, only 10 minutes from the centre of Victoria Falls town you'll find a group of lion cubs ranging from 3 to 16 months of age. These lion cubs offer guests an unparalleled experience and insight into the behaviour of this threatened African species. The “walking with lions” encounter is an opportunity to interact with 2 or 3 cubs for up to an hour and a half during a single session.
The lions are unrestrained and roam free as you join them on a walk through riverine vegetation and African bush on the banks of the Masuwe River. The encounter is fully supervised and professionally managed by an experienced and qualified team who have been working with lions for over 20 years originally at Gweru’s Antelope Park.
No leashes, no collars, just a natural African wildlife adventure operating in the Mosi-Oa-Tunya National Park from Thorntree Lodge, 10 minutes from Livingstone. Clients have the unique experience of walking alongside and interacting with the lions for approximately 1 ¼ hours.
Elephant Back Safari
An elephant back safari is not just a ride on the largest animal in Africa, it's an unforgettable experience where clients get to interact with the elephants as well as enjoy a ride through wilderness areas and beautiful riverine scenery. Whilst on the ride, clients may see other wild elephant as well as buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest and a host of other plains game. Along the Zambezi River, hippo and crocodile are common and there is a wide variety of bird species.
Each elephant has its own handler and clients will leave having witnessed the elephant's incredible skills, intelligence and willingness to respond to instruction.
One of the finest ways to experience the African bush is on horseback. We have a range of trip options available ranging from half day novice rides to full and multi day adventures for experienced riders that range far into splendid Teak forests, Mopani woodland and sub-riverine bush to explore the dramatic scenery above the Batoka Gorge.
There is a chance to see small game such as bushbuck or duiker, hippos and crocodiles along the river and in the dry season there is a better opportunity of spotting elephant and buffalo. There is also a wide variety of birdlife. All rides are led by experienced riders/guides and all riding abilities are catered for.
Rated by many sports anglers as the finest freshwater fighting fish in the world, the Tiger Fish is found in the waters of the Upper and Lower Zambezi. It's one of 75 fish species found in the region. Angling in this part of the world consists of fly fishing, spinning and bait-fishing.