VICTORIA FALLS SPECIALS
ELEPHANT BACK SAFARIS & LION WALK COMBO
AM/PM - Lion Walk Encounter & Elephant Back Safari Combinations
Masuwe Estate, 10 minutes drive from the centre of Vic Falls town.
365 days a year.
Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 06h30-06h45
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 10h30-11h00
Pick up from Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 13h30-13h45
Drop off at Vic Falls Accommodation: Between 16h30-17h00
CUSTOM DESIGNED TRIPS AND CORPORATE GROUPS
We shall remain flexible and make every effort to accommodate the needs of such groups – alternative timings available upon request.
Morning Elephant Back Safari Operation:
Guests are picked up from their respective hotel/lodge and transferred to the Lion operation on Masuwe estate. Upon arrival, tea, coffee and cordials are served – after which the guide will give a short introductory talk on the African Encounter Lion Rehabilitation Program and a brief on all safety aspects. It will be emphasised that although the lions are hand reared this is not a petting zoo and full interaction with the lions will be a bonus. 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 wild Lions. There is excellent birding with over 50 species to be sighted.
Each lion is under the charge of a Handler – the trips are led by a professional Guide, who is armed and carries a first aid kit and handheld radio. The guide and handlers will answer any questions as well as provide knowledge on lions and the environment in general.
The Lion Walk Encounter Safari ends with a Full English Breakfast at the reception area. After breakfast the clients are transferred the 2km drive where they will be met by their Elephant Guide.
The guide will give a short introductory talk including all safety aspects. Guests are then required to sign an indemnity. Guests are then walked down to the loading ramp where they are introduced to our Elephants (Nkanyiso, Mbanje & Miss Elly) and their Handlers.
On mounting the Elephants, the Safari begins. 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 Elephant 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 Safari ends with an interaction with the Elephants where the guests get an opportunity to take photographs of themselves feeding and interacting with these awesome African Elephants.
PLEASE NOTE IT IS POSSIBLE FOR THE ACTIVITIES TO HAPPEN IN THE OPPOSITE ORDER, AS IN ELEPHANTS FIRST FOLLOWED BY LIONS.
The guests also have the opportunity of viewing their separate safaris on DVD, of which a combination disc can be purchased, some of these proceeds go to the rehabilitation and maintenance of these awesome animals. DVD’s are available for purchase and will be delivered to the guests’ hotels that same day.
Afternoon Safari option:
The Safaris in the afternoon, are done at the exact same locations, however they start with the Elephants and end with the Lion walks, with snacks and drinks served between the 2 activities instead of the breakfasts.
AGE & HEIGHT RESTRICTIONS
There is an age limit and height restriction. Guests must be a minimum of 15 years of age and at least 155cm (5 foot, 1 inch) tall. A Guardian must accompany children between 15 and 18 years of age throughout the trip. We have introduced a “child seat” whereby children under the age of 15 can enjoy a supervised encounter and educational with the younger lions prior to which they would have done the Elephant Back Safari. This seat will take place only during the mid-morning Lion activity as such the order would be Elephants first followed by Lions in this instance.
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 our company is informed at the time of booking.
WHAT TO BRING / WEAR
Please bear in mind that guests will be responsible for carrying their personal effects while on the ride. It is therefore advisable that belongings are kept to a reasonable limit.BOOK NOW! from $250(USD) per person.