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SAFARI ADVENTURES MAURITIUS

Big Cat Encounters

Safari Adventures Mauritius brings to you the first "Lion Encounter" on the island. This exclusive activity is available all year at the Casela Nature & Leisure Park, Mauritius.

This is a unique opportunity available only to the people who are fortunate enough to decide to visit the park at least once in their lifetime. They may feel and study the primitive behaviour of the lions, cheetah and tigers and share their "Pride" of being in their natural state.

All these thrilling sensations are brought to you by a more than an experienced team with over three generations in the area of lion handling, training and expertise. We have conducted thousands of walks and interactions over the years. Safari Adventures offers you the safest Big Cat Encounter, a world leader in any Lion, Tiger and Cheetah encounter, and is second to none.

Big Cat Encounters includes the exclusive Walking with Lion Experience, Walking with Tigers and the ever-popular Interaction with the Cats.


LATEST REVIEWS

22 May 2014
“Incredible experience” We walked with the lions for over an hour on our honeymoon. It's one of only 3 places in the world you can have this experience. We've got some amazing photo souvenirs with us touching them. Loved it! Visited May 2014

» Fiona M
17 Feb 2014
It was the highlight of this trip. A MUST when you come to Mauritius. We were there in Dec. which was supposed to be summer, but there was a level 2 cyclone which almost caused us to miss this. We were very privileged to have Graeme Bristow walk us with his big cats, Shumba and Matala that day. Graeme is the owner who runs this Safari Adventure Mauritius which is inside the Casela Leisure and Nature Park. So, pay the entrance fee (360 MUR or Mauritian Rupee or about 12 USD) to get into the park, then pay another fee (3,000 MUR) to Walk with the Lions. There're quite a few zones for different activities. It wasn't as frightening as imagined, more enjoyable, fun, and felt very safe, as a matter of fact. The walk takes about 45 minutes to 1 hour, depends on the mood of the lions. They are not that very big and a bit playful. There're 2 other staff and a camera man who also accompanied the Walk. What you get to do during the Walk includes seeing the lions performances like tree climbing, photo moment, patting them, etc.. You can also get the video at ~1,000 MUR.

» Janejit
06 Jan 2014
Most amazing trip ever - once in a lifetime experience” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014 NEW Words do not do justice to this experience. If you do nothing else in Mauritius, do this. We walked for over 1 hour with a 20 month old white lioness and an 8 month old lion cub and I was close to tears for most of the experience through joy. It's simply breathtaking to see such relaxed lions enjoying their environment and being allowed to interact responsibly with such majestic creatures was an honour. I would have loved to spend more time at the total park but due to transfers, we weren't able to, so suggest you add on at least 2 more hours to your visit so you can enjoy the whole park Holiday addict 51

» Holiday aAddict 51
24 Oct 2013
This was at the top of our to do list in Mauritius and we were not disappointed! We walked with 2 white lions in a group of 11 people and it was the most amazing thing we have ever done! The lions were beautiful and clearly well looked after, the guides only carry sticks and treats and if the lions decide to wander off they let them. Our guide bruno was very informative and made sure that we all got time to interact with them (more time than we thought we'd get!) and have our photos taken. We purchased the photos and DVD which are fantastic! Cannot recommend this experience enough. Visited October 2013

» Carly R
24 Oct 2013
Oh my goodness...we went to Mauritius with the intention that we wouldn't come home without doing this trip.....gosh what a wonderful day out !!! We booked with Vijay on the beach at Trou Aux Biches and didn't regret it at all - MUCH cheaper than booking through the travel agent's representative and excellent attention from him on each trip we booked. This particular attraction is well worth every penny - the lions aren't caged or in any sort of zoo - they have acres of land to roam and are looked after so well by their keepers. We also played with lion cubs...awww...how sweet was that !! DVD at the end of the visit was really worthwhile at around £20 for a video of the whole experience and all the professional photos taken while we were walking with the big cats and also the ones playing with the cubs. The Casela nature and leisure park where the lions are situated is also tremendous - must spend time before or after the lion experience walking the park - wonderfully maintained and loads of different animals to see. Highly recommended.

» Scoobyed
24 Oct 2013
I visited Safari Adventures with a large group and we were fortunate enough to have our own 'Walk with the Lions'. Ryan, our guide was very professional and informed us of the safety requirements of us and answered all our questions. The two male lions who came out with their trainers were well trained and the lions walked in front of the trainers, with Ryan behind them and us behind. We could see the lions clearly. We all held a stick, as the lions then believe we are trainers, as trainers always have a stick. Smart! Each of us in the group had a chance to stroke the young white lion on his back and tail while a trainer kept the lion seated on the rock. the lion has been well trained. The white lion climbed a tree as the trainer encouraged him to do so. The brown lion was younger and spent time with the trainers and allowed Ryan to rub his tummy. it was a wonderful experience and we were able to buy a copy of the video and the photos of ourselves patting the lion for 1,000 rupees. I recommend the Lion Walk. Children have to be a certain height before they can participate.

» 71happytraveller
07 Oct 2013
Oh my goodness...we went to Mauritius with the intention that we wouldn't come home without doing this trip.....gosh what a wonderful day out !!! We booked with Vijay on the beach at Trou Aux Biches and didn't regret it at all - MUCH cheaper than booking through the travel agent's representative and excellent attention from him on each trip we booked. This particular attraction is well worth every penny - the lions aren't caged or in any sort of zoo - they have acres of land to roam and are looked after so well by their keepers. We also played with lion cubs...awww...how sweet was that !! DVD at the end of the visit was really worthwhile at around £20 for a video of the whole experience and all the professional photos taken while we were walking with the big cats and also the ones playing with the cubs. The Casela nature and leisure park where the lions are situated is also tremendous - must spend time before or after the lion experience walking the park - wonderfully maintained and loads of different animals to see. Highly recommended.

» Scoobyed
07 Oct 2013
What a fantastic experience getting to walk with 2 white lions. Lovely walk through the forest with Steeve the guide. Great that you can take in your camera as there are plenty of chances to get some great pictures of the lions. Steeve is very informative. Bought the photos and DVD at the end for 1000MR/£20. Would def recommend

» AR2904
04 Jun 2013
This is an ABSOLUTE must!, the park and wildlife itself is amazing and beautiful, but the best part was "walking with the lions" - interacting with real lions, such a great experience and you are able to take photos as well - probably the closest you will ever get to a real life lion!

» Jaspreet C
24 May 2013
TripAdvisor is delighted to recognise Safari Adventures Lion Encounter with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award, which places you in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, is given to businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.

» Julie Bristow
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