Interaction with Lions and Cheetahs!!!
The Interaction is a unique activity of one-on-one time with one of these impressive predators (Lions, Cheetahs) in their compound.
As part of the Interaction you get to spend an exciting 15 minutes inside the enclosures of the Lions / Cheetahs, and discover these magnificent animals from very close.
The size and strength of any of these predators becomes abundantly clear as does their playfulness and swift agility. The beauty of these animals can really be appreciated in this close up, as part of the one on one experience between man and beast.
You will get to touch them, observe them closely, learn on their behavior and have a chat with the handlers.
For your convenience we offer these 2 Interactions Adventures:
- Lions Interaction - 15 minutes with the Lions and their handlers
- Cheetahs Interaction - 15 minutes with the Cheetahs and their handlers
Each of these interactions are offered separately, and you have maximum flexibility to choose to take part in one or two interactions.
The Interactions are carried out throughout the day from 09:00 to 16:30.
All the interactions activities are very popular and advance booking is a must !
More details about the Interactions:
Interaction with Lions:
Enter the lions enclosure for an exciting 15 minutes with the lions and their handlers.
The size and strength and beauty of the cats can really be appreciated when spending one-on-one time inside the lions enclosure.
As par of the Lions Interaction you will enter the lions enclosure, under the supervision of professional guides. You will get to touch them, observe them closely, see how they play and interact between them and have a chat with the handlers.
About the Lions: Lions are the second largest members of the cat family. They are the only cats that live in big family groups. Their primary habitat is green plains, savanna and forests. Male lions stay with a pride only as long as they are strong enough to defend their group from other males. A lion's roar can be heard up to 5 miles away. The life span of a lion in the wild is about 12-18 years. In captivity it is more like 20-30 years.
Interaction with Cheetahs:
Enter the cheetahs enclosure for an exciting 15 minutes with the cheetahs and their handlers.
The size and speed of the cheetah becomes abundantly clear as does their gentle and noble behavior.
As part of the Interaction with the Cheetahs you will get to touch them, observe them closely and have a chat with the handlers.
About the Cheetahs: The cheetah is the fastest land animal and it can reach a speed up to 120km/h for short distances. As compared to some other cats cheetah are active during the day rather than during the night. The cheetah is an endangered animal on its way to becoming extinct and there is only between 9000 and 12000 remaining within the wild. The female cheetah tends to be more solitary. Cheetah being such solitary animals, we do not offer walks but offer the very rewarding experience of an interaction with them.
Visit of the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park
Important: The Interaction with the Lions / Cheetahs are done at the lions park situated at the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park. In order to access the lions park, you have to enter the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park. Accordingly, we also offer you to purchase the entry tickets to the park.
About the Safari and Bird Park: The Mauritius Safari and Bird Park is a real animal's sanctuary. It is located besides the Rempart Mountain on the South-West of Mauritius offering magnificent views of the countryside rolling down the west coast of Mauritius.
The visit to the park includes: visit to the Bird Park, visit to the Petting Farm, and access to the many facilities of the park such as the children corner and the restaurant.
The Bird Park is home to 150 species of birds from 5 different continents, including the lovely long necked Pink Pigeons which until recently were threatened with extinction. The Pink Pigeons can be seen alongside hundreds of other exotic species from Asia, Australia, Africa and America.
Additional activities offered at the Park:
- The Interactions with the Lions / Cheetahs are offered every day except Sundays
- The Interactions are is offered only for adults (15 years old or above)
- All participants must be physically and mentally capable to perform this particular activity.
- Participants should not have any major hearing or visual impairments. If any of the above is found incorrect on the day of your activity "NO" refund will be considered. These rules are for your safety.
- This activity is covered by a safety brief therefore the participants need to be proficient either in French or English.
- The Big Cat keepers, have the right to not let a customer participate in the activities if the restrictions are not met.
- In order to take part in this activity you must be above 150cm (1.50m = 4.9 feet)
Visit of the Mauritius Safari and Bird Park: 9 Euro / person
- Interaction with Lions: 17 Euro / person
- Interaction with Cheetahs: 17 Euro / person