Fodor's Expert Review Casela Nature Park
Casela Nature Park offers the unique experience of walking in a small group with two lions and their experienced handlers. The hour-long walk gives participants the opportunity to watch the lions at play, pet them, and pose with them for photographs. The operation is run separately from the wildlife park and operated by a family from Zimbabwe who have been rehabilitating and breeding big cats for three generations. You can also participate in the Cheetah Interaction, which last about 15 minutes, in which you meet the creatures, pet them, and ask questions of the handlers. The park itself is spread over some 14 hectares and houses around 1,500 species of birds and 150 other animals, including Madagascan giant tortoises, zebra, and deer. The park also has adventure activities, including quad bike riding, zip-lining across canyons, and a 90-minute Segway experience through an area populated with ostrich, deer, wild boar, zebra, peacock, African Oryx, and guinea fowl.