Get up close and personal… a lion experience you’ll never forget!

“Enjoy a jaw-dropping, absolutely safe encounter, which gives you a prey’s-eye view into the world of these awe-inspiring predators.”

Based on the Shark Cage experience, the Monarto Zoo’s 360-degree lion experience is all about getting YOU right up close and personal with the amazing African lion.

If you’ve been to Monarto before (and if you haven’t THIS is your reason to go) you’ll know the bus ride out to the 10 hectare home of the lions is all part of the adventure. You’ll drive past the giraffes and rhinos and eventually arrive at the lions cage, but this time YOU’LL be the one on the inside!

lion experience 360 monarto zoo

On our visit today the keepers told us this was an experience for the lions just as much as it was for us humans. The lions were very inquisitive and got a good look at us from ALL angles.  When they say “up close and personal” they really mean it!

Getting up so close to these beautiful African lions is such an awesome family experience and has been made to be accessible to all. Families with kids of all ages can check out Lions 360 and all the kids in our group absolutely loved it! (Note: please be mindful of your child and their reaction to the experience of being in a cage with a lion close by – it might not suit kids of all ages, particularly if they scare easily.)

Eight female and two male lions are rotated through the enclosure and you’ll get one hour to take photos, snap a selfie and be amazed by these majestic animals. It really is an experience to remember, and kids will absolutely love it.

Plus there’s also exclusive opportunities to hand feed these majestic lions with the special Lions 360 feed package, enabling you to get even closer!

lion feeding monarto zoo

When they say up close and personal……they really mean it!

monarto zoo lion experience from the outside

Lions 360 Experience…..what it looks like from the outside.

Monarto Zoo Lions 360 Need to Know

When is it available?
Twice daily at 11.15am and 1.15pm (weather dependent)

How long does it go for?
Approx 60 minutes

Is there a minimum age?

  • No minimum age for standard Lions 360 experience.
  • Minimum age 10 for Lions 360 experience including a Lion feed.
  • All children under 16 years must be accompanied by a paying adult

How much does it cost?

  • Adults $60 | Child $45 | Conc $55
  • Family (2 Ad and 2 Ch/ 2 Ad and 1 Ch) $150
  • Member Adult $50 | Member Child $40 | Member Conc $50
  • Member Family (2 Ad and 2 Ch/ 2 Ad and 1 Ch) $135
  • Please note the cost of Lions 360 does not include admission to Monarto Zoo.

Wheelchair accessible?
Yes! Lions 360 is wheelchair accessible – bookings recommended

If you’re looking for a fantastic experience for family or friends this Christmas – especially those people who already have everything or are hard to buy for – then definitely put the Lion experience at the Monarto Zoo on the Christmas list!

How your visit helps

African lions are vulnerable to extinction and there may now be as few as 20,000 Lions remaining in the wild. Monarto Zoo is part of the international lion breeding program which helps to protect the lion from extinction. By taking part in the 360 degree lion experience, your visit helps the Monarto Zoo continue their work raising awareness and supporting conservation efforts in Kenya and Zambia in partnerships with other organisations. 

For more information and to book your lion experience visit

THE PRIZE: General admission to Monarto Zoo AND a Lions 360 Experience for 2A + 2C
TO ENTER: See below
COMPETITION STARTS: 17 November 2017

WIN a Monarto Zoo Lions 360 Family Experience

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