Young boy looks out at african lion relaxing on grass from inside safari VIP vehicle


Three African lions relax on grass while guests watch and film excitedly from inside safari VIP truck

Meet the African lions 

This 30-minute VIP experience will take you off-road to meet the Woburn lion pride with a dedicated tour guide.

You'll be taken up close to the lions in this thrilling experience, giving you the chance to learn all about these amazing big cats at the same time as getting to know the individual lions living at the Park!

Young male lion rests on tree stump overlooking grassy enclosure

The Lion Experience includes:

  • A 30-minute experience with the African lions
  • FREE admission to Woburn Safari Park on the day of your visit from 9.30am
  • A dedicated tour guide and the opportunity to ask any questions
  • A FREE guidebook 


How much is the Up Close Lion Encounter?

£199 for two people (minimum booking), £80 per additional person, for up to six people (maximum booking).

Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.

Dates are now available to book by phone, for more information please email the team on or call 01525 292124.

Availability and Restrictions

  • Bookings are available for selected dates during the year, subject to availability
  • Children under 12 will be provided with a booster seat to ensure secure travel in our Land Rovers
  • Participants must be able to enter and exit a Land Rover
  • Please note, photography is not permitted within the carnivore houses
  • On some dates the experience may centre around the tigers and their house, rather than the lions. This is at the discretion of carnivore keepers and is for animal welfare reasons, and unfortunately is not something that can be pre-selected by guests.
  • All prices shown include VAT.
lion walks through grass with other lions laying in background near safari VIP truck