Yep, scariest thing I've ever done...inside an enclosure with a dozen or so lions. The big thing to do at Casela is the "Walk with Lions" but that was fully booked during my stay so I had to settle for the "Lion Encounter." A little online research revealed that Casela was one of only three places in the entire world where you can interact one-on-one with lions, tigers and cheetahs (the other two, in case you’re in the market for such things, are Lion Encounter programs in Livingstone, Zambia and at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. Casela offers both hour-long walks with the animals and their trained guides – which are extremely popular and were booked up completely when I inquired – and a lion/tiger/cheetah interaction. I picked Lions, relectantly, for my interaction. It was a once-in-a-lifetime thrill and yet terrifying at the same time. An incredible animal experience that may have even surpassed my reigning favorite animal encounter – swimming with the jellyfish in Palau. I’m so glad I did it!