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African Lion Safari

1386 Cooper Road | Flamborough, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
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Ranked #3 of 17 Activities in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Zoos, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Description: Drive your own car or take a guided tour through this wild animal park housing over 1,000 different critters.
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Orange, California, United States
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Heard about this attraction from a co-worker that remembers this place as a kid. Decided it would be a great side trip on the way to Toronto from Niagara Falls. TIP: Be sure to get to the front gate by the time it closes. It strictly says the times the gate closes and then you get 2 hours to explore... More

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Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Used our own car to enter and drive around the park. You follow the car in front of you. They also have a bus you can go on. Animals were great to see. Monkeys sat on cars and many were pulling off ALL the weather stripping around all the car windows. OUCH ! We honked our horn and they jumped... More

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Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
44 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Interesting to see a monkey climb up on your car then have a giraffe lick your window, the water park is a lot of fun too!

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Pickering, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I had been to ALS many, many years ago as a kid so i was very excited to go back. I must say, i wasnt too satisfied at all. First off, there has got to be better training of staff. When driving in, my partner and I specifically said "WHICH WAY TO PARKING? WE DO NOT WANT TO GO IN"... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We were short on time so we just drove through the safari. Loved the Baboons - one crawled over the hood of the car. Loved watching the giraffe's in the field and all the other animals. We were short on time so we were unable to visit anything else, but would go back again It is a little pricey

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I took a group of special need adults to this attraction and by all accounts it was great success. I decided to tour the attraction with my own vehicle, 'not a good idea' as the monkeys and baboons climb all over it. Better option is to take the park bus. We saw the Elephants swimming and all the wild life... More

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Charlotte, Michigan
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

It has been years since I have been here to visit but this adventure has stuck with me since I have been in 6th grade girlscouts. It was thee best memory I have and the Elephant swimming time I could have sat and watched them for hours. I dont know if they have it anymore but really this drive through... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Visited African Lion Safari with husband and grandchildren. We had a fantastic time there. We try to go once a year. Whenever we have family from Europe, we always take them there, and they really enjoy it. Great Splash Pad for the children, along with waterslides which the kids really enjoy, especially on a hot day, it's excellent. As i... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We were visiting family and decided to go to this drive through safari our family told us it was boring and we would have more fun elsewhere. We decided to go any way and we are so happy we did. We took the bus because we did not want any damage to the rental car the bus driver was knowledgable... More

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Rochester, New York
20 reviews 20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

This place is a bit out of the way if you're just passing through, but worth it. The opportunity to experience a drive through safari without having to travel to Africa was amazing. FYI, animals will come into contact with your car, so be prepared, and keep your windows closed. Very fun.

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