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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
Phone Number: (813) 482-3400
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Description: Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in...
Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.
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What an amazing day. Not a cheap experience but worth every cent. We were fortunate enough to be the only visitors so had a private tour - was genuinely the best experience of my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

What an amazing day. Not a cheap experience but worth every cent. We were fortunate enough to be the only visitors so had a private tour - was genuinely the best experience of my life. We opted for the Segway tour which was huge fun and recommended for a laugh. We will definitely return in the future. Thanks!

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We visited the ranch this morning for the giraffe safari. The owners were lovely. They are very interesting to listen to and made the visit much more of an educational one by telling us about the animals and why they were there. I learnt loads and my youngest son has now decided he wants to be a zoologist so he... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

As a devout animal lover, my husband treated me to everything the Giraffe Ranch has to offer. I've visited numerous animal attractions (my preferred way to celebrate my birthday), including many "behind the scenes" activities at theme parks and zoos. My experience at the Giraffe Ranch was second to none. The quality of care the animals receive is top notch.... More 

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Boca Raton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Very interesting place...little ranch north of Dade City where the former director the Tampa Zoo and his wife have poulated their ranch with some wild species. Specifically giraffes, zebra, rhino, ostrich, etc. Not a cheap outing, but you get up close and personal with the animals and learn a lot from the owners. There are some add ons (for extra... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Giraffe Ranch is one of two safari ranches owned and operated by the former head of the Tampa Zoo. We haven't been to the other, but I'm sure it's excellent. We chose Giraffe Ranch because of the giraffes. It's drier in Dade the way they like it and this ranch is smaller, so my teenage sons and I opted for... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I went here with my 11 year old daughter, who loves giraffes. Must say the overall experience was tremendous. She really loved feeding the giraffes, she got to spend at least 10 minutes feeding the giraffes without any pressure from other people to hurry up. The vehicle is turned around so both sides get plenty of time to enjoy the... More 

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Dade City, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Wonderful gem in Dade City, we actually went in 2011, we took a Safari Jeep through a open field and saw a lot of neat animals, the giraffes came up 2 the jeep and we got 2 hand feed them!😌 it felt like were out of the country but it was in our own backyard, a definite good time, they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You get your moneys worth when coming here. The people there are great! They make sure you have the best experience and you can tell they truly care about all the animals!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015 via mobile

Super cool experience! I've been on a number of similar caravan/giraffe feeding experiences in other states and enjoyed them all, but this was the best. It is pricey, but worth it to have an intimate, small group experience with extremely knowledgable, passionate, friendly guides. I was surprised by the reviews that mentioned rudeness as I found both the owners to... More 

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Southwick, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Phenomenal experience! Very personable, knowledgeable, fun, kind owners and personnel. I haven't been able to find this type of interaction anywhere else! The care and attentiveness put towards the animals is exceptional. Highly recommend and would love to go again.

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