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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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The BEST Safari experience

This little known ranch in the Tampa area provided my family the very best "up close and personal" safari experience! It was enjoyable to hear about the history of the area as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
Eileen H
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This little known ranch in the Tampa area provided my family the very best "up close and personal" safari experience! It was enjoyable to hear about the history of the area as well as visit with all of the animals. Feeding the lemurs was the best part for my grandchildren. It was so refreshing to have a personal experience and... More 

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Dade City, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I visited the ranch with a women's club. Every person there had a wonderful experience, much more "hands-on" than a zoo. The owner, former head of Lowry Zoo in Tampa, provided so much fascinating information about all the animals, from primates to giraffes to camels to lemurs and zebras and cattle. Outstanding!

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Kissimmee, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is the best of the Giraffe Ranch. The Marmoset house is a separate admission, but worth it. You have a private guide and handler. The Madagascar monkeys socialize and love human visitors. They do not have any claws and do not scratch or bite. No mater if you are old or child, this is one of the few places... More 

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Oxford, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Animals were amazing and it wasn't commercialized like theme parks. Great for 10 year olds and above. Check it out online, lots of options. We will definitely send friends there when they come to visit.

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North Port, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

What a great place and amazing experience to have right in Florida! My husband and I visited the Giraffe Ranch and had the best time. I love giraffes, which is what brought us there to start with. They have so much more. The couple that run the ranch were extremely informative. They have been to Africa over 30 times and... More 

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My daughter really loves Giraffes so this trip was an easy choice and we all enjoyed every minute although feeding both the Giraffes and the Rhinos were the highlights. We really enjoyed seeing and learning more about the many animals on the ranch in a small group and up close.

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Algonac, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time at the giraffe ranch! Not only was the safari amazing, but the whole experience was. I never thought it was going include so much more! Being a family owned and operated business, they were so knowledgeable and you could see how passionate they were about their ranch. We opted for all the add ons for... More 

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

We took our two granddaughters to GIRAFFE RANCH (ages 6, 7); we all loved it! We spent just over two hours there, beginning with an independent walk around the animals in cages (lemurs, monkeys, wallabees, otters and others). We paid to feed (grapes) the ring tailed lemurs which was quite an experience; the animals are very beautiful and gentle. There... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Informative and nice owners. Multiple animals. Safari ride is a must!! Feeding giraffes was a great experience. I recommend for any age as long as someone is mobil. I learned so much today, and so did my 8 year old son.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I'm a Florida resident who's traveled all over the world and also done a lot of our cool local Florida eco-safari type animal ranch activities, but this was by far my favorite to date. It's about 1.5 hours from Orlando. For starters, they have a TON of animals from all over the world. The giraffes are just the tip of... More 

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