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Safari Wilderness Ranch

10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
813-382-2120
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Ranked #1 of 8 Activities in Lakeland
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours, Ranch & Farm
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Owner description: Have you ever dreamed of going on an authentic safari? At Safari Wilderness Ranch, you will enjoy fresh air year-round as enormous birds soar overhead. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will tour you through 260 acres, interacting with huge herds of wetland exotic species, Watusi cattle, and Haflinger horses in custom safari vehicles, fitted with shade canopies and stadium seating. Or book a camel back or horse-drawn carriage game viewing safari tour. Indulge your senses in optional lemur and budgie parakeet encounters. A Florida Agritourism project. Located 6 mi. north of I-4 between Orlando and Tampa in an expansive and pristine wilderness area. Tours Wed – Sun at 10am and 1pm BY RESERVATION ONLY.
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Key West
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Great experience to see so many different animals. Our guide was very knowledgeable. We have already recommended this to our friends.

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Lakeland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

My dad just celebrated his 89th birthday and loves animals and the outdoors. This was a perfect gift to share! We took the safari vehicle and Debbie was an excellent guide. I would highly recommend this experience!

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

We absolutely loved the safari and our visit here! We got to see so many different animals like zebras, llamas, water buffaloes, lemurs, deers, cows, horses and more. The lemur feeding was so much fun! The guides and staff were all fantastic. They were very knowledgable and we learned so many interesting facts about the animals that we didn't know... More

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We were two adults and booked the camel safari and lemur feeding. Our camel guides were brother and sister JJ and Tim. The walked with us and we're a mine of information, very friendly and good fun. We saw hoofed herds of various animals, warthogs and a few inquisitive horses. It was a fantastic experience and we now love camels!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Best time EVER! Make sure to buy some Water Buffalo snacks to feed them. The place looks sparse, but it was awesome. Not many people there when we went, so it was like our own private tour! Definitely coming back for the full tour and Lemur feeding! It was an absolute blast, and the staff is super pleasant!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

One of the greatest experiences I have had. The staff was beyond wonderful, we were treated like we were friends by every member of the staff. Spoiled animals live the most amazing life on this property and they make sure you have the chance to be as close to them as possible, and allow as many questions you may have.... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This was a great experience! We feed the ring tailed lemurs and the water buffalo! We are still talking about how wonderful feeding the ring tail lemur experience was! Amazing to interact with such a wonderful species. Also, the safari trip was wonderful! We learned alot about the different animals from the safety of the vehicle. I will never forget... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Amazing safari! Great staff! Awesome animals! Loved it! Don't forget to do the Lemur feeding - my favorite part. Our guide Debbie was so knowledgable - you can tell everyone here loves animals. Disney parks have nothing on Safari Wilderness - except the overcrowding ;-)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Safari Wilderness Ranch is an fantastic experience. It is exactly what the theme parks are trying to be. The animal interactions are amazing and the place is absolutely beautiful in an authentic, non-theme park way. They have an impressive collection of animals and are very knowledgeable about each one. You really feel as thought you are on Safari. Pay the... More

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a great safari ride with JJ. You get a much better experience than paying extra for an already overpriced Busch Gardens trip (but no rides). We saw so many different varieties of antelope, deer and other grazing animals, that we needed to write them down! Bought the upgrade to feed the lemurs and purchased food to feed the... More

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