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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: Tours, Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Fee: Yes
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... more » 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. « less
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Tampa, Florida
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Our family of 4 visited the ranch last weekend after getting a Groupon and we really enjoyed the experience - we've lived in the area for years and wouldn't have known about this place but for Groupon. You spend about 2 hours driving around the animal habitats in a giant jeep and they come up to the vehicle (and sometimes... More

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Davenport, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING! Ever want to visit the planes of Africa just to see the animals? Leave the gun at home and bring your sense of adventure! This ranch will amaze you! Board the truck from the gift shop and travel through the grounds and see animals that you had only seen on Animal Planet prior to now. The drivers/guides... More

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Newport News, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My daughter is special. She is 15 in age but about 6 in mind. Debbie was a wonderful and patient guide. I was there with my daughter, mother, and a friend of my mother's. My mother would like to take other grandkids in future. Her friend would like to take her granddaughter. I petdonalky LOVE the puctures that I have... More

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trinity, fl
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Very personalized service and a great tour by CC. Highly recommend if you love animals or nature. Easy to find, but far away from the mainstream tourist parks.

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Le Mee-sur-Seine, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

ManY thanks to all the team for your dedication and patience with us during a memorable and facinating day at the WIlderness Ranch at Lakeland. A message to all the people out there in interweb World if you are going to do one thing when you are in Florida then do this, these people are dedicated professionals that are passionate... More

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Champions Gate, Florida, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I took my friend for her Birthday and she was crazy about it. I think it's one of the best attractions in Florida and better then Disney's safari by far and here's why......It's over 2 hours long, they STOP so you may get up and take the photos of your family feeding a Water Buffalo ( this is a $5... More

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St. Pete
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We loved our visit to the ranch. Unbelievable to be so close to such exotic animals, some of whom come right up to the vehicle. The tour guide was knowledgeable about all the various animals, we got to feed water buffalo and lemurs. We learned so much. This is so different from a zoo or a crowded, commercial animal theme... More

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Clermont, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My husband and I spent a fantastic morning here today! Seeing so many unique animals up close was a dream come true. Our tour guide JJ was great and knows what she is talking about. The animals are well taken care of, and the lemur feeding was a dream come true!

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Oviedo, Florida
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
44 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

A friend mentioned this place, then I saw a Groupon so that why not? After experiencing the ranch I would have paid full price. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and truly seemed to care about the animals. We were very excited to feed the Lemurs and we were not disappointed. They were so gentle and you completely forgot they... More

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