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Address: 10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone Number: 813-382-2120
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Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
Description: Have you ever dreamed of going on an authentic safari? At Safari...
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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Well worth the drive

What a fantastic place! While visiting our daughter in Orlando she suggested going here as a change from the hectic tourist attractions of Orlando. We took the tour with the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Cody, Wyoming
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Cody, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

What a fantastic place! While visiting our daughter in Orlando she suggested going here as a change from the hectic tourist attractions of Orlando. We took the tour with the optional lemur feeding. (Definitely a most) The ranch is gorgeous and the people both knowledgeable and friendly, but the animals are the real stars. If you go, remember to purchase... More 

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Hyattsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Can you believe that you can experience a real African and Asian safari in Central Florida? Well you can at the Wilderness Ranch in Central Florida. This ranch is not a zoo or theme park. Safari Wilderness Ranch allows you to enjoy a natural adventure as your experienced driver guides you through 260 acres of animal habitats in customized safari... More 

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Kokomo, IN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

My kids love animals so I thought this would be fun for them to maybe get close to a few animals. I had no idea just how many different animals they would be able to interact with. Before you start the tour you can purchase bags of animal food for $5. I didn't realized how many different things would come... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

If you're looking for "Lions and Tigers and Bears (oh my!), this is not where you want to go. But if you are willing to see probably 300 animals living in their natural settings, you must come to Safari Wilderness. Beyond the animals, the friendly and knowledgeable tour guides made this a memorable trip. How many places in this country... More 

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Celebration, Florida, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Great way to get away from the large venues, very personalized and fun experience, Definitively would be a fun experience for children, Would be nice if they had a horse back riding option instead of camel for a more affordable price, Purchased through Groupon making it a great value, Don't know I would want to pay the full price for... More 

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The Villages, Florida
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5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

It is amazing how much I learned at Safari Wilderness. The guides were terrific! The animals have 260 acres of central Florida swamp land to graze. The animals seem so happy and healthy. We saw several babies including a zebra and lemma. I was very impressed. I came with a large group. I would suggest not doing this. There was... More 

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Worcester
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We didn't quite know what to expect but we were happily surprised by our tour among the animals. We boarded our safari truck (actually an old bus, I think) which only seats about 20 and our tour guide gave us our orientation...what we could do and couldn't do, briefly what we will see and some information about the ranch. Unlike... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Hi We went on the camel safari and it was amazing. Our guide was jj and her assistant was britney. Jj was very knowledgable and helpful. The camels were so sweet and gentle. They felt very safe and steady and behaved impeccably and always did as they were told. There was only 2 of us on the tours but all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

What a wonderful day! We did everything the Ranch had to offer. Our guide Debbie was knowledgeable, friendly and very accommodating. Feeding the Lemurs as a blast - a must do for your visit. Highly recommend for any animal lovers or photographers that like to shoot (with a camera) aniimals, we got some great shots and Debbie was great about... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We went here for a day visit as four adults. I have to say my expectations were low, but I was pleasantly surprised. A safari experience built up by people who clearly have the animals best interests at heart. Jean, our guide, was informative and friendly. So open and honest about the park. The story about the camels stopping the... More 

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