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Safari Wilderness Ranch

10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
813-382-2120
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Ranked #1 of 7 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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St. Pete
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

A great place to take the family, not to crowded as they only run two tours daily. The tour driver is awesome, very knowledgeable and makes it fun. Feeding the water buffalo was so much fun, but not as fun as the Lemur feeding!

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We had a great time at Safari Wilderness Ranch this weekend. Got to see all the animals and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about all the animals. We were lucky and got some great shots at the animals which I will post soon. Great place to take family or just a bunch of friends as we did. A must... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Excellent, enjoyable experience!! The entire staff was pleasant, informative and helpful. The animals, ranging from guinea pigs to camels, were obviously well cared for and happy. Creat experience. Can't wait to take the granddaughter next time.

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Lakeland, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

WOW! That's all I can say about my trip to Safari Wilderness. It is an experience like no other. Seeing and feeding animals up close...who can say they have ever fed a lemar in their lifetime? Well here you can. Everyone is so welcoming and knowledgeable, especially Jean. She was great from talking on the phone with her to set... More

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Lakeland,FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was able to take my entire family by purchasing a Groupon. It was well worth the price I paid. It was very representative of Africa.

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Winter Haven, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I went to Safari Wilderness with my family and it was AMAZING!!! All of the animals looked so happy and free. I can't wait to go on the Behind the Stripes Tour this summer, then I can spend all day there helping the animal keepers instead of just a couple of hours on the bus tour. Lemurs are my favorite... More

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Hartford, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Most educational experience! Feeding the leemers and water buffalo was amazing! Definitely worth every dime! Nice and amazing staff and well educated! Love how they don't keep animals in small cages like the zoos and they are really for the animals rather then the money! Definitely a hidden gem in fl!!!!!

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