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Safari Wilderness Ranch

Address: 10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809
Phone Number: 813-382-2120
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Owner description: Have you ever dreamed of going on an authentic safari? At Safari Wilderness Ranch, you will enjoy...
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Type: Nature & wildlife areas, Nature & Parks, Sightseeing Tours
Fee: Yes
Hours:
Wed - Sun 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

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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Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We didn't even know this place existed. What a great family day. Seeing exotic animals on land that mimics their own (lots and lots of land) was amazing. This is a must see for a family or animal lovers.

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Holliston, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We did the safari on camelback, it was a lot of fun, but were quite sore by the end (still very glad we did it). Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Feeding the lemurs is a MUST, they are adorable.

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Fredonia, Kentucky
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We visited with a large group of 16 people, ages ranging from 3 to 73. Jean was so accommodating for our large group with little notice. We purchased food to feed the water buffalo. It was worth it!! They are such gentle creatures and thoroughly enjoyed the treats. Our tour guide was JJ and she was awesome! She was friendly,... More 

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Key West
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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