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Safari Wilderness Ranch

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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
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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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Amazing animals and well informed tour guides!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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The Villages, Florida
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The Villages, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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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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Altamonte Springs, Florida, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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
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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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11 helpful votes 11 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
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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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