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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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Worth every penny

We were just there last week and this has to be the best experience of our whole vacation. The tour is very personalized. We reserved a tour for 8, and it was just us. Our guide... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were just there last week and this has to be the best experience of our whole vacation. The tour is very personalized. We reserved a tour for 8, and it was just us. Our guide was extremely friendly and took the time to answer all questions. When the animals were not near the road, she turned off into the... More 

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Birmingham, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

We previously visited and did the camel safari, this time we did the truck safari. Superb, just superb. The safari took us out onto the plains and we saw loads of the hoof stock and some babies. The zebras had a 3 day old baby and it was great to watch her frolicking in a natural setting. The highlight, without... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

I have visited Safari Wilderness several times and it is by far worth the trip. You never have the same adventure. Our tour guide JJ was very knowledgeable about all of he animals and pointed out severl babies we would have missed. If you are on florida put this on your itinerary. Feeding the lemur is a must do as... More 

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Cody, Wyoming
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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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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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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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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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