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African Lion Safari

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Address: 1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
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+1 519-623-2620
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Go "On Safari!" and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over...

Go "On Safari!" and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in seven large Game Reserves! Your full day of family adventure begins as you set out on a "trek" along 9km of Safari Trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. See a pride of majestic lions, graceful giraffe, a crash of rhino, and many more animals from around the world! After your safari through the Game Reserves, set out on a walking tour of the grounds and enjoy exciting bird and animal presentations featuring Parrot Paradise, Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration and Elephants & Friends. Enjoy the twice daily Elephant Swim, Pets' Corner, "Nature boy" Scenic Railway, "African Queen" Boat Cruise, Discovery Centre and Jungle Playground Areas. Cool off in the newly-expanded Misumu Bay Wet Play interactive water adventure zone where kids can stroll through sprinklers, spouts and stream jets, trek under rain trees and tumble buckets, and interact with gadgets, gizmos and geysers! African Lion Safari is open daily from May 6 to October 9, 2017

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Great trip!

Great trip, took our car through the reserves and it was absolutely beautiful! It was a day to remember. and the gift shops gave us enough selection to leave with some memorable... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2015
Liv B
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great trip, took our car through the reserves and it was absolutely beautiful! It was a day to remember. and the gift shops gave us enough selection to leave with some memorable items :)

Thank Liv B
New London CT
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

We took the bus tour of the compound and were glad we did because of the information our driver provided. The variety of wildlife and their activities were thrilling - especially those crazy monkeys. We caught three included shows - parrots, hunting birds and the elephants. We are still talking about what we saw - amazing, all of it. The... More 

Thank dbarms
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 15, 2015

Been meaning to go here for ages and finally got the chance. Pretty entertaining and great to be able to drive around and see all the animals. Went on a bit of an overcast day and they were all active running around and playing - would recommend that if you don't want to just see animals hiding in the shade!... More 

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Ottawa, Ontario
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Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

We arrived just after opening so we got in right away. We hadn't realized there was a group rate for a carload (we were 3 adults & 1 senior) which was cheaper than individual tickets. The attraction is geared towards kids, and there were lots of them there. There is a waterpark which looked like it would be fun on... More 

Thank kkddm
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Reviewed September 12, 2015

Took our 4 year old to African Lion Safari for the day. She thoroughly enjoyed it. We started with the Safari, which took a lot longer than we expected, but there are opportunity to bypass sections if you want. It was nice to see the animals up close. I often get uneasy at zoo due to small enclosures and lone... More 

Thank buckles18
Dundas, Canada
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Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Excellent and fun place to take little kids The drive through zoo has a great variety of animals. The kids entertainment area is vast. The splash pad is very big, and very busy Good variety of fast food outlets Makes for a fun day

Thank Smooshie47
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Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

This place has a bit of everything for everyone. Also lots of places to get food and lots of animals to see! Even has some educational shows that are really neat. ALS showcases animals natural behaviours as opposed to making it look like a circus. Impressed.

Thank Zaller76
Chatham, Canada
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Reviewed September 10, 2015

We headed out late for our trip up the 401 from Chatham, Ontario to African Lion Safari. A combination of getting small children loaded up, and the obligatory stop at Tim Horton's before hitting the road contributed to the lateness. We usually like to get to an attraction when it opens and leave when it closes. This trip we arrived... More 

Thank Erin J
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

We decided to get out of the city for the day and decided on African Lion Safari as our destination. It was a decision we did not regret. We drove through the animal enclosures in our own vehicle and were able to stop and take pictures at our own pace. The shows were well done and informative, and the displays... More 

Thank Cliff M
Hamilton, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'd been to African Lion Safari way back when my daughter was about five years old and went again now that she's a mother of two. I'm of mixed feelings on the whole thing. Like another reviewer, I didn't like to see the bullhooks with the elephants. For that matter, I didn't like to see the elephants just going around... More 

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