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“Great time all day for families”

African Lion Safari
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Owner description: 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
Waterdown, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great time all day for families”
Reviewed February 8, 2012

This park is a lot of fun. We go there every year and it's a blast for the kids. It's a much better value and there's more to do than the Toronto Zoo or even Marine Land. If you were going to come to Niagara Falls, I would go the extra hour drive from there and check this out.

The safari part is a lot of fun. On some occasions the park staff are very diligent in keeping the animals away from the car which can be too bad, but usually they animals walk right up to the cars.

The park has a nice boat tour to see the primates. The lines are pretty short and the tour guides are good.

The splash pad is pretty decent and the kids enjoyed it.

I really like the animal shows and birds of prey exhibits. The shows keep it simple and it is interesting.

Visited June 2011
Thank Smylie77
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Family Day!!”
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Fun day with the kids. Loved the "splash pad" and animal shows. Especially loved the tour bus where we got to see lions and babooms roaming the landscape.

Thank Dolcisogni
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Listowel, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“day on safari”
Reviewed February 6, 2012

The day I was there the animals were just kind of lazing around. it was funny watching the monkeys on the cars that was the highlight of the day I think

Thank Lynn K
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“Great for young children”
Reviewed February 5, 2012

My children really enjoyed it, although it is pricey and a zoo would show the same stuff, but would require a lot more walking. The shows were great, and it was nice that there were not extra fees for shows, etc. once you were inside, it was a pay one fee.
I was there with my 2 1/2 year old and 15 month old as well as 4 year old and 2 year old neice.

Thank sardam
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Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed February 3, 2012

this is a true story..I got stuck on a bus with no air conditioning, on a hot aummer day while the bus was being attacked by wild monkeys. This is my worst childhood experience, and haunts me to this day.

Thank aeddie
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