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“Not your typical city zoo”

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
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Ranked #1 of 22 things to do in Camp Verde
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of the Verde Valley, the mission of Out of Africa Wildlife Park is to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, one steeped in fun, immersed in learning, and inspired by a living and colorful world of astonishing wildlife. We strive to foster an appreciation of our planet's wild areas and wondrous inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing exemplary animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support, through a peaceful and interactive relationship with our animal friends, who touch our hearts.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed March 23, 2014

I have been to a lot of zoos in many different places across the country (i.e. San Diego, Chicago, Columbus, Walt Disney World Animal Kingdom.) They are all enjoyable. But this one did seem to create an intimacy between the staff, the animals, and the guests like no other. The staff just really liked their jobs--both interacting with the wild animals and the ones on other side of the fence. (You can decide which are which). The shows connected with the audience and the animals seemed to really enjoy the experience (they were not just doing "tricks").

This is not a "polished" zoo. Although there are trams, you are walking on dirt roads. We spent the extra $20 and took the unimog tour. I am glad we did as we get up close and personal with some of the animals and were able to feed them.

I liked the fact that they take in rescues and do not have a breeding program, so they can take in more rescues. Food was just okay--typical hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza etc. But you are not there for the food.

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"tiger splash"
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"safari tour"
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"zip line"
in 141 reviews
"feed a giraffe"
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"snake show"
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"birthday month"
in 31 reviews
"big cats"
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"grizzly bear"
in 18 reviews
"general admission"
in 26 reviews
"lions and tigers"
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"behind the scenes"
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"white tiger"
in 29 reviews
"african animals"
in 17 reviews
"creature feature"
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"amazing animals"
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"large enclosures"
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"water buffalo"
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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

What a great way to see the park! Zipping above lions, tigers and bears! The staff was amazing! This is a must do when in this area.

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I went on a weekday morning and the park wasn't too busy. We recommend that you start with the Safari tour. Our driver was funny and informative. It's the only time you'll see animals inside the fences. Obviously, feeding their giraffe was a highlight but seeing the other animals up close was pretty cool, too.

After that was complete (about 30 minutes) we walked (riding is an option) to the area where the shows take place. We saw the Creature Feature, but that was mostly geared towards kids. We got to touch a couple animals and a snake. We left early as it got boring for us.

We stopped for a below average lunch at the one of the two spots available. Then we walked around the areas not covered by the bus. Happily, most of the animals were out and about. No mid-day siestas for them. We saw a couple tiger cubs playing with each other.

Finally, we saw the Tiger Splash. That was by far the highlight of the day. Great for everyone. If you see nothing else, make sure and catch this.

Although we didn't zip line, there were many folks up there. Not for us, though.

Unlike most zoos, this is privately owned but the handlers and staff seemed to really like their jobs. It's a bit of a drive from Scottsdale, but it was worthe the time.

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Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We were very pleased overall with the amount of live cats and other animals on site. In the middle of Arizona! Tiger Splash and Live Feeding time were both fun to experience and included in price. Zip line looked fun, but cost extra, so we did not experience that. Kids really enjoyed and we made a full day of it to get our monies worth. Would recommend to anyone that wants to be outside and see several large cats like tigers, lions and several other safari animals. Live Feeding days are Sunday, Wed and Friday I think. They do it at 3pm, so plan your day around being there at the end of your visit.

Thank J M
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Reviewed March 15, 2014

After reading their advertisements, I really expected "no fences", I guess, quite naive of me, right? Maybe the day was too hot, maybe the animals were in lousy mood, but most of them were hiding. The wait for the bus was not long and our guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. Just don't expect too much: it's another ZOO.

Thank Oliver S
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