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Review of Safari Wilderness

Safari Wilderness
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Tours daily BY RESERVATION ONLY. Have you ever dreamed of going on an authentic safari? At Safari Wilderness, 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 camelback or horseback game viewing safari tour. A llama trek is also available. Indulge your senses in a ring-tailed lemur feeding. Safari Wilderness is a Florida agritourism project. Located 6 mi. north of I-4 between Orlando and Tampa in an expansive and pristine wilderness area.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed 2 November 2013

My husband and I went for our anniversary and what an incredible experience it was. The animals were so close and to be able to feed them was incredible, the camels and the water buffalo were the best as was feeding the lemurs. We will definitely be back, a once in a lifetime experience.

1  Thank shhash
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Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

My wife and I took guestd visiting us from Venezuela on the safari. We all had a wonderful time. The guide was friendly, very informative, and took her time to make sure that we got to interact with some of the friendlier animals. They provided us with food for the animals, which were very eager to come eat from our hands.
As a vegetarian and one who can lean a bit towards animal activism, I was thrilled to see all the animals looking extremely healthy and living in fantastic habitats. It was also apparent that the keepers knew not only how to properly care FOR the animals but that they truly do care ABOUT the animals.
I definitely recommend a visit!

1  Thank smpenn1968
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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Safari Wilderness Ranch is a very tranquil setting. All of the animals appear to be healthy and well cared for. One and a half hour camel ride provided us with the opportunity to view zebras, springboks and other creatures in a natural setting. If you have never ridden on a camel before it can be physically challenging but well worth it. Guides were friendly and informative. A hidden gem off the beaten path.

1  Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 25 October 2013

First off, we did the Pumpkin Safari which was offered over the Halloween holiday season. This is an abridged version of the normal truck Safari but in the evening (4-9) with a campfire/bonfire at the end and the other +$ activities (camal rides, lemur feeding, guinea pig feeding). This was a perfect event for our family since we have a a 3 yr. old who probably wouldn't have wanted to sit through a 2+ hour regular safari.

The grounds of the place were very nice for a farm type environment and our hosts were extremely knowledgeable and friendly. The safari tour had a lot of animals to see and watch. Our guide explained all of the animals with great detail and was happy to answer questions. They are working on getting approval for rhinos and hippos in the future, so it sounds like it will only get better. We paid the extra $$ for the camal ride at the end which the kids loved. They were excited to go to school the next day and talk about it. Our 3 yr. old was even looking forward to returning before we had even left. We will defininitely book again in the future as time and money allows.

My only advice to the owners/operators (and they may already do this) is to offer the evening abridged tour throughout the year for the little ones (and because Florida summers tend to be hot and muggy). It was the perfect length for kids and allowed them time to do the other things at the end. Thank you for a great experience. We look forward to coming back!

Thank Matthew P
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

What a great place to visit. The people are very friendly. They really know about and care for their animals. This is a working ranch Not a zoo so don't look for cages just open area. Tour guide was great and informative it was nice to feed the animals on the tour all very gentle in taking the feed out of your hand. My wife rode the camel a little extra in cost but she said it was worth it. She loved it. Last but not least by far these animals are all African and some from India. It was really a good day..

Thank Boyd F
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