A wildlife park is the first place most people would go to see a leopard, whereas the second place would be the chainlink enclosure in Donald Sutherland's backyard. Steer clear of Donald Sutherland with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a customized vehicle safari for two (up to a $140 value)
- $89 for a customized vehicle safari for four (up to a $280 value)
After cozying into a safari truck outfitted with a canvas top and stadium seating, up to 40 riders are taken on a tour of the 260-acre game reserve. Here, large herds of African animals, such as springboks, water buffalos, and elands roam the sprawling grounds. Experienced tour guides narrate the journey, pointing out a variety of endangered species as well as giving guests the go-ahead to feed the not-so-shy animals that wander up to the truck.
Back at the safari lodge, riders can head off to the petting zoo and aviary or recline under a shaded canopy while enjoying the ranch's views, which echo that of an African landscape.
Tours run daily at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Safari Wilderness Ranch
Safari Wilderness Ranch's exotic wetland animals freely roam 260 acres of grassy plains, girded by an 850-square-mile watershed. Accredited by the Zoological Association of America and licensed by the USDA, the ranch is an agritourism project dedicated to teaching about endangered species through hands-on safaris. Wandering zebra and watusi-cattle herds coexist harmoniously with waterbuck and lost cable guys as explorers ride by on trucks, horse-drawn carts, and camels. An outdoor aviary flutters with nearly 100 colorful, playful budgie parakeets who will munch millet seeds from the palm of a hand, and a lemur habitat allows guests to feed the ring-tailed primates grapes.
Seeing the animals up close as they came to greet the truck was amazing. I've never been that close nor have I ever seen many of the animals there.Kristen H., Yelp, 7/19/12
Everything was very informative and I love their dedication to giving these animals as authentic a life as they can be given.Rebecca L, TripAdvisor, 4/27/12
“is great experience Jane (the guide) was terrific The lemur feeding and camel ride are an extra bonus---a little pricey but when will you ever do it again?? Plus...”
“is great experience Jane (the guide) was terrific The lemur feeding and camel ride are an extra bonus---a little pricey but when will you ever do it again?? Plus the cost goes to help feed the animals so it's a good cause. I highly recommend it!!”
“Lemur feeding is a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion! Animals come right up to the caravan! Pay attention and don't ask questions the tour guide answered...”
“Lemur feeding is a bit expensive, but worth it in my opinion! Animals come right up to the caravan! Pay attention and don't ask questions the tour guide answered seconds ago! ”
“Very interesting tour. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful. Plenty of animals and lots of close views and interaction.”
10850 Moore Road
Lakeland, Florida 33809Get Directions