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
Tips from Groupon Customers
“Educational and entertaining...guide was really great...animals well taken care of...wonderful place to photograph“
“Great clean place fun for olds and adults. Well worth the price:-)“
“Lemur feeding definitely worth visiting - also make sure to buy a water and some buffalo food at the gift shop before you head out, you'll be glad you did.“
10850 Moore Road
Lakeland, Florida 33809Get Directions