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”
“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.”
“This Safari was an EXCELLENT idea!!! The staff and tour guides were so knowledgable, kind, and friendly! Make sure to bring sunscreen, water, and your camera!”
10850 Moore Road
Lakeland, Florida 33809Get Directions