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Safari Wilderness

#1 of 15 Outdoor Activities in Lakeland Features Animals
10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809-9704
+1 813-382-2120
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Blows any Zoo out of the Water!!

This place was AMAZING! The staff was so friendly and the animal encounters were Awesome! Highly... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jenn J
Have you fed a Water Buffalo before?

Great experience for adults and young children. You get up close and feed all sorts of animals... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 05:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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10850 Moore Rd, Lakeland, FL 33809-9704
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+1 813-382-2120
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was AMAZING! The staff was so friendly and the animal encounters were Awesome! Highly suggest you add the Lemur feedings! Thank you Safari Wilderness for the amazing memories my family made at your ranch!

Thank Jenn J
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great experience for adults and young children. You get up close and feed all sorts of animals, not like a zoo. If you like animals, I highly recommend.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very enjoyable environment from the warm welcome extended to us on arrival to the very informative visit our Tour Guide Art took us through, 2 1/2 hours very well spent. Will definitely tell my family and friends about this wonderful trip.More

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Thank MerleRob
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community and particularly for praising Art, who is a great ambassador for our team! We are glad you'll be recommending us to your friends and family and hope to welcome you back soon. You may also...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the tour and lemur feeding! Everyone had a great time and the staff was very polite. Their animals seemed to be well taken care of and loved the private tour experience.

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Thank Devonlynch
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for the kind words. We hope to welcome you back soon or to our sister attraction Giraffe Ranch in Dade City!

Reviewed 1 week ago

IT WAS A VERY INFORMATIVE time. we really enjoyed that part it, We did have a problem with the dollar amount we were charged if that was not enough, we were charged full price for a chlld. full price for children at the age of...More

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Thank tbogle3
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. While we make every effort to be clear and upfront about our pricing structure--that all ages are required to purchase a ticket--we will certainly take your feedback into consideration. We are delighted that...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazed something like this exsists in my hometown. We toured the wilderness with a group of about 44 people. We were able to stay in one vehicle together. Philip our guide was knowledgeable, patient and flexible with our group. The ride was about 1.5 hours....More

Thank MandaGirl777
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We especially love hearing from our neighbors and appreciate you calling out Philip, who is a great ambassador for our animals! We look forward to your return visit and encourage you to also check out...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get really up close and personal with amazing animals. Our guide Art was the best. Perfect adventure for a cloudy , drizzly day. Vehicle ride was just so great. Makes you forget you are in Lakeland To. Would highly recommend to all ages.

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Thank dianehelen
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, particularly for calling out one of our guides. Art is a great animal ambassador! We hope to welcome you back to Safari Wilderness or our sister attraction Giraffe Ranch some time!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun experience! This place is a gem. We always enjoy coming out and relaxing out here. Our guide was informative and fun. We really like interacting with and feeding the animals. They are very well taken care of. We'll be back!

Thank Anna B
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the kind words, which we particularly value from return guests such as you. We look forward to welcoming you back soon and hope you'll also consider our sister attraction, Giraffe Ranch. Until next time!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is pretty neat and the safari is long, but the animals are pretty unremarkable. Its mostly Asian/African cattle and cousins of deer or antelope. The zebras are neat and the camels, the rest are pretty boring. We paid extra to feed the lemurs...More

Thank daniela3264
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. While we were disappointed to read that the safari's value didn't meet your expectations, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed our zebras, camels and lemurs. For a different kind of experience, you may...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Did the typical Orlando theme park tours and decided to do something a little different with our visit to Safari Wilderness. This was fun and a good learning experience. Our tour guide (I believe his name was Art) was great and really knew the land...More

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Thank Scott T
Claire K, Public Relations Manager at Safari Wilderness, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write such a thorough, detailed review! We are delighted whenever we hear from guests such as you that they enjoyed "the other side of Orlando" beyond the theme parks. As you mentioned, we take pride in offering a...More

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HTannenbaum
Is there a discount for Florida residents?
18 May 2017|
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Response from Karen G | Reviewed this property |
No. All proceeds go into caring and feeding animals and maintaining the place. Don't even have an advertising budget. It's like a mini African safari
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Carl C
What is the cost
22 April 2017|
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Response from Robi H | Reviewed this property |
Each tour and each feeding has different rates. Also, Florida residents receive 50% off.
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Janet A
I am in a scooter. Can you accommodate handicap.
13 March 2017|
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Response from Aabbie | Reviewed this property |
I dont think so. Better call them and ask for it but i guess most probably they will politely decline.
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