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Lion Country Safari is the cloest thing to a real safari you are going to get in South Florida. The dive through safari is huge and you will encounter many, many animals from zebras, rhinos, giraffes to elephants, hippos and lions. They give you a CD to listen to while you drive to learn about the animals. After you finish the drive you can enter the park which offers many animals to visit and interact with, an entire water park area as well as many rides and games. This is a great place to visit and whenever I have friends in town this is my #1 suggestion. They often have deals on groupon so keep a look out. (30.00 adults/kids 23.00 and 7.00 for parking)
Our first visit to Lion Country Safari was more exciting and fun than we expected. This amazing "cageless zoo" offers a drive through safari and ends at a small amusement park. My family really enjoyed our time here.
There are over 900 wild animals to see here. During the drive through portion of Lion Country Safari, expect to see freely roaming animals such as watusi, wildebeest, giraffes, impalas, llamas, ostriches, and many more. These animals are not tame and have tendencies to walk in front of cars and stop. They may even get a bit more personal.
We had a rhino come up and say hi to us by licking the front tire of our rv. The entire vehicle shook. That was quite an exhilarating (and scary) experience. Please note: lions are not free roaming on the preserve. They are enclosed in a large fenced area, but are still easily viewable.
The four mile drive through can take up to an hour and a half to complete. There is an eight mph max speed limit. Vehicles may stop or slow at any moment. When doing so, the park requests them to move to the right to allow others to pass. Definitely take your time on this tour.
When driving through, windows must be up at all times. If your vehicle does not have a/c, there are cars available for rental before you enter the preserve. There is also a bathroom prior to entry.
Safari World Amusement Park is located at the end of the drive through tour. There are a few small carnival-esque rides, animal (birds, giraffes) feedings, and demonstrations at set times. There is also a petting zoo, safari maze, and a splash area for the kids. There is a home-town feel to this park. Allow at least three hours for the park.
Lion Country Safari is located in Loxahatchee and is about a 20 minute drive from West Palm Beach. One price allows admission to both the drive through tour and the amusement park. There is a KOA campground next door to the park.
my family and i went here on our way home to new york. both girls (7 & almost 2) had an amazing time. the price was great. even the gift shop had great prices and awsome stuff. they learned so much while we were there. we spent 3 hours their and time just flew by. they had great rides. the girls loved feeding the animals. we also had alot of fun. none of us wanted to leave but we had to get on the road. if you get a chance please come here. you will not regret it.
We loved Lion Country Safari! I really wasn't expecting the animals to be right next to the car but they were (with the exception of the lions who were caged)! We loved the zebras and rhinos the best. The kids couldn't believe the rhinos were on the road right next to us and we had to stop for an ostrich to cross the road. The whole driving safari takes an hour to complete. They give you a cd to play when you arrive to guide you and then you turn it in at the end of your trip.
In the walk through part of the park you will see small animals. There are also rides like a merry-go-round, flying elephants, small ferris wheel and toddler train.
If you are coming to the park from the Florida Turnpike, look for a map at one of the rest areas. We got one that had a $6 off per person coupon on the back so that was a nice savings.
I recently went here with my kids and my cousins family. The first thing you do is ride in your car through the safari. You can see all kinds of animals right from your window! Some of the animals come right up to your car. (you cant open your windows or doors though!) After the hour ride through the safari , you park your car and there are TONS of activities and rides for kids to do. The small amusement park rides are included with admission so that was a nice surprise! For 1.00 or 2.00 you can also do activities like feeding girraffs, and birds and farm animals. The best was feeding the giraffes. It was soo amazing! My kids loved it but it was also very fun for all the adults as well. I would recomend this place to anyone in the area with kids or not . Def a kid friendly place! We will return again and the price was just right. If you go to their website you can print a coupon for admission.
This a a wonderful place to take the kids to experience nature at its best. It is traveled in the car,(mind you they will not let you take the windows down for safety).You can see lions feet from your car, and all types of animal regularly found in a zoo. After you take the car ride there are post where you can feed the giraffes and see the monkeys seeing from tree to tree in in outdoor habitat. They have different types of birds to see too!
I have great memories of this place when I was little. The first part of the park you drive thru at your leisure. Then you get out and go into the park similar to a zoo. One of things I remember the most was the beautiful peacocks that roam the grounds, letting everyone take their pictures.
I have loved Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach since I was a kid. Very affordable ticket prices. You literally drive into the animals natural habitat, its like stepping into Africa! From giraffes to lions to zebras, this park has it all. Every one of the animals are close and personal, just keep those car windows up!!
We loved Lion Country Safari, the drive through the "Safari" area to get to the actual zoo area was amazing, animals roaming free and coming near your car. We also loved the splash area, it gave the kids a chance to cool down and let out any more energy they had. I wish all zoos could be this amazing, the staff was great, the ability to be so close to the animals was great also. They have shows about the animals all day and they were super informative and kept the kids attention.
I just recently went here. It is just as I remembered going to as a child. The drive thru safari is really entertaining. Some of the animals will come right up to your car. I was a little disappointed that the lions were so blocked off, but I guess that makes sense. The walk thru park was nice. We liked how you can bring your own food and drinks and have a picnic.
Great to see the animals in the comfort in your car. Some of the animals actually walk right up to your car!! Highlights in park are feeding the giraffes and some fun rides for the kids. Bring your bathing suits there are some water attractions and water play areas. Minature golf, boat rides and a carousel. The food is so so but after all not there for that!
My kids love Lion Country Safari. You have the option to drive through and then there is a walking area. We always enjoy driving around the lot looking at all the animals. They are always moving around and doing something new and interesting. Great for all families and all ages. You get a chance to see animals in their natural habitats. Last time we were there the gazelles had run right in front of our car! Great pics to be taken here!
Lion Country Safari never ceases to delight and entertain! Weather riding through the reserve, riding on an amusement park ride, or splashing at the water park Lion Country Safari never disappoints! Bring your sunblock because this is one park you're going to want to explore all day!
I love this place! I have gone there many times and we can't wait until my boy is old enough to appreciate the animals so we can take him! There is a lot to do there. Plan an early day. The animals are more active when it is cooler out. A morning drive through is great followed by a day at the park there. We have had such fun family days there with my cousins and brother. What a great way to spend the day!
My kids loved to go here when they were in elementary school and even as older kids for the drive through safari where the animals can come up to the car and you can get a close up view of animals. The mini golf and other games as well as the carousel were favorites with my kids. There are coupons in local publications. They may also take AAA but I am not sure.
My three boys, my mother and I drove to experience Lion Country Safari in West Palm Beach.
I have always wanted to take the kids to Africa and driving through the Serengeti in Florida is a little like going to Vail, Colorado to get the fake Swiss experience but we must take what we can get.
While listening to the informative Safari CD we got slightly ahead of the information and pulled up directly next to the white rhinos. We were admiring their huge horns and commenting on how we had never been so close to a rhino before when we heard the narrator telling us not to ever pull up the car next to a rhino due to their dangerously playful ways. Whoops! Once again I felt like Chevy Chase in the movie “Family Vacation”.
We were thankful that the park was not full of busloads of people and we stayed until closing hours. We fed the giraffes crackers in the early evening light and admired the beautiful, graceful animals with big beautiful eyes. Axel thought that they looked sad and wanted to save them all and put them back in the wild. He also wanted me to yell at the people who were carving their names into the bamboo trees. I told him that I have learned that there are better ways to teach people to respect their planet and causing aggression is not one of them.
At the end of our stay, we closed the park with the boys playing in the incredible water park and they had a blast getting sopping wet in their clothes.
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You drive throughout the safari like park. Its a wildlife preserve with over 800 animals. You can also walk through the safari. Its a way different aspect as you see the animals displays. Driving through some animals get more near to your car as the giraffes do.
One of the best wildlife experiences your child can have in Florida: Your car becomes a safari jeep as you leisurely wind your way past lions lolling on the roadside, as well as giraffes, rhinoceroses, zebras, chimps, bison, elephants, ostriches, and wildbeest, through 500 acres of animals large and larger. At the end of the ride, Safari World entertains with rides, a petting zoo, miniature golf, dinosaur models, a free-flight feeding aviary, and other adventures. It’s definitely worth the trip from the beach. Your car must have a hard-top roof or you must trade it in for a rental. Ask about the week-long summer day camps for kids ages six to thirteen.