Lakeland Mom’s 3rd Annual 12 DAYS OF HOLIDAY GIVEAWAYS is happening NOW! Every year we LOVE to spoil our readers in November and December with fun giveaways for local holiday events, performances, attractions, and gifts!

For our next giveaway this year we’re giving one Lakeland Mom reader a visit for 4 to one of our favorite places in Lakeland – Safari Wilderness.

Nestled on over 260 acres of land in North Lakeland, Safari Wilderness one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida.

Look a zebra in the eye
Feed a llama from your hand
See the huge horns of the Watsui cattle
Get licked by a water buffalo
Hold hands with a ring-tailed lemur

During the month of December, Safari Wilderness in Lakeland offers a holiday-themed safari at 1/2 the price of a regular visit!

One Lakeland Mom Reader and their family will enjoy a Critter Christmas Safari which includes:

  • A 45-minute customized vehicle safari, led by a knowledgeable tour guide.
  • A guided walking tour of our small mammal house, free-flight aviary, and petting zoo barn. Get up close and personal with some of our smaller species!
  • 1 poinsettia for each ticketed visitor.
  • Our staff will be bringing out some of our smaller animals (coatimundi, ferrets, dwarf caimans, etc.) for educational demonstrations. This is a very special treat that doesn’t happen on our standard safaris!
  • For an additional fee, we will also be facilitating opportunities to feed our lemurs, as well as some of the animals you might expect to see in a nativity scene (camels, goats, pigs, horses, etc.).

Christmas Safari’s Depart daily between December 17 – 23. Safaris depart every hour, on the hour between 1pm – 5pm. The winner of our giveaway will be able to choose the day and time you’d like to visit.

I’ve been with my family on their Christmas Critter Safari, and again on a field trip with school, and both times were amazing. A visit to Safari Wilderness in Lakeland is nothing like a zoo or theme park. It is natural, it is peaceful, and unlike any animal encounters we have ever experienced before. 

We could describe it to you, but we’ll let our photos and videos below do the talking!


This Giveaway has ended, but 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways runs throughout November and December. Check our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways page to see our current giveaways!

Submit your name and email below to enter to win 4 tickets to visit Safari Wilderness for a Critter Christmas Safari between December 17 – 23.

The deadline to enter to win is Tuesday, December 12 at 9pm. Winners will be contacted via email or text. Full contest rules are at the end of this post.

Critter Christmas Safari Tickets

The links below are affiliate links, which means we will be compensated when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Your purchase helps support our website and allows us to provide you with all this great local information for free. Read our disclosure policy here.  We only recommend products and places that we use and love ourselves, and we really do think Safari Wilderness is a special experience your family will enjoy!

WHERE TO BUY: Tickets for the Christmas Safari are available on Groupon

WHEN TO GO: Your Groupon voucher can be redeemed any of the Christmas Safari dates in December – the 17th through 23rd. The safaris depart every hour from 1pm through 5pm, and last for approximately 1 hour. You’ll want to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to get checked in.

GETTING THERE: Safari Wilderness Ranch is located at 10850 Moore Road in North Lakeland. (MAP IT)

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Plan extra time before or after your safari to see the peacocks, lemurs, guinea pigs, petting zoo barn, and many other animals near the main lodge. TAKE YOUR CAMERA! So many photo opportunities.  

OTHER COSTS: There is a $7 charge for parking, and add-on options of lemur feedings and petting zoo feedings are available for purchase upon arrival.


  • $39 for 1 person
  • $75 for 2 people
  • $145 for 4 people

Click here to buy your tickets on Groupon and make plans for a unique and fun family day out!


  • Tickets are for the event, date, and time specified and cannot be transferred to another event or show time unless the information above states otherwise.
  • You must be 18 or older and live in Central Florida to enter this giveaway.
  • You must use a valid email address to enter this giveaway.
  • One entry per person. Additional entries will be removed from our list.
  • Winner will be selected randomly from all entries.
  • We will contact the winner via the email address provided OR via Facebook as soon as the winner is selected. The winner will have two [2] days (48 hours) to respond. If the winner does not respond within the two[2] days (48 hours), the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Directions for claiming the prize will be given via email. A valid photo ID and/or mailing address may be required.
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