**This post is from 2018. Details for 2019 have not been announced – we will update this post once tickets are available**

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

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

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

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 do the talking!

Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission at no additional cost to you when you make a purchase by clicking through our links. Thank you for supporting Lakeland Mom! 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!

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Pumpkin Safari Tickets

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

WHEN TO GO: Your Groupon voucher can be redeemed any Saturday or Sunday in October – 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28. The safaris depart every hour from 1pm through 5pm, and last for approximately 45 minutes. You’ll want to arrive at least 15 minutes in advance to get checked in. Advance reservations not required.

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 fall family day!

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April Mucci Lakeland Mom
April Mucci Lakeland Mom

About the Author: April Mucci

April is the owner of LakelandMom.com. She has lived in Lakeland since age 2 and is passionate about our community and connecting families with local resources. She is a mom to 2 boys and a mini goldendoodle, wife to Matt. You can often find April at the baseball field where she cheers on her baseball loving 11 year old, or home building Legos with her 9 year old. She loves reading, saltwater fishing, and working on Lakeland Mom!