Nestled on over 260 acres of land in Lakeland, you’ll find one of the most unique and memorable experiences in Florida at Safari Wilderness.
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 to Safari Wilderness 3 times – with my family on their Christmas Critter Safari, and again on two field trips with school – and each time was unique and 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.
While their traditional safari tours are on a large open-air vehicle with a guide, for a limited time Safari Wilderness is offering a guided drive-thru safari tour from the comfort of your own vehicle. You’ll get to be out in nature, relax, see native and exotic animals up close and personal, learn about what you are experiencing, and most importantly be in a safe environment while social distancing. You’ll also be supporting Safari Wilderness and helping them continue caring for their animals, their staff, and their conservation efforts. This is a one of a kind drive thru safari park that calls Lakeland home.
All drive through tours will be conducted by reservation only and will last approximately one hour.
Location: 10850 Moore Road, Lakeland, FL 33809 (MAP IT)
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm | Last drive-thru safari booking is at 4 pm
Drive-Thru Safari Cost: $100 per vehicle on weekdays | $125 per vehicle on weekend. Food buckets are $10 each.
Vehicle Requirements: Vehicle size must be full-sized SUV or smaller. No motorcycles or commercial vehicles allowed.
Tips for your Visit: BRING YOUR CAMERA! Every single photo in this post is mine, there are no professionally done stock photos here. If you’ve got a real camera that zooms more than a phone camera, I highly recommend taking it with you.
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If you’re interested in a longer visit to Safari Wilderness Ranch, you can get plenty more details on their website – safariwilderness.com. Prices start at $119 per person, and all safari experiences require an advance reservation. In addition to the vehicle safari, they also offer safari adventures where you can see the property by ATV, kayak, or riding a camel, horse, or llama. Optional add-ons include feeding the ring-tailed lemurs and feeding guinea pigs.