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SAFARI WILDERNESS RANCH

WILD ANIMAL SAFARI IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA

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CHOOSE A LAKELAND SAFARI TOUR

ABOUT SAFARI WILDERNESS RANCH

Safari Wilderness Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. There are no crowds and no lines. Here you will enjoy an adventure in nature. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides will tour you through large herds of exotic animals and over 260 acres of pristine wilderness in custom safari vehicles. You can also try our drive-thru tour option and explore from the comfort of your own vehicle!

If you prefer a more adventurous mode of transport, you can view our wild animals with a guide by camelback, ATV, or kayak. We also offer exclusive animal encounters with ring-tailed lemurs, guinea pigs, and cheetahs!

Safari Wilderness Ranch is conveniently located six miles north of I-4 between Orlando and Tampa, surrounded by Florida’s Green Swamp, in an expansive and exclusive wilderness area.

Join us on an exclusive, fun and educational safari journey where you will learn about Florida’s natural and human history, our conservation programs, and encounter amazing animals that are endangered or extinct in the wild. Book your Lakeland safari at Safari Wilderness Ranch today! 

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RATED THE #1 OUTDOOR ACTIVITY IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA!

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Family Fun

Our tour guide, was great! He was knowledgeable and funny. Awesome assortment of animals from antelope to zebra and many in between. We got to feed many of the animals which was interesting and fun. Great opportunity to take close up pictures of the animals. Our daughter also enjoyed feeding the lemurs. It's a fun way to spend a few hours!

– Lucille | Tripadvisor
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Loved It

The safari was exciting from the beginning to the end. We enjoyed feeding the camels the most. Seeing the ostrich and the huge eggs they lay was amazing. The cheetah was breathtaking. Although the water buffaloes were huge, they were quite gentle and easy to feed. Our tour guide Jan was very knowledgeable. I look forward to doing this again!

– Mike | Tripadvisor
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Fun & Informative

Our Safari ride was enjoyable and very informative. Our guide, Art, was extraordinarily knowledgeable about all of the animals we saw. My grand children and I really enjoyed being able to feed many of the animals. It was a wonderful experience and I am telling all of my friends that it is a wonderful place to take their grand children.

– Elaine | Tripadvisor
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A Hidden Gem

We loved this tour. Definitely a hidden gem in central Florida. J.J was friendly and knowledgeable and my 90 year-old father-in-law was able to sit comfortably in the shaded open-air vehicle and enjoy every aspect of the tour. If you're able, feed the Lemurs! It's an optional add-on activity but lots of fun. Would recommend this place to anyone!

– Jim | Tripadvisor
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Vacation Highlight

JJ, our guide, was so knowledgeable about the animals. We were able to feed many treats to the animals as we travelled along on the open air (but covered) safari bus, which was great for interacting and viewing the animals. It was our favorite part of our vacation! Would definitely come here again. Lots of fun for people of all ages.

– Lex | Tripadvisor