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Young Explorers’ Safari

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Rivaling the African savanna, the dramatic, 260-acre landscape of Safari Wilderness sets the scene for an unforgettable, family adventure. Located halfway between Tampa and Orlando in scenic Lakeland, Polk County, Florida, this family-owned, working game ranch offers an up-close encounter with herds of roaming exotic animals—without the crowds and lines found at theme parks and zoos.

The Young Explorers’ Safari is a great way for both young children and the young at heart to learn about a variety of species and some of their special features. During a 45-minute guided vehicle tour, the small group of adventurers will meet a variety of large hooved animals such as zebra, water buffalo, llamas, watusi cattle and barasingha deer. This tour will be followed by a short walking tour to meet smaller species, including ring-tailed lemurs, red-ruffed lemurs, coatis, kune kune pigs and more.


Duration: 45 minutes

Availability: tour departures at 1pm and 2pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Price: $39 per person

Note: This is a seasonal offering, only available select times Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons during the months of May–August.