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Safari Camping

Safari Camping

One of the most amazing things about an African Safari is sleeping in the bush. Watching the sun go down after a day of game viewing, enjoying a sundowner drink, gathering with your friends for a great evening meal, recalling the highlights of the day around a roaring campfire, then falling into a comfortable bed and having a great night’s sleep are memories that last a lifetime. At first light, you awaken in the morning, enjoy a cup of coffee and soak in the sights and sounds of nature as she awakens with you.

Safari Wilderness will now host a few special people per night in 10 beautifully appointed safari tents on the property. Continental breakfast is included. Base pricing is based on adult double occupancy. Additional guest may be added for $25 per night per person. Maximum occupancy is four individuals. No smoking is allowed anywhere on our 260 acre property. Lodging is closed during the hot, wet summer months.

Our base tented camp is open seasonally and at the end of the cool camping months all the tents and the mobile decks they sit on are removed for storage and the area is returned to animal grazing. The safari base camp consists of 9 tents, each of which sits on its own mobile wooden deck for guest safety and comfort. Each tent has a panoramic view of the animal herds on the veldt. Base camp is close to our Welcome Barn, a 13,000 square foot, two-story safari structure that has indoor seating, a gift shop, restrooms, and 3 private showers for guests. There is a 2nd story game viewing lounge available for overnight guests to enjoy.

Our property is within the Green Swamp, the second largest wilderness area in Florida (after The Everglades). This 850 square mile wilderness that surrounds us is the critical watershed for west central Florida. It is the headwaters for 5 Florida rivers. Within our boundaries are hundreds of wild birds. On most days we see herons, ibis, spoonbills, wood storks, wood ducks and sandhill cranes—to name a few. For years guests have asked us if they could spend the night at Safari Wilderness to extend their adventure. Now they finally can! We have several high quality, fun and educational ways to enjoy the hundreds of animals that live here. The guided safaris are by camel-back, ATV, kayak, and customized vehicle. For overnight guests only, we can organize sundowner safaris, bird watching safaris, mountain bike excursions. To do all our different safaris can take several days. Staying in our safari tent camp for several nights facilitates a multi day wilderness safari like you might have in Africa. We also offer ring-tailed lemur feedings, and premium cheetah encounters. Safaris and optional extras are booked online.

Booking info

  • For the safety of our animals and staff, we prohibit smoking, food, and music at the campsite.
  • Guests must sign a waiver and follow a code of conduct for everybody’s safety,
  • A safari concierge is on site 24 hours.
  • All sales are final.
  • Questions? Call (813) 382-2120.
 
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