What if you can make it happen here in Central Florida, more specifically, in the city of Lakeland? Yes! You can look a zebra in the eye, feed a ring-tailed lemur from your hand, pet a llama, try to touch an ostrich, see the huge horns of Watusi cattle, touch the head of a water buffalo by bus from outdoor safari, camel, ATV, kayak, or in the safety of your own car. When I decided to visit Safari Wilderness, in the company of our beautiful model, Carla Fernández, I thought it was going to be something similar to a zoo or theme park, but in reality, it was not like that, but one of the most authentic and memorable tourist experiences that I have. lived in Polk County. It was natural, interactive, and unlike any animal encounter I'd ever experienced before. Our experience was on the open-air safari bus, with a guide, who walked us through more than 260 acres of terrain and educated us on each species we see. There we had the privilege of enjoying animals that got so close to the bus that we were able to touch them and even feed them from our hands.
Right now, for a limited time Safari Wilderness also offers a guided tour from the comfort of your own vehicle. You can take your family and friends to spend a day in nature, relax, see native and exotic animals up close, learn about what they are experiencing and most importantly, be in a safe environment and with social distance. You will also support them in continuing to take care of their animals and their conservation efforts. Safari Wilderness is a one-of-a-kind safari park in the city of Lakeland.
If you choose to do the kayak safari, you will cruise through freshwater areas to see up close species of the swamps, such as the Defassa water antelope and the red Lechwe. Midway through the safari, visitors sail to Lemur Island, where they can feed grapes to two different species of lemurs. If you prefer your transportation to be covered in fur, the camel option will pair you up with one of these adorable creatures for an unforgettable experience. For more information, visit safariwilderness.com or for more options: VisitCentralFlorida.org. All visits by private vehicle are made by reservation only and last approximately one hour. Location: 10850 Moore Road, Lakeland, FL 33809 Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 pm. The last reservation for the private vehicle safari is at 4 p.m.
Tel: (813) 382-2120