African Safari Wildlife Park Port Clinton

Where is it at?

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African Safari Wildlife Park
267 South Lightner Road
Port Clinton
Tel: 419-732-3606


Take State Route 250 South until State Route 2, head west (right). Cross the Sandusky Bay Bridge and exit at the State Route 53 North Catawaba Island exit 124. At the exit there is a large BP gas station take a right at this first light. Go ½ mile until Lightner Road, turn left. ASWP is located ¾ mile on the right side of Lightner Road

Where are we going today?

Ever wanted to explore the plains of Africa, and come face to face with amazing, exotic and beautiful animals? Then just head to Ohio! Think we're kidding? Think again!

The African Safari Wildlife Park is a super fun and educational day for the whole family, with over 400 amazing creatures roaming free on an 100 acre preserve.

This unique attraction has TWO fun safari adventures for you to explore, and your admission gets you BOTH!

The drive through safari let's you explore the park all from the comfort of your own vehicle.  You can take your time making your way around the preserve, in awe of all the magical animal encounters you're going to have, AND you can even feed some of the animals!

Have you ever fed a camel? Perhaps you have always wanted to get right up close to a giraffe? At this amazing wildlife park - you can! 

Deer will roam around you. Bison will play nearby. From Alpaca, Bongo, and Zebra, you can encounter some of the most unique and beautiful animals native to Africa.

There are also sections of the park that you can walk through. It's a true once-in-a-lifetime experience (unless of course...you go back to African Safari Wildlife Park again and again!)

The whole family can experience the animals similar to a zoo setting. There are some amazing shows, and fun entertainment (like the Pork Chop Downs Pig Races!) and there are some very cool exhibits, like the rare White Alligator exhibit.

It's all about you and the animals are the African Safari Wildlife Park! Don't forget those cameras!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$15.95 Spring & Fall / $21.95 Summer
  • Children$9.95 Spring & Fall / $13.95 Summer (Ages 4 - 6)
  • Free Under: 3 years

When can we go?

9am - 7pm in summer. Rest of year hours vary.

March to December.

Teachers corner

There is so much education to be had! They love having organized school groups over 10 students, so make sure you reserve in advance! .

I'm Hungry!

The Safari snack bar snack bar is open all season, and there are tasty food options like nachos, popcorn, pretzels and hot chocolate! .

Healthy Eating!

They sell bottled water at the park, so make sure you stay hydrated .

Any Top Tips?

The animal rides, shows and pig races only operate between Memorial Day and Labor Day. .

Doing our bit

They look after the animals so they are stress free in their habitats. .

Need a little extra help?

You're in your own car for the drive through safari, and call for the accessibility for the walk through. .

More information

Make sure you keep the car door closed at all time, and hold the bottom of the cup when feeding the animals! .

What people are saying?

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    Always a good time, too bad they had many animals fenced off. As this will make our 10th yr going, its becoming bigger and probably more animal/ vehicle issues then when it was less known,no lines of cars. Camel ride is a must and the zoo is a good day every-time.

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    Been here a handful of times, we enjoyed it so much that we purchase a annual pass. Have a three year our which we started taking when she was a little over a year, and every time she loves it. From the pig races, to the animal show where they can pet the animals, she has a blast. I would recommend getting a Groupon, since paying full price seems high. Pack your own lunch, enjoy being out doors, and just have a relaxed day. We have actually purchased another annual pass! Always a good time.

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    WOW!!! Never could have imagined how awesome it would be until I went through it, great experience, worth every penny. Have great pictures to remember it by.

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    dont bring carrots they want you to buy thiers they will take yor carrots that you did not pay for.
    wait tilll he end to feed the bigger animals are at the end
    5 bucks for carrots, so bring lots of money too.

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    It was awesome never new about this til today had fun my family was very scared

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