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Lion Country Safari Loxahatchee

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Lion Country Safari
2003 Lion Country Safari Road
Loxahatchee
FL
33470
Tel: 561 793-1084

Where are we going today?

Kids, are you excited to visit the ONLY drive through safari in the entire state of Florida? Yep! That means that you don't have to travel ALL the way to those grand plains of Africa to see those incredible wild animals in a natural habitat - just head to Lion Country Safari!

Lion Country Safari is where you can spend the day with over 900 animals, and some of them might just come up to your car too! There are species from all over the globe, so not only can kids come face to face with some incredible creatures they might have seen in books, but they can learn about them too!

The best part about Lion Country Safari, is that it's also SO much more than a safari! There are animal displays and animal encounters, which add that little extra special touch to those unforgettable moments, as well as animal feeding areas. You heard right! Have you ever wanted to hand feed a giraffe? You can here! You might be the first kid in your class to do so!

If THAT wasn't enough, there are 5 rides within the safari, as well as a water sprayground - after all, we know how hot those Florida summers can be! With food and shopping to top it off, it's no wonder it's such a popular family day out!

There are two types of safaris you can do at Lion Country Safari - the drive through, and the walk through.

The drive through is where you can see some pretty amazing species, from the grand African Lion, to the fast ostrich, to wildebeest, impala, and even rhinos! Some of these species are endangered, so kids also get an invaluable education on conservation too.

Then, the walk through safari! SafariWorld is where you can take a boat ride on the African Queen, and learn about spider monkeys and siamangs that inhabit Lake Shanalee, or perhaps you want to pan for gold? Don't miss the carousel either, and the feeding area for those cute domestic animals!

So what are you waiting for kids? We're going on safari!

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$35
  • Children$26 (Ages 3-9)
  • Free Under: 2 years
LAST UPDATED 2016

When can we go?

10am - 4pm weekdays. 9:30am - 4:30pm weekends

Year round

Teachers corner

With field trips that are STEAM compliant and age focused, safari day camps, exhibit talks and animal theater, it's not wonder the safari is a popular place for the students!.

I'm Hungry!

There is a cafe-style restaurant and an ice cream stand which can fill those tummies!.

Healthy Eating!

You can bring your own food to enjoy in the outside picnic area, just no BBQs.

Any Top Tips?

The park actually closes an hour after the gates shut, so you have until 5pm on weekdays and 5:30pm weekends to enjoy the park.

Doing our bit

They dedicate their time and money to conservation, both locally and globally, through a number of programs. .

Need a little extra help?

The facility is handicap accessible. You will be in your own vehicle for the drive through section, and the rest of the areas are boardwalks or walkways. No stairs..

Can I get one of those?

There are a number of gift posts just waiting for you to pick up animal-related merchandise, as well as clothing, toys, and must more!.

More information

Parking is $8 per vehicle.

What people are saying?

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    I took my 2 daughters and my granddaughter to Lion Country Safari for their Halloween event. We had a marvelous time. The drive through the park was exciting. My granddaughter loved seeing all the animals. She participated in the Halloween activities at the Pavilion, walked in the costume parade, and enjoyed the show at the Animal Theatre. She also played in the water at the Water Park. We finished the day by feeding the giraffes. It was a full day but was relaxing and fun. I highly recommend Lion Country on any day of the week!

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    Great place to go with family or friends. It's really a unique experience. Definitely not like your typical zoo. With one entry fee you can go through the safari as many times as you want during that day. Super fun!

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    My family and friends had a great time driving through the park and witnessing animals in an open setting as if on safari. The kids had enough to do and see. Plenty of rides and games for the little ones. The feeding of the Giraffes was the high point for me. I would recommend this excursion to a friend any time.

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    This was a fantastic attraction! I recall a similar attraction in the mid-atlantic region as a child in the 1970's, so I was curious as an adult whether this park could measure up to fond childhood memories. In summary, Yes!

    The approximate 1 hour drive-through portion of the attraction was amazing. We have captured close-up footage of animals in the "wild" that will last us a lifetime, including one friendly brawl between two African Scimitar-Horned Oryx and a "I'll scratch your back, and you'll scratch my back" scene between two zebras.

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    The animals are always cool to look at as usual, but the safari world park is starting to lack. The shows and the little attractions that are there make you wonder if it was worth it. Also, half the shows at lion country safari do not start until like 3:00, making it impractical to sit around. Sure it would be more fun for the younger crowd, but half the activities there cost more money and when you are paying $30 pp it seems a little steep. I think the Palm Beach Zoo has more to offer for the older crowd at a better price.

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by Christine Bailey

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This was a fantastic attraction! I recall a similar attraction in the mid-atlantic region as a child in the 1970's, so I was curious as an adult whether this park could measure up to fond childhood memories. In summary, Yes!

The approximate 1 hour drive-through portion of the attraction was amazing. We have captured close-up footage of animals in the "wild" that will last us a lifetime, including one friendly brawl between two African Scimitar-Horned Oryx and a "I'll scratch your back, and you'll scratch my back" scene between two zebras.

The walk-through and live presentations of the attraction were also excellent. Signage was informative of each. Gift shops were ideal for refreshments and unique souvenirs.

The approximate 4-5 hour outing was attended by one adult female and two teenage males; none of us were bored. Also, for visitors not accustomed to the Floridian heat, there were plenty of shade areas to get relief from the heat. However, I do recommend doing the tour as close to the opening time as possible in the hot summer months instead of the second half of the day to further mitigate the exhausting affect of the direct sun's heat.

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