Wilderness Drive Through Safari Gentry
Where are we going today?
Did you know that you don't need to head all the way to Africa to experience an exciting safari surrounded by exotic animals? You just need to head to Gentry, Arkansas!
We're not kidding! Wilderness Drive-Through Safari is a fun way for the family to feel like you are on those vast plains of the Savannah. Here, you get to explore 400 acres in the comfort of your own car, as you take on the 4 mile drive through the natural environment, large ponds and that beautiful Arkansas landscape!
Have you ever seen a black bear in person, or watched those African Lions man their pride? There are so many incredible species that kids can come face to face with, and some might come say hello right to your car window!
They might see their favorites, from the leopards, to wolves, wildebeest and zebra - and there might be some they have never heard of before. Have you ever seen a oryx, or know what a liger is? Perhaps you might discover the ankole-watusi!
If the safari wasn't enough, when you have completed your adventure kids can head to the walk through petting parks for some hands-on fun with more adorable animals. Here, kids can walk among the giraffes, chimpanzees, donkeys, deer, and even kangaroos!
If THAT wasn't enough, they can really take animal encounters to the next level with the seasonal pony and camel rides!
So kids, get those explorer hats on, and grab those cameras because at Wilderness Drive Through Safari, we're going on an adventure!
How much does it cost?
- Children$10 (Ages 3-12)
- Free Under: 2 years
When can we go?
9am - 5pm daily
Year round, including holidays
Why not take the students! Just give them a call to arrange your day! It's great for learning .
They have a snack bar with snacks, candy and soft drinks.
There are picnic tables in the walk through area where you can enjoy your own lunch!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you stay in your vehicles during the driving safari!.
Need a little extra help?
The drive through is in your own vehicle, so if you are okay there you will be fine. If you have questions about accessibility for the other activities, just give them a call!.
Take your camera! Binoculars are a good idea too.
What people are saying?
by Bugsy Michelle
I've been to this place twice and I absolutely love it! I love all the different animals you see when you drive through the park. I also like the petting zoo... Oh, what am I kidding... I love the whole thing!
by Bruce Puckett
It was a really disappointing experience overall. The animals were kept in cages that were obviously too small and they looked to be in poor health. I left feeling very sad. I wish I had never shown this to my kids.
by Judy Schroeder
This was a great little place. the staff was warm and friendly. Went out of their way to be helpful. It was really hot that day so the drive thru part we sort of rushed a bit. but the Petting area was a huge hit with my grandson who is 9. he rode a camel, fed the animals and all in all was very happy. If you go expecting a large corporate facility you will be disappointed but if you go with an open mind to a lovely family run facility. you and your family will have a blast.
by Sarah Peary
Really? A stale bread diet? How sad. The animals may be loved and played with but certainly not cared for very well.
by Catherine Kasler
I loved this park! We took 2 bus loads of children from school and I am going back this weekend with my family. I really enjoyed the petting zoo- the kangaroos are great. I did not see any animals that looked sad or not taken care of. I believe a lot of change has taken place since the before mentioned bad reviews. I would not be shelling out $80 to take my family if the conditions were bad or the animals seemed neglected. i would recommend that you check it out for yourself and don't let those bad reviews discourage you from visiting a fun, unique...Read More
by Catherine Kasler
I loved this park! We took 2 bus loads of children from school and I am going back this weekend with my family. I really enjoyed the petting zoo- the kangaroos are great. I did not see any animals that looked sad or not taken care of. I believe a lot of change has taken place since the before mentioned bad reviews. I would not be shelling out $80 to take my family if the conditions were bad or the animals seemed neglected. i would recommend that you check it out for yourself and don't let those bad reviews discourage you from visiting a fun, unique place!