Family Fun at Lion Country Safari in Florida

19 Apr

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I’m not being paid to write this post.  I felt compelled to share our experience at this amazing place.  We’ve been traveling to Florida for the past several years and basically hitting the same fun spots each time.  But it was while I was chatting with a friend a few weeks back that she told me about this Lion Country Safari….a safari in Florida you ask!? YES!  I don’t know about you, but I won’t be traveling to Africa anytime soon so this is about as close as I’ll get to a real live safari and wow it did not fail to completely wow me.

We headed there on a day when the weather was a bit iffy. You pay a fee per person in your car (you can also rent one there) and we found a coupon on the website.  You are provided with a CD to play as you travel through the safari.  The instructions are to keep windows up at all times.

And wow.  I’ll let my pictures do some of the talking.

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Other than the lions behind the fence all the animals roam freely; those zebras were right in front of the car blocking our path!

A total highlight for me were the giraffes….my favorite animal….they were everywhere and so gorgeous…

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The safari took us about 45 minutes and by the point the kids were done and ready to hit the amusement and water parks!

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There are rides and fun stuff for the kids but also different things like paddle boats that you could take out for a ride.

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And for an additional fee of 5 dollars per ride the kids each rode a camel :)

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is it me or is the camel smiling in this shot?!

is it me or is the camel smiling in this shot?!

My daughter’s highlight of the trip was her chance to feed a giraffe.  I think this is one of the coolest shots I have ever taken.

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I you tell I’d much rather the kids spend time in a place like this than that other place in Florida with all the mice & princesses!

Have you ever been here?

 

 

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3 Responses to “Family Fun at Lion Country Safari in Florida”

  1. Rosey April 19, 2014 at 7:39 pm #

    My house was very close to there when I lived in Florida! We enjoyed Lion Country Safari many, many years. Someone told me it closed down. I’m so glad to hear that’s not true!!!

    I love your pics!

    • Barbara @ Just Another Manic Mommy April 19, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      Thanks Rosey! It’s still there and in fact my daughter has proclaimed she wants her 7th bday party there, which is next month, oh and we live in NY… :)

  2. elana April 19, 2014 at 9:09 pm #

    that is sooooooo freaking awesome! and where was this? boca? also your older daughter is wearing the exact same tank (laundry folding nightmare i might add) that my girl wears as many times as physically possible in a single week! :)

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