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African Lion Safari
Canada’s Original Safari Adventure
CELEBRATING 50 WILD YEARS:
MAY 4 – SEPTEMBER 29, 2019
African Lion Safari® is a drive through Wildlife Park dedicated to the conservation of declining wildlife species. It is home to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam freely throughout seven distinct drive through Game Reserves.
The park is comprised of over 750 acres, 250 of which provide animals with large areas of bush, grasslands or forest in which they can interact naturally with other animals. In several Game Reserves, mixed species roam and interact as they would in the wild. 25 to 30 acres has been developed for walk through areas and exhibits and the balance of the property is comprised of farm, bush and other habitat, including 40 areas of provincially significant wetland which we maintain and monitor.
African Lion Safari® is extremely proud of the international reputation it has earned for excellence in the care, management and breeding of many endangered species, both birds and animals. Our dedicated staff play an integral part in the success of African Lion Safari’s conservation and breeding initiatives. They bring their unique skills, years of experience and commitment to ensure our animals receive the best care possible.
African Lion Safari® consults worldwide and supports in-situ projects such as species reintroduction for the Eastern Loggerhead shrike, Burrowing owl, Ferruginous hawk, and Barn owl. Our animal management staff travel worldwide to provide training and support to help improve conservation, management and welfare of many species, including elephants.
Our efforts in providing technical training in elephant husbandry and welfare, data collection, community relations and conservation education have met with good success.
The park has enjoyed 50 successful years as one of Ontario’s premier tourist destinations. African Lion Safari® strives to ensure that all guests have an enjoyable and educational day “On Safari! ™” as well as an opportunity to gain a better appreciation of the animals in our care.
DRIVE THROUGH GAME RESERVES
Get closer than you ever imagined to majestic birds and animals from around the world as you drive along 9 kilometres of trail, through 7 large Game Reserves featuring Nairobi Sanctuary, Simba Lion Country, Timbavati Lion Country, Wankie Bushland Trail, Rocky Ridge Veldt, Australasia and The Americas.
You will enter an environment that is home to over 1,000 birds and animals, many of which are classified as endangered or threatened species. The park is situated on 750 acres in which animals roam freely while you are “caged” in your vehicle. The Safari Trail enables you to go “On Safari!TM” and see prides of lions, herds of zebra and giraffe, white rhino, ostrich, watusi, kangaroo and many other exotic species.
Travel through the Game Reserves in your own vehicle* or hop aboard our Safari Tour Bus for an additional fee.
Admission to African Lion Safari Includes:
Leisurely cruise aboard the "African Queen" Boat.
Journey on the "Nature Boy" scenic railway.
Exciting and Educational Bird and Animal Presentations;
- Learn about the flying styles of eagles, hawks, owls, vultures and falcons as they soar above your head at the "Birds of Prey" flying demonstration.
- Match wits with beautiful parrots and other feathered friends
at "Parrot Paradise".
- Watch as Asian elephants display their incredible strength, intelligence and agility and meet and learn about some of their furry friends at "Elephants & Friends".
- Elephant Swim - Watch as our herd of Asian elephants frolic and play in the refreshing water of Recreation Lake.
Pets’ Corner - Come FACE TO FACE with a variety of animals and birds. Children can enjoy petting baby goats.
Misumu Bay Wet Play - Misumu Bay Wet Play Interactive water adventure for children. Seasonal. weather permitting. Height Restrictions Apply.
Children's Playgrounds - Children can ‘monkey around’ in Safari Venture and Toddlers’ Playground.
Height Restrictions Apply.
Toddlers’ Playground is not monitored by African Lion Safari staff.
NOTE: Parking is included in your admission to the park. You have access to your car all day.