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African Lion Safari

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1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
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Great way to spend a day!

Drove 6 hours from Ottawa for this. It was worth it! Arriving on a Saturday at noon, main paved... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Maxim B
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Ottawa, Canada
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Not the African Lion Safari of Yesteryear!!

Many additions to the African Lion Safari grounds according to some of my friends who visited many... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sue G
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Toronto, Canada
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Go "On Safari!" and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in seven large Game Reserves! Your full day of family adventure begins as you set out on a "trek" along 9km of Safari Trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. See a pride of majestic lions, graceful giraffe, a crash of rhino, and many more animals from around the world! After your safari through the Game Reserves, set out on a walking tour of the grounds and enjoy exciting bird and animal presentations featuring Parrot Paradise, Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration and Elephants & Friends. Enjoy the twice daily Elephant Swim, Pets' Corner, "Nature boy" Scenic Railway, "African Queen" Boat Cruise, Discovery Centre and Jungle Playground Areas. Cool off in the newly-expanded Misumu Bay Wet Play interactive water adventure zone where kids can stroll through sprinklers, spouts and stream jets, trek under rain trees and tumble buckets, and interact with gadgets, gizmos and geysers! African Lion Safari is open daily from May 6 to October 9, 2017
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“birds of prey” (107 reviews)
“boat ride” (119 reviews)
“water park” (117 reviews)
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1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
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+1 519-623-2620
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Drove 6 hours from Ottawa for this. It was worth it! Arriving on a Saturday at noon, main paved parking lot was already full, but there was plenty of space on the grass. First attraction we watched was the elephant swim. Super cute - a...More

Thank Maxim B
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Many additions to the African Lion Safari grounds according to some of my friends who visited many years ago. Wandering through the grounds of African Lion Safari, not to be confused with Marine Land, was a wonderful, delightful adventure. We rode a bus through Game...More

Thank Sue G
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at A.L.S.!! The best part is driving through the reserve with our car. I suggest you purchase the tickets from Costco as they have a great deal. Saved my family at least $20. You can bring your own food for...More

Thank ddoopan D
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great place to take the kids. Tour bus is nice for the guide and extra details you. A little pricey for entryMore

Thank pegahv2016
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AfricanLionSafari, Public Relations Manager at African Lion Safari, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello pegahv2016, Thank you for your review! Keep in mind that African Lion Safari is non-government funded and all of the admission prices paid by visitors goes directly back into the park to support our breeding and conservation programmes. We look forward to your next...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just arrived home and our visit was just amazing. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. My kids 6,8&11 lived the experience

Thank Shawna B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our visit today was perfect. The facilities were very impressive and the staff were very helpful, knowledgeable and friendly. The animals were great to see and the water park was wonderful for small children. Grandpa was a hero for taking everyone to African lion safari

Thank dmburl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On one hand, I thoroughly enjoyed driving through the safari! It was exciting to see these animals up close from our own vehicle. There was an element of danger which added to the experience. The animals seem to have a lot of space to wander...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with family, including a six, four and 10 month old. We started out with seeing the elephants on their way for a swim. The elephants are amazing creatures - what a way to start the day. Headed through the games reserve where we...More

Thank Cathy L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can only speak for the driving tour as that all that we came for. Absolutely loved this place. Been to many zoos, but this is a totally different experience. Animals are literally within reach of your vehicle. Love the self guided (at your own...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While a bit pricey (especially for larger families), this still manages to be a good family outing. You can easily spend a day there and the splash pad, water area is a good place for the kids to play and enjoy safely. The bus rides...More

Thank Dona C
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Yashpal Y
July 13, 2018|
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Response from pegahv2016 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, no there is no good access for taxi The location was so far frome center!
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Ghaith A
June 21, 2018|
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Response from AfricanLionSafari | Property representative |
Hello Ghaith, Our drive through Game Reserves take about an hour to drive through, however, we recommend about 4-6 hours to see and do everything at African Lion Safari. Have a "WILD" day!
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Samantha-Lynn D
June 17, 2018|
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Response from AfricanLionSafari | Property representative |
Hello Samantha, The only experiences you would have to pay for after admission is the Safari Tour Bus (should you not wish to take your own vehicle through our Game Reserves), food, souvenirs, and an elephant or pony... More
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