We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

African Lion Safari

Features Animals
1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
Review Highlights
A great family trip.

Been there 5 times. The last time was in July. Never gets boring. Always something new to... read more

Reviewed 4 December 2017
Hamilton, Canada
Excellent Day

It's expensive but well worth it. Go early and spend the entire day there and you will never run... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Donna L
via mobile
Read all 1,212 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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%
Travellers talk about
“boat ride” (115 reviews)
“birds of prey” (103 reviews)
“water park” (169 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
Write a ReviewReviews (1,212)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,180 reviews

Reviewed 4 December 2017

Been there 5 times. The last time was in July. Never gets boring. Always something new to see. Bring a camera...you are going to be up close to all the action.

Thank Peter562017
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

It's expensive but well worth it. Go early and spend the entire day there and you will never run out of things to do. The Waterpark is super fun for the kids.

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 18 November 2017

Wake up the Wild was an amazing experience that I would recommend to anyone that admires big cats or girafffes. The mix of vehicles used during feeding times gives participants a very up close experience and being to able to feed a giraffe was also...More

Thank Cdn_Stouffers
Reviewed 12 November 2017

WOW! I did not think of having so much fun! It was a great day out for families with children. The safari drive was amazing and its more fun when you take your own car and there is a patch to avoid the baboons and...More

Thank Bilal S
Reviewed 11 November 2017

My husband and I took our grandson to see this safari and what an experience for all of us. The bus tour through the safari was excellent and we really enjoyed watching the baboons. I also like the little train ride where we saw the...More

Thank tthibodeau999
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Great day with the grand kids The bus ride through the park was awesome . Really enjoy the bird shows.. The kids got to ride the elephants A great day out .

Thank Andy C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We took our granchildren they had so much fun so much to do great picnic areas very well organized ................................................................................................................................................................................

Thank debbie195783
Reviewed 5 November 2017

It was a nice family adventure trip to the wild - all kids were just happy, so many animals to see - lions, elephants, rhinoceroses, giraffes, many birds, ostriches, and so much more. Elephant swim was the far best attraction but we loved everything. Recommend...More

Thank Dmitry S
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We had a great time with the kids, there is a variety of animals and it's very easy to spot them. We also, had a great time at the wet zone. I will definitely go back.

Thank camacholiliana
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The park was not so busy when we went in September. The animals were all out and visible. We opted to drive our own vehicle through the park and glad we did as we got some great shots up close. Great visit overall to the...More

1  Thank christine3106
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Hamilton
Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge-Waterloo, Ontario
596 reviews
12.54 km away
Travelodge Cambridge - Waterloo
385 reviews
13.74 km away
Comfort Inn Cambridge
147 reviews
14.01 km away
Super 8 Cambridge/Kitchener/Waterloo Area
443 reviews
14.03 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Cafe Troy
286 reviews
8.83 km away
The Danish Place
27 reviews
9.52 km away
African Lion Safari
74 reviews
.37 km away
Tony's Family Diner
41 reviews
8.80 km away
Nearby Attractions
Emerald Lake Trailer Resort & Water Park
12 reviews
6.63 km away
Westfield Heritage Village
116 reviews
3.52 km away
Ontario Christian Gleaners
9 reviews
5.55 km away
Valens Conservation Area
58 reviews
5.40 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Wendy P
4 November 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Robin U | Reviewed this property |
You could go for a few hours or even less if you don’t use the splash pad. The park is now closed for the season though.
7 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Robin U | Reviewed this property |
You pay admission when you drive in.
Susan T
19 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from SHS818 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There is a pavilion by the pond for the elephant swim, but a few round tables closer to the water. Go there for prime spot to watch the elephant swim. However when we were just there we sat under the pavilion just... More