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African Safari Wildlife Park

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267 S Lightner Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3851
+1 800-521-2660
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Drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where hundreds of rare and exotic animals roam free in simulated settings.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“drive thru” (107 reviews)
“bison” (133 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
267 S Lightner Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3851
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+1 800-521-2660
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"drive thru"
in 107 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 98 reviews
"bison"
in 133 reviews
"pig races"
in 86 reviews
"stick their heads"
in 46 reviews
"car window"
in 21 reviews
"bags of carrots"
in 33 reviews
"laughed so hard"
in 22 reviews
"car wash"
in 29 reviews
"animal shows"
in 17 reviews
"white alligator"
in 27 reviews
"fun feeding"
in 11 reviews
"love animals"
in 14 reviews
"gift shop"
in 57 reviews
"through groupon"
in 12 reviews
"free camel ride"
in 19 reviews
"small zoo"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yes the animals, the water buffalo, dear and many more approach your car to beg for the carrots and food that you purchase from the park! The kids love it although may frighten initially. Walk thru the park after, see some animals up close and...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must see for all!!! The drive thru safari is unbelievable how the variety of animals come right up to your car. Yet you never feel unsafe. You can feed them right out of your car. Spectacular. Took our dog and he was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We waited forever to get in here, turns out it is a big, dusty, traffic jam in a loop. Animals are overfed, and not hungry. We were frustrated, and bored to tears.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice chance to get up close and personal with the animals. Concession food, great! Pig races, you have to stay and watch. Great family entertainment.

Thank Sharon L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017

A little pricey but a good family outing. Be sure to ask the guides throughout the park about their jobs and the animals. We found a cosmopolitan of colleges, degrees and places represented, plus, a plethora of information.More

Thank 1geege
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Hi 1geege, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear about your experience at African Safari - our Staff is quite diverse and we are glad to that you were able to learn a lot from them!...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

If you travel to Port Clinton, Ohio you have got to check out the African Safari! Our 5 year old son had a blast feeding the animals as they came right up to the car window! We laughed and were amused the entire time. The...More

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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 27 November 2017

Hi trisha25teacher, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled to hear you and your family had a WILD time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals :) Thank you for recommending us, and we...More

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Reviewed 13 November 2017

I double checked their website and do not see anything about them being seasonal. I was a bit disappointed to hear most of the walk through was closed and Giraffes were not out (I believe regulations say the temperature has be be above 50 or...More

Thank Laura F
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi Laura, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Yes, we are currently operating in our Fall Season, with only the Drive-Thru being available now. The giraffe cannot be out on exhibit if the weather is at or below 65 degrees or...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

I had been told about this place from a coworker when they knew my husband and I were visiting this area of Ohio, so I convinced my husband to go. He wasn't so sure since we don't have kids and he views activities like these...More

Thank JennD28i
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 21 November 2017

Hi JennD28i, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you and your husband had a WILD time at African Safari! Being up close and personal with wild animals is certainly an activity great for all...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We went early in the morning, had a blast, the animals are up close and personal. The walk through is a nice way to stroll through and spend your time but not the most amazing walk through zoo type thing I've been to like this....More

Thank Amy B
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Hi Amy B, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you had a blast at African Safari! We are now in the Fall Season with very limited animals available in the Walk-Thru due to colder temperatures/end of...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to the park on a Friday afternoon. We enjoyed the “walk through” safari as well as the drive through. The staff were all friendly and helpful, despite being short staffed that day. We were able to see all the animals...More

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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you and your husband had a great time at African Safari and love supporting local businesses :) We hope to see you back again!

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April C
10 August 2017|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
We drove thru twice which takes about 15-20 minutes each time.You can go thru as many times as you would like .We drove thru twice. The walk thru part also takes about 20-30 minutes. We did stop and take pictures. This... More
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dar0270
11 July 2017|
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Response from Sinatralis | Reviewed this property |
I would say 2 hours maybe 2 1/2. The drive through takes some time and then the petting animals will take time too.
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Rose T
20 June 2017|
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Response from Linda W | Reviewed this property |
I would NOT advise taking a pet along unless they were caged. The animals do walk up to your car and put their heads into your car for food. A dog would be distracting to the animals and a potential hazard if they got... More
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