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African Safari Wildlife Park

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Address: 267 S Lightner Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3851
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+1 800-521-2660
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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Drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where...

Drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where hundreds of rare and exotic animals roam free in simulated settings.

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Times have changed.

I actually worked here 40 years ago. Back then it was more primitive. There was no way you would be allowed to roll down your windows or feed the animals. It is more touristy now... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 November 2016
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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to this Drive thru African Safari and we took three 17yr old girls. We had a blast. From our vehicle we fed Bison, buffalo, elk, deer and long horn steer. We seen zebra and giraffe. It was a wonderful experience. We definitely will go back again. I recommend this place to anyone and all ages.

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Thank allcoolmom2
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi allcoolmom2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear you and your family had a WILD time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! We look forward to seeing you back again in this 2017 Season! :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed our trip to the safari park, was quite lovely! Wasn't expecting the animals to corral among the car prior to the first gate, but you can't control them!

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Thank drummer7
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi drummer7, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy to hear that you had a WILD time at African Safari Wildlife Park and made some memories with our wonderful animals. We hope to see you back again in this 2017 Season! :) More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

This was so much fun...we went during off season. Still great...will come back during normal season to see the things we missed....laughed so hard!

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Thank missohio2
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi missohio2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you had a fun time at African Safari in our Fall Season, and we look forward to seeing you back again during the Summer when all of our Activities are available and all of our animals are out on exhibit! Be sure... More 

Lakeside
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

I actually worked here 40 years ago. Back then it was more primitive. There was no way you would be allowed to roll down your windows or feed the animals. It is more touristy now but if you like animals it is a nice change from a zoo. Don' t rush through the compounds. Take your time and enjoy. Also,... More 

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Thank frankfK2427GA
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi frankfK2427GA, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have worked hard at African Safari to ensure Guests can have a unique, unforgettable, and WILD animal experience at our Park. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the changes we have made from 40 years ago, and we thank you for having been a part of... More 

Ohio
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I visited this park with a friend as the season was coming to an end. It was an exceptionally hot and humid day, and coming to the end of it. When we bought our tickets and our food for the animals (grains or carrots, we got both). We had been told the animals would only eat carrots, but when we... More 

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3 Thank SocioKathy
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi SocioKathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your experience at African Safari to be satisfactory. We can assure you as an AZA Accredited Facility, our animals are provided with more than enough food, water, shelter, and space. Our animals are given complete free choice on... More 

Rockton, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Driving through area with wife and 5 year old son and needed a break from traveling. We were there mid October so was not very busy at all compared to tourist season. We have not laughed this much in a long time. The llamas would chase the car and stick their head right in the window looking for food. They... More 

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1 Thank 6-of-us-were-there
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi 6-of-us-were-there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled and happy to hear that your and your family had a WILD time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! :) We look forward to seeing you back again! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

my family and I do many things and I have to say of all the trips we've been on and of all of the places we've visited, this is the BEST time we've ever had. This was so fun. Ages of our boys 13 and 17. We had a blast! Can't wait to go back again

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1 Thank Robyn m
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, 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! :) We look forward to seeing you back again! More 

Akron, Ohio
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped by on our way back from put in bay. Had a great time feeding the animals. Note, Some animals will only eat carrots and most prefer the carrots over the feed. The animals also are fearless and will take your cup and put their heads right in your window.

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1 Thank omglookakitty
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi omglookakitty, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you had a great time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals :) We hope to see you back again! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the park as and extended family (young kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles) and really enjoyed it. The non driving parts were pretty quiet as it was October but as we had a groupon that was ok. The kids loved driving trough and feeding the animals. The adults in our car were laughing constantly with the llamas antics and... More 

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1 Thank thebrowns3
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi thebrwons3, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you and your whole family had a fun animal experience at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! We hope to see you back again in our Summer 2017 Season when all of our animals are on exhibit and our... More 

Port Penn, Delaware
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153 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wow, what a fun time. Worth the trip off the highway. I do however feel sorry for the animals that were ripped from their natural areas, an now have to entertain us.

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Thank Luckyinlove2000
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Luckyinlove2000, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you had a fun experience at African Safari! As an Accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums facility, we participate in the Species Survival Program and all of our animals have been born and raised in captivity, none have been taken from... More 

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