Lion Country Safari

4.5/5 (2 Reviews)
See lions, antelopes, giraffes, zebras, water buffalo and more grazing in free-range, authentically-designed habitats. An audio tour accompanies your drive through the park, where you will learn about the kings of the African plains and other ecosystems around the world.
  • Adult gate price $38.04
  • Child gate price $21.95
  • Add to pass

Step into the wild unknown in the rural “outback” of Western Palm Beach County. At the time of its opening, Lion Country Safari was the first drive-through safari park in the country, and brought a new level of animal appreciation to tourists. Since that day in 1967, the park has allowed visitors to see the kings of the plains and jungle (and 900 other animals) in a natural and free-range habitat, unrestricted by the confines of cages.

At Lion Country Safari, you’ll have the chance to get close to the giants of the animal kingdom: lions, white rhinos, zebras and giraffes. Visitors can also see unique presentations at the Animal Theater, like “Flamingo Talk”, “Alligator Chit-Chat”, and “Critter Tales”. The Safari park features a four-mile drive-through preserve and even gives visitors the opportunity to try an authentic safari campout in one of over 200 campsites (additional charges apply).

Lion Country is appropriately divided up into a number of free-range exhibits that reflect the animals’ native habitats around the world. Here’s a preview:

Las Pampas: This grassland habitat, named for the South American prairie, is home to the Aldabra tortoise, Asian potbellied pig, Brazilian tapir, fallow deer, Florida brown pelican, llama, Marabou stork, and the South American rhea.

Ruaha National Park: Inspired by the woodlands and plains of Africa, this habitat lets you see some of the fastest and most agile creatures, including the impala, the greater kudu, and the aoudad.

Kalahari Bushveldt: See the Nile Lechwe antelope, and the intimidating Gemsbok (fighting antelope).

Gir Forest: Named for a famous preserve in India, this habitat is home to Asiatic water buffalo, the Nilgai (the largest Asian antelope), the blackbuck (an Indian deer that stands at just two feet tall), and the Kulan (or Asian wild ass).

Gorongosa Reserve: This African habitat is home to lions, and given their voracious appetites, not much else. The lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles away, so listen out for the blood curdling sound.

Serengeti Plains: Named for the most famous east African wildlife area, this habitat contains 1500 lb. Eland antelope, ostrich, wildebeest, waterbuck, and fiercely-horned Ankole cattle.

Reviews for Lion Country Safari

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Lion Country Safari
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.
Tried it? Write a Review
Reviewed by 2 Customers Sort by:
Displaying Reviews 1-2 of 2 Back to Top Previous | Next
a must see unique zoo experience!!
By Fl tourist Verified Reviewer from Orlando, FL on
Pros:
Safari portion incredible, Lots to take in, Park clean, Have camel rides, Can feed animals
Best Uses:
Probabaly full day,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

this park was leaps and bounds above our expectations!!! The drive through safari was incredible, about 4 miles long I think. We drove through twice and saw different things each time. The walk through park, very clean, lots to choose from. Very kid friendly. Went back again a month later with other friends... incredible time again. Can easily take up a full day.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great animals!
By helen the traveler Verified Reviewer from bklyn,ny on
Pros:
Can get really close up, Awesome animals
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations :

This was a great safari. You get to see the animals really close up as you sit in your car. There were some new animals that I had never seen before. The only co was it was pretty far from Miami. But it was worth the trip.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

Phone: (561) 793-1084

Address

2003 Lion Country Road
(West Palm Beach)
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Hours

Weekdays: 10:00am -5:00pm , admission gate closes at 4:00pm.
Weekends: 9:30am -5:30pm, admission gate closes at 4:30pm.

Note

For your safety, convertibles are not permitted in the drive-through. Rental vehicles are available at the main office.

Closings

Open 365 days a year
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations not required

Address

2003 Lion Country Road
(West Palm Beach)
Loxahatchee, FL 33470

Driving Directions

From I-95. Take Southern Boulevard (Exit 68). Head west on Southern Boulevard about 15.5 miles. Lion Country Safari will be located on the right hand side.
Present your pass in the main office located before the ticket booth. After receiving your ticket, go through the ticket booth to receive your audio tour (cd) and park map.

Save even more with these pre-built discount packages that include Lion Country Safari bundled with other great Miami attractions.

  • Loading Packages…