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African Safari

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2-1755-1 Ajimumachi Minamihata, Usa 872-0722, Oita Prefecture
+81 978-48-2331
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Family fun

We had a great day out at the African Safari. We booked the 12.15 safari when we arrived at the... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Jodie S
Silverdale, Australia
via mobile
Best Safari and animal feeding

This is a very well organised Safari in a caged bus where we got to feed lions, elephants... read more

Reviewed 8 August 2017
Singapore, Singapore
via mobile
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  • Average7%
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“petting zoo” (3 reviews)
“the bus” (9 reviews)
2-1755-1 Ajimumachi Minamihata, Usa 872-0722, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

We had a great day out at the African Safari. We booked the 12.15 safari when we arrived at the park at 10am and found the 2 hours waiting was easily filled exploring the petting zoo and neighboring areas. Kids loved the little spider monkeys!...More

Thank Jodie S
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

This is a very well organised Safari in a caged bus where we got to feed lions, elephants, giraffes, deers, bears and many more. There is also a dog and cat parlour for children to play and pony rides for the kids. A definite must...More

Thank Radhdi
Reviewed 11 July 2017

It's African-Safari in Japan, it is NOT in Africa, and it IS very cold when I was there! Please remember to bring your jackets. Anyway, this place has the most super cleanest lavatory compare to other park or zoo! To enjoy the park, you need...More

Thank purisu
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Was considering between taking the bus and doing a drive through. Did not regret taking the bus as the animals come up close for feeding. The commentary and instructions are mostly in Japanese but one can look at what the other riders are giving the...More

Thank Happy2bHome_11
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Great opportunity for the family to experience being up close and personal with wildlife in a setting more appropriate for wild creatures than restrictive zoos. Two admission options give you a choice between driving your personal vehicle through the wildlife zones or riding an open-air...More

Thank KCLaRaia
Reviewed 5 March 2016

Expensive entrance fee which the park does not have anything much except some kangaroos which you can't feed, same monkeys and donkeys and hamsters to carry. Pay another fee to get on safari truck to feed the wild animals. This is rather fun as there...More

1  Thank joyance
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

A special zoo which offers close encounter with animals. Can feed animals with food provided and definitely a perfect place for kids. You can even choose driving your own car into the animal zone but feeding is not allowed. Fun experience and definitely a recommended...More

Thank yuhin85
Reviewed 16 December 2015

The lions with their bad breath when taking the meat from the tongs. The eagles stealing the meat from the tong meat for the lions. The elephant showing their displeasure by blowing their trumpet. Bear, giraffe, cheetah roaming freely. All this in the safety of...More

Thank lohlim3
Reviewed 1 December 2015

It was an easy drive, around 45 mins to the safari. It would really help to save you time if you reserve the animal feeding bus ride in advance. You can do so via their website. The reservation is free. We reserved the 12pm ride...More

2  Thank chaosy
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing place. First of all, book the special bus. You will be seated back to back, about 20 people on a bus, and you get a tray with animal food and explanations which animal eats what: meat to the lions, oranges to...More

3  Thank Dango_2009
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