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African Lion Safari

#1 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Features Animals
1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
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Perfect day trip that doesn't wear you right out

I hadn't been to African Lion Safari in approx. 15 years and I remember the animals being lazy and... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2015
Guelph, Canada
Awesome - even for adults

I had never been to the Lion Safari so I thought it was time to check it out. I was really... read more

Reviewed 9 September 2015
Dustin S
Grimsby, Canada
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1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

I hadn't been to African Lion Safari in approx. 15 years and I remember the animals being lazy and not really out there for you to see. This time was fabulous! It was a very hot day but the animals were all active and the...More

Thank ssvictory
Reviewed 9 September 2015

I had never been to the Lion Safari so I thought it was time to check it out. I was really impressed. I drove my own car which I was a bit nervous about at first but there was nicer looking cars than mine so...More

Thank Dustin S
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Lots of animals to see! Park is well run and staff is friendly. Washrooms were clean. Restaurant has lots of options for lunch or snack. Splashpad is awesome. 25 years since last visit and was surprised to see that parking lot is still stuck in...More

1  Thank 2young2Bthisold
Reviewed 9 September 2015

What a great adventure. To get up close to the animal outside of a cage like at the zoo was a different experience. Our 2 kids loved seeing the animals in a more natural habitat area. The activities in the area after the safari were...More

Thank Alisha B
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Extremely supprised to find the quality of the facility and attractions. We vacationed for a week in Ontario taking in the usual sites around the GTA but this ended up being our favorite experience. Very well kept grounds, animal encounters were professional and didnt feel...More

Thank Brad P
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Wow! What an amazing experience! This was definitely one of my family's favorite things to do while visiting Ontario. African Lion Safari is about a 30-45 minute drive from downtown Toronto and worth every minute! The drive through animal experience was awesome! A monkey was...More

Thank Jaci01
Reviewed 8 September 2015

Been awhile since I have been down to the zoo with the family and I sure did miss this experience. Well maintained and the animal were beautiful and funny!

Thank Jake L
Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

We went to this place on a Saturday, it was crowd of course but you can enjoy it anyway. There are a lot of animals but the space is o big so you might think there are not enough. The white lion is amazing! After...More

Thank Berthamtz
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Had a terrific time! I was visiting from western NY with my family... Not their fault, but it was excruciatingly hot.. Around 36-38C and heat index in the 90'sF. The trip up to the park was uneventful.. Be aware that the speed limits in Ontario...More

Thank TravelingGuyColorado
Reviewed 6 September 2015 via mobile

What a great time, wasnt sure what to expect other than animals although I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. We went on the bus and boat tour, our bus driver Natalie and boat guide Spencer were thorough and intelligent, we learned so much,...More

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When you are driving through the game reserve, do you have to go at the pace of the cars ahead of you, or do you have freedom to stop and go as you wish? Also, can you enter again once you have exited the game reserve?
17 March 2017|
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Response from paradise_nature | Reviewed this property |
Well take your time ..the animals aren't that aggressive, however the lioness was sure fiddling with the rear bumper of the car in front of us
Hi there, We are thinking of taking our kids tomorrow (Sept 25th). Wondering if there is a change in animal behaviour at this time of year i.e. will the animals be out and about just as much as they were in the summer? Many thanks everyone.
24 September 2016|
Response from aliemac | Reviewed this property |
Because it is cooler, they will likely be more active.
Hello, I would like to know how many hours would be enough to have a thorough visit?
6 September 2016|
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Response from dimick1 | Reviewed this property |
You can get through the Safari in 90 minutes, it is self-paced. You should allow time for the other shows, too. I would expect 6 hours to be a minimum.