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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 60 acres of land where hundreds of exotic animals roam free. Feed the animals right from your car and get up close and personal with species like giraffe, zebra, bison, alpaca, and elk. Walk-Thru Safari features different exotic animals, educational animal shows, camel rides, and one-on-one animal feeding experiences.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“drive thru” (106 reviews)
“bison” (125 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 106 reviews
"bison"
in 125 reviews
"feed the animals"
in 98 reviews
"pig races"
in 86 reviews
"stick their heads"
in 46 reviews
"car window"
in 21 reviews
"laughed so hard"
in 22 reviews
"car wash"
in 29 reviews
"bags of carrots"
in 31 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
"a lot of fun"
in 33 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really had a great time. It was a different experience. We took our 17 and 11 year old. They both loved the interaction with the animals so did my husband and myself. The animals are friendly, staff was great. You can not use your...More

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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Evangelist L, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you and your family had a great experience at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals :) Thank you for spreading the word...More

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Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

Kids loved it and so did I 😀 save some carrots until the end for the giraffes! Please buy their carrots and not take in your own. Find coupons before you go!More

Thank Tami G
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tami G, Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your comment about not bringing in your own carrots! This is for the safety of our animals and we appreciate you letting other people know. We're glad to hear you...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 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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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

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

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Reviewed 3 February 2018

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

Thank monicacN2080AI
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi moniacN2080AI, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled to hear that you had an incredible experience at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals :) Thank you for your comment about our Staff as...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018

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.More

2  Thank DINI1968
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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi DINI1968, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very sorry to hear about your experience at African Safari. It sounds like you visited the Park during one of our very busy Summer Season days. We do understand that the...More

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 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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AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Hi Sharon, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you had a great all-around experience at African Safari! We hope to see you back again during our 50th WILD Season this year! :)

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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 10 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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knicks02
19 March 2018|
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Response from Tami G | Reviewed this property |
I had no scratches and I took a 3 months old car! Plenty of slobber!
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jvizmeg
11 March 2018|
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Response from Revluc99 | Reviewed this property |
There was no VIP option when I went there. Sorry.
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April C
11 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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