FITS Series: African Lion Safari

The African Lion Safari is a Canadian owned family business created in the name of conservation. Our manner of exhibiting animals is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.

We first opened the gates to the public in 1969 with 40 lions in 3 reserves; today the park houses in excess of 1,000 animals comprised of over 100 species. After 40 years we have been successful with breeding 30 species that are considered endangered and 20 species that are considered threatened. The original idea of “maintaining self-sustaining populations of species in decline” is still our priority.

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A perfect place for the killer combination of fun and learning.

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“Birds of Prey” flying demonstration.

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Hey Hedwig! (PS. if you don’t know about Hedwig we can’t be friends anymore.)

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If you are not too worried about your car, I highly recommend driving in on your own rather than taking the safari bus (~$5/person). Driving your own vehicle allows you to stop and watch leisurely at your own pace.

All persons entering the property and drive through Game Reserves do so entirely at their own risk. If your vehicle breaks down in the Game Reserves, do not get out of your vehicle. Sound your horn and wait for a patrol vehicle.

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This Canada’s original safari adventure maintains a collection of over 1000 exotic birds and animals comprised of over 100 different species.

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You do get really close to them!

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They look so peaceful and harmless, don’t they?

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Err, maybe not. Do not get out of the car at any given point!

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Nursing time!

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Oh, I see humans…

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Whatcha got for me buddy?

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Nothing?

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Well, I’ve got all day…

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And I’m gonna call all my friends over. Muahahahaha.Β 

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Never gonna let you drive pass!

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So….

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Who are you?? You look weird in this little black cage.

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Amazing experience, fun times.

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3 Replies to “FITS Series: African Lion Safari”

  1. Wow, so awesome! I just drove past a sign for that place and I never imagined it would be so cool. It just always floats around in the back of my head and I’m like “yeah, I should find out about that place” but I never do. Thanks for sharing. My boys would totally love it! What’s the cost?

    1. Thanks for reading! It is about $33/adult and $26/child in the summer. I suggest heading there earlier in the day because there are quite a few bird/animal shows going on. We went there a little too late and only managed to catch one show, and spent majority of our time in the game reserves area. I’m sure your family will enjoy it as much as I did!

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