Lion Country Safari in Loxahatchee, FL

2003 Lion Country Safari Rd. Loxahatchee, FL 33470
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Overview

Connect with nature and see the beauty in diversity at Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through amusement park. With over 1000 animals, you will admire nature’s extravagance! There are a variety of exciting rides and activities that will keep the whole family entertained. You can bring food and have a picnic, or grab lunch at the cafeteria. Lion Country Safari will be an unforgettable experience!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Loxahatchee Travel Experts
  • Free Parking when you book through Tripster.com (parking will no longer be included starting January 01, 2020).
  • The park is open until 5:30 PM however, gate closes at 4:30PM.

Description

from Lion Country Safari
Florida’s only drive-through safari and walk-through adventure park invites you to spend the day on safari with over 1,000 animals. Featuring animal habitats, encounters, animal feeding experiences, 5 rides, a water sprayground, food, shopping and more, you are sure to have a memorable experience at Lion Country Safari! To fully experience the parks, we suggest allowing 4-6 hours for your adventure. Also located on safari is a 233-site KOA Campground offering sites for RVs, tents and cabin rentals.

Lion Country Safari is located in western West Palm Beach, Florida (USA) on over 320 acres. The safari is just miles outside of major shopping, restaurant, entertainment and nightlife venues sure to fill any holiday or vacation schedule. Best of all, we are open 365 days a year!

Lion Country Safari offers a cafeteria-style restaurant, a Carvel® ice cream stand and a concession stand. There is also a covered picnic area. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Open Daily: 9:30am to 5:30pm (gates close at 4:30pm).

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Yolanie R
"Safari Magic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 24, 2019 NEW
This was definitely a once in a lifetime experience. I knew I was going to like it but I ended up loving it. The funny thing is, the lion part is by far the boring part. We got attached by a hungry ostrich that ended up being the highlight of the whole Safari.
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CirceWPB
West Palm Beach, Florida
"Rdidappointingwhere are the lions?!"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed November 16, 2019 NEW
For a place with the word lion in its name, there were very few joins to be seen. No prides sleeping in the grass, just a few behind fencing. We were disappointed
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NowUKnow
Houston, Texas
"What A Wonderful Place !!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 10, 2019 NEW
It's a win-win. You get a close-up look at some of Nature's most magnificent creatures and be transported back to feeling like an excited kid again waiting your turn to feed the giraffes and see how many birds land on your head in the birdhouse. The price of admission might seem a bit high but you're helping keep all these beautiful creatures safe and frankly in existence !! And it's not every day that you can see a Chimpanzee clapping as his lunch is being prepared..... Yes.... For Kid's of All Ages
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Nyllez
"Wow! Wow! Lions, chimps & giraffes."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed October 20, 2019
As a local, I have been to Lion Country multiple times. I brought two family members and a friend with me. We very much enjoyed the drive thru portion. The animals were surprisingly active for a 86 degree day. We heard a lion roar, loved listening to the CD provided by the park, and the chimps. I felt the employees were sensitive to the animals needs and looked out for the guests. As we exited the car, we were able to park close and walk right in. All the animals in both the drive thru portion and the rest of the park looked very healthy and well cared for. We especially enjoyed feeding the giraffes. The staff gave a talk on training techniques. I loved that the ramp to the feeding platform was easy to walk up and there were no stairs, a serious barrier for me. I would not hesitate to go back myself and take family and friends.
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Valerie P
"Enjoyed although have visited Africa"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed October 10, 2019
This was for the little 15 month old to see the animals especially since she makes lions and monkey noises. She made horse noises for the Zebras😀. She was very excited about seeing the animals and the lion did a couple of roars as we were going by. The adults also enjoyed it especially the giant “white” ryno. The walking part and kiddie area was good unfortunately we had some rain for about 1/2 hour. Look out for Groupon, you can save quite a bit with them.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lion Country Safari

When is the best time to see the animals?
The best time to see the animals is when it is raining. The animals generally love the cooler, wet weather and tend to be more active during this time. If you are not interested in visiting the park during the rain, then we advise you to arrive early any day. Early morning is the second best time to visit as it tends to be a bit cooler and the animals are usually more active then.

Can I bring my own food?
Lion Country Safari welcomes you to bring your favorite foods and dine in our outdoor picnic area located just inside “Safari World” walk-through park. No barbecues, please.

Can I feed the animals?
Lion Country Safari offers animal feeding exhibits in our walk-through park, “Safari World,” for nominal fees. These include Giraffe Feeding Exhibit, Lory Bird Aviary, Koi Fish Pond, and Petting Zoo. These are the only animals which are available for public feeding, and only the foods purchased at the exhibits are permitted for these animals, since all of our animals are on special diets.

Is Lion Country Safari handicap accessible?
Our facility is handicap accessible. In the drive-through section, you will be in your own vehicle, or in one of our rental vans (if you choose to rent). The walk-through area is either concrete walkways or boardwalks. There are no stairs. Access to our picnic area may involve going over a short grassy area. The petting zoo is served by ramps which are accessible by wheelchair; however, there is a double gate system to keep the animals in, which would require some assistance to the wheelchair person. Also the floor (surface) of the petting zoo is compacted dirt. If we have had rain, the surface softens up and it may be difficult for a wheelchair to maneuver. The animals in the petting zoo sometimes get excited and raise their front legs up onto people.

Is there a hotel nearby?
Adjacent to Lion Country Safari is an award-winning KOA campground where you can awake to the sounds of roaring lions.

How many animals do you have?
Lion Country Safari is home to over 1000 WILD animals and 95 species including Lions, Giraffe, Zebras, Rhinos, Chimpanzees and much more.

How long does it take to tour the park?
We recommend at least five hours to fully enjoy Lion Country Safari. Allow one and a half hours to drive through the four-mile preserve and at least three and a half hours in the walk-through.

Do I need to check in with a service animal?
Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Please stop into the main office upon arrival so we may alert our wildlife team and walk through staff of a service animal entering the park. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. Service animals may not enter interactive exhibits including Lories, budgies or petting zoo. These species view dogs as a predator and may become extremely distressed in the presence of a dog.

Can I take my dog with me in the car?
No, we do not allow pets into the park. We have free kennels (with a refundable $5.00 deposit) available for your use. Please stop in at the office before you go through the ticket booth. We do not know how your pet may react to our animals and how our animals may react to your pet.

Do you have a picnic area at Lion Country Safari?
We have a covered picnic area. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also have a pavilion that is available only by renting it in advance. Contact events@lioncountrysafari.com for more information.

Is there a special charge for the drive through safari only?
One of the great things about Lion Country Safari is that you receive two parks for one price. Although you are welcome to visit only one park, the cost remains the same.

Do you have a restaurant? 
Lion Country Safari offers a cafeteria-style restaurant, a Carvel® ice cream stand and a concession stand.

Do you have rides?
Yes. Some of the rides you will encounter in our walk-through safari are a toddler train ride, animal carousel, pontoon boat tour, paddle boats, and flying elephant ride.

Is there an additional charge for the rides?
With the exception of a few coin-operated rides, Lion Country Safari rides are included with your admission.

Do you have a water park?
We offer a 4,000 square-foot water spray ground with 23 interactive water features located in our walk-through, “Safari World.” The area is surrounded with chaise lounge seating and umbrellas so you can relax and observe the fun.

What does the general admission cover?
Lion Country Safari general admission covers our four-mile drive-through safari where you will encounter over 1,000 WILD animals from all around the world, and our walk-through “Safari World” which includes rides, games, animal exhibits, four interactive feeding exhibits, a water play area, Animal Theater, picnic area, restaurant, gift shops and more.

When are the animals fed?
The lions are fed right before we open the gates at 9:30 am. The hoofstock, which includes most of the other animals, are fed at various times throughout the day.

Is smoking allowed at the park?
Smoking is only allowed in guest vehicles and in the main parking lot of “Safari World”, our walk-through amusement park. Guests are welcome to return to these designated areas and back to the park as often as they would like. This policy is in place for the health and comfort of our guests, animals, and staff.

Where is Loxahatchee, Florida?
Loxahatchee is located 20 miles West of downtown West Palm Beach, Florida.