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).

Beginning January 1, 2020, parking of $8 per vehicle will be charged upon arrival at the ticket booth.

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Tbpalmtree
St. Petersburg, Florida
"Great Activity!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 21, 2020 NEW
Great activity to do on a hot day during social distancing! There are SO many animals, and they were all up and active in the middle of the day. We drove through twice, and the last time it was raining, but we actually saw a few more animals during the rain.
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JPCDirector
Newnan, Georgia
"Great Activity for Social Distancing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 18, 2020 NEW
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon at Lion Country Safari! Such a great variety of animals easily visible from the car. Sometimes they come up to your car, or pass in front of you. Some of the exhibits were closed due to Covid, but the drive-thru was plenty to see!
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Cainmome
Miami, Florida
"Great Family Outing in COVID-19 times!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 16, 2020 NEW
The facilities are in impecable shape! The animals look healthy and well taken care off. We were pleasantly surprised with the fun we had (family of 4). 😊
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bridgetsue74
Tampa, Florida
"So many animals!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 12, 2020 NEW
We visited here and Panther Ridge Conservation Center and were so happy we found these hidden gems near West Palm Beach. Due to Corona virus we could only do the drive through safari but it was totally awesome! So many animals, I’ve never seen so many rhinos together in my life-even baby rhinos! Lots of giraffe, ostrich, chimps, and gibbons, water buffalo were huge and hiding in water along the road but easy to spot. We took our time and may have gone through again but a storm was rolling in and we were able to see all the animals in one drive around. Highly recommend for any animal lovers who want a safe and different animal experience, would definitely love to go back to check out walk through safari and gift shop too.
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mmarro2001
Sunrise, Florida
"Great COVID-Alternative Idea for FUN"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 03, 2020
Although the other parts of the park were closed due to COVID-19, it was still very fun and interesting to drive through the park and see all of the animals. Since we had 5 people in our party, we appreciated the reduced priced admission.
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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.