Hand-feed wild animals at Wild Animal Safari, where bison and elk lope alongside your car. A self-guided, drive-through tour winds 5.6 km (3.5 mi) through a recreated Serengeti. The species that call the park home aren't exclusively from the sandy dunes of the Serengeti, however; they hail from environments all over the world. If you don't have a car, consider renting a Zebra Van, or walk through the traditional animal park where lemurs, lizards, and little mammals play in zoo habitats. Vans are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guided bus tours operate seasonally. Visit the attraction's website or call ahead to check on the bus schedule. Add Wild Animal Safari to your Pine Mountain travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Pine Mountain tour planner.
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My kids love the Wild Animal Safari even as teenagers. Great time feeding and seeing all of the animals. more »
What a morning! We started off by getting on an open window bus. Then we went through the park feeding animals through the window. It's a fun experience for a family or business. Make sure you bring h... more »
Took my 2 year old and best friend and it was sooooo much fun! Definitely rent one of their vans because the animals will come right to your window. It cost about $100 for 3 tickets and animal food an... more »
This was a wonderful adventure. You are up close and personal with the animals. PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT TAKE YOUR OWN VEHICLE. Rent one of theirs for $20. It is well worth it. We had a blast.
We came in on Hwy 280 E and I 85 N, and we never saw any signs that indicated we were headed in the right direction. In my humble opinion, they need a marketing team to help them advertise better because we had a fantastic time!! We took a group of children from church. The group rate, even including money for the guide bus and animal food, was very reasonable - well worth the cost. We did the bus tour, which was a lot longer than we had expected (that's a good thing). The guide made it even more interesting than it would have been if we had driven through on our own because she told us all sorts of interesting things about the different animals. Seeing and feeding all the animals on the safari was amazing! There were so many different kinds of animals: deer, giraffe, zebras, cows, horses, elk, emus, ostriches, camels, antelope, Texas Longhorns, bison, wildebeest, alpaca, donkeys, pot-bellied pigs, Watusi, and plenty more that I can't remember right now. The kids (preschool to 6th grade) absolutely loved getting to see how big or little the animals were up close. None of them were afraid to feed the animals. The adults on the trip were impressed with the beautiful, spacious animal habitat. The trees and lake were so pretty this time of year (November). After the bus tour, we ate lunch in the restaurant. They had a good selection - pizza, hamburgers, chicken fingers, sub sandwiches, etc. The facilities (restaurant, restrooms, gift shop) were all clean, large, and well taken care of. After lunch, we went to the walk-about, which is a lot like a normal zoo; all the animals are in cages. I have to admit that after seeing all the other animals roaming free, I felt bad for these animals having to be in enclosures. It seemed to me that their habitats were smaller than they could/should be, but I don't know the rules on that sort of thing. And, like I said, it was probably just because we had just seen all the other animals enjoying so much freedom. The variety of animals in this part is just as impressive as the safari - baboons, goats, black bears, kangaroo, snakes, lemur, sheep, llamas, ostriches, Shetland pony, large tortoises, alligators, lions, tigers, wolves, hyenas, camels, leopard, geckos, iguanas, parrots, peacocks, sloth, monkeys, etc. When we finished the walking tour it was 5:15. We thought that would allow 15 minutes to shop in the souvenir store before the park closed at 5:30, but to the great dismay of our kids, the shop closed at 5:00, so we missed out on spending money there. All in all, though, it was a great experience! We are glad we went.
It was fun to see the animals. The experience is not worth the price. I've been to one similar in Texas and this was terrible compared to it. Run down. Variety of animals was slim. It is a short experience 30 minutes was about all it took. They require you to buy too much food so no animals are hungry therefore they are not interested... Which is kind of what you hope for during this experience.
We decided to bring my grandfather to this safari on his last day of being in town to visit. The drive-through portion was quite entertaining with a variety of animals that come right up to your windows to be pet and fed. This was great for photos and the best part of the experience. The animals seemed to be in decent living conditions and nourishment. The only VERY DISAPPOINTING part of the drive-through was the 3 caged lions that they have towards the center of the area. They are kept in a fairly small area with not much room to roam and are surrounded by a large fence that makes them hard to even see. There is no need to keep these poor lions here as they didn't add anything positive to the experience. They are not in a free environment and are surrounded by other animals who are. Next was the "walk-through" section. I use quotes because we did not even get to experience this part. The closing time for the business is 5:30pm. We ended the drive portion at 5:00pm, quickly washed our hands in the bathroom, and headed to the walk-in section only to be disappointed by the gate already being closed and locked. I headed back to the ticket section and spoke to the only employee left, which rudely told me that they were already closed even though it was not 5:30 yet. After reading other reviews of this place, we were not upset at missing the walk-through at all. It sounds like they have very low standards for the well being and quality of life of the animals in this portion. The true disappointment was the OVERPRICED tickets for what the experience was worth. We spent $90 on two adult and one senior ticket as well as a couple bags of food. This just seems like way too much when the experience was very short alongside the lack of professionalism and care for the business overall.
I was really excited when i found out about this place, we were planning to come with my husband and have fun on the safari. Im really happy i read other reviews and found out about "the walking" part of safari and how miserable are animals in that part of "park". ITS DISGUSTING, its 2016 DO SOMETHING FOR THOSE ANIMALS GOD DAMN IT. I also see that a lot of people complained about it, my question is: doesnt the owner feel like complete ASS? Im surprised parents take their kids there, no wonder we have society of heartless douches.
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