African Safari Wildlife Park, Port Clinton

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Explore over 40 hectares (100 acres) of land and get up close with giraffes, camels, and zebras at African Safari Wildlife Park. There are two options: You can choose the drive-through package for the full safari experience or the walk-through package that allows you to visit animals in a zoo-like setting. Or, purchase a combined ticket to do both. Don't miss the pig races or the educational animal shows featuring a Burmese python. Arrange to visit African Safari Wildlife Park and other attractions in Port Clinton using our Port Clinton visit planning app .
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  • It's a cool experience but definitely not worth all the up-sales and price gouging. $5 for a bag of carrots after already paying to enter is pretty exorbitant. We would have enjoyed doing more but it ...  more »
  • The safari is basically the same animals (Deer/Alpaca(Llama)/Yaks) for the most part until the end where you see Giraffe and Zebra. Be prepared for your car to possibly suffer minor knocks and scrapes...  more »
  • Even though it was pretty small in size , the kids loved it. We were laughing our guts out with the wonderful animals that came to our car and ate from our hands. The feeding prices are a bit high but...  more »
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  • My kids love feeding the animals. Been coming here for at least 20 yrs. My oldest to my youngest is 13 yrs apart. But everyone loves coming to feed the animals. I was lucky to bring My great niece and nephew for the first time the last time we went; the excitement in their eyes was a joy to behold!! The walk through zoo is small but nice. The camel and pony rides have always been a family favorite. The shows are informative and hold the kids interest. Great staff. Only a few times have we ran into young staff with attitudes, for the most part they are all great. It's an hour away but we go a few times every year. The season pass is definitely worth it the price. They have Groupon specials a lot!!
  • Cost about $60 to enter park which was on a smaller scale of Jurassic Park. You enter the park in your vehicle and you will be asked if you would like to purchase animal feed. You are prohibited from bringing your own. Then, you can park and view animals in enclosures: a white alligator, some birds, a monkey, some kangaroos, some porcupines, and warthogs. There is a small gift shop and place to purchase water, popcorn, ice cream, etc. Then, there is a portion of the park where you can drive your vehicle through. At times, there is quite a backup because they were waiting for animal feed to arrive. Even though we didn't order any animal feed, we had to wait for 10+ vehicles. Once in the park, the animals will go very close to your car because the people will open the windows and feed the animals. It was such a unique experience as all other animals would not get that close. The giraffes and zebras were behind a fence so you were not as close as the deer. The van in front of us fed the giraffes 4 large carrots so they literally ran away when it was our turn so I suggest if you want the "ultimate" experience, I would try to be the first vehicle in the morning so the animals are hungry and will zip over to your vehicle. It was a great experience overall, and I would definitely go again. Tip: The road is not paved and the muddy animals were rubbing against my Jeep so it needs a wash. You might want to take an SUV or at least leave your sports car at home if you are one that doesn't want a smudge on your car.
  • This place is amazing! The staff was so friendly and very good at explaining everything. The alpacas were so funny coming up to the window sticking their heads in looking for food. I never laughed so hard when the bison came strolling by and shoved his whole head in the car. My daughter is 8 and had the best time. It is expensive but we had coupons so that helped. Even if we didn't have coupons I'd still come back. Well worth the money. You can drive through as many times as you'd like but we just went once because we wanted to check out the budgies. The budgies are adorable they land right on you as soon as you walk in! Just watch where you step. We had a great time!
  • So fun! They don't have many animals in their drive through section & the wait can be pretty long. Feeding them is fun & worth the wait though. Once you get out of your car, there's a lot more to see. The new bird section is great. We loved feeding them.
  • Family and I had a good time here. Being that close to the animals is extremely cool. I would suggest finding a coupon (we had no problem finding one and they give you some when you enter the park), to help keep your costs down. The only thing that I wish could change, is to have a wider road or an area for people to pull off, if they are desiring to spend more time with specific animals. One car took like 10 minutes at the giraffe exhibit, leaving a line of about 25 car loads of people behind it. Not a huge deal, but when you have a car full of impatient kids, continuously asking, "why aren't we moving", it tends to make the adults impatient as well. All in all, a good experience and a good park.
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