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Giraffe Ranch

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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523-6833
Phone Number: +1 813-482-3400
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Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa...

Go on a high-quality, guided safari on a working exotic game ranch in Tampa Bay, Florida.

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The only way to experience the animals...

I don't know that l'll ever be able to enjoy a zoo quite the same again. It was not cheap, but it was worth every penny to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I don't know that l'll ever be able to enjoy a zoo quite the same again. It was not cheap, but it was worth every penny to get up close and personal with all sorts of animals and with enthusiastically knowledgable guides (a gentleman who ran the Tampa zoo for twenty years and his super spirited wife).

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NE Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A fun adventure from start to finish. Although it is called the Giraffe Ranch, the camels were my favorite. My husband and I took the camel ride through the ranch. The owners, Les and Elena, lead the tours. They have so much knowledge and experiences to share. The animals seemed very well cared for and that made the tour comfortable.... More 

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Cocoa Beach, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Recently, a group of us traveled by coach from Melbourne, FL to Dade City for a guided safari tour of the 47-acres Giraffe Ranch. The attraction is located 45 minutes north of Tampa, Florida. This is not a zoo or a theme park but an actual working game farm on a wilderness preserve with hammocks and wetlands. Our group tour... More 

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Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small private zoo/ranch , owned and run by a lovely couple who love their animals. It is a wonderful experience to be able to get close to their animals. We were able to hand feed the giraffe and lemurs which was wonderful. I will definitely be returning next year, I might even try the camel ride . Would recommend... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just visited yesterday....imagine a tour conducted by a zoo keeper and his equally knowledgeable spouse whom have both traveled the world in their pursuit of learning more about our glorious creatures, whom enthusiastically share their wealth of knowledge related to evolution, captivity, breeding and socialization of Thor creatures, as well as the ecology and history of not just Florida but... More 

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Uxbridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You ABSOLUTELY have to make reservations ahead of time. They only have a few camels if you want to do the camel ride, and it's a small 'family-type' operation. Really nice people. You could do a segway or open bus tour. We did the camels and it was amazing. There are lots of other animals - like a 'zoo' and... More 

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2 Thank Carol984010
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

This is a living, breathing working ranch. You can go around by safari jeep or a camel, a segway, or by Llama! What an experience. The owners share their love of animals in a way that no zoo experience ever could. Where can you go and hand feed a rhinoceraus? There is just so many animals to meet! It's expensive... More 

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Glenview, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

A hands on zoo. So many animals up close and personal. Rhinos, giraffes, monkeys, camels, ostriches, and on and on. We were able to feed them and approach them close up. And the couple that runs the tour was very welcoming and so knowledgeable about their varied animals.

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Frederick, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

My hubby and I were in Orlando and were looking for things to do outside of the typical theme parks. I was searching TripAdvisor when I found Giraffe Ranch. I LOVE animals!! So I went onto the website and looked at what it encompassed and told my hubby I wanted to do this. Literally, our whole week was based around... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

This was an amazing excursion!! We chose the option of riding the camels to see the ranch but there are more economical options at the ranch as well, especially if you are bringing a larger family. The owners/tour guides were so friendly & knowledgeable. They have such care for their animals as well. Truly an experience to remember. Highly recommended!!

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