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Giraffe Ranch

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Address: 38650 Mickler Rd, Dade City, FL 33523
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+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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Personalized safari

Our family (ages ranging 2 - 62) totally enjoyed this experience. We didn't pay for any of the extra options, but had fun watching others feed and bathe the animals anyway. It's... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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Glenmoore, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our family (ages ranging 2 - 62) totally enjoyed this experience. We didn't pay for any of the extra options, but had fun watching others feed and bathe the animals anyway. It's pricey, and no discounts for kids or seniors...but well worth it! Best of all...knowledgeable guides and NO CROWDS.

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London, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What an amazing experience this is. The animals are so beautiful and well taken care of. This is not like going to a zoo. This is a fully interactive visit. We rode camels, fed otters, lemurs, giraffes and saw many animals up close and personal. The owners love these animals and it shows. How many times do you see a... More 

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Riverview, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The couple that run the ranch are full of information, kind, and made the experience for us unforgettable. We chose the cheapest choice of transportation (covered bus) but some of our party of 6 opted to feed the lemurs. They loved it, my only regret is that I didn't do it! There were tons of different animals to see and... More 

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Budd Lake, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Spent hours here, well worth the money. The owners are very experienced in the field & could answer every question. It's much more than just Giraffes. Small tour groups. Have to make a reservation in advance.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

The giraffe ranch tour was lots of fun and very informative. The owners were a wealth of knowledge on the many animals they had. The giraffe feeding was great, lots of picture opportunities. We did the lemur feeding for an extra fee, it was a really neat experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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 26 November 2016

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 22 November 2016

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 16 November 2016

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 12 November 2016 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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