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African Safari Wildlife Park

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Address: 267 S Lightner Rd, Port Clinton, OH 43452-3851
Phone Number: +1 800-521-2660
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09:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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Drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where...

Drive-through safari park features more than 100 acres of land where hundreds of rare and exotic animals roam free in simulated settings.

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Times have changed.

I actually worked here 40 years ago. Back then it was more primitive. There was no way you would be allowed to roll down your windows or feed the animals. It is more touristy now... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
frankfK2427GA
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Lakeside
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was so much fun...we went during off season. Still great...will come back during normal season to see the things we missed....laughed so hard!

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Thank missohio2
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi missohio2, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you had a fun time at African Safari in our Fall Season, and we look forward to seeing you back again during the Summer when all of our Activities are available and all of our animals are out on exhibit! Be sure... More 

Lakeside
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I actually worked here 40 years ago. Back then it was more primitive. There was no way you would be allowed to roll down your windows or feed the animals. It is more touristy now but if you like animals it is a nice change from a zoo. Don' t rush through the compounds. Take your time and enjoy. Also,... More 

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Thank frankfK2427GA
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi frankfK2427GA, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We have worked hard at African Safari to ensure Guests can have a unique, unforgettable, and WILD animal experience at our Park. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the changes we have made from 40 years ago, and we thank you for having been a part of... More 

Ohio
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65 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited this park with a friend as the season was coming to an end. It was an exceptionally hot and humid day, and coming to the end of it. When we bought our tickets and our food for the animals (grains or carrots, we got both). We had been told the animals would only eat carrots, but when we... More 

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1 Thank SocioKathy
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi SocioKathy, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are sorry to hear that you did not find your experience at African Safari to be satisfactory. We can assure you as an AZA Accredited Facility, our animals are provided with more than enough food, water, shelter, and space. Our animals are given complete free choice on... More 

Rockton, Illinois
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68 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Driving through area with wife and 5 year old son and needed a break from traveling. We were there mid October so was not very busy at all compared to tourist season. We have not laughed this much in a long time. The llamas would chase the car and stick their head right in the window looking for food. They... More 

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Thank 6-of-us-were-there
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi 6-of-us-were-there, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled and happy to hear that your and your family had a WILD time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! :) We look forward to seeing you back again! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my family and I do many things and I have to say of all the trips we've been on and of all of the places we've visited, this is the BEST time we've ever had. This was so fun. Ages of our boys 13 and 17. We had a blast! Can't wait to go back again

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Thank Robyn m
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Robyn, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so thrilled to hear you and your family had a WILD time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! :) We look forward to seeing you back again! More 

Akron, Ohio
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17 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by on our way back from put in bay. Had a great time feeding the animals. Note, Some animals will only eat carrots and most prefer the carrots over the feed. The animals also are fearless and will take your cup and put their heads right in your window.

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Thank omglookakitty
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi omglookakitty, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear you had a great time at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals :) We hope to see you back again! More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the park as and extended family (young kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles) and really enjoyed it. The non driving parts were pretty quiet as it was October but as we had a groupon that was ok. The kids loved driving trough and feeding the animals. The adults in our car were laughing constantly with the llamas antics and... More 

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Thank thebrowns3
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi thebrwons3, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy that you and your whole family had a fun animal experience at African Safari and made some memories with our wonderful animals! We hope to see you back again in our Summer 2017 Season when all of our animals are on exhibit and our... More 

Port Penn, Delaware
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149 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wow, what a fun time. Worth the trip off the highway. I do however feel sorry for the animals that were ripped from their natural areas, an now have to entertain us.

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Thank Luckyinlove2000
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Luckyinlove2000, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so glad to hear that you had a fun experience at African Safari! As an Accredited Association of Zoos & Aquariums facility, we participate in the Species Survival Program and all of our animals have been born and raised in captivity, none have been taken from... More 

Bridgeport, Ohio
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

On a break from Kalahari water park , we decided to take a quick trip to Port Clinton Ohio to see Lake Erie. However after seeing the African safari billboard, we just had to stop and check it out. So much fun! Yes it is a little unnerving when a huge buffalo sticks its head into your car, but that... More 

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Thank BkBench
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi BkBench, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are so happy you and your family decided to stop by African Safari and that you had an awesome animal experience! We hope to see you back again! :) More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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66 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The drive-thru portion is great for getting up-close views of all sorts of animals: bison, elk, alpaca, deer, etc. you can drive-thru and feed them (food that you purchase along with your tickets) . The feeding is what makes the experience so enjoyable. The food is a bit expensive, but it's worth it to me to see the fun my... More 

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Thank Leguizamo
AfricanSafariWild, Guest Relations Manager at African Safari Wildlife Park, responded to this review

Hi Leguizamo, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are very happy to hear you and your family had a wonderful animal experience at African Safari! We are now operating in our Fall Season, so the majority of our animals normally found in the Walk-Thru are now no longer on exhibit for the upcoming winter. We... More 

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