Sunday, April 25, 2010

African Safari Wildlife Park Review


I told you I would be bringing you more fun from my recent trip..well this is the first stop.
I was roaming the internet,trying to find something fun to do when I spotted this site. At first I was confused..how did we get a Safari in Ohio? I mentioned it to my husband and we decided to go for it.
We arrived in Port Clinton and checked into our hotel (review to come).After getting everything settled we were off.The African Safari Wildlife Park,as with everything else in this section of Lake Erie,has more attractions during the summer season.We chose to go when we had the opportunity so we did miss out on a few fun things.






We arrived at the Safari and visited the gift shop first.The prices were about what I expected for  zoo/park gift shop but they did have a few cute shirts!
 I didn't mention that you drive your own vehicle through this, so I was kind of nervous about that.(We got our Montana less then 2 months ago.)We got the car in line and waited for instructions.The guide told us to keep the windows up or down.I was feeling bold,so I left mine down.We drove through the gate and entered the exhibit.The first thing you see are deer ,alpaca,guanaco and kudu.


They walk up to the car and stick their heads in to get carrots..that was cute.We did notice that the animals crowd and even tussle with each other for the treats.
Next we saw llama and zebras,
followed by buffalo/bison 


elk

 and some crazy cow looking animal that had huge horns and was determined to lick me with its huge tongue








Cons-
We paid $4.00 for a bag of 5 carrots that were gone within the first 50 feet .
They are supposed to have more animals (but it was early in the season).
There are too many of the small animals and they prevent you from driving at times.
The animals could have been cleaner and more groomed,but I guess that alters the "WILD" look of the attraction

Pros-
I loved the experience,although I doubt it is the same as going on an actual Safari-this is more dessert then jungle type africa.
I was amazed that the animals were so calm, yet alert.I was able to pet a couple of them (although I am not sure if they reccomend that), and we were able to watch them run and chase one another and play in the water.
I did get some great pictures of the animals .
It was fun and worth the price-it cost us $30.00 for both plus the carrots.
I have never experienced anythign like it and my husband and I have a memory we won't forget.



I was not compensated for this.The trip was a small vacation for my husband and myself that I am sharing with my readers.
Have A Great Day

4 comments:

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Gina F said...

I am glad you and your husband had a great time and also a memory of it. We have something like a African Safari Wildlife Park too. You do the same thing feed the animals and they come up to the window and you can feed them. What Fun! HAVE A BLESS DAY!!!

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Erin Tales said...

LMAO on wanting well groomed animals. I used to work at a similar drive thru park called Lion Country Safari. But I am pretty sure the windows had to be rolled up - especially when you drove by the Lions. LOL!