See below for answers to the most
frequently asked questions.
We have set daily ticket capacity limits for current operations. We recommend pre-purchasing tickets online to visit on another date.
Tickets should be pre-purchased at lioncountrysafari.com and are date specific. Children 2 and under are free. The 2-Park Combo tickets include unlimited trips through our 4-mile drive-through preserve and admission into Safari World, our walk-through adventure park. For guests looking to experience just the drive-through safari, special admission tickets are available at the ticket booths after 3:30pm. We are not offering additional discounts at this time. Open attractions may vary. Please check website and social media for updates.
Tickets should be purchased online for a speedy and contact-free admission process. The discounted admission is only available on our website via Eventbrite. If you don’t see the date online that you are looking to visit, check back closer to that date. Due to uncertainties related to the pandemic tickets are made available 1 to 2 weeks in advance.
Children 2 and under are free.
You do not need to print your Eventbrite tickets. We are able to scan them from your mobile device or look them up with the name they were purchased under. We do not need to touch your device for admission.
We are open regular hours on rainy days and the animals tend to be more active in the rainy weather. During severe weather conditions, including lightning alerts, rides and some attractions will be closed until safe to reopen.
Lion Country Safari does offer individual annual memberships. You can receive unlimited visits to the park for a year, 20% off food purchases in the Café ROAR restaurant, 20% discount at our gift shops and 10% discount on our award-winning KOA campground daily rates. Annual Pass benefits may vary. For more information, click here.
The best time to see the animals is when it is raining. The animals generally love the cooler, wet weather and tend to be more active during this time. If you are not interested in visiting the park during the rain, then we recommend you arrive early any day. Early morning is the second-best time to visit as it tends to be a bit cooler and the animals are usually more active then.
Lion Country Safari welcomes you to bring your favorite foods and dine in our outdoor picnic area located just inside “Safari World” walk-through park. No barbecues, please.
Lion Country Safari offers animal feeding experiences in our walk-through park, Safari World, for nominal fees. These include Giraffe Feeding Encounter, Lory Bird Aviary, Koi Fish Pond, and Petting Zoo. These are the only animals which are available for public feeding, and only the foods purchased at the habitats are permitted for these animals, since all of our animals are on special diets. Please check website for any encounters / experiences that may be temporarily affected by COVID-19.
Due to COVID, we are currently not accepting Group reservations. For more information, please click here.
Our facility is handicap accessible with some exceptions due to building constraints. In the drive-through section, you will be in your own vehicle, or in one of our rental vans (if you choose to rent). The walk-through area is either concrete walkways or boardwalks. There are no stairs. Access to our picnic area may involve going over a short grassy area. The petting zoo is served by paved walkways which are accessible by a person who uses/is using a wheelchair; however, there is a double gate system to keep the animals in, which would require some assistance to the person who uses/is using a wheelchair. The animals in the petting zoo sometimes get excited and raise their front legs up onto people.
Adjacent to Lion Country Safari is an award-winning KOA campground where you can wake to the sounds of roaring lions. For information call (561) 793-9797 or reservations at (800) 562-9115. If you’re not looking for this adventurous of a stay, there are quite a few hotels in the area. If you’d like to search and find the right one for you, our address is: 2003 Lion Country Safari Rd. Loxahatchee, Florida 33470.
Lion Country Safari is home to over 1000 WILD animals and 90 species including lions, giraffe, zebras, rhinos, chimpanzees and much more.
We recommend about 4-6 hours to fully enjoy Lion Country Safari. Allow one and a half hours or longer on busy days to drive through the four-mile preserve and at least three and a half hours in the walk-through. You are welcome to drive through the safari more than once on the day of your visit.
Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Please inform the ticket booth team member upon arrival so we may alert our wildlife team and walk-through staff of a service animal entering the park. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. Service animals need to be under control as defined by the ADA.
Service animals may not enter interactive habitats including giraffe feeding encounter, lory feeding, budgies or petting zoo. These species view dogs as a predator and may become extremely distressed in the presence of a dog.
No, we do not allow pets into the park for the safety of all animals. We have free kennels (with a refundable $5.00 deposit) available for your use. Please stop in at the office before you go through the ticket booth. We do not know how your pet may react to our animals and how our animals may react to your pet.
We have a covered picnic area. Tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis. We also have a pavilion that is available only by renting it in advance. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Lion Country Safari offers Café ROAR, a cafeteria-style restaurant, the Cones ice cream shop, Safari food Truck, Base Camp refreshment trailer as well as concession stands.
Yes. Some of the rides you will encounter in our walk-through safari are the Rio Grande Train ride, animal carousel, pontoon boat tour, paddle boats, and flying elephant ride. Please check website for any rides that may be temporarily affected by COVID-19.
Lion Country Safari rides are included with your Safari World Adventure Park paid admission.
Lion Country Safari contributes to the research on chimps in conjunction with the Jane Goodall ChimpanZoo volunteer program. To learn more or to become a participant, click here.
We offer a 4,000 square-foot water spray ground with 23 interactive water features located in our walk-through, Safari World. The area is surrounded with chaise lounge seating and umbrellas so you can relax and observe the fun.
The lions are fed right before we open the gates at 9:30 am. The hoofstock, which includes most of the other animals, are fed at various times throughout the day.
Smoking is only allowed in guest vehicles and in the main parking lot of Safari World, our walk-through adventure park. Guests are welcome to return to these designated areas and back to the park as often as they would like. This policy is in place for the health and comfort of our guests, animals, and staff.