Although we moved to Ontario almost 7 years ago, there are still places we haven’t visited yet. When Lauren and I first arrived we did the typical touristy things with the CN Tower, Exhibition Place and the zoo. We never quite made it to African Lion Safari even though it’s only an hour and a half away from us.
About the Safari-
Our manner of exhibiting animals is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.
We first opened the gates to the public in 1969 with 40 lions in 3 reserves; today the park houses in excess of 1,000 animals comprised of over 100 species. After 40 years we have been successful with breeding 30 species that are considered endangered and 20 species that are considered threatened. The original idea of “maintaining self-sustaining populations of species in decline” is still our priority.
I’m really excited to see the girls faces when we’re on our little adventure. Lauren was petrified of the Rain Forest Cafe but has since grown out of it!
So? What’s in it for you? Estimated retail value- $140
- Admission to the Safari for 4 people.
- Guided tour on an air conditioned bus to see the large game reserves
- A leisurely cruise aboard the African Queen boat
- A journey on the “Nature Boy” scenic railway
- Bird and demonstration including: Birds of prey, elephants, Parrots, Pet’s Corner, Misumu wet play park.
- Pizza lunch
- And an official safari guidebook and poster.
I’m really looking forward to this and if you win be sure to let me know how you liked it! Transportation isn’t included and trip must be taken before August 15, 2013. Open to Ontario residents only (unless you can make arrangements to get here for it!). Contest will close on June 26. Winner will have 48 hours to respond to an email from me claiming their prize. Enter via the rafflecopter below and if a winner can’t be chosen from Rafflecopter, random.org will be used.