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African Lion Safari- Review and Giveaway!

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.


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Comments

  1. Maryann says:

    I entered the African Lion Safari contest! Really would love to take my children and husband there this summer :-) THANKS for the opportunity to enter the contest

  2. liz tavares says:

    Hmmmm too many to choose from. I love the elephants and have always enjoyed the elephant swim and show at African Lion Safari-my fav part is watching them paint-creativity at its best :)

  3. I can’t wait to take the girls this summer!
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  4. I love the monkeys

  5. The zebras :)

  6. Kristi Renout says:

    The monkeys!

  7. angela m says:

    I love the Monkeys, they are so fun to watch
    thanks

  8. Cheryl (@loucheryl) says:

    I love the Giraffes because they are just sooo tall! They are so beautiful!

  9. I like the giraffes! I think they are so different than any other animal. So tall and!

  10. I love the elephants they are my fave ..oh and Siberian tiger they are beautiful

  11. I have lived less than an hour away from the African Lion Safari 52yrs for and have never been. Each time I was suppose to go, I was sick!
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  12. I remember going as a child and having monkeys climb all over our car (at least that’s what I remember). I’m sure that your family will have a great time. We’re going in August and I am so excited to introduce my kids to the excitement of the park.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
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  13. I love the big cats. They are so beautiful and majestic. I love how playful they can be too!
    I think my little one would LOVE the baboons and monkeys best though!
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