Thursday, May 23, 2013

We Had a Wild Day at #AfricanLionSafari + a chance for you to Win tickets and take your family

My family and I love going to the African Lion Safari located in Cambridge, Ontario. We think this is one of the best attractions in Ontario. I have been to African Lion Safari over a half-dozen times since I was little and enjoy it each time. I am thankful that we have always been able to make wonderful memories each time we watch the shows and visit the 9km of Safari trail. 
Colonel G.D. Dailley who dreamed of creating a drive through Wildlife Park founded the safari. Since it started operating in 1969 the park has been helping to conserve declining wildlife species with its internationally recognized breeding programmes. The experience of visitors being “caged” while the animals roam freely is an unforgettable adventure for the whole family. 
I believe this attraction creates a greater appreciation for the preservation and conservation of the natural environment. We can get closer than we ever imagined to see over 1000 exotic animals and birds without leaving Ontario. 
While at the park we really enjoy watching the 20-minute shows. 
~The Birds of Prey presents flying demonstration of owls, eagles and other birds. 
~The Parrot Paradise show is very cute, as we get to see macaws and other cute birds in action. 
~We enjoy the Elephant Round Up show as we can watch all the amazing things Asian elephants can do. 
~The Elephant Swim excites everyone, as we get to see these wonderful big animals spraying water and having fun. 
~The African Queen Boat Cruise is guided tour on Water Safari Lake, where we get to spot spider monkeys, storks, lemurs and more. 
~We love going on the adventurous Nature Boy Scenic Railway that travels through the natural forest. We get excited each time we spot wild life such as turtles, reindeer and more. 
We can take the educational guided Safari Bus Tour for a small fee or take our own vehicle and drive through at our own pace. We can go to the safari trail in our vehicle as many times we like. We can also choose to bypass some of the reserves if we wish. 
The seven game reserves are 
1. Nairobi Sanctuary - Has animals that are from Africa, Europe, South America and some that are native to Ontario. 
East African Crowned Crane
2. Simba Lion County is a 16-acre land that is home to a pride of 13 lions. We enjoyed watching the playful Keto, who was born last fall. 
There have been 150 lions born at the park since 1969. In order to maintain genetic diversity the park works with other accredited zoological institutions where the lions are exchanged and sent. 
3. Duma Cheetah Preserve
4. Wankie Brushland Trail has 13-acres of land where animals like the baboons, miniature zebu, and bongo antelope live. 

My daughter's favourite animal
5. Rocky Ridge Veldt is 53-acres that imitate the Savannah Dessert and allows giraffes, zebras, rhinos, wildebeests to roam. 
My son's favourite zebra
Barbary Sheep 
White Rhinoceros 

6. Euroasia has 47-aces of lush wetland and forest so Yak, Marchor, Red-necked Wallaby and Kangaroos can live. 
7. The Americas have Bison, Fallow deer and Elk 
My children love monkeying around in the Jungle Playground and spent a lot of time at the park. 
We really enjoy the Pets Corner. Last time we went, my children enjoyed cuddling the baby goats. 
This year many of the goats were pregnant, they look like they will be having babies soon. 
If you go on a day from mid June to Labour day then the Misumu Bay Wet Play will be open, for kids to enjoy water play. 
Discovery Centre is a fun place to learn more about the animals and birds. 
We can easily spend a whole day at African Lion Safari, so plan a picnic or dine at the restaurants located inside the park. We really like the funnel cakes from the Funnel Cake Factory, as they make it fresh just the way we want. 
We can also purchase souvenirs at the gift shops. I like the official guidebook that we can purchase, which has lots of details about the animals. 
When at the safari be responsible, have fun, and adhere to the park rules by not getting off the vehicle or opening the windows to feed or tease the animals, so we can all enjoy this adventurous attractions for many years to come. 
The park will be open till October 14th ~ Take your families to African Lion Safari and go wild. 

If you would like to win 4 tickets to visit African Lion Safari in July or August please enter the rafflecopter below. 
This giveaway is open until June 24 to anyone who will be able to visit the park in Cambridge, Ontario. Winner must follow all social media networks and respond within 48 hours from the time of contact. 
Update: The winner is Stephanie comment under Bula

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  1. OMG we've been wanting to take the kids here for a few years now - can't wait to go and see their reaction to the animals!
    YES I could go for sure in the summer, I live in Ontario :)

  2. I live in Canada and would definitely be able to go in July or August. Hubby and I have been before and LOVE it! So much to see, but we haven't been with the kids before, so would like to take them for their first time :)

  3. Sabrina PallottaMay 23, 2013 at 8:04 AM

    We have never been to Africian Lion Safari! I would love to take my son to see all of the exotic animals. We live in Toronto so it isn't too far! Excellent review!

  4. I live in Guelph, Ontario. We usually go every year, as it is my sons favourite place. He loves the lions and the boat ride!

  5. I live in Guelph, Ontario and it has been many years since our family has been. A visit would be a wonderful addition to our summer activities! We all enjoy being able to see a bit of exotic nature "in our own backyard".

  6. michelle tremblettMay 23, 2013 at 9:55 AM

    I live in Kitchener, very close to African Lion Safari :) we usually go once a year. My kids love driving through the safari and having the monkeys jump all over the car as well as the splash pad :)

  7. We live in Oshawa, Ontario. It's been years since I've been to African Lion Safari - last time I went, I was a kid! - and my husband has never been there. This is the year we'd be ready to take the kids. They would love it!

  8. Yes I live in Canada. Definitely able to go in July or August. Been to African Lions Safari 2 times. My memory was as a kid having a giraffe lean in the car window to snatch something off the dash of the car.

  9. I live in Toronto, Ontario so we woiuld be able to go! We have never been to African Lion Safari but since with two kids at home now, my kids would be very excited to be able to go there!

  10. I live about 45 minutes from the attraction. I love it there. I get a kick out of the baboons in the drive park.
    (Debbie W)

  11. I like in Kingston and have never been to the african lion safari, we would be able to go for sure and would be super excited to see the lions!!!

  12. I live in Coe Hill, Ontario and have never been to the Safari in Cambridge, but could go in August. I'm partial to elephants and monkeys.

  13. I live in Brampton an dcould make the drive, I have not been in 25 years so i would love to go again and take my 5 year old son. He loves elephants and I love zebras.

  14. I live in Brampton and could go - I have not been in 25 vyears and would love to take my 5 year old son. He adores elephants and I love zebras.

  15. I live in Markham and would love to visit Safari in the summer! I haven't been there and am excited to be able to get close to the animals!

  16. I live in Ottawa Ontario. I would definitely be able to get out there for anytime in July or August.I have never been to African Lion Safari, but would love to go to be able to see all the wild animals up close. They are so beautiful.

  17. I live in the gta. I would definitely be able to go. I have not been there since i was a kd. I would love to share this with my kids


  18. I live in Toronto. I will be able to go in July or August. I have only been once when I was in grade 2 on a school field trip. I remember monkeys jumping on our school bus and peeing all over it! I would love my son and husband to go with me for a fun day!

  19. Live in T.O, can go on July & August. Never been there, would love to see all the wild beauty there and have a good day.

  20. We live in Toronto, and are available to go in July and/or August. I went a couple of times when I was a child, and can't wait to take my daughter! She will love seeing all the animals up close.

  21. I live in Hamilton, Ontario and I will be able to visit. I've been there years ago and my favorite part was being so close to the animals. I just bought a wheelchair van and this is definitely on my to-do list.

  22. I live in Ontario (GTA) and I could visit the park. I've never been, but I'm excited to be able to see the animals up close!

  23. I live in Kitchener - just a 15 min drive to the Safari. This would be an family fun day that we would definitely use in July/Aug or whenever since its so close for us. Our kids love taking the bus into the safari too see all the animals up and close thanks for chance

  24. We live in KW area- only a 15 min drive from the safari. Weve been many times and would definitely been able to go on July or August. My kids love the bus ride into the safari and getting an up close look at the marvelous animals

  25. I live in Eastern Ontario but have family in GTA Yes can visit on July or Aug and Yes I have been I love the shows the breds of prey & elephant were great

  26. I live in Southern Ontario. We'd definitely have time to go July or August. We went last year. We enjoy the splash pad, drive through reserve and parrot show. Last year we saw an ostrich lay an egg!

  27. I live in Ontario. I have been to the park as a kid but not in many years. I'm excited for my kids to see any and all of the animals. I love the variety of things to do and see. Thanks for all the pictures.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  28. live in Ontario and yes, we can visit this park in July or August. We've never been to ALS and have wanted to go for years! My kids would love this. :)

    texan_michael AT yahoo DOT com

  29. I live in Hamilton, ON - just down the escarpment from the African Lion Safari! I've only been once, when my now-17-year-old son was 6. I now have a 2 year old who would LOVE to go! I think the best part would be seeing his reaction to REAL animals! He's also love the water park! Thank you for the opportunity.

  30. I live in London, ON..about an hour and a bit away for ALS! We go once a year if we can! We LOVE it! It's so fun to drive through the animal area! It's so neat to just see them roaming about!

  31. I live in windsor ontario..I have been before and it is awesome, would love to visit in july/august if I win

  32. I am in GTA. We would definitely be able to go in the summer. I went to African Lion Safari when I was a child and loved the monkeys.

  33. I live in Ontario, about 30 min from Cambridge. I will be able to go in the summer :)

  34. I live in Pickering, Ontario. I have not been to African Lion Safari, but would love to check it out. Would definitely be able to go in July or August

  35. Lorena H.

    I live in Ontario and I am able to go in the summer. I have been only once and had a great time. I enjoyed the Safari Bus Tour.

  36. I live in Ontario. I have never been to African Lion Safari before. My kids love learning about animals, so I think they would really like this place.

  37. I'm in KW. I have been before and love the monkeys. I would be able to go in either July or August!

  38. i live in mississauga and i would be able to go in july or august. i have been to african lion safari before but not since i was little so i would love to go because i love animals!

  39. I am in the GTA so easy peasy to head there. Haven't been in SOOO MANY YEARS. Always love the monkeys!! Giraffes are cool too.

  40. this sounds amazing wish I was closer

  41. Wow,I loved this post so many amazing photos and so much information!


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