After accepting a job opportunity in Boca Raton, Florida it hit me, coming from the Midwest to Sunny Florida was going to be a huge culture shock. But I knew one thing for sure, no more brutal winters.
Once we settled in, it wasn’t long before we got out and explored the area.
Lion Country Safari was one of the first places that came up in our Google search of Things to Do in Palm Beach County.
A drive- through safari park combined with a walk-through amusement park located on over 600 acres of land is hard to beat.
Upon entering the park each car is given a CD to guide you through the safari. The drive through safari is broken into exhibits including but not limited to: Las Pampas which features the Aldabra tortoise and the Brazilian Tapir. The Ruaha National Park features the Impala and the Ostrich. Kalahari Bushveldt features the Scimitar-Horned Oryx. Gir Forest features the Asiatic Water Buffalo, the Kulan and the Blackbuck.
After completing the drive through portion guest park and explore the rest of the amusement park on foot.
Guest get to meet the Caribbean Flamingo, East African Crown Crane, African Spurred Tortoise, American Alligator, African Crested Porcupine, Two-Toed Sloth and a trio of hungry Giraffes.
Being up close and personal with wildlife makes for an amazing family experience. I recommend families to check out the Lion Country Safari their next visit to Florida. It’s fun for all ages and don’t forget to bring your camera.
Located at 2003 Lion Country Safari Rd, Loxahatchee, FL 33470. For additional information check out the Lion Country Safari website http://www.lioncountrysafari.com
*Erica Van Buren is a multimedia journalist with published work in the St. Joseph News Press, St. Louis American, Community News, Riverfront Times and Independent News. To check out other articles she’s written visit: https://ericavanburen.contently.com