It was a dream come true for our company when we were able to open our Drive-thru Safari back in December 2019. With the success of our community and team, we've got even more exciting news to share. Our Drive-thru Safari is officially expanding in size, the number of animals inside, and the length of the trail you can drive!
Our Drive-thru Safari was originally 85 acres and now has expanded to a total of 170 acres. Our trail will double its size, going from two miles to four miles, and will eventually feature more exotic animals like gemsbok, kudu, and springbok. In addition to the more than 150 animals already on the property, we've increased the population of some of the existing animals by adding new herds of wildebeest, water buffalo, watusi cattle, eland antelope, Brahman cattle, and zebra. We have also introduced five more Highland cattle, two camels, three ostriches, and an all-white elk.
Since opening on Lake Cypress in 2010, our company's mission has been focused on educating individuals on Central Florida’s natural resources and building a connection to animals. Starting off with a 14-acre Gator Park offering Orlando airboat tours, our Wild Florida family is excited for the next chapter in our business.
“We’re thrilled to expand our Drive-thru Safari in more ways than one this summer,” says Sam Haught, co-owner of Wild Florida. “Not only will it be incredible to grow our existing herds and give them a more authentic environment they would normally have in the wild, but to also showcase this diversity of species to guests from the comfort of their own cars.”
Admission to our Drive-thru Safari is $31 per adult and $22 per child, but Florida residents can enjoy the hundreds of exotic and native animals for $22 per adult and $17 per child. Admission to our Gator Park is included for any guest who purchases an airboat tour, visits the Drive-thru Safari, or experiences an animal encounter.
So what are you waiting for? Hit the new trail and have your wildest summer yet!