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African Lion Safari

#1 of 37 Outdoor Activities in Hamilton Features Animals
1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
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Gets better every year

We've been going to this place for nearly 40yrs. The habitats are so spacious and accommodating for... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2016
Oakville, Canada
Fun Filled Family Day

We took our 2 children, ages 4 and 11 here and we ALL had an amazing time. The white Lions were... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2016
Hamilton, Canada
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Go "On Safari!" and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in seven large Game Reserves! Your full day of family adventure begins as you set out on a "trek" along 9km of Safari Trail in your own vehicle or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. See a pride of majestic lions, graceful giraffe, a crash of rhino, and many more animals from around the world! After your safari through the Game Reserves, set out on a walking tour of the grounds and enjoy exciting bird and animal presentations featuring Parrot Paradise, Birds of Prey Flying Demonstration and Elephants & Friends. Enjoy the twice daily Elephant Swim, Pets' Corner, "Nature boy" Scenic Railway, "African Queen" Boat Cruise, Discovery Centre and Jungle Playground Areas. Cool off in the newly-expanded Misumu Bay Wet Play interactive water adventure zone where kids can stroll through sprinklers, spouts and stream jets, trek under rain trees and tumble buckets, and interact with gadgets, gizmos and geysers! African Lion Safari is open daily from May 6 to October 9, 2017
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  • Very good33%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1386 Cooper Rd, Hamilton, Ontario N1R 5S2, Canada
+1 519-623-2620
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

We've been going to this place for nearly 40yrs. The habitats are so spacious and accommodating for the animals. The shows are educational and entertaining. The children's play area has grown as well as the wonderful water park. Families with small children could spend all...More

Thank Sallyieh2003
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We took our 2 children, ages 4 and 11 here and we ALL had an amazing time. The white Lions were wonderful to see. And who could forget the monkeys?!? I've never laughed so hard. People of all ages could enjoy this great memory making...More

Thank Haddie76
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We had a great time here!. Took our car in for the safari and enjoyed every minute of it. Very safe. Do not have to be a kid to enjoy the 1 hr trip into the safari area.

Thank widymedina
Reviewed 29 May 2016

I loved coming here as a kid and its still great! Definitely take the bus tho =) next time we will come in late spring to see all the babies again! My kids totally fell in love with the splash pad area too and the...More

Thank Jennifer P
Reviewed 28 May 2016 via mobile

We spent a day here with the whole family last summer while in the area for a wedding. It was nice for the kids to have such an up close look at all the animals. The water park was the perfect size for our children...More

Thank Jeff d
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Love African lion Safari.. a beautiful cage free , free roaming animal preserve. I love going late spring, when there are multitude of babies ( Lions, giraffes, zebras, rinks, etc.) The roaming area is huge. we love the baboons, who are hilarious to watch. Highlights...More

1  Thank kerlyranoakville_ON
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Great value, animals awake and many babies because of it being a May visit. Water park wonderful for both 3 and 5 year old. Food great. place is very clean. Staff love their jobs and their clients. GREAT day

Thank Margr_11
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Last year when the weather was colder and African Lion Safari was still open, my wife and I decided to take in this attraction. Rather than take our own car through, we decided to take their bus,this was during the week so no school kids...More

Thank 615hungry777
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Well worth the money!! I would definitely take a buss to drive through. You get much closer to the animals and receive a lots of info about each animal kind Plus will be able to escape all traffic jams and move faster through

Thank Zlata1818
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Fun day, lots to do and see. Cost is prohibitive but with all those animals I can see why. It must take a lot to take care of all the animals

Thank Dave J
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Susan T
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Response from SHS818 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There is a pavilion by the pond for the elephant swim, but a few round tables closer to the water. Go there for prime spot to watch the elephant swim. However when we were just there we sat under the pavilion just... More