“This is where they breed, this is where they live, this is where they sleep, this is where they have their whole life cycles,” manager and tour guide Philip Allison said. “The only barrier between between us and the animals is just air and a little bit of bus other than that, the animals can free roam.”
The idea for Safari Wilderness came to fruition when the owner bought the land on Florida‘s Green Swamp in 2006. It then took another six years to bring the animals over and grow the plants and trees that the animals will graze on.
On the tour, you can get up close to curious ostriches, crooked-smiling llamas, hopping lemurs and dozens of exotic antelope species, as well. The animals also breed in their natural habitat so you will for sure see plenty of babies.
Most tours are about two hours long and must be reserved ahead of time. Also, during the summer, Safari Wilderness offers Summer Sunset Safaris. You can also do the entire tour on camel-back if you want, and for an extra $30 to hand feed grapes to lemurs.