African Lion Safari Reopens Saturday, May 6 And Has New Ticket Pricing

Great news for fans of African Lion Safari – they are reopening on May 6, 2023, and have lots of WILD fun in store for you and your family! We have the inside scoop on what you can expect when you visit this summer, updates on the new African Lion Safari ticket prices plus some tips and important info for visitors.

2023 Season highlights

African Lion Safari is Canada’s Original Safari Adventure. They maintain a collection of over 1,000 exotic birds and animals comprised of over 100 different species. What animal is your favourite? Will you giggle at the silly monkeys and lemurs or be entranced watching the long-legged giraffes stroll their habitat?

Drive Through Game Reserve – One of my earliest memories of African Lion Safari was when we saw cars driving through the game reserves getting oh-so-close to the animals roaming around. It was like nothing I had ever seen before! The drive-through is 9 km long and it takes you up close through 7 large Game Reserves featuring Nairobi Sanctuary, Simba Lion Country, Timbavati Lion Country, Wankie Bushland Trail, Rocky Ridge Veldt, Australasia and The Americas. You stay in your vehicle, driving at a very slow pace, and you get to witness animals roam their territory.

Take The “Nature Boy “Train – Hop on the train for a 15-minute ride through 16 hectares of animals and birds. A trip is included in your admission.

Climb Aboard The “African Queen” – Take a boat ride to enjoy a pleasant tour around Water Safari Lake. The informative captain will take you on a cruise around the islands and point out exotic primates including the White-handed gibbon, Ring-tailed lemur, Black-handed Spider monkeys and Robust Black Spider monkeys. Bird dwellers include the Marabou stork and the Pink-backed pelican. The tour is about 15 minutes and is included in your admission.

African Lion Safari’s Waterpark Splash Pad

The splash pad, Misumu Bay Wetplay, is more than just a splash pad at African Lion Safari! Ask any parent who’s been and they will tell you this is the highlight of their visit! I have multiple friends who buy season passes strictly for this amazing waterpark. Access to the waterpark is included in your admission. While you’re there, you can expect to cool down under the dumping bucket or slip down the water slides. Enjoy sprinklers and water shooters and fountains, too! Definitely a highlight, so pack your swimsuits!

African Lion Safari Tickets 2023

How much is it to go to the Safari? This year, you can purchase your tickets in advance online or at the gate. Limited tickets will be available to buy at the gate, and they recommend pre-purchasing online to secure your spot. You’ll also save a few dollars when you buy online, so it’s an easy win for sure. Click here to buy your African Lion Safari tickets.

2023 ONLINE TICKET PRICES

SPRING (MAY 6-19) FALL (SEPT 5-OCT 8)SUMMER (MAY 20-SEPT 4)
ADULTS (13+ YEARS)$36.95$42.95
CHILD (3-12 YEARS)$23.95$29.95
2 YEARS & UNDERFREEFREE
Plus taxes and fees

2023 GATE SAFARI TICKETS

SPRING (MAY 6-19) FALL (SEPT 5-OCT 8)SUMMER (MAY 20-SEPT 4)
ADULTS (13+ YEARS)$41.95$48.95
CHILD (3-12 YEARS)$28.95$35.95
2 YEARS & UNDERFREEFREE
All African Lion Safari ticket prices are subject to taxes and fees

A Season’s Passport – Is It Worth It?

Season’s Passports are a great idea if you plan on visiting African Lion Safari 3 or more times. A Passport gives you unlimited visits for the season and if you love the looks of Misumu Bay Wetplay, it will be worth it to invest. Season Passport holders also get 20% off food and non-alcoholic beverages at all on-site food service locations (this excludes vending carts). You also get 20% off in the gift shops (excluding sales and batteries). Click here to buy your African Lion Safari Season Passport.

EARLY BIRD RATEREGULAR RATE
available until March 31, 2022as of April 1, 2022
ADULT (13+ YEARS): $104.95ADULT (13-59 YEARS): $114.95
CHILD (3-12 YEARS): $94.95CHILD (3-12 YEARS): $104.95
Plus taxes and fees

Rhinos at African Lion Safari
Rhinos at African Lion Safari

Tips and FAQs

Is the park Accessible?

Yes, it is! You can see a detailed list of Accessible measures and specific park sections here.

Are Service Animals permitted in the park?

Yes, they are. But please leave pets at home.

Do they accept the Access 2 Card?

“African Lion Safari is pleased to participate in the Easter Seals Access 2 Card Program and offer both an individual with a disability and one support person, 25% off regular gate admission at the Ticketbooth.”

Can I rent a wagon or wheelchair?

Yes, wagon rentals are available for $8 and wheelchairs are $5. Both rentals require a security deposit

What methods of payment are accepted in the park?

VISA, MasterCard, Interac and cash are accepted at all locations throughout the park. 

Are washrooms available? Where are they?

Washrooms are available at Jungle Junction, Mombasa Market Restaurant, Misumu Bay Wetplay and at the end of Tusker Trail. 

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