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Drive Through This African Safari Park Near Sandusky For An Epic Adventure

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Located near Sandusky, Ohio you’ll find the wild and wonderful African Safari Wildlife Park. Here you can drive your personal car on a drive-thru safari and walk through some of the park as well.

Upon arrival at the park you stop and purchase your tickets at a ticket booth. You are given instructions about the park and a ticket for a free cup of food.

As you drive to the entrance of the actual wildlife drive you pass a number of signs that instruct you about being in the park.

At the gated entrance you exchange your coupon for a cup of food and can buy additional food, for a nominal fee, if you’d like.

Once you drive through the gate be prepared to be swarmed by animals.

They are smart and they know a car means food. I swear, they also know when your windows are up or down.

Inside The African Safari Wildlife Park

The animals are well behaved and we drove through the park twice without any issues. 

When you pull into the wildlife area be prepared to be surrounded by wildlife. Expect the animals to stick their heads in your car window or even try to climb in.

Hint, keep your windows up if you’d like to keep interactions to a minimum.

Em fed the alpacas and deer before we arrived at the larger animal segment. They will try to pull the cup out of your hands so hold on tight and immediately put up your window if it becomes too much.

There is no shortage of animals during your drive and you’ll see a nice variety.

We really enjoyed the small, young deer. They are so adorable.

Towards the end of the drive there are GIRAFFES!!!

We love giraffes and were so excited to see them, but sadly we were out of food. We were so disappointed that we didn’t have anything to give them.

We ended up driving back to the entrance, buying some carrots and drove back through the park just so we could feed the giraffes.

So. Much. Fun.

In addition to the drive through park there is a walk-through park with the most adorable monkeys.

In addition to the monkeys the walk-through has an ocelot, warthogs, pigs, an albino aligator, and a variety of birds. The funniest thing at the walk-through park is NasPig Races.


The park is seasonal so be sure to check their hours prior to visiting.

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  1. I couldn’t deal with all the heads coming at me! The horns on the buffalo scare me and all those new cars!

  2. It’s been ages since I visited a park like this. I remember being so scared because I lived in the Bronx. It was one thing to see animals in a zoo but another to see them up close. Now I’d love to visit! My fave would be feeding the giraffes too. I didn’t know they would eat carrots.

  3. Oh my gosh, that looks so cool! You don’t even have to get out of the car. You got some great pics!!

  4. Kasandria Reasoner says:

    Who would have thought you could find that in Ohio!

  5. That looks crazy! My son would enjoy this.

  6. We used to vacation in Port Clinton every summer when I was little. I wish this was there back then! Looks like it was a lot of fun.

  7. Wow, wow! This is an amazing place! I love the pictures!

  8. Oh my goodness! That looks like SO. MUCH. FUN! I TOTALLY want to feed a giraffe and have it stick my head in my car!

  9. I love doing stuff like this, even though an Ostrich once attacked my car and ate my antenna topper. LOL

  10. The warning signs made me LOL “please do not hang out of your car”

    We just went to something like this and the camel peed and the wind picked it up and B ended up getting camel pee on him! It was hilarious!

  11. FUN!

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