About twenty miles before we reached our destination, Palm Beach, we saw the sign loom larger on the road in front of us LION COUNTRY SAFARI. Jim and I looked at each other and quickly said “have you ever been there?” Neither of us had, though we both had heard of the place when we were youngsters and secretly longed to visit, so there really was no debate. We turned off the highway with a quick last minute left into the park to finally see the amazing African wildlife at Lion Country Safari.
The park is separated into simulated ecological zones of Africa so driving through them was quite interesting and as we listened to the CD provided upon entry, we learned a lot about the African animals we were viewing.
I had forgotten that as a couple of old boomers, we could still laugh in amazement as two Ostriches ran up to the car to check us out close up, or excitedly point at baby Giraffes and stare with awed admiration at the huge Rhinoceros with a tiny white bird riding its back.
Here are a few photos from that brief journey into the heart of Africa!
Kudu found in the grasslands below the Sahara Desert
Be sure to check out their website because in addition to the “drive-thru” safari, there are lots of other family fun things to do and see at Lion Country Safari!