3/9/22 - Lion Country Safari
We spent the whole day at the Lion Country Safari. It sits right next to the KOA campground we are staying at this week. It turned out to be a lot more than we were expecting. The first thing The first thing you do when entering the park is a drive yourself safari tour. It was really cool. We were all pretty impressed with the how many animals there were. They were all able to roam around in large areas which we drove through. There were too many animals to count! Ostriches, Impalas, Wildebeests, Water Buffalo, Lions, Chimpanzees, Giraffes, Zebras, Rhinos (including a baby rhino) and tons of other animals I couldn’t name. It was very cool. All three of the kids were out of their seatbelts and having a blast looking at the animals and moving freely throughout the van. The end of the Safari lead us to a parking lot where we parked to continue on to the walking portion. It was lunch time when we got there so we stayed in the van for lunch and then continued on. The walking portion was also very cool. It was all outside pathways leading to more animal exhibits (tortoises, snakes, parrots, alligators, flamingos, etc) as well as to other entertainment. It really was jam packed with things to do. A kids water park, splash pad, carousel, train rides, paddle boats, rides, a maze, petting zoo, and more. It
was such a hot day so after getting ice cream, we spent a lot of our time at the water park and splash pad. After that when Nick joined us again we rode the merry-go-round (a few times), elephant ride (a few times), train ride, maze, and saw the animals in the exhibits. By the end of all of that the kids were exhausted. We drove back to our home base, made breakfast-for-dinner, had showers, and went to bed.