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The travel channel ranked Lion Country Safari KOA Campground as one of the “Top Five Places to Pitch a Tent” in the United States. What makes it unique is the experience of sleeping just “yards away from wild animals. You could hear hoots from the siamangs, neighs of the zebras and roars of the lions.
The highlight of the whole trip was, without a doubt, hearing the roars of the lions as the sun rose and the sun set everyday. It is shocking the first time you hear it. The whole pack roars together. It starts as a slow rumble with one small roar, then another joins in and roars louder, then more and louder. It’s an amazing sense of power to hear that sound. It echoes throughout the campground and if you close your eyes you feel as if you are in the African Sahara. They have tent sites, RV sites and cute little cabins you can rent.
It makes the whole camping experience over the top – the kids will love it!
Included in the price of a campsite, is admission to the safari park.
The safari park is a preserve that you can drive through. This gets you REAL close to the animals – much closer than a zoo. There are many types of animals but the highlight for us were the rhinos and lions. I didn’t think we would get this close!
At the end of the drive through the safari is a theme park that has rides and shows and a platform that overlooks the whole safari. The giraffes gather around this platform so you can hand feed them or snap a selfie. You’ll be surprised how friendly they are!
The theme park is very cute and has a lot of little fun things for the kids. Putput golf, a water park, a carousel, petting zoo, animal sanctuary, peddle boats, and lots more! You can spend a whole weekend at Lion Country Safari and barely get it all done.
We got lucky, because right outside the park the were food trucks! What’s better after a long day of watching ostriches than food trucks!!!!????? Yum. #tacosalways. Those may or may not be deep frie
On Sunday, we had a lovely Valentine’s Day. I just love camping.
TIP: It did get a bit chilly at night (in the 50s) so always bring a heater. Either an electric one for campsites with outlets or a propane one to keep the tent warm. You want a cozy warm nights rest on a successful camping trip.
d oreos and cookie dough balls……
This African themed camping adventure was rare and splendid.
Everyone should go check out Lion Country Safari
Have a wild day!