African Lion Safari® is a Canadian-owned family business created in the name of conservation by Colonel G.D Dailley. The park opened its gates to the public on August 22, 1969, with 40 lions in 3 reserves; today, the park houses over 1,000 animals comprised of over 100 species. Our manner of exhibiting animals is entirely different from the traditional approach; the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20-hectare (5 to 50-acre) reserves.
The park comprises over 750 acres, 250 of which provide animals with large areas of bush, grasslands or forest in which they can interact naturally with other animals. In several Game Reserves, mixed species roam and interact as they would in the wild. 25 to 30 acres have been developed for walk-through areas and exhibits, and the balance of the property is comprised of farm, bush and other habitat, including 40 areas of provincially significant wetland, which we maintain and monitor.
Embark on a thrilling safari adventure at African Lion Safari! Witness majestic lions, playful monkeys, and a myriad of exotic wildlife up close. Drive through expansive reserves, take a safari tour, and enjoy interactive animal presentations. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Africa without leaving Ontario. Get ready for an unforgettable wildlife experience at African Lion Safari.