If you are heading on a family getaway to Lake Geneva you will not want to miss Safari Lake Geneva. It’s one of the top things to do in Lake Geneva with Kids. Nestled only 5 miles out of downtown you’ll find an 800-acre animal safari that will make you feel like your on the plains of Africa.
This conservation-focused ranch guides visitors in safari wagons to view the over 50 animals living virtually free range on the ranch. Kids and adults will love how close they get to the animals and learning all about how they live.
Safari Lake Geneva is on the top of our list of fun things to do in Lake Geneva WI with kids. Find out what you need to know before you go on your safari adventure.
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Safari Lake Geneva Wisconsin
Safari Lake Geneva Address
The safari is located in the Village of Bloomfield right outside of Lake Geneva. When you use GPS the address will come up as Lake Geneva. There is a gravel parking lot when you arrive.
GPS Address: W1612 Litchfield Rd, Lake Geneva WI
Lake Geneva Safari Tickets
Your tickets to the safari will include a 1 hour guided tour of the Safari and 1 cup of feed. This can be used to feed the animals on your tour.
Visitors will also have access to the Boma which is an enclosure filled with goats the kids can pet and feed. You can also purchase additional feed at the check-in desk.
Ticket prices – The prices for 2020 range from $26.95 for adults and $24.95 for Kids 15 and younger. Infants age 2 and younger are free.
Hours – The Safari is open every day May 1st through November 1st from 10am -5pm.
Groupon Codes and Coupons
Before you buy tickets through Safai Lake Geneva make sure to check Groupon and local coupon deals. We found a great deal on Groupon for our visit.
What to Expect
Visitors should arrive early to make sure they get a seat on the Safari Wagon. You’ll start by walking through the Boma gated area with goats, sheep, llama, and ducks roaming free. (pictured above)
Then walk over to the Safari Wagon platform to wait to board your ride. The wagon is made up of 2 long benches on either side of the wagon. So no matter where you sit you will have a good view as the wagon drives around the 800-acre safari.
On the one hour tour, a very knowledgable guide will tell you all about the conservation ranch and the animals. We were really impressed with their knowledge and how great they were at answering all of our questions.
As you ride around the ranch animals will come up to your wagon and eat right out of the feed cups in your hand. Our kids were so excited to feed these huge animals and see them up so close. This really was the highlight of our trip to Lake Geneva!
Animals on the Ranch
So what animals will you see on your safari adventure? There are over 50 animals from 5 different continents roaming the safari grounds. Often they are together in herds with similar animals but they also mix up as the wagon comes by.
Some of the animals you will see are Bison, Ankole-Watusi Cattle, Plains Zebras, Ostrich, Domestic Yak, Arabian Camel, Minature Donkey, Llamas, Alpaca, and more. We loved the variety of animals to observe as you ride around.
Tips for Your Visit
- You do not need a stroller. You will be either riding the safari wagon or walking in the small Boma enclosure.
- Dress for the weather. There is a roof on the wagons but the sides are all open. There is not much to block the wind on the wide-open grass area you travel.
- Wear Closed-toe shoes to walk through the goat area
- They do have port potties available for visitors
- Don’t forget your camera or smartphone to take lots of pictures.
- Plan to spend an hour on the ride and 20 minutes in the Boam enclosure.
More Lake Geneva Attractions
Looking for more fun things to do in Lake Geneva with kids. We have a great list of can’t miss attractions for families from historical museums, to hanging at the beach and strolling historic downtown.
Lake Geneva is also known for its delicious restaurants. Families can enjoy casual dining or a fancy lakeside dinner. Plan your trip with our favorite Lake Geneva Restaurants for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Safari Lake Geneva is truly a unique experience when visiting Lake Geneva Wisconsin. It was one of our kid’s favorite things to do in Lake Geneva on our last trip and we highly recommend it for your family. You won’t be disappointed.
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