African Lion Safari

African Lion Safari
African Lion Safari
1386 Cooper Road,
Flamborough, Ontario

African Lion Safari is a safari park situated about 100 kilometeres (62 mi) west of Toronto. The mailing address is in Cambridge, Ontario, however its location is in Flamborough, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.The park first opened the gates to the public in 1969 and the experience is completely different from the traditional approach; that is, the visitor is caged in the car, and the animals roam in 2 to 20 hectare (5 to 50 acre) reserves.

African Lion Safari includes more than 1,000 animals, representing over 130 species of mammals and birds from across the globe. Guests may tour seven game reserves (with a total area of about 300 hectares) traversed via tour buses or the visitors? own vehicles where animals roam freely in large contained areas. Accompanying the game reserves is a large walking section where hundreds of exotic birds and primates, as well as the park?s herd of Asian Elephants, are on display.

The park is a great experience that allows you to view and photograph 1000 unique and rare mammals and birds who are roaming freely, waiting to meet you. The Safari Trail takes you through prides of lions, troops of baboons and herds of zebra. You will see big cats, baboons, white rhino, ostrich, aoudad, eland, giraffe and many other exotic and native species.

Travel through the reserves in your own vehicle (Convertibles, motorcycles and other unsuitable vehicles will not be permitted to drive) or park your car and let an informative tour guide drive you through this wild kingdom in a air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus (additional cost). The drive through tour will take about one hour and the average stay for a family visit is five to seven hours.

The African Lion Safari also offers two tours for no additional charge; the first on boat around a lake whose islands are inhabited by various primates of the world, and the second by train through a natural wetland, which provides excellent opportunities of viewing local wildlife. The natural setting of the entire park provides excellent bird watching opportunities.

Beyond the displays, the Lion Safari provides regularly scheduled shows featuring their collection of raptors (birds of prey), parrots and Asian elephants. The Asian Elephants are also led through the park twice daily for a swim in full view of the public. Other attractions include elephant and pony rides, a petting zoo, a large wet-play area, a playground, a discovery center and multiple food and souvenir shops.

African Lion Safari is open from the first weekend in May to the weekend of Canadian Thanksgiving in October.

African Lion Safari Attractions

- Drive Through Game Reserve (9 km)
- Misumu Bay Wet Play area  
- Jungle Playground (height restrictions apply)
- Parrot Paradise show
- Elephant Roundup (demonstration)
- A scenic railway tour
- Pets’ Corner
- Birds of Prey (flying demonstration)
- Take a cruise aboard the “African Queen”

Directions and Map to African Lion Safari

TORONTO via 401

Follow 401 West (London) to exit 299, Highway 6 SOUTH, which is just past Milton. Go SOUTH on Highway 6 for 14 km and turn RIGHT on Safari Road. Follow Safari Road for about 16 km and you will see us on your right. We are approximately one hour away.


Follow the Q.E.W. West and then follow Hwy 403 West towards Hamilton. Take Highway 6 NORTH towards Guelph. Go NORTH on Highway 6 for 11 km and turn LEFT on Safari Road. Follow Safari Road for 16 km and you will see us on your right. We are approximately one hour away.


Take the 401 East and then take exit 268A. Follow Regional Road 97 East to Highway 8 and turn RIGHT on Highway 8 and follow the signs. We are approximately one and one half hours from London and three and one half hours from Detroit. (It’s a nice drive though.)


First take the Q.E.W. NORTH and/or EAST towards Hamilton and then take Highway 403 WEST towards Hamilton. Take Highway 6 NORTH towards Guelph and go NORTH for 11km and then turn LEFT on Safari Road. Follow Safari Road for 16 km and you will see us on your right. We are approximately one hour and twenty minutes away.


Take the old Highway 6 SOUTH towards Hamilton and cross over the 401. From the 401 to Safari Road is 14km, turn RIGHT on Safari Road and after 16km you will see us on your right.

Map of African Lions Safari’s Location

African Lion Safari Video

Contact African Lion Safari

Email: admin at
Toll Free: 1-800-461-WILD(9453)
Telephone: (519) 623-2620
Fax: (519) 623-9542

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