As a part of the kids spring break last week, the whole family went down to Ohio to check out the African Safari Wildlife Park. I know what you're thinking - the only reference you've ever heard to Ohio and Safaris is the story that was in the news around the escape of wild animals. I had no expectations on what we'd see, other than some random feedback from others and the web site. I bought five tickets via Livingsocial.com and we jumped in the car to check it out.
The safari park is essentially a drive through park where you drive through and the animals stick their heads in the car looking for food. Sounds boring, until you realize that they've got giant water buffalos, yaks, giraffes, zebras and camels all poking their head in your car. We were their in cold weather, so we missed out on the last three types of animals. During the warm season, the place also has a zoo you can walk through. Fun, but not worth the money in the spring time based on the limited activities and animals.
The Yak blew me away. It was giant, but that didn't stop it from trying to stick his head in the window - or stopping me from trying to kill it from 200 yards using only mind bullets.
The buffalo was equally huge, and equally intrusive.
The llamas and alpacas were the must amusing to me. They were just funny to look at, with their crazy hair and buck teeth. We had fun, got our car scratched up and had animal slobber covering all of us. I recommend you don't go with a mini-van that only has two front windows that roll down, otherwise you do what we did - which was pile all five of us into the front two seats for the drive.