Making the Most of Your Safari Adventure

April 15, 2022

Safari adventures are exciting for people of all ages, and if you’re one of them, we invite you to visit one of the most popular safari parks in the U.S. The safari tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is an unforgettable experience that allows families to observe various animals as they roam free in an open space. To help you get the most enjoyment out of this unique attraction, we offer tips to follow when you visit us.

People enjoy a wildlife safari at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Be Prepared

Preparing for your safari adventure beforehand ensures you have a stress-free experience at the park.  For example, at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, we require guests going on the drive-thru safari to sign a waiver. This waiver grants us liability protection if you or a passenger suffers injury or your property gets damaged on the ride. Save time by printing and filling out the drive-thru waiver before you arrive at the park. A few additional tips to think about when prepping for your animal exploration include:

Show Up On Time

While there are multiple opportunities to catch a ride on the safari bus during the day, planning a specific time to go creates less stress. Safari tours start when the park opens and run until closing, with each ride lasting 45 minutes. Since we don’t offer reservations, the first individuals to arrive will be the first to ride the safari. Therefore, if you have a desired time frame in mind, consider coming to the safari station a few minutes early.

Once you arrive at the safari tour station, you will find a large seating area where you and your crew can sit while you await the next expedition. There is also a snack lounge if you want to fuel up before you begin your safari.

Dress Accordingly

Comfortable, practical clothes are the best option when visiting a wildlife park. Although your clothing choices will change depending on the temperature, some options to consider include:  

  • Simple top: Since you will be outside and can potentially get dirty, wear a basic shirt to the safari. If it is chilly outside, choose a sweatshirt or jacket. In the warmer months, wearing a t-shirt or tank top with plenty of sunscreen is best. 
  • Comfortable pants: Besides the safari ride, we also offer multiple other attractions. You will be most comfortable wearing jeans or similar pants walking around these exhibits.
  • Closed-toed shoes: Avoid foot pain from walking around and keep your feet protected by wearing durable, closed-toed shoes, like sneakers.
  • Accessories: The weather may dictate to bring accessories with you, such as sunglasses, a baseball cap, or a rain jacket.

Brace Yourself For The Ride Duration

Since the safari lasts approximately 45 minutes, consider bringing a water bottle and a snack along for the ride. Most importantly, use the bathroom before the expedition begins.

Preparing yourself and your family for the animal tour can help everyone better focus on the experience and the animals while riding. You won’t want to be distracted by hunger, thirst, uncomfortable clothes, or a need to use the restroom during the tour and miss out on all the fun.

Take It All In 

There is a lot to see and learn when you are riding through the fields of wild animals. To ensure you get the most enjoyment, relax and allow your eyes to absorb all the natural beauty you see. While taking pictures of the animals and the scenery helps preserve memories, don’t forget to live in the moment for a few minutes. Additionally, the employees on the safari bus can answer any of your questions and teach you some interesting facts about the creatures.

Enjoy Your Safari Park Adventure to The Fullest

The safari ride here at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park is an extraordinary opportunity for families and individuals to experience wildlife. Make memories that will last a lifetime, and enjoy your safari ride to the fullest potential by being prepared and taking in the beauty of the animals and natural surroundings. Contact us today to learn more about our safari tour in Central Pennsylvania and other exciting attractions.

 Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax, PA.
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