On Easter Sunday 2021 I took a ride over to checkout a place I had heard about but never had visited, Lion Country Safari.

In these unprecedented times of a pandemic, it was so refreshing to get out of our homes but in the safety of your car be able to safely watch this beautiful lesson in nature and conservation.

It’s located in Loxahatchee a farming section of Palm Beach County. I had heard about it but just had never enough time to venture out to see what it was all about. Much to my surprise it is a fabulous place. Staying inside your car you are transported through acres of land where all these magnificent animals are living almost like they are in their natural habitats in Africa or Asia.

You are a spectator watching them as they freely roam, feed, intermingle, socialize and sleep. Many even come right up to your car thus the warning of keeping all windows and doors in you car close at all times. It is almost as if you, in the comfort of your car, are visiting them in their home.

Driving through the gates an Ostrich was the first bird that was welcoming me by knocking on my car window.

Ostrich coming to say HI
Image by Satu Somero

I also witnessed a Marabou Stork protecting her egg from predators. Greater Kudus, Waterbucks, Impalas, Alpacas and other animals were running around the cars and I got the real Safari feeling.

Marabou Stork protecting her egg from predators
Image by Satu Somero

Oh, I also saw the Southern White Rhinoceros feeding her baby and got a nice shot. Grant’s Zebras stripes are like fingerprints.

They are so unique to each individual. Did you know that Chimpanzee can weigh up to 175 lbs. (80kg) and their life expectancy is 60 years. I had a great time watching a White-Handed Gibbon LARRY, who was showing me his acrobats movements and singing. Last but not least, I drove through the other gate to see African Lions. The two male lions were behind the double fence and I was just able to hear moaning and took a couple of pictures. Universally known as the King of the Beasts – Lions certainly live up to the legend and are the favourite animal to see on an African Safari.

When you visit Palm Beach County next time, take this chance to see animals in a safe environment with no cages, where they are free to roam around, well taken care of and we get the rare opportunity to see them in the safety of our vehicle. You will be glad you went and the animals will lift your spirits and make you smile. We need so much of that now.

There is also a petting zoo and a campground following strict CDC regulations to keep everyone safe.