5 REASONS TO VISIT SAFARI WILDERNESS RANCH WITH CHILDREN
1 AMAZING LEARNING EXPERIENCE
In addition to what I learned, my 5-year-old son was soaking up all kinds of new info and my daughter was in a constant 3-year-old state of surprise. The tour guide gave tons of interesting facts about the animals—from their personalities to their eating habits and lifestyles in the wild.
2 UNIQUE FAMILY BONDING
It’s not every day you learn new things the same time your child does. Sharing such moments and seeing things for the first time together creates a unique bond. Funny stories about the animals will make for interesting conversations for years to come. (“Remember that time the water buffalo snorted all over Mom?!”)
3 WORLD IS SO VERY BIG
It’s so important to open children’s eyes to the vast world we live in. Yes, seeing animals from afar teaches about new creatures, but there’s something special about up-close encounters. Touching animals, witnessing their personalities and realizing they’re as curious as we are is truly a different experience than looking at them through a glass window.
4 SLOW DOWN, LISTEN, LOOK AROUND
The safari is not a quick experience with exact expectations. Wildlife is unpredictable and cannot be rushed. The ride stops and participants listen, look around and wait for the animals. This was a very new concept for my son. Society teaches children to be on a schedule and often to rush through things. It was obvious how much he appreciated the time to be curious and soak it all in.
5 SPOTTING ANIMALS IS MAGICAL
On the tour, you ride through many pastures covering the 250-plus acres, unsure of what you’ll encounter. When you see animals in the distance and then right beside you, it’s indescribably exciting. The animals live on land similar to their native habitats. Ranch staff members intervene only if necessary for the animals’ survival.