Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their sweet grassy breath? Have you ever in your entire life seen a neck that long? And that tongue – OMG it’s beyond belief! All of these amazing features and so much more are on full display at Pasco County’s famed Giraffe Ranch.
These are memories that will last you a lifetime. You’ll experience first hand these wonderful creatures and other species from around the world that reside under huge live oaks and open grasslands in a setting right out of Africa.
Giraffe Ranch is located just an hour west of Orlando in Pasco County is a licensed working ranch that specializes in exotic species as well as domestic cattle and horses. Learn about exotic animals from an expert guide in the comfort of specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles, by camel-backed safari, or even by Segway. There is even a Llama trek! You will be introduced to their conservation efforts and how they are helping to preserve species that are endangered or extinct in the wild. Visit them for the ultimate eco-adventure.
Safari Vehicle Tours
You’ll be conducted through pristine live oak hammocks and ephemeral wetlands in comfort and safety where you’ll get spectacular close-up encounters with ostrich, antelope, zebra, antelope, deer, warthog, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, and of course, giraffes! Take part in real hands-on interactions with many species and feed them from the vehicle.
$90 per person
Private rentals – $900 per vehicle
Game viewing on camels is simply sublime. Rediscover the experiences our human ancestors had with these amazing animals, viewing magnificent herds of game animals from your bestial perch. Become a part of the herd, joining exotic animals in their natural state. The camels are treated with kindness and respect – and they love their jobs. They line up at the gate each morning eager to go to work! After giving their human safaris, each camel returns to the herd in their large grassy pasture with trees and open sky for rest, play, and recharging.
$180 per person
Restricted to children over 3 years old.
Children 5 years and under must ride with an adult.
Giraffe Ranch is the only place we know of that offers a guided Segway Safari! Safari by Segway is an excellent way to game view from the perspective of a pedestrian, without enduring the Florida heat and humidity. Using this method of transportation, one can stand at eye-level the animals and guides can stop to make interesting observations of small native flora and fauna, game trails, animal tracks, scat, and natural herd behaviors.
$180 per person
Restricted to persons over 14 years of age.
Weight requirements: over 100 lbs; under 300 lbs.
Llamas have been helping people carry their wares for thousands of years. Your llama will carry your things (water, binoculars, coat, snacks, etc) as you trek through various ecotypes in a setting that feels right out of Africa. These members of the camel family are in the fossil record in Florida. They have been bred for gentleness and make excellent hiking companions. Llamas are alert, curious and as excited to trek as you are. They walk at a comfortable pace and their keen senses help point out animals you might miss. Walking with a llama will capture your heart and make your Giraffe Ranch llama trek all the more memorable.
$180 per person
Restricted to persons over 9 years of age.
Tours offered daily at 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Each tour lasts between 1 and 1 1/2 hours. Tours are by reservation only. Be sure to make yours early so you can enjoy this gem of Pasco County.