Giraffe Ranch is not a zoo or theme park. It is a hands-on, real working game farm and wildlife preserve where animals have room to roam.

Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you every smelled their grassy breath? These are memories that will last you a lifetime. At Giraffe Ranch in Dade City you'll experience first hand the lives of giraffe and 70+ other species from around the world living under huge live oaks and open grasslands in a setting that is right out of Africa.

Giraffe Ranch 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 from the comfort of specially designed 4-wheel drive vehicles, by camel-backi safari, or even by Segway. We now offer a Llama trek as well. We'll show you our conservation efforts and how we are helping to preserve species that are endangered or extince in the wild. Visit us for the ultimate eco-adventure.

We have two tours per day at 11:00am and 2:00pm. By reservations only taken by phone. 

Family owned and operated since 2000. Wildlife Safaries are strictly limited in size and are fun, hands-on adventures that las 1 1/2 to 2 hours. 

Fodor's Choice Attraction ("Top 10") in Tampa Bay for 2012 - 2015. Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2012 - 2015.

Call 813-482-3400 for reservations.

Tours: (prices subject to change)

Customized Vehicle Safari Tours $75

Camel Expedition $150 (Includes giraffe feeding - Under age 3 cannot ride. Ages 3-5 must ride with an adult)

Segway® Safari $150 (Includes giraffe feeding - Uner age 14 cannot ride. Weight restrictions apply)

Optional Extras: (prices subject to change)

Ring-Tailed Lemur Feeding $20

Mini Camel Safari $20

Otter Feeding $20

Rhino Encounter $20

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Located in beautiful east Pasco County 45 minutes north of Tampa, Giraffe Ranch is on 47 acres of rolling countryside adjoining Florida's second largest wilderness area, the Green Swamp. With huge live oaks, native orchids, lush pastures and ephemeral wetlands, our ranch is also a native wildlife preserve. Every night up to 200 sandhill cranes roost on our grounds.

Giraffe Ranch offers intimate safari expeditions led by experienced driver-guides in customized 4-WD safari tour vehicles. You will be safe, comfortable and get a terrific view, as each vehicle is fitted with shade canopies and stadium seating. You will learn about native and exotic animals and their habitats from your safari guide. You will see our ongoing conservation efforts with endangered species including some that are extinct in the wild.

You may also go on a camelback expedition, Segway® Safari or Llama Trek (for an additional charge).

On safaris are close up hands-on interactive experiences. You can feed a giraffe, pet a camel, and get right up to rhino and pygmy hippo. Our animals, both exotic and domestic, are from Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Americas.

We have a working herd of Austrian Haflinger horses and tiny Irish Dexter cattle. Giraffe Ranch has one of the largest herds of these diminutive cattle in Florida.

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Giraffe Ranch is a Florida Agritourism enterprise, is open by reservation only and accredited by the Zoological Association of America (ZAA) and licensed by USDA.