Not everyone has the time or money to fly off to the Serengeti and go on a safari adventure to see lions, hippos, zebras, elephants and more up close and personal. If this is something you have always wanted to do but you do not have the money, time or the passport to head out, there are options available to you that may be closer to you than you think. There are a number of drive-through safari parks that can be a great deal of fun for you and your family to visit so that you can see some of these animals close up and watch what they do as you drive through the park area.
Safari parks like this have been around in the United States since the 1960s and have been quite popular. Even though there may not be as many of them today as there was thirty or forty years ago, there are still a large number of them in states around the country. Typically, you pay a fee to drive through the safari part of the park as there is usually some other type of amusement or theme park that you can see as well. You then slowly make your way through the safari, following the traffic pattern and guides along the way as you get to see the various animals up close. The type of weather on the day you are there may determine just how active some of the animals may be at the particular time you are visiting.
It can be a little scary when you go through a park like this so if you have young children that spook easily you may want to consider strongly going in. Once you are in line to go through you need to go through the whole thing and some the parks can take up to an hour to go through. Animals can get very close to your vehicle as you go along and that could be frightening to some people. You also want to make sure that everyone in the car adheres to the strict rules set by the parks regarding the adventure. You are generally not allowed to roll down your windows for any reason and you certainly never want to open your car door or get out of the car, even you think it is safe to just take a picture. You have no idea what may be behind you and these animals can move very quickly, giving you no time to respond.
Safari theme parks can be a great deal of fun and give you the chance to experience wildlife that you may never get to see again. It is always helpful to make sure that you have a good car in solid running condition before you venture out to a theme park like this. Getting stuck in the safari park might not be the way you want to spend the afternoon. Instead of worrying about whether or not your car can make it, head over to a Ford dealer in Pomona like Ford of West Covina so you can get yourself a new or used vehicle that is just right for you and your family and is suited to handle your safari adventure.