Please select your forms based on the season
and group type from the appropriate menus below.
You must make a reservation to get these special rates!!
Group reservations must be made at least 1 week in advance and are subject to space availability. Each group must have a minimum of 10 paying guests.
Fall through Spring Visits – September through May
Summer Visits – June through August
Also, please choose any other appropriate form(s) for your group:
- All of our forms can be viewed with Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher.
- All of our forms contain text boxes which will allow you to fill the forms out in Acrobat.
- To make a reservation you can either fax, mail or Email the proper forms.
- Once your reservation is made you will receive a confirmation letter.
- Please use Black or Blue ink on all forms to be faxed.
- In order for purchases to be tax-exempt, payment must be made in the form of a check from the tax-exempt institution or a credit card in the name of the institution. Cash, personal checks, or personal credit cards cannot be accepted for tax-exempt sales [State of Florida Department of Revenue Rule 12A-1.038(3)(a)]. In the event your group arrives with a form of payment that does not meet the requirements for a tax-exempt sale, we will be glad to admit your group on a taxable basis.
Frequently Asked Group Questions
All groups must check in at the main ticket booths. We ask that the group leader steps out of their vehicle with their confirmation letter and other necessary paperwork. Please have your headcount ready (children and adults) and payment in hand. By being prepared with your paperwork and your headcount, you can reduce your check in time and you can get started on your adventure sooner.
We have bus parking located in the main parking lot. Please ask a staff member when you arrive if you need directions.
All members of the group must be paid together. If you know you will have a late guest, please pay for that student or chaperone when you arrive. We will leave his or her name at the ticket booths so that they are granted entry into the park when they arrive. Please have the student or chaperone contact their group leader so they know where the group is located.
We do have bathrooms that are located by the front ticket booths. If you group is planning on driving through the safari when they first arrive, we do encourage the groups to use the restroom since the drive-through safari takes about an hour to an hour and a half.
You are welcome to bring outside food and drink. However, there is no storage area available for these items. Groups are responsible for their own food and coolers. We do have several picnic areas around the park where you may enjoy your lunch. Picnic tables are available on a first-come, first-served basis and cannot be reserved. Please note that we do not allow any grilling at the park.
If you choose to order outside food, you will need to meet the delivery employee at the front office parking lot to pay and pick up your food. We will not be able to bring your food back to your group so please plan accordingly.
We do have one main restaurant and snack bars located throughout the park. Reserved lunches are subject to availability and are only available during the months of September-May. However, you are more than welcome to purchase your own lunch inside the main restaurant. Seating is always based on a first-come, first-served basis in the restaurant. If there is no seating available, we do have multiple picnic areas located throughout the park. We do ask that no outside food/coolers be brought into the restaurant.
In order to receive a group rate, you must have at least 10 paying guests (ages 3 and up).
In order to receive a discounted rate, you are required to make a reservation for: Tour groups, Non-profit Groups, For-Profit groups, School Groups, Scout Groups, Camp Groups and Birthday Parties. Special note about Family Groups: Family Groups that have over 10 or more paying guests are not required to make a reservation. On the day of your arrival, please let the admission gates know that you are a Family Group and you will receive a discounted rate of $25.00 + tax per person. Please note that your group will all need to arrive together and pay with ONE form of payment for everyone.
Reservations must be made (1) week in advance and are subject to availability. You may book a group online by following this link: http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/group-reservation-forms/. You may also email your reservation to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that our online system is sensitive, so please fill out everything accordingly. Once your reservation is submitted, you will receive a confirmation letter within 3 days. If you do not receive a confirmation letter during this time frame, then please call us at 561-793-1084 ext 2270 or ext 2403.
Payment is due upon arrival. Please note that we not accept personal checks for groups.
If your group is tax exempt, we need a copy of your “Consumer’s Certificate of Exemption”. Payment must be made with an organizational check or an organizational card. We are required to include tax for ALL cash transactions. Additional note: The Florida Department of Revenue has advised Lion Country Safari that in order to properly document a tax exempt transaction paid for by a credit card we must have a copy of the credit card displaying the organization’s name on the card. This is to prove to the state that the purchase was made by the tax exempt organization. Providing this information as well as your Certificate of Exemption ahead of time will help to expedite the check-in process on the day of your visit. When providing a copy of the card please black out all but the last 4 digits of the card number and make sure that the name of the organization is clearly legible.
All programs are subject to availability and are only available during the months of September-May. In order to book a program, we do require a group to have at least 10 paying students or scouts. Educational programs are free with groups that have over 30 paying students. (This excludes the Step-On-Tour program). For groups that do not have at least 30 paying students, there will be an additional fee for a program.
We ask for school groups to have at least (1) chaperone per (10) students. One chaperone per every 10 paying students will be granted complimentary admission. **According to our policy, in order to receive a comped chaperone, the chaperone must be considered an adult that is hired to take care of students/children that are not their own. ** If you are a group with special needs, we will comp (1) chaperone per (1) child with special needs. Please note, that you must have at least 10 paying guests in order to meet the requirements. For safety purposes, chaperones and/or adults are required to stay with their students and/ or children the entire duration of their visit to Lion Country Safari.
We do require groups to pay all together. Multiple split payments are not allowed. If the school is willing to pay for the additional parents, then they will receive the discounted group rate. If the school is not willing to pay for the additional parents, a lead parent or teacher can collect the money for the payment and pay for everyone with one form of payment. If this is not possible, parents are more than welcome to attend. However, they will be charged full admission price at the gate.
There is no fee to cancel groups. However, we do require that you call or email us to cancel your group reservation at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival.
We do not offer rain checks for groups because Lion Country Safari is open rain or shine. We encourage groups to dress for the weather. The drive-through safari is always open and guests are encouraged to utilize the drive-through safari when it rains since the animals tend to be more active in the rain. For safety, we will close our rides if the park is under lightning alert. If your group was scheduled for Safari Splash during this time, we will reschedule your group once we go off lightening alert. If you choose the cancel the morning of your visit, we will do our best to reschedule your group for a different day. Please call us at your earliest convenience so that we can plan to accommodate you.
In order to receive a group rate, you must have at least 10 paying guests (ages 3 and up).
With every group reservation we do require the group leader to sign our Group Rules Agreement. You may click on the link to view the group rules. http://www.lioncountrysafari.com/pdf/forms/GroupLeaders.pdf
If you need assistance, please find any Lion Country Safari staff member. You are also more than welcome to call the main office at 561-793-1084 ext 2000 or ext 2001. If a parent needs to pick up a child early, they will need to get a shoppers pass at the front office. This pass is good for 45 minutes and only allows the parent to enter the walk-through park. Please coordinate with the parent on where your group is located in the park when they come to pick up their child.
If you have any questions contact our Groups Coordinator by:
Phone: (561) 793-1084 ext. 2270
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