Ottawa County

Expansion at African Safari Wildlife Park

PORT CLINTON – African Safari Wildlife Park has officially broken ground on a new expansion project in preparation for their upcoming 53rd season.

Several projects are now underway at The Ohio Safari Park, including an addition of 22 acres to the Park’s Drive-Thru Safari, the largest area of African Safari where Guests drive their own car through and interact with hundreds of exotic animals.

African Safari’s Walk-Thru Safari, the Park’s traditional zoo setting, will also see an addition of several new animal exhibits and animal holding buildings for the 2021 Season.

“We are so excited to announce our expansion plans for the Park,” said African Safari Wildlife Park Director Kelsey Keller. “Every season we try to add something new to the Park, from a new species to a new animal feeding experience for our Guests. This year, we’re going big and we can’t wait for our community and Guests to see what we have in store for our 53rd Season – and beyond!”

The park is tentatively scheduled to open for the 2021 Season on Feb. 26 for Drive-Thru Safaris only. African Safari Wildlife Park is an outdoor, open recreational facility where Guests do not need to leave the comfort and safety of their own vehicle to experience this international adventure. The Park’s Walk-Thru Safari is scheduled to open in early May, weather permitting.

African Safari Wildlife Park is located at 267 S. Lightner Road in Port Clinton. For information, visit