Giraffe Ranch


Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Have you ever fed a giraffe? Have you ever smelled their grassy breath? This is the experience you’ll have firsthand that will last you a lifetime


This adventure is a RAIN or SHINE, COLD or HOT event.

Dress for the weather.



This experience is fine for anyone who can climb up 3 stairs onto the vehicle and sit.  Walkers are fine.


Located in beautiful east Pasco County, 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, the ranch is also a native wildlife preserve. Every night up to 200 Sandhill cranes roost on their grounds.


Giraffe Ranch offers intimate safari expeditions led by experienced drive-guides in customized 4-WD safari tour vehicles. You will be safe, comfortable and have 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 their ongoing conservation efforts with endangered species including some that are extinct in the wild. You’ll get acquainted with ostrich, bongo antelope, giant zebra, axis deer, warthog, pygmy hippopotamus, Indian rhinoceros and more.

It is a hands on real working game farm and wildlife preserve where animals have room to roam.

$60 per person whcih covers the tour and lunch.

The event can take 75 members. 


Our experience will include a 20 minute drive afterwards to LOCAL’S Public House Provisions (Micro Brewery) in SAN ANTONIO, FL Where you will be served your pre-ordered lunch selection.  This is a refurbished General Store.  Beer & Wine Self Pay


Local Public House Provisions
32750 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Antonio, FL. 33576
352 668 4867


Your menu choices are:

  • Burger w/Cheddar Cheese

  • 2 Hot Dogs w/Condiments

  • Pulled Pork Sandwich

  • Fried Green Tomato BLT

  • Local’s Salad — w/Chicken, Goat Cheese fresh toppings w/Local Kumquat Vinaigrette on the Side


You get to choose one side

  • Sweet Potato Chips

  • Fries

  • Fruit


Your lunch selection will be made when you register.


The day of the event you will be able to purchase added adventures like:

  • $20 Lemur Feedings

  • $20 Camel Mini Ride

  • $20 Otter Feeding


The Ranch does not accept Charge Cards so bring CASH



Note: There are no refunds given for Club events. Anyone needing to sell tickets or wishing to buy tickets for a sold-out event must do so on the Members-to-Members Forum.


Giraffe Ranch Farm Tour
38650 Mickler Road
Dade City, FL  33523
813 482 3400


Trip Leaders:

Maureen and Jack Wilson

352 633 9292



Everyone will meet at the Eisenhower Recreation Center by 9:15 am and depart at 9:30 am 


NOTE:  If you have a question about the trip please contact trip leaders above.  If you have a question about registration please contact Bev Garlipp: