As summer is winding down I was looking for something that the whole family can do and I found the perfect day trip to a safari. We had a big family vacation to Disney World this year and it was great. But we did have to fight the rain for most of our trip and unfortunately we missed the most at animal kingdom. A friend of mine posted a couple of videos of this drive thru safari in Jacksonville and I of course was curious.

The Cherokee Trace Drive Thru Safari has a wide assortment of animals and the price was reasonable, but what really caught my attention was the fact that the animals were coming up to and even in the cars. So we planned a trip to the safari. It is only a 2 and a half hour trip and worth every penny. Your ticket includes a bag of food with each ticket, and I purchased an additional bag just in case. So with four people in the Jeep we had food for the entire trip. The safari takes about 2 hours to do and the video only shows a small part of what you will experience.

Don't listen to the commentary too much. I sound like an idiot, but the animals are the true stars.