Take a ride on the wild side during an open-air coach safari through Forever Florida, a 4,700-acre (1,880-hectare) eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area near Orlando! Riding 8 feet (2.5 meters) above the ground in an elevated 30-seat vehicle, you will have fantastic up-close views of Florida’s wildlife and wilderness in nine pristine Florida ecosystems. You’ll also visit a ranch to see animals including the Florida Cracker Horse.
Your two-hour Forever Florida eco-safari begins when you meet your expert guide and board your safari coach – an elevated, open-air vehicle that is a cross between a Jeep and a trolley. The coach gets you 8 feet off the ground so you can enjoy great views of the wilderness around you! You’ll first head to a real Florida ranch, featuring a living museum of Spanish colonial cattle and the unique Florida Cracker Horse, a nearly extinct breed of horse known for its speed. Your safari continues deep into the 4,700-acre Forever Florida wildlife conservation area, a piece of wilderness preserved just as nature intended. This pristine site boasts nine distinct Florida ecosystems and an endless array of natural flora and fauna, including alligators, black bears, white-tailed deer, nearly 200 species of birds and the endangered Florida panther. From your coach, you’ll have a fantastic view of the wildlife. Mid-way through your journey, hop off the coach and stretch your legs at a boardwalk that takes you into a densely forested floodplain. This beautiful spot features crystal-clear tea-colored water, a diverse canopy full of life and cypress trees up to 500 years old.