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Southwestern USA Hiking Trails including Scottsdale, Phoenix, Northern Arizona


Out of Africa Park - Camp Verde, AZ

Directions: Take I-17N toward Flagstaff and take exit 287 onto AZ-260 towards Cottonwood /Sedona AZ. Drive 7 miles and exit onto N Commonwealth Dr. to Out of Africa 3505 W State Route 260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Total drive time from Phoenix is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Out of Africa is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary located on 104 acres in the foothills of Mingus Mountain in Camp Verde, AZ. I enjoyed visiting this wonderful park and photographing some of the park's residents in September 2019. I wanted to share some of my photographs with you and encourage you to take a drive and enjoy this beautiful park.

They have a large herd of Zebras on the Savanna who love to pose and have their pictures taken.

Chobi, an Oryx Gazelle whose quite a handsome boy is not too far away.

Within the Savanna, you will meet Humphrey, a Dromedary Camel who came to live at Out of Africa in August 2007.

Living close by is a pair of Ostriches. who love to pose for pictures.

Walking along the path, we met a beautiful mountain lion who came to Out of Africa as a cub rescue.

Directly across the path was a beautiful lioness who certainly wasn't in the mood to have her picture taken.

Just up the hill were several male lions enjoying each other's company.

We decided to take a break and enjoy the tiger show. Before the show started the Tigers were playing in the pool, and play they did.

Afterward, we decided to take the SuperMog Adventure Tour, a one-hour Serengeti tour, which includes a trip through the park's preserve. The tour is lead by an expert park guide who will tell you about the animals, feed them, and get them to engage, giving you great photo opportunities.

One of my favorite stops was to meet Cypress, the Grizzly Bear. The park guide started shaking his food bucket, and she emerged from the back for a treat. Check out those claws!

We continued along our way to meet the tigers. It was so neat to see them up close, and at the end of the tour, you can also pay to feed the tigers through a tube.

Along the tour, you will come upon a herd of Watusi (Ankole Cattle). Check out his two front teeth.

After the tour, we stopped to meet Sedona, the ring-tailed Lemur.

Living next door was this handsome Rhinoceros iguana

There are so many other animals to see and enjoy. I am looking forward to my next visit to the park.

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