Ever wonder what it is like see animal native of Africa up close and personal? You can do just that at Giraffe Ranch in Dade City. News Channel 8’s Amanda Ciavarri spent the day at the ranch to take it all in first hand.

The family-owned ranch is 47 acres in Pasco County, 45 minutes north of Tampa.

The Giraffe Ranch offers a safari experience  where you get to see camels, rhinos, lemurs, and of course giraffe and many many more animals. This is a completely different experience than a zoo. You get to touch, feed and interact with the animals. 

There are two tours per day at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m, but spacing is limited.  Click here for more.