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The Georgia Safari Experience


The Georgia Safari Conservation Park is being developed among the rolling pastures and grasslands of Morgan County, Georgia, just outside the city limits of Madison. Less than an hour east of Atlanta on Interstate-20, the park will complement the offerings of Zoo Atlanta and the Georgia Aquarium transforming the Atlanta area into a zoological powerhouse. When fully developed, the Georgia Safari Conservation Park will be unlike anything in the Southeast as three attractions are brought together on one site: a safari drive-through experience, a traditional walk-through zoo and Treetop Lodging.

  • The drive-through safari component of the park will allow guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with both exotic and endangered animals. Boarding one of our custom safari vehicles, guests will take an immersive and interpretive guided tour of an expansive wildlife savanna comprised of the open plains and forests of the 500-acre park. These tours will be designed to mirror the same experience as an authentic African game drive. Guests will encounter multiple species of African wildlife including giraffes, rhinos, zebras, bongos, kudu, ostriches and more. Custom guided tours, behind-the-scenes experiences, animal encounters and feedings, photo opportunities, team-building activities, corporate excursions and personalized events will also be available to supplement the guest experience.

  • The walk-through zoo will provide an interpretive adventure across five continents: Africa, Asia, Australia, North and South America. Surrounded by lush botanical gardens, led along landscaped walkways, and enthralled by naturalistic animal exhibits, guests will be immersed in an experiential tour of environments, wildlife, and cultures from around the world. Careful attention to details will create a quality experience for all visitors - one that will provide a lifetime of memories.

  • Treetop Lodging will offer guests the opportunity to stay overnight in individual units built high in the tree canopy overlooking the wildlife of our private African savanna. The 50-unit boutique lodge will include an event center for corporate retreats, weddings, birthdays, family reunions, etc., as well as a restaurant that will provide food services for overnight lodgers. Guests will be surrounded by the sights and sounds of a variety of animals as they eat, socialize and go about their daily and nightly activities.

Meet Our Team


BILL KILLMER ~ Chief Executive Officer, Partner

  • Bill Killmer has a lifetime of experience as a highly successful landscape architect. As co-founder of Lifescapes, Inc. in Atlanta, Georgia, he helped build one of the largest, most respected design-build companies in the southeastern United States and employed more than 200 people. The firm won numerous state and national awards, consistently winning the Grand Environmental Improvement Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the country. Killmer also developed adventure travel destinations in Africa and South America where he hosted clients each year. He is a lifelong outdoorsman and environmental conservationist who shares a passion for creating special places for people to enjoy.

ANDREW O'CONNELL III, CPA ~ Chief Financial Officer, Partner

  • Andrew O'Connell has been President of ALO Consulting, LLC, a financial/advisory services company that provides CFO consulting to a variety of high-end clients. Prior to that, he was the Senior VP and CFO of Reynolds Plantation, an 18,000-acre master planned community in Greensboro, Georgia. O'Connell was responsible for development of the Ritz-Carlton Lodge at Reynolds Plantation, a 251 room Five-Star resort. Under his guidance, Reynolds was named one of the “Top 5” golf resorts in the world.

MICHAEL C. CONRADS ~ President, Lane Conrads Corporation ~ Partner

  • Mike Conrads received a B.S. in business from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. Prior to leading Lane Conrads Corporation, he had a successful eighteen-year career with The Coca Cola Company in sales and marketing. He has an extensive background and passion for operations, strategic planning, plan execution, project management, problem solving and team leadership gained from experience running Coca-Cola's Southwest Area Operations Team, which handled product distribution and technical services for customers in a thirteen-state territory.

BRANDIE ANDERSON ~ Vice President, Partner

  • A Georgia native, Brandie Anderson received her B.A. in Psychology from Agnes Scott College. As part of Zoo Atlanta’s education team, she discovered a passion for environmental education focusing on zoological science, technology, habitats, husbandry, and environmental awareness. Working in the corporate arena for over 20 years, Anderson combines her experience in operations, project management, sales, marketing, and business development with her passion for wildlife conservation and education.

A Legacy Project



  • Our mission is to create a world-class zoological attraction that connects people with wildlife through naturalistic exhibits, educational programming and recreational opportunities that encourage guests to explore and develop a love for the natural world. We believe everyone can become a conservation leader. Our goal is to inspire guests to learn how they can make a difference in the conservation of wildlife while making memories and having fun.


  • The Georgia Safari Conservation Park will develop and promote a unique regional zoological culture dedicated to the conservation of threatened and endangered wildlife. Our objectives include developing an environment conducive to the appreciation and understanding of animal diversity while simultaneously providing meaningful family recreation and actively encouraging and developing an atmosphere which supports community participation and involvement.

We will accomplish this by:

  • Ensuring animal health and wellness is our highest priority
  • Being committed to the design of natural habitat exhibits
  • Participating in international cooperative conservation research and captive breeding programs
  • Developing and maintaining a world-class, state-of-the-art facility
  • Developing and implementing educational programming to take our message to the community
  • Being fiscally responsible and a good corporate citizen


  • Get involved and truly make a difference! The Georgia Zoological Society is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization whose mission is to save wildlife and their natural habitats through conservation, education, connection and inspiration. If you would like to explore investment opportunities, sponsorships, naming rights, legacy giving or other ways to become a founding member of this incredible legacy project, please contact us for additional financial and subscription documents.


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Georgia Safari Conservation Park

P.O. Box 1299, Madison, GA 30650, US

(706) 342-4296