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Giraffes Galore

Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of nature's towering wonders as Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites you and your family to a festive celebration! Join us on the majestic Serengeti Plain on Saturday, June 22, and Sunday, June 23, for a weekend bursting with giraffe-inspired delights that promise fun for all ages. Embark on an exhilarating expedition through the captivating world of these gentle giants on one of our immersive tours. Discover fascinating insights into their behavior and habitat, igniting curiosity in every family member. Don't miss the chance to capture those cherished moments with our specially crafted giraffe-themed photo ops, ensuring your family memories stand tall alongside these majestic creatures!


Fun Facts about Giraffes

  • Giraffes are the tallest land animal, reaching heights of 16-18 feet tall! Within the first year of life, babies will double in height.
  • No two giraffes have the same spot pattern! Identifying unique characteristics in their spots is a great way to recognize individuals when looking at a herd.
  • Female giraffes are pregnant for 14-15 months with the average weight of a baby being 125 pounds!
  • Giraffes will primarily sleep in short stretches of time while standing, totaling about 3 to 5 hours. During periods of rest, one giraffe will usually remain awake and vigilant for any potential threats.
  • Prehensile, or grasping, tongues that reach 18 inches long aid in their ability to grab leaves that are 19 feet above the ground!


Saturday & Sunday

Giraffes Galore Activities

Keeper Talks

Talk with the keepers who work with and take care of the tallest land animal at Busch Gardens. Visit the education tent located at the Serengeti Plain viewing area in the Edge of Africa pathway. Keeper talks will take place at 11:00am on Saturday and Sunday
One giraffe at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Giraffe Encounter Tour

Join us for a 45-minute off-road expedition led by an expert Education Guide and an Animal Care Specialist and get the opportunity to hand feed our gentle giants. Don’t miss out on an experience to see the everyday care and training for the giraffes that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home!
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Couple on Serengeti Safari

Pass Member Exclusive 50% off Serengeti Safari Tour

Be transported to the wild and wonderful world of the Serengeti Plain® on an open-air touring vehicle as your guide shares secrets and stories of this amazing habitat. Pass Members will receive a 50% discount when purchasing in-park at all in-park tour sales locations and at Guest Relations.
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Giraffe Bar flight

Giraffe Bar

Sip handcrafted cocktails, craft brews, and experience Serengeti animal views at the Giraffe Bar in the Serengeti Overlook. Guests can enjoy a curated selection of frozen specialty drinks, hand-crafted cocktails, Florida craft beers and domestic favorites. The menu will also feature a selection of wines and spirits that support wildlife conservation efforts around the world. And don’t forget to try a delicious giraffe shaped pretzel!
Giraffe sipper at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Special Giraffe Merchandise

Celebrate National Giraffe Day and keep the weekend going by taking home your own giraffe items with these specials:
  • Giraffe Plush – Buy One Get One of equal or lesser value at 50% off – PLUS you can use your Pass Member discount!
  • Build-A-Bear Workshop – Bring home a Busch Gardens Build-A-Bear Giraffe with t-shirt for $35.
  • Giraffe Sipper – Available at Restaurants and Snack Stands throughout the park.
  • Giraffe Apparel – Visit Caravan Crossing and Marrakesh Market to shop our Giraffe apparel.