Ride the Serengeti Railway at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Serengeti Express Train

Take in the sights and sounds of the Serengeti Plain

Train ride through the Serengeti

A ride on the Serengeti Express Train is one of the best ways to take in the breathtaking beauty and scale of Busch Garden's Serengeti Plain®. With stops at the Congo, Nairobi and Stanleyville, this relaxing train ride gives you a great view of our large free-roaming herds of African animals, including giraffe, zebra, antelope, ostrich and much more.

  • Ride Thrill
    Kid Friendly
  • Height Min
    No Limit
  • Ride Type
  • See Animals
    Serengeti Plain

  • Plan Ahead


    Guests using manual & electrical wheelchairs who would like to ride should see the Park Ambassador at the attraction entrance. For more information on ride restrictions, service animal access or physical requirements, view our Accessibility Guide.
  • Serengeti Safari® Tour

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    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. Must be ages 5 & up to participate. Maximum of 18 per transaction.

    Grab a spot on a spacious open-air touring vehicle and trek across the wide and wild African Plain on an unforgettable, award-winning Serengeti Safari. While enjoying your safari you'll see fascinating animals like our familiar favorites, zebras, giraffes and ostriches, while learning about other exotic animal species. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Hand-feed giraffes
    • Best view of zebras, giraffes and ostriches
    • 30-minute off-road wildlife safari
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day's price.
    • Safari vehicle is standing room only.

    Please check in for your safari directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

    Pass Members save up to 20% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 

    The Serengeti Safari® is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    This tour requires guests to stand the full length of the safari and maintain their balance while driving through uneven terrain on the safari vehicle. Wheelchairs may be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or total payment is forfeited. Tours are non-refundable if guests miss their tour time. If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, call (813)884-4FUN(4386). All tours are subject to availability.

    *Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change. 

    Hand-feed giraffes*
    Starting At
    Guest (ages 5+) $39.99 /ea.