Elephant Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Elephant Insider

GET UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH BUSCH GARDENS’ ELEPHANTS

Learn how Busch Gardens cares for one of the world’s largest land animals

The Elephant Insider tour allows guests to up-close to Busch Gardens’ Asian elephants. The 45-minute experience takes guests behind the scenes to observe how our animal care team feeds, trains and works with elephants daily. Plus, learn about some of the conservation initiatives the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund supports for these incredible animals in Asia and Africa.

 

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Please check in for your tour directly at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time.

  • Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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  • Elephant Insider Tour

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    Go behind-the-scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these incredible animals in their state-of-the-art facilities.

    • 45 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to elephants
    • Must be ages 10 & up to participate
    Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for one of the world’s largest land animals. Go behind-the-scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these incredible animals in their state-of-the-art facilities.
     
    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 10 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Once in the park proceed directly to the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi, which is located between the Nairobi Train Station and the Animal Care Center building, for check in by 10:15 a.m. The tour will depart promptly at 10:25 a.m. and late arrivals will not be guaranteed the opportunity to join the tour once it has begun.

    Pass Members save 10% on this experience. Please log in to see discounted pricing. 


    The Elephant Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. This tour requires significant walking in unpaved areas and on uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you book your tour. We will make accommodations as possible to ensure your enjoyment of the Elephant Insider Tour.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax.  Advanced reservations must be made before day of visit. 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.  
    Get up-close to elephants
    Guest (ages 10+) $29.00 /ea.