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Heart of Africa Tour

GO BEHIND THE SCENES OF EDGE OF AFRICA

Join our animal care specialists for up-close animal encounters

The Edge of Africa walking tour allows guests to get up-close to some of the most iconic African species like hippos, cheetahs and lions. Guests will have the opportunity to meet Busch Gardens’ animal care specialists while learning what it takes to feed, enrich and conserve these exotic species. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

 

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.

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  • Heart of Africa Tour

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    Meet the animal keepers and join them behind-the-scenes for up-close encounters with hippos, cheetahs and lions* on this walking tour of the Edge of Africa.

    • 75 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to hippos, cheetahs & lions
    • Must be ages 10 & up to participate
    Journey into the Edge of Africa during this unique behind-the-scenes walking tour and get up-close to some of the most intriguing animals in Africa like hippos, cheetahs and lions. Meet the keepers and learn about each animal's diet, behaviors and habitat. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

    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.

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


    The Heart of Africa 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.

    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 Heart of Africa Tour. 

    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. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.

    *Animal interactions and program components may vary.
    Get up-close to hippos, cheetahs & lions
    Guest (ages 10+) $39.00 /ea.