Rhino Endangered Species Tour

Rhino Encounter

MEET A RHINO!

Join the keepers and meet rhinos behind the scenes on a unique off-road safari

Get nose to “rhinose” with one of the largest land animals in the world. As you embark upon this 45-minute off-road tour, you’ll get closer than ever to the two species of rhino that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home. With your expert guide, you’ll go behind-the-scenes to see the park’s animal care in action and have the opportunity to touch one of the park’s white rhinos. Next, you’ll head out to the center of the 65-acre Serengeti Plain to meet Jody, an endangered black rhino, for a snack session you’ll never forget. Get all of your rhino questions answered by the park’s experts as you learn more about the resident rhinos and what you can do to join Busch Gardens in helping to protect wild populations.

 

Reservations are encouraged as space is limited. Personal photography is permitted in designated areas. Please check in with your guide at the Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi (just north of the train station) at least 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time. 

 

*Subject to change. While supplies last.

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    Discover the world of behind-the-scenes rhino care as you embark on an exciting off-road journey with our animal experts. Touch and feed these amazing animals as you learn more about rhinos from the team who cares for them each day

    • bullet 45 minute off-road wildlife safari
    • bullet Opportunities to touch and feed rhinos
    • bullet Children must be ages 8 and up and at least 54 inches tall to participate
    • bullet Safari vehicle is standing room only and includes stair climbing. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.

    Adventure across the Serengeti Plain on an open-air touring vehicle where you will visit our white rhino facilities and have the opportunity to touch a white rhino. Then, explore our state-of-the-art Black Rhino habitat where you'll get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for this critically endangered species. Go behind-the-scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these remarkable animals.


    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 8 and up and at least 54 inches tall to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Safari vehicle is standing room only and includes stair climbing. Closed-toe shoes are recommended.
    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. This tour requires climbing up and down stairs.


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


    The Rhino Encounter is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    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 a rhino
    Prices starting at
    Guest (ages 8+) $59.99 /ea.