Asian Elephants at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Ultimate Animal Insider Tour

Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Animal Tour

Visit us for an exclusive look at life behind-the-scenes for the amazing animals that live here.
This program is available only on days Busch Gardens Tampa is not open to the public.

Have you ever been curious about what goes on at Busch Gardens when it is not open to the public? Visit us for a look at life behind-the-scenes for the amazing animals that live here. If you want to experience Busch Gardens through the eyes of the zoo team with unforgettable exclusive experiences, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!

 

Ultimate Animal Insider Tour Highlights:

  • 3 hour walking tour
  • Up-close encounters with elephants, sloths and penguins
  • Hand-feed giraffes and interact with a black rhino
  • More surprise animal experiences!

 

Reservations are required as space is limited. These tours are available only on days Busch Gardens is not open to the public.

 

This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance. Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation time. The program fee is non-refundable; however the program will be rescheduled when possible. Please keep in mind if you arrive late you may not be able to join the program.

 

For the safety of our Guests, Park Ambassadors, and our animals, Busch Gardens has taken extra steps to ensure your tour experience is safe and worry free:

  • All participants will be required to wear a face covering that covers their mouth and nose at all times during the tour.
  • All participants will be given the opportunity to wash and/or sanitize their hands during the program.
  • Taking photos of the animals and your experience is encouraged; however Busch Gardens Ambassadors will not be allowed to handle your camera or other personal equipment during your program.
  • Due to safety restrictions all participants must be at least 5 years old.
  • All guests under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult. A parent/guardian must purchase program admission and accompany participants under the age of 18. Anyone under the age of 18 booked without a paid adult may have their reservation cancelled.
  • If you have any questions or need to adjust your reservation, please call (813) 884-4FUN(4386)
  • Ultimate Insider Tour

    Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Have you ever been curious about what goes on at Busch Gardens when it is not open to the public? Visit us for a look at life behind-the-scenes for the amazing animals that live here.

    • bullet 3 hour walking tour
    • bullet Get up-close to elephants, sloths and penguins
    • bullet Hand-feed giraffes and interact with a black rhino
    • bullet Surprise animal experiences

    Have you ever been curious about what goes on at Busch Gardens when it is not open to the public? Visit us for a look at life behind-the-scenes for the amazing animals that live here. If you want to experience Busch Gardens through the eyes of the zoo team with unforgettable exclusive experiences, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • 3 hour tour experience.
    • Get up close to elephants, giraffes, sloths, penguins, flamingos and a black rhino.
    • This program is open to guests ages 5 and up. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • This program is only available on days Busch Gardens is not open to the public.
    • 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 Ultimate Insider Tour at the Nairobi Gate (just to the right of the main park entrance) 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 Ultimate Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is not required. This program is only available on days Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is not open to the public. 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. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Tour Only Available on Closed Days
    Guest (ages 5+) $149.99 /ea.