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Guests at Busch Gardens can now make their Serengeti Safari Tour reservations

Serengeti Safari

Trek across the 65-acre Serengeti Plain on an open-air touring vehicle in this popular Tampa tour! Guests at Busch Gardens can now make their Serengeti Safari Tour reservations on the day of their visit.

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  • Sloth Encounter

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    Get closer than ever to one of the most beloved animals at our park – a sloth! Learn directly from the animal care team as you engage in hands-on training and feeding with this fan-favorite creature.

    • bullet Opportunities to interact with a sloth
    • bullet 30-minute walking tour, up to 6 guests per tour
    • bullet Must be ages 8 & up to participate
    • bullet Tour is not wheelchair accessible
    Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for its family of sloths. Explore behind-the-scenes and observe how the keepers provide their daily care at Animal Connections. You will learn how our parks help to protect sloths in the wild, and discover how you can make a difference too.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    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.

    Please check in for your tour directly at the exit of the Animal Connections pathway in Nairobi, which is located just west of the Nairobi 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 Sloth Insider Tour 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 are strongly encouraged, as spaces are limited. Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation. 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 sloths
    Guest (ages 8+) $59.99 /ea.
  • Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Feed flamingos and interact with unique Animal Ambassadors up-close at Animal Connections.

    • bullet Opportunities to feed flamingos
    • bullet Experience an interactive training session with animal ambassadors
    • bullet 45-minute walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 3 & up to participate
    Get an insider’s look into what makes our Animal Ambassadors so famous! Be a part of the fun as you get to step into the Animal Connections’ flamingo habitat and feed flamingos their favorite treat! From there, join our Animal Care Experts on an interactive training session to see unique Animal Ambassadors demonstrate their wild behaviors and adaptations.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 3 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    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.
    • Once in the park proceed directly to the exit of the Animal Connections pathway in Nairobi, which is located just west of the Nairobi train station. Late arrivals will not be guaranteed the opportunity to join the tour once it has begun.

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


    The Animal Ambassador Insider Tour 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 Flamingos
    Guest (ages 3+) $19.99 /ea.
  • Private VIP Rhino Safari

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    Reserve your own private truck for your group for an unforgettable off-road wildlife safari. Get an up-close encounter with a Black Rhino and hand-feed giraffes while you learn more about how our Conservation Fund protects and supports these incredible animals.

    • bullet Private safari for you and your group
    • bullet 45-minute off-road wildlife safari
    • bullet Hand-feed giraffes and interact with a black rhino up-close
    • bullet Children must be ages 5 and up to participate

    Adventure across the Serengeti Plain on an open-air touring vehicle where you will hand-feed giraffes before exploring our 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:
    • Each reservation is valid for a private safari of up to 12 people
    • Children must be ages 5 and up 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 Private VIP Rhino 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 Private VIP Rhino Safari is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

    Park admission is not included and is required. Prices listed are for a group of up to 12 people and does not include tax. Limit of 12 people per safari truck. 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.
    Per Group
    Private Safari $599.00 /party
  • Hippo Insider Tour

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

    • bullet 30 minute walking tour
    • bullet Get up-close to hippos
    • bullet Must be ages 8 & 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. 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 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.


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



    The Hippo Insider is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.

     

    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 Hippo Insider 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
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    Guest (ages 8+) $29.99 /ea.
  • 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.

    • bullet Get up-close to elephants
    • bullet 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking tour
    • bullet 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.

    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. 

    • 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 1:15 p.m. The tour will depart promptly at 1:25 p.m. and late arrivals will not be guaranteed the opportunity to join the tour once it has begun.

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


    The Elephant Insider Tour 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. Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation.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+) $29.99 /ea.
  • Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour

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    Enjoy an up-close encounter and feeding opportunity with one of the largest tortoises in the world.

    • bullet Opportunities to touch and feed Aldabra tortoises
    • bullet 20-minute walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 5 & up to participate
    Hailing from the Seychelles' islands, this reptile is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Guests on this special tour will help prepare treats in the Animal Care Center as well as visit the Aldabra Tortoises that call Busch Gardens Tampa Bay home.
     
    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    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.
    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.

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


    The Aldabra Tortoise Insider Tour 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. Any “animal experience reservations” can be changed or cancelled once for free as long as the change is 48 hours in advance of the reservation date, but there are charges for changes made within 48 hours or for more than one change. “Animal experience reservations” are nonrefundable with less than 48 hours' advance notice of cancellation. 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.  

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    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.
  • Penguin Insider Tour

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    Join our warm weather penguins and their keepers behind-the-scenes to get an insider look into a day in the life of an African Penguin.

    • bullet Opportunity to touch and interact with a penguin
    • bullet 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking tour, up to 6 guests per tour
    • bullet Must be ages 5 & up to participate

    Get up-close and personal with our African Penguins at Penguin Point. Discover what it’s like to care for such a unique bird and learn how our parks help protect this endangered species in the wild.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

     

    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. 


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


    The Penguin Insider Tour 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. 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 penguins
    Guest (ages 5+) $29.99 /ea.
  • Animal Training Tour

    Get up-close with cheetahs on the Cheetah Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Find out how Busch Gardens trains some of the most exotic and endangered species from all over the world with the new Animal Training Tour!

    • bullet Meet Busch Gardens' animal training experts.
    • bullet Exclusive training sessions with gorillas, cheetahs, and other African carnivores such as lions and hyenas.
    • bullet Hand feed giraffes on a special Serengeti Safari.

    Find out how Busch Gardens trains some of the most exotic and endangered species from all over the world with the new Animal Training Tour! Meet with our animal training staff to learn the basics of training, see an exclusive training session with some of our parks most popular animal species and learn how training can be both enriching and important.


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • 2 hour tour experience.
    • Watch exclusive training sessions with Gorillas, Cheetahs and other African carnivores such as lion and hyenas.
    • 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. 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.


    Please check in for your Animal Training 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 Animal Training 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+) $99.99 /ea.
  • 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.
  • Keeper For a Day Tour - Animal Ambassador

    Get up close to sloths on the Sloth Insider Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Go behind-the-scenes to meet our Animal Care Specialists and observe how they train and work with these incredible animals.

    • bullet Get up-close to the parks Animal Ambassadors
    • bullet Meet flamingos, sloths, tortoises and more
    • bullet 4 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 13 & up to participate

    Go behind-the-scenes and get a crash course in Zoo Keeping 101! This program gives you the opportunity to experience one of the coolest careers in the world - be an Animal Care Specialist at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. With one of Busch Gardens' staff, you'll learn the necessary skills to care for exotic and endangered species from all over the world. Help us feed and care for flamingos, sloths, tortoises and more.


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • Half-day experience from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM .
    • Includes a personalized name tag.
    • This program is open to guests ages 13 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.
    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.


    Please check in for your Keeper For a Day Animal Ambassador 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 Keeper For a Day Animal Ambassador 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 13+) $199.99 /ea.
  • Keeper For a Day - Australia

    Kangaroo at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Go behind-the-scenes to meet our Animal Care Specialists and observe how they care for these incredible animals.

    • bullet Get up-close to Kangaroos, Wallabies and Lorikeets
    • bullet Chat with animal care staff
    • bullet 4 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 13 & up to participate

    Go behind-the-scenes and get a crash course in Zoo Keeping 101! This program gives you the opportunity to experience one of the coolest careers in the world - be an Animal Care Specialist at Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay. With one of Busch Gardens' staff, you'll learn the necessary skills to care for exotic and endangered species from the Australian continent. Meet Kangaroos, Wallabies and Lorikeets and learn what it takes to care for them every day.


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • Half-day experience from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM .
    • Includes a personalized name tag.
    • This program is open to guests ages 13 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.
    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.


    Please check in for your Keeper For a Day Australia 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 Keeper For a Day Australia 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 13+) $199.99 /ea.
  • Keeper For a Day - Elephant

    Group of Elephants

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

    • bullet Get up-close to elephants
    • bullet Chat with an Animal Care Specialist
    • bullet 4 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour
    • bullet Must be ages 13 & up to participate

    This program gives you the opportunity to experience one of the coolest careers in the world - an elephant Animal Care Specialist at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. The 4 hour experience takes guests behind the scenes to see firsthand how our animal care team feeds, trains and works with the majestic Asian elephants daily. Alongside one of our elephant staff members, you will learn the necessary skills to care for these amazing animals!


    Additional Tour Information:
    • This tour will meet at Nairobi Gate, which is to the right of the main park entrance.
    • Half-day experience from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM .
    • Includes a personalized name tag.
    • This program is open to guests ages 13 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.
    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.


    Please check in for your Keeper For a Day Elephant 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 Keeper For a Day Elephant 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 13+) $199.99 /ea.

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