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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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  • 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 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.

    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+) $29.99 /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 30-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. 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.  

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    Guest (ages 5+) $19.99 /ea.
  • 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 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 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. 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 sloths
    Guest (ages 8+) $49.99 /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.

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