Safaris & Tours

  • Serengeti Safari® Tour

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    Be transported to the wild and wonderful world of the Serengeti Plain® on an open-air touring vehicle as your guide shares secrets and stories of this amazing habitat. Must be ages 5 & up to participate.

    Grab a spot on a spacious open-air touring vehicle and trek across the wide and wild African Plain on an unforgettable, award-winning Serengeti Safari. While enjoying your safari you'll see fascinating animals like our familiar favorites, zebras, giraffes and ostriches, while learning about other exotic animal species. Reservations are encouraged as space is limited.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Hand-feed giraffes
    • Best view of zebras, giraffes and ostriches
    • 30-minute off-road wildlife safari
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day's price.
    • Safari vehicle is standing room only.

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


    The Serengeti Safari® is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day.


    This tour requires guests to stand the full length of the safari and maintain their balance while driving through uneven terrain on the safari vehicle. Wheelchairs may be accommodated if arrangements are made in advance.

    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. 

    Hand-feed giraffes*
    Guest (ages 5+) $49.99 /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. 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:
    • Half-day experience from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM .
    • Includes a personalized name tag.
    • 4 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour.
    • This program is open to guests ages 13 and up. All guests under the age of 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.


    Guests will park their vehicle in the preferred parking and meet the tour guide at the main entrance. Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation 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. 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. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Guest (ages 13+) $249.99 /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. 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:
    • Half-day experience from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM .
    • Includes a personalized name tag.
    • 4 hour behind-the-scenes walking tour.
    • This program is open to guests ages 13 and up. All guests under the age of 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.


    Guests will park their vehicle in the preferred parking and meet the tour guide at the main entrance. Check-in will begin at 15 minutes prior to the reservation 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. 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. All tours are subject to availability. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.
    Guest (ages 13+) $249.99 /ea.
  • Australia Insider Tour

    Kangaroo at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

    Go behind the scenes of Kangaloom and meet some of Australia’s iconic animals. Must be ages 5 & up to participate.

    Meet and go behind the scenes with one of Busch Gardens’ animal keepers and discover what it’s like to care for some of Australia’s iconic animals. This tour provides guests with several feeding opportunities and the chance to get up-close and personal with kangaroos, wallabies and the other animals that call Kangaloom 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.
    • 30-minute walking tour.
    • 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 entrance to Kangaloom. 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 Australian 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.
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    Guest (Ages 5+) $29.99 /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. Must be ages 8 & up to participate.

    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.
    • 30-minute walking tour.
    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. 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+) $69.99 /ea.
  • Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Animal Ambassador Insider Tour

    Feed flamingos and experience an interactive training session with unique Animal Ambassadors up-close at Animal Connections. 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.
    • 30-minute walking tour.
    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 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. Must be ages 5 & 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
    • 45-minute off-road wildlife safari.
    • 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. 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 the Hippos that call Busch Gardens their home. Meet the keepers and learn about their diets, behaviors and habitat. Guests will have the opportunity to feed and interact with these incredible animals. 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.
    • 30-minute walking tour.


    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
    Prices starting at
    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.

    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.

    • 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking tour.

    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. 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.

    • 20-minute walking tour.

    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.  

    Kid-Friendly
    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. 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.

    • 30-minute behind-the-scenes walking tour, up to 8 guests per tour.

    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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