Go on the Serengeti Safari Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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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.

    • 30 minute off-road wildlife safari
    • Hand-feed giraffes
    • 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:
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Pricing varies, select your date of visit for that day's price.
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    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 Serengeti Safari® is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a safari more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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*
    Prices starting at
    Guest (ages 5+) $29.00 /ea.
  • Heart of Africa Tour

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

    • 75 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to hippos, cheetahs & lions
    • Must be ages 10 & 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 like hippos, cheetahs and lions. 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 10 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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


    The Heart of Africa Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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 Heart of Africa 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, cheetahs & lions
    Guest (ages 10+) $39.00 /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.

    • 45 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to elephants
    • 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.

    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 10:15 a.m. The tour will depart promptly at 10:25 a.m. and late arrivals will not be guaranteed the opportunity to join the tour once it has begun.

    Pass Members save 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. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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 Elephant Insider Tour.

    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+) $29.00 /ea.
  • Tiger Insider Tour

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    Join the keepers behind-the-scenes of Jungala and gain an insider’s view into tiger care and conservation.

    • 30 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to tigers
    • Must be ages 5 & up to participate
    Get an insider’s look at how Busch Gardens cares for Asia's top predator. Go behind-the-scenes to meet the keepers and observe how they train and work with these remarkable animals in their state-of- the-art facilities. You will learn how our parks help to protect tigers in the wild, and discover how you can make a difference too.

    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.

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


    The Tiger Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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 Tiger 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. Animal interactions and program components may vary. All tour components and pricing are subject to change.  
    Get up-close to tigers
    Guest (ages 5+) $29.00 /ea.
  • Penguin Insider Tour

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

    • 30 minute walking tour
    • Get up-close to penguins
    • 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.

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


    The Penguin Insider Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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+) $29.00 /ea.
  • Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Animal Care Center

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    Get the insider perspective of our state-of-the-art Animal Care Center and be immersed in the world of our Wildlife Docs.

    • 75 minute walking tour
    • Go behind-the-scenes at the Animal Care Center
    • Must be ages 8 & up to participate
    This unique behind-the-scenes tour will show you what happens when expertise is combined with passion. You will get the opportunity to see what our veterinary and zoological staff does every day including lifesaving treatments, comprehensive medical exams and life-enriching programs. Through this tour, you will get a better understanding of what it takes to take care of the animals that call Busch Gardens home.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Content may not be suitable for some participants. Guests on tour may witness live medical procedures.
    • Children must be ages 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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


    The Animal Care Center Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    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.  
    Behind-the-scenes
    Guest (ages 8+) $29.00 /ea.
  • Keeper For A Day Tour

    With the Keeper for a Day Tour at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, you’ll live your dream of caring for some of the world’s most exotic animals including giraffes, antelopes and birds.

    Live your dream of caring for some of the world’s most exotic animals including giraffes, antelopes, birds and more*.

    • 6.5 hour walking tour
    • Get up-close to giraffes, antelopes, and other animals
    • Must be ages 13 & up to participate
    Work side-by-side in the morning with the mammal experts where you'll feed giraffes and antelopes then spend the afternoon with some other animal friends and their keepers to understand what it’s like to care for these amazing creatures. 

    Get an intimate look at feeding and behavior patterns and work with the animals just like the pros do. There’s nothing like coming face-to-face with these beautiful animals—so reserve your space now to become a Keeper for a Day.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Complimentary lunch is provided at one of our restaurants.
    • Must be at least 13 years of age and 52 inches tall to participate. All guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

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


    The Keeper for a Day Tour is subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    Due to the nature of this tour, wheelchairs cannot be accommodated at this time. Participants must be able to climb a flight of stairs, follow instructions and lift 15 lbs. This experience requires the ability to climb in and out of vehicles and walking on unpaved and uneven terrain. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance when you make your reservation. We will make accommodations as possible to enable you to enjoy your experience as Keeper for a Day.

    Park admission is included with this tour. Prices listed are per person and do not include tax. Advanced reservations must be made a minimum of two weeks before day of visit. Tours must be cancelled a minimum of 48 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.  

     
    Go behind-the-scenes with our keepers
    Guest (ages 13+) $249.00 /ea.
  • Guided Adventure Tour

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    Join an expert guide who knows every inch of Busch Gardens Tampa Bay for an incredible adventure on this group tour.

    • Approximately 5 hour guided group tour
    • Includes Serengeti Safari Tour, lunch and priority ride access
    • Must be ages 5 & up to participate

    Groups of up to 15 can enjoy everything there is to do at Busch Gardens with a guided tour for the ultimate adventure. Stop by for lunch at one of our family favorite restaurants and renew your energy for your upcoming Serengeti Safari®. Travel the wide and wild Serengeti Plain® in an open truck. Get up-close to fascinating animals like zebras, giraffes and ostriches* while learning about other exotic animal species who share our world. Plus get front-of-the-line access to some of our most popular rides.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Group tour may include up to 15 guests.
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Guided Tours are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    Front-of-the-line access does not include first row seating. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. 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.  

    Includes meals and priority ride access
    Adult (ages 10+) $99.00 /ea.
    Child (ages 5-9) $99.00 /ea.
  • Elite Adventure Tour

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    On this private seven hour tour, a Busch Gardens Tampa Bay expert guide will create the ultimate adventure for your family.

    • Approximately seven hour guided private tour
    • Includes Serengeti Safari Tour, breakfast, lunch and priority ride access
    • Children must be ages 5 and up to participate in the Serengeti Safari portion of this tour

    Get ready to set out on the ultimate Busch Gardens adventure as our guest of honor for this exclusive guided tour. Your group will meet with your personal guide and map out your completely customized adventure. 

    Whether you are an animal enthusiast or a coaster fanatic, you will get to see the best of the park in a personalized way. Then set out on an all-day private experience that features front-of-the-line access on rides and up-close encounters with natural wonders on a Serengeti Safari. Also enjoy a complimentary lunch at one of our restaurants.

    Things to know before you go:
    • Private and customizable seven hour tour of Busch Gardens.
    • Great photo opportunities.
    • All ages are permitted to participate in the Elite tour, but children must be ages 5 and up to participate in the Serengeti Safari portion of this tour.
    • Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

    Guided Tours are subject to availability. Limited quantities are available each day. If you would like to book a tour more than six months out or for a date not listed, call (813)884-4FUN(4386) to make your reservation.

    Minimum of two paying guests for this experience. Front-of-the-line access does not include first row seating. Height restrictions will apply for all rides. 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 48 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. 

    Includes meals and priority ride access
    Adult (ages 10+) $199.00 /ea.
    Child (ages 3-9) $199.00 /ea.

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