See the Giraffe at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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Giraffes

Look up and see these elegantly tall animals

Come face-to-face with nature’s tallest animals on the Serengeti Plain.

The reticulated giraffes at Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay have irregular-shaped, tan colored spots surrounded by a network of bright white lines on their fur. Reticulated giraffes are found in northeastern Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia.


The 65-acre Serengeti Plain® features free-roaming herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope and ostrich, and is accessible to guests via the Serengeti Safari® tour, the Serengeti Express train, or from several viewing points along the Edge of Africa® pathway. In a cooperative effort with other AZA (American Association of Zoos and Aquariums) institutions, Busch Gardens® Tampa Bay closely manages its giraffe population through a program called the Species Survival Plan (SSP), which works to improve the genetic diversity of managed animal populations.


You can see giraffes on the Serengeti Safari Tour, the Serengeti Express Train or in the Edge of Africa section of the park.


Location: Serengeti Plain

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  • Reticulated Giraffes at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
  • Reticulated Giraffes at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
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  • 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.