Heart of Africa Insider Tour
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 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 8 and up to participate. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
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The Heart of Africa 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 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.
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Are lions endangered?
The African lion is listed as a vulnerable species due to habitat loss and prey depletion due to poaching and bush meat trade.
When do lions hunt?
Lions are inactive for up to 21 hours a day. Female lions, or lionesses, often hunt as a group during the darkest, coolest hours of early morning.
How loud is a lion’s roar?
An adult lion's roar can be heard up to five miles away.