Jan 01

It's Back...Serengeti Night Safari!

Maybe you’ve been to Busch Gardens. Maybe you’ve been on our Serengeti Safari during the day. But Busch Gardens’ Serengeti Night Safari isn’t like anything you’ve done before.

Designed especially for adults 21 and up, this two and a half hour blend of entertainment and education is an amazing treat, available for a limited time, and only for the adventurous and fun-loving.

Your night begins after Busch Gardens closes and you’re greeted by two cheeky explorers of the African savannah, Charles and Emily.

They’ll escort you to a private venue where delicious hors d'oeuvres and refreshing drinks await. There you’ll chat with your charming hosts, meet the other guests who’ll be joining you on your trek, and partake of a refreshing beverage!

Hot appetizers, assorted cheeses and dips and ice cold beer are just the beginning of this adults-only experience.

Amidst storytelling and laughter, your guides will gather the group and whisk them away to learn some choice techniques for spotting wildlife. You’ll use spotlights with special red-filters to aid in your search for wildlife. Before you know it, you’ll be meeting some of them face-to-face!

Grab a safari lantern and be amazed by exotic animals, such as lions and hippos by night.

While the African savannah and the surrounding Masai villages can be unpredictable, we’re sure that your new skills in wildlife detection (and your trusty guides) will aid you in discovering Nile Crocodile , lion, and hippopotamus.

While this tour is for those 21 and up, you'll feel like a kid again seeing these animals this close-up.

Next up on your Night Safari? Board an open truck to search for more residents of the Serengeti Plain, this time using night vision monoculars!

What’s that off in the distance? Antelope? Zebra? Wait a minute…while you were looking ahead, you missed what was approaching from behind.

The hot breath on the back of your neck isn’t from one of your traveling companions, but from a rather tall reticulated giraffe! After some quality time with these tall blondes, you’ll probably be ready for a break...

Sit back, relax, and enjoy drinks fireside while your hosts share colorful tales, their love of the spoken word, and the role it plays in African heritage.

Don’t be surprised if the warmth and excitement attracts White Rhinos , wildebeest, or Greater Kudu.

As your fireside tales come to a close, you’ll reboard the truck and head back for desserts, freshly baked by the Busch Gardens Bakery just for you. Share your favorite part of the night over a nightcap with joyous friends, new and old.

You’ve just been part of something very special that you’ll never forget.

Serengeti Night Safari Details

  • Park admission is NOT required to enjoy this amazing experience
  • Tour is offered on select nights
  • Adults (21+ only): $69 each plus tax

Reserve your Serengeti Night Safari today.