Panorama of a Safari Park field exhibit with giraffes, water buffalo, and rhinos

Animal Encounters

  • Tiger Keeper Talk
    Location: Tiger Trail
    Times: Daily at 11:45 a.m.

    Learn about our Sumatran tigers from a keeper. Located at Sambutan Longhouse in Tiger Trail.

  • Animal Ambassador Stage
    Location: Safari Base Camp
    Times: 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.

    This interactive program gives you an opportunity to have face-to-face contact with the Park’s animal ambassadors, such as a cheetah, alligator, serval, or other rare and exotic animals. You may interact with trainers and ask questions about the species. Additional Animal Encounters are available in African Outpost—on the lawn at Okavango Outpost—at 2 p.m.; and in Gorilla Forest—near Benbough Amphitheater—at 12:30 p.m.

  • Nairobi Station
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: Various times all day

    Enjoy close-up animal encounters at various times throughout the day.

  • Petting Kraal
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.

    Let your kids meet ours! Touch and brush our gentle goats.

  • Lorikeet Landing
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: 10 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

    Watch our colorful rainbow lorikeets swoop down to enjoy nectar offered by guests. Exhibit entrance is free; lorikeet food is available for purchase to experience the thrill of feeding these birds by hand.


  • Lemur Walk
    Location: Nairobi Village
    Times: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Want to get up close and personal with lemurs? Lemur Walk is an immersive experience. Walk on a pathway through the animals' habitat and watch the endearing primates socializing, grooming, jumping, climbing, and even sunbathing, one of the lemur's favorite pastimes.

    For ages 5 and older.

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