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

Play Areas

White rhino with calf


Although the Zoo and Safari Park are temporarily closed, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for the animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is more critical now than ever before and will provide a vital lifeline to the wildlife in our care.



  • Village Playground
    Location: Nairobi Village

    Visit our interactive play area designed as an African village. Open daily.

  • Savanna Cool Zone
    Location: Lion Camp

    Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to find three slippery toy critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodilian. (Note: Water elements are turned off during fall/winter season.)

  • Samburu Jungle Gym
    Location: African Woods

    Kids love to climb and explore in this safari-themed play area; parents love the shade-covered picnic area! Open daily.

    Samburu Jungle Gym is currently closed, and will reopen with a new play area and restrooms in summer 2020.

  • Tiger Trail Play Area
    Location: Tiger Trail

    Kids can climb and slide in a simulated logging camp hidden within the lush wooded landscape of Tiger Trail.

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