African Journey

Travel down the Safari Trail and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the African continent.

Along the comfortable and accessible path, see zebras, wildebeest, vultures, and ostrich grazing on the grassy savannah. Watch the swamp monkeys frolicking in the water and view the great white pelicans as they bask in the sun. Take in the dramatic view as you pause on one of the many benches along the trail.

Next, enter the kopje rock formations to discover spotted hyenas, bat-eared foxes, honey badgers, banded mongoose, and servals. And, of course, experience the thrill of being nose to nose with the 400-pound king of beasts, the African lion!

Step into the shady African village where you will encounter de Brazza’s and colobus monkeys, lovebirds, and the spectacular leopard. Stop at the Bead Station to make and take a unique souvenir! Before leaving the village, look for the conveniently-located snack bar and restroom facilities.

Climb our 14-foot-platform to feed the reticulated giraffes – a totally unique experience you won’t want to miss! Stop by the Zebra Research Station to spy on animals through our live Savannah Cam. As your journey comes to an end, be sure to peer through the tall grass to see the sitatunga antelope.

Along the trail of this 20-acre exhibit, look for friendly zoo volunteer at our education stations – they always have interesting animals and biofacts to share. And be sure to let the kids pound on the African drums, climb in a real Land Rover, pose for photos in the explorers’ tents, and experience a Sky Safari Ride!