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African Journey

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. 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. Climb our 14-foot-platform to feed the reticulated giraffes – a totally unique experience you won’t want to miss!

Animals


Colobus Monkey

African Grey Parrot

Radiated Tortoises

Wattled Crane

White Stork

Great White Pelican

Buff-crested Bustard

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl

Rides


If you have special needs, we are happy to accommodate you. Please speak to the attendant before boarding your ride.
Note: Some rides operate seasonally; check at the zoo entrance for availability.

SKY SAFARI

SKY SAFARI

Put your toes in the treetops as you glide 38 feet into the air! Get a bird’s eye view of lions, zebras, wildebeest, and ostrich in the African Journey exhibit.

For your safety, please observe these rules:
Must be age 2 or older to ride
Maximum 3 people and 350 pounds per chair
Anyone under 50” tall must ride with an adult
Only one rider under 42” tall per chair
All riders must be able to sit up without assistance

Food


MARKET OASIS

MARKET OASIS

Walking tacos, grab & go cups and ICEES.

SNACK SPOTS

SNACK SPOTS

Look for cold drinks, ice cream, popcorn, and snacks in convenient locations around the zoo.

Free Activities


SAFARI ADVENTURER

SAFARI ADVENTURER

Little explorers can sit behind the wheel of a real Land Rover, peek into tents, beat on a drum, and zoom in on zebra with the Savannah Viewers.

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