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“great day out” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Serengeti Night Safari at Busch Gardens

Serengeti Night Safari at Busch Gardens
10001 McKinley Dr., Busch Gardens, Tampa, FL
888-800-5447
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Ranked #15 of 92 Attractions in Tampa
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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cheltenham-uk
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“great day out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2013

went to busch gardens while on a visit to orlando, I have been before, but the family I had with me had not been before, they absolutely loved it, its a great place with the combination of the wildlife and the rides, plenty for the youngsters and the adults.

Visited June 2013
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“Serengeti Night Safari”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

We did this trip in May 2013. The guides, Gabe and Mora, were fantastic, very knowledgable, also made sure everyone had a good laugh and a good time, made the safari very interesting. We started at the bar, had drinks and buffet (all free) then walked round part of the park to see various animals at night. Were given night vision binoculars. Then went on the back of a open wagon through the Serengeti, saw various animals, went to centre of Serengeti where they had a fire pit, all sat round fire with beers supplied and guides told various stories which was fun. Then went back on wagon where we fed giraffes from the back of the wagon (their tongues are very sticky and wet when they lick you). Then went back to the bar for drinks and dessert. The whole trip was very enjoyable, maybe one suggestion to management and guides, might be a little bit more fun, if possible, to have a barbeque at the fire pit, otherwise perfect evening! Thank you very much to Gabe and Mora. Hope to do it again next year.

Visited May 2013
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Inside Africa”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

It's like beeing in África, with a plus: the animal are surrended and near you. In the day safari you can feed the girafes. Quite na experience!

Visited May 2013
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“surprising, a great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Wonderful. also make a point of going to view the cheetah's. They have set times for a display. Position yourself by the large Plate Glass window, it adds to the experience, they get right into your face.

Visited May 2013
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Brighton
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“Great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

My husband and I signed up for this trip while visiting Tampa. Our guides were Gabe and Mora both were very experienced animal handlers as well as hosts. You get to see animals up close and feed the giraffes which was the highlight of the tour. I would definitely do the tour again. I have some great photos. You start off with appetizers and drinks, and then a walking tour seeing the hippo, lions and some birds. The down side was the tour group was large about 40 and you can't always hear what the guides are saying. The pathways are also not lit, and you can't always see where you are walking. The second part of the tour we loaded into trucks to see the larger animals and feed the giraffes which I feel was the highlight of the tour. At the end of the truck rides was the bonfire where again we were given drinks of choice and sat around the campfire where our guides shared stories and animal information. To end the tour was a short walk back to the starting point or lodge to have dessert and choice of drinks. This is a wonderful tour and well worth it. I will definitely do it again. Just be aware that the tour has limited dates, age restrictions as well as physical challenges (i.e. walking, standing, climbing into trucks, etc) and the use of wheelchairs, crutches can be a challenge. We had a male in a wheelchair that could walk short distances and was able to do the tour with the help of his family and tour guides.

Visited May 2013
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