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“Getting up close with the Giraffe” 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 #20 of 208 things to do in Tampa
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“Getting up close with the Giraffe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

What a great time if you like to get up close with animals. The Giraffes come right up to you and they give you lettuce so you can feed them. Also it seems that the animals are more active at night then during the day. We will go back again next time we are in Tampa, that's how much fun we had.

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“Up Close Animal Encounter ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

While there is an extra fee for the safari, it was one of the highlights of the day. Busch Gardens has done a wonderful job replicating an authentic safari experience.

The highlight of the tour was definitely feeding the giraffes. There is a photographer with your tour and he/she gives the opportunity for each attendee to have their photo taken feeding the giraffes.

The tour guides were superb at interacting with children and including them in the "adventure".

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Tampa, Florida
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“Safari time..”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If your family loves animals..this is an awesome outing for them... we have been members of every zoo and aquarium in every town we have ever lived...but florida weather and the theme parks here have been the best..
Busch Gardens has some of the best attractions and the safari is one of the best i have seen.
Great place for a family outing

Visited April 2014
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“The Night Safari is a great time!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

As annual passholders we've gone to both the day and night safari a few times. The night safari is a bit more expensive but definitely worth doing; food and beverages at the Crown Colony, a campfire talk, a walk around to see the animals at night (definitely a different perspective) top it off with a drive feeding the giraffes at night and back at the Crown Colony for delicious desserts.

Now here is a special treat; while the regular staff does a great job hosting the night safari; no "script" the experience is very interactive, informational; and entertaining and many have been to Africa and well traveled. We make it a point to monitor and jump on the tickets for the Serengeti Night Safari hosted by Jack Hanna. It is no surprise these tickets go super fast but a visit with Jack is all that more special.

The experience is extraordinary, again with him as well there is no "script" he just interacts with the audience and talks about his experiences - it flows so well - entertaining and informative and he is just naturally funny and laid back.

If you can get the tickets when he is here do so - it's just that much more special, but don't deny yourself the Night Safari it is something you'll enjoy and remember. Well worth it!

Visited January 2015
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“A great experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Did the night safari for the first time and wasn't sure what to expect. We ended up having so much fun. The guides make the event. Very friendly and funny and so knowledgable. You can tell they love their job. They had a good selections of drinks and appetizers . The only miss was it would have been nice to have had hot drinks while sitting around the fire, they did supply warm blankets as it was chilly the night we went. I personally prefer the day safari .with that said, the night event is for adults only and had a lot of good photo ops so do BOTH if the budget allows.

Visited January 2015
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