Night Safari

Night Safari, Singapore: Hours, Address, Night Safari Reviews: 4/5

Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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As dusk falls, get ready as over 1,000 nocturnal animals start their nightly rituals. Come up close to them as they frolic, graze and hunt. With an exciting tram ride that takes you through 7 geographical regions and more, embark on a fascinating journey through the world's very first wildlife night park.
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Gav
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Couples
We visited the Night Safari in June 2022 and thoroughly enjoyed our evening. We arrived at 8pm but didn’t have time to attend one of the shows. Recommend to arrive around 7pm if you want to see the shows which you need to book in advance. There are also opportunities to feed some of the animals which also need to be booked in advance.

We got the MRT to Khatib and then the shuttle bus to the Night Safari. This cost 1 dollar and runs every 20 minutes. The last bus back is 11pm - this bus does get busy so recommend arriving before if you want a seat.
Written June 20, 2022
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erssrkj
Singapore53 contributions
Couples
We visited the night safari yesterday evening and had such a great time. It was a really unique and fun experience that far exceeded our expectations especially given some of the reviews we read.

Having visited the zoo, bird park, river safari and night safari, night safari is our favourite although the other 3 parks were great as well.

At the night safari, the animals were active and upclose (but with a very safe environment), and the weather was really comfortable and cooling given that it was at night. On the walking trail, we saw the fishing cats on the prowl hunting for fish upclose, many porcupines and deers eating just 50cm away from us and not separated by a big fence or glass, wallabies just free roaming around in an enclosure we can enter, etc. For more dangerous animals like the lions/rhinos/leopards, there was a bigger distance between us or a glass separating us, but we still had a clear view of them playing, eating, roaring and walking around.

However, to make the most of your experience and have a great time like we did, we do suggest that you plan your visit in advance. Read up online on blogs for tips and advice before visiting to know how best to structure your visit, what to bring, understand how the night safari is spaced out and what's the optimal walking path for you, what are the feeding times and show times etc. If you turn up without any research, you might miss out on activities or catch the animals at the wrong time when they're napping or hidden from sight.

Some tips from us includes arriving relatively early (around before 8pm) as most of the animals are most active during feeding time at 8pm to 9pm. Based on our experience, from 10pm to 11pm onwards, the animals are less active as they are well fed and resting. Before doing the walking trail, start by watching the "creatures of the night" show near the entrance (you can make a booking for the show online 2 hours before the show starts, and they have 4 show timings a night). If you want a good seat upfront, you can come 30 mins early and they will let you in early and you can sit and wait for the show to start. After the show, you can take the tram ride first before starting the walking trail. If you like, there are some opportunities to feed the animals for an extra fee, but you need to make a booking in advance.
Written August 13, 2022
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allo_lalos
Hong Kong, China32 contributions
Family
Days ahead of our family trip to Singapore, I received an email from Trip Advisor with suggestions of things to do. The night safari was among these, and the picture of a Jeep in the middle of the jungle seemed quite appealing. We registered for an evening tour, and got there on time.
The adventurous picture I had in mind (after all that is the picture I received from Trip Advisor) was quickly erased, when I realized this is a mass tourist attraction. There were hundreds of people and hundred meter long queues, to get inside the transport that felt more like an articulated city bus, than the safari Jeep I had pictures.
We en te eres the bus together with ~50-60 more people, and the night tour felt more like being in Disneyland, than being in a Safari. Yes, we got to see the animals, but if felt like everything was staged. The animals were appearing by magic every time the long bus was passing by, as if conditioned by their keepers to perform a show in the view of the tourists.
I believe the whole naming of this attraction, and especially the picture of a Jeep (like an intimate private tour) is utterly misleading. Had I not have expectations, perhaps I would have felt happy with the visit.
I hope this review sets your expectations: big bus, large crowds, Disney-like staged attraction.
Written August 6, 2022
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Sandeep C
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I have been to Night Safari many times and always taken my friends and family members to Night Safari every single time someone visited us . This was the worst trip of all .Apart from the chaotic construction going on there , I realised after landing that it was quite a walk from the car park to the main entrance wondering how old people and handicapped people would make their way to the entrance. The nearest place to collect the wheel chair was at the entrance expecting the patrons to make their way from parking space to entrance on their own. Once we reached there the usual welcoming fire display show was missing . All the while during our journey I was describing how fun it was to others on our way to the safari . And then came another less than impressive creatures of the night safari show which the other guests felt it was not at all impressive . It was a shorter version of what it used to be earlier and nothing worth mentioning. The only saving grace was the tram tour which somehow justified the trip . And this entire stuff was with a pricey tag ..not at all a value for money . First time as a Singaporean felt it was not at all worth for the tourists though they kept on harping about the cost which was including the efforts for conservation etc though I felt it was not at all value for money with such hefty entrance feel . If you have to make a choice between Sentosa , USS or Night Safari I would strongly recommend to avoid Night safari now if they continue to offer such lousy shows . I just hope Night safari realises this soon and improves their presentation and package . SIngapore is known to be exemplary in most things we create but with new offerings such as Jewel , USS , Sentosa , MBS area Night safari has to work hard to give back more value for such a high priced ticket ...
Written May 16, 2022
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Rebecca
Sydney, Australia6 contributions
Friends
The Night Safari was fabulous! It was a very long lineup even when we arrived 10/15 minutes after opening so would recommend that you get there as early as possible. The train and walking paths were fabulous and we got to see nearly all of the animals.

My brother and I got to feed the rhino and would recommend! It was an incredible experience and the keepers were fabulous with fun and interesting facts and tips on the best pic! Thanks so much for a great night out!
Written August 9, 2022
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Natisa D
San Francisco, CA41 contributions
This was so much fun!!! My brother and I spent our Christmas and New Year's Vacation in Singapore and this was one of the highlights of our trip. The free tram ride was outstanding and truly an amazing experience. Be sure to plan ahead if you want to see a show because you have to request a free seat 2 hours ahead of time and the tickets are gone within 60 seconds but well worth the time!
Written January 9, 2022
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Serial_Traveller
London188 contributions
After dealing with various situations in Singapore where people were so honest about correcting their mistakes, it came as a shock to feel so cheated by the ridiculous Night Safari Singapore.

If you really must go, then add it on to an afternoon trip to the zoo. But it would be a waste of money to do the Night Safari by itself. It's going to take you around half an hour to get there by taxi, and the taxi will cost around SGD 25, and then back again to your hotel.

Hundreds, if not thousands of people arrive for the 7.15 ... and then again for the 8.15 entrance, and so on. Fortunately the queues move fast, and the staff get you on the trams quickly.

You would think as dusk fell you would get a reasonable view of the animals. But you don't. Most the the animals you will see will be various deer and hogs. Let's be honest, what people really want to see is lions, tigers and magnificent beasts. Does anyone care about seeing hogs in the dark ?

Many of the animals have dark fur .. so what you might get to see is some white or pink in their ears, and that's about it. Other impressive animals like the elephants, you can see them a whole lot better in daylight. So there's no point looking at them at night.

We were also told the tram ride was around 45 minutes. It was over in 30 minutes.

They save the best for last. A tiger, properly lit, in a small enclosure so it paces back and forth behind glass. Not entirely sure that's one happy tiger. And that's it, that is your highlight right at the end, the last 5 to 8 seconds.

Also, irritatingly there's a horrible recorded American cheesy narration. They constantly ask people to be quiet to not scare the animals, but the Chinese and Indians don't listen or understand and jabber the whole trip, so ruin any atmosphere. Would have loved to have fed some of them to the lions.

I also have my doubts about some of the animals in the main zoo. The beautiful leopards and cheetahs constantly pace back and forth in a very small space. It would send a human mad, so heaven knows what it does to an animal.
Written January 15, 2020
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Vince G
Melbourne, Australia38 contributions
Family
This was our sixth visit in 8 years and it’s fair to say that the animals did not disappoint. We are so privileged to be able to get up close with the animals at night in their natural habitat and take in everything they have to offer. However it needs to be said that the parks Covid practices are quite underwhelming. There was no marshaling of social distancing rules while everyone was queued up for the night shuttle, everyone was up each others backsides. Yet when it comes to boarding the shuttle they kept every second row vacant. So you line up for 40 minutes rubbing shoulders with strangers only to be put on a shuttle seated apart. One of only two things has happened here: either the staff have had zero Covid and safe distancing training or they have had training and not a single one of them has been able to retain any of the information put to them in their training. Either way a poor reflection on park management. Very disappointing. If it weren’t for the fact that part of our entry fees go towards the welfare, care and well-being of the animals we would likely never return.
Written January 15, 2022
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Rini Andi
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Family
Worse experience ever. We totally understand, due to the pandemic, precautionary measures are taken. For that, we came in very early 7pm entry hoping to catch the show early as well. But no signage or information details informing that you have to wait minimum 1hr-1.5hrs prior to the show to ensure you get the early slots. Alas, we ended up watching the last show. Even when you are early (for the last show) you don't even get good seating just because I have a group of 8. We were willing to split up but staff insist that we got the back rows. It's so sad that my kid's birthday was celebrated in such a manner. Night Safari should consider distributing queue tickets so that people are allowed to fully enjoy the whole experience without having to waste time on queueing or miscommunication. If entry to the attraction require you to book time slot, why not the show as well???????
Written April 9, 2021
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chwaa1
Sydney1 contribution
Family
With so many great reviews we followed the masses of people in Dec 2019 to see animals at night. There was about 20mins wait in line to buy tickets. There was about 40mins wait in line to get into the night safari. There was then another 35min wait in a zig zag line to get a tram ride to see some animals in their enclosures. We would have liked to go around again but weren’t willing to join the line again. For over $200+ for a family of 5, I don’t think it was worth it. They let too many people in the zoo even though there are set entrance times. There are still people there from the earlier entrance time.
Great place to see some animals and lots of people queuing.
Written January 1, 2020
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Night Safari is open:
  • Mon - Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 AM
  • Thu - Sun 6:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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