Myrtle Beach Safari
Myrtle Beach Safari
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6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
About
The Myrtle Beach Safari is a hands on interactive wildlife experience that can be had nowhere else on Earth! You will spend hours interacting with and experiencing wildlife while learning about the work being done to conserve them worldwide.(Address listed with Trip Advisor is ONLY where reservations may be made. Actual address only given to confirmed safari participants.)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Awards
Travelers' Choice
2022

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lynnemixon
Granbury, TX25 contributions
Jul 2021
Attended the day and night safaris this week. Couple cons out of the start - booking this online is not user friendly so make sure you read each program and make sure you pick the right one. Once it’s purchased, it’s yours, no refunds. You can change dates, but no refunds. Also, get the pictures. You cannot bring a camera or cell phone, so the only picture you would get without the package is a single 8x11. Once you arrive you spend the next 75 minutes signing a release, getting pictures taken, and sitting. I’m not sure why this takes so long, but would be beneficial if they sent these releases with their confirmation emails to help speed things up. With that said, the day program is about 3 hours ( so figure on 4.5 hours) . They do everything promised in the description, up close viewing of Liger, cheetah, and interactions with wild babies of all sorts. I’m sure this might change with the seasons. The staff is very knowledgeable and the time passes very quickly. You do get to understand what a loss it would be if these creatures became extinct. Also some good snack along the way.
The evening program is different, but also everything included that was described. Night animals were more active and got to see the babies again. Food was pretty good too.

We did this for my granddaughter who really wanted to be able to interact with these animals. The ones she got were babies, but she had the time of her life. The cost is very expensive, but if you can afford it, a lot of the money does go to Our dproactive protection of these animals in Africa.
Written July 10, 2021
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Krista
Sarnia, Canada7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
While it was great to be able to interact with the animals, it was so quick it was almost a blur. In total there was only myself and another family that booked the package for the photo experience and yet they only allowed exactly one minute with the animals. I thought that since we paid over $100 for this opportunity, and the family over $400, we would at least get to pet the animals for a minute. But as soon as the pictures were taken, they rushed the animals away. Also, while in the very small fine print that they can’t guarantee what animals will be there, they advertise playing and photos with tigers. Everywhere you look you see tigers and that pulls you in. But in reality, there are no tigers. That was very disappointing. So, if you want to hold a monkey, pay over $100 and go for it. If you want to see the tigers, pay over $500/person, and go on the safari.
Written June 23, 2022
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Debbi S
New York City, NY164 contributions
Sep 2021
This was our second visit to Myrtle Beach Safari - in April we took a day safari and loved it so much that we returned to experience the night safari. They are two very different experiences, but expect to learn a lot and have a great interaction with many species of animals during your visit for either tour. You'll spend several hours touring the facility grounds with the staff (it is clearly evident how well they know and love the animals in their care). This is a very hands-on experience that would be difficult to find elsewhere. Please note that you will not be able to bring a camera (or even a cell phone) during your tour, so consider carefully whether you want to purchase the digital photo package. It seems expensive, but this is a unique experience and it is much less expensive to buy the photo package in advance of your visit.
Written September 27, 2021
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Shelton
2 contributions
Aug 2021 • Solo
I did the day safari tour on today as of writing this review on Saturday, August 7th 2021. I will not be considering the "abuse" of the animals that I see other people writing about as I personally did not see that. But one thing I did notice was that when we went to see bubbles, one of the tour guides said that elephants shed their tusks by banging the against a tree or something to avoid being poached but when I did research on the topic every website I seen says that elephants don't do that and their tusks cannot grow back so their is no shedding and when looking at the tusks, it looked like they were sawed rather than hit off like they suggest. And websites also said that having their tusks taken off causes them pain since they have nerves in their tusks. I would like some answers from MBS if they happen to see this. But like I said I won't consider abuse because I don't know for sure if abuse did happen. Everyone who trains and raises the animals seems to really care about the animals and all the animals seem to be very happy and I cannot just assume that abuse is happening behind the scenes without actually seeing anything. Therefore these rumors will not affect my experience in this tour and will not affect my rating in this review.
So with that being said let me say that this tour is worth it. It was very expensive, it was over $600 including tax for one person for the digital photo package which is what I got. If your struggling with money then I would not recommend doing this tour but if money isn't much of an issue then this is definitely something that should be on your bucket list. The staff there are extremely nice if you do what they ask. They will answer any questions you got and I can definitely tell that they really do care for the animals they have. They are also very informative, a lot of stuff I didn't even know about. All of the animal interactions were an easy 10/10. Unfortunately you don't get to hold or interact with the animals for too long but it's understandable when there's like 50 other people there who also paid to interact with the animals. It's hard to pick a favorite moment as there was so many unforgettable moments from playing with the baby tigers to playing volleyball with the chimpanzees to feeding bubbles the elephant. I love animals so much and having the opportunity the interact with these animals was so wholesome to me. I can not recommend this place enough for anyone who loves animals.
Written August 7, 2021
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VeeReal
1 contribution
Aug 2021 • Friends
We did the preservation station at barefoot landing in Aug 2021. When compared to other opportunities to encounter and photograph with rare animals, this place is over priced for the experience that you get. Seemed very rushed even though we were the only ones there. We sat with the tiger cub, lemur and baby ape and total experience lasted about 3 minutes total. Paid $150 for two of us and an additional $75 for photos. Would recommend monkey jungle in Miami hands down over this 3 minute experience.
Written October 11, 2021
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935aunyas
11 contributions
May 2022 • Family
My favorite part of the tour was the entire interactive hands on show. Bubbles the elephant planted a big kiss on my 2 year old grandsons face, we all laughed as he tried to run away. Oh my god we had so much fun. Being there with Doc, the trainers, family and the big happy animals made me feel more compassionate about all animals, even mice. The food reception was the bomb with a huge drink selection. The night sadly ended with everyone sitting around fire pits surrounding the stage roasting marshmallows as Doc, the trainers and the monkeys put on a show better than a Las Vegas act.
Written May 25, 2022
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JOANN E
13 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
This was one of the highlights of my life. I never dreamed I could hold and be close to so many wild animals. Every animal we held or petted was so sweet and calm. I guess my favorite was the gibbon monkey because I got to hold her like a baby and she was so loving. The tiger babies were just as adorable. Bubbles the elephant let me hug and kiss her trunk. The wolf put her head in my lap while I petted her and the little lemur climbed on my shoulder and was nuzzling my hair then let us hold her.The lynx sat by my legs while I petted him and was beautiful. They were all my favorites. The chimp play time with the beach balls had me laughing so hard I hurt. They were hysterical. The grown tigers swimming with their handlers was awesome. The way the tigers jumped on them and wrestled made it clear they have no fear of the humans which assures me they are treated well. There was just too much fun to be had by those tigers to make me think otherwise. The other thing I loved was how loved these animals are, they were calm and their environment was so much better for them than a zoo. I usually feel bad when I go to a zoo, but not here. I felt happy they have so much room and their areas are so filled with natural landscaping to give them privacy, security and room. Loved this place.
Written June 10, 2021
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Michele M
Walker, LA3 contributions
May 2022 • Family
This is the most ama big experience you will encounter. You will get to pet, hold and get your picture taken with several wild animals that are very tanned. They are raised as babies with the workers who live on the grounds so they are very social able. If your doing the safari skip the encounter. The encounter is about 10 min long with great pictures. The encounter is handicap accessible but the safari is not. It is worth every dollar. This is a conservation program so items in the gift shop are higher priced. Buy the photo package with your safari and bring a credit card.
Written June 2, 2022
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D.Foster
1 contribution
Jun 2021 • Couples
This is a once in a lifetime experience that I recommend to anyone wanting to be hands of with some wildlife. The flow of the safari was very methodical, the story telling that's goes along with each phase was great. It wasn't rushed to allow ample time with all the animals. I enjoyed myself. My favorite part was interacting with the chimps!
Written June 28, 2021
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Alex B
2 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Their facility, staff, and animal ambassadors epitomized professionalism and class. We felt safe during the entire safari. I highly recommend visiting if you have the slightest interest in exotic animals and/or animal conservation. There was never a dull moment and our experience was unforgettable.
Written July 7, 2020
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