Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, Camp Verde: Hours, Address, Out of Africa Wildlife Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Out of Africa Wildlife Park

Out of Africa Wildlife Park
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Zoos
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9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located in the heart of the Verde Valley, the mission of Out of Africa Wildlife Park is to create the ultimate animal adventure for all ages, one steeped in fun, immersed in learning, and inspired by a living and colorful world of astonishing wildlife. We strive to foster an appreciation of our planet's wild areas and wondrous inhabitants by supporting and promoting conservation awareness and action, practicing exemplary animal care, providing education and learning experiences, and establishing broad community support, through a peaceful and interactive relationship with our animal friends, who touch our hearts.
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Kathy M
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We did the VIP tour of the park and it was an amazing experience. Up close to the animals, very knowledgable and nice tour guide (Rachel). I am surprised at a few reviews that are negative about the property etc. The property was fine, they had food, drinks, nice bathroom facilities. Temp was mid-upper 70's so it was comfortable, but there was little shade around the park. Most of the negative reviews were due to the reviewer emphasizing how hot is was they day they were there. I think if you are in AZ during the hotter months, maybe skip an outside safari tour? Or expect to be very uncomfortable and for the animals to be inside. The heat is not the park's fault. The animals seemed very well cared for, the staff were very involved and caring toward the animals and we felt they had enclosures that were appropriate for them. The tour guide took the time to explain the background of many of the animals and most were rescues from bad situations. The VIP tour was a bit pricy, but worth it to us, since it allowed for interactive, behind the scenes experience. I don't think it would have been worth it, though, during a busy time with the tour vehicle full. (We were told they allow 18 on the VIP tour). I think that would have way been too many people to actually enjoy the experience for the cost. If it had been a full tour I would have felt like I payed too much. Maybe ask prior to booking the tour.
Written October 28, 2021
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bruce p
Albuquerque, NM4,118 contributions
Solo
I'm a zoo fanatic who's been to over 125 zoos and aquariums. Here is my review of the Out of Africa Wildlife Park in central Arizona. This is a pretty big park with very friendly Personnel working parent. I love Courtney the Safari driver, she was awesome friendly and funny. It cost about $40 for an adult to get in the parking is free. On this Safari part of that Zoo you get to take a nice tour and some nice Safari vehicles and get to see the animals up close they'll even come up right alongside the Safari vehicle. On the Walking part it gets a little different. These are all dirt paths so don't even entertain bringing a stroller if you have a kid. And there is no shade out here so I cannot imagine this place in the summer luckily I went in the mild temperatures in mild Sun of March. They do have quite a few animals that have an acre plus of room to roam around which is very nice to see. The habitats look pretty natural and that they have some caves in shade places to hide in but also some things to climb on and move around and hide they had some quite a few tigers and quite a few lions and separate habitat. They had some beers but they were hibernating when we were there. They do offer a couple of shows with some of the critters and the Tigers doing some sort of Splash show. They have a very nice little gift shop. They do have some food options on site. Plan to do quite a bit of walking. Again there is no shade on the Walking paths. They do have some giraffes and zebras but there are no elephants. So are the primary animals that's the main one missing is the elephant. It is a decent time and fun for everyone however it did seem a little pricey these enclosures and Exhibits are not fancy but they are spacious for the animals. They also offer some behind-the-scenes treks and zip lining.
Written March 1, 2020
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glori e
10 contributions
Family
The zookeeper's are the tour guides at this natural habitat zoo. The safari bus tour let us feed Pilgrim the giraffe, Road through herds of native African animals and informed us of fun facts. We missed the predator feeding but hope to catch it on our next trip. Don't miss the informative shows given throughout the day.
Written February 26, 2020
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JonInIndy
Indpls., IN355 contributions
Similar to a zoo, Out of Africa offers a chance to get close up to some different animals. A basic admission gets one a safari ride, several shows, such as Tiger Splash (a white tiger that the handlers get to jump in a pool of water,) and access to walking the grounds where a variety of animals are housed. Appreciated that in one of the shows, The Giant Snake, they allowed everyone who wanted to touch the snake the opportunity to do so. Every show only happens once a day, so one needs to plan accordingly.

Feeding the giraffes is a highlight on the safari, but if they aren't out or don't cooperate, you can find other giraffes in their area and they like to be fed.

To do other activities that are offered, such as an extended safari, tiger feeding, and zipline, you can pay a little more, but again you have to plan to get it all in.

Seeing this once was good enough for my family.
Written November 7, 2021
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audrahannah
Hermantown, MN21 contributions
Family
We visited on March 29th. We saw two shows - Tiger Splash & Boa Constrictor - and my son liked them. We thought it was very expensive for the experience we received. They didn’t have adequate facilities for water & snacks. All the vending machines were out of order & their one snack shack had a long line that took 15 or more minutes to get through. This is not great on a warm day when you walk long distances through the facilities.
Written April 1, 2021
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Jerrie R
Mesa, AZ172 contributions
Went on Wednesday about noon. Since there would be a lot of walking, it was very hot and I am handicapped, after talking to ticket seller, we decided to come back on Friday when they opened at 9:30 a.m. Arrived Friday at 9:45. There were about 10 cars in parking lot but when we tried to buy tickets for the SuperMog adventure (escorted ride through the park and Serengeti) were sold out. We were advised we should have purchased our tickets online. How on earth would we know that. We turned around and left.
Written October 14, 2020
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Sue J
16 contributions
Bought tickets on Groupon but still rather pricey. Admission did not include the tour for a large portion of the park which was about an additional $22.00 per person. If you don’t take the additional tour this is really just a zoo. Schedule for shows//demonstrations very good. Each show followed closely to the next but allowed time to get something to eat or use the facilities. Shows/Demonstrations not what advertised.
Written March 20, 2020
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billandgeorgeanna
Lake Havasu City, AZ386 contributions
We've been to the Cottonwood area a number of times driving by Out of Africa but we've never spent the time to visit. We finally did and what a joy. We visited on Tuesday when they have the drive thru of the park. What's really nice is you can circle around the park as many times as you want and I highly recommend that because as one of the staff mentioned when we checked in the animals are always moving and she was right. We really enjoyed our morning adventure. I'm glad we finally had the time to explore.
Written July 8, 2020
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Marylenrn
41 contributions
Because of the pandemic, Out Of Africa currently has a drive-thru experience. We’ve been to this park years ago and walked through it. We enjoyed that trip. But we loved driving through! My daughter and I feel like we saw much more this way. We drove through the loop 4 times and saw different animals and different activities each time. My daughter enjoyed standing in the car with her head and shoulders our of the sun roof to see better. The employees were all very friendly, knowledgeable, and cheerful. Definitely recommend!
Written May 28, 2020
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Ray H
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Family
Excellent! Started out a bit concerned without good info on the Serenghetti tour, but on the shuttle tour, got all the info we were lacking. The weather was perfect and all of the animals were out. Lucky us. We did the Serenghetti tour later and it is fantastic. The animals come right up to the tour bus. The shows weren't too great. Saw the creature feature and tiger splash. We're just not into a lizard and porcupine. The tigers didn't want to get wet so they just walked around for 15 minutes. You can easily walk around the entire park. There are no paved walks or road so strollers and wheelchairs don't work too well.
Written October 29, 2020
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  • Sun - Sat 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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Out of Africa Wildlife Park admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $42.95, while a popular guided tour starts around $800.00 per person. See all 3 Out of Africa Wildlife Park tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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