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Night Safari
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Singapore Night Safari with Optional Buffet Dinner
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Skip-the-Line: Priority Tram Boarding at Night Safari with Buffet Dinner
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Private Night Safari Including Tram Ride from Singapore
Ranked #52 of 826 things to do in Singapore
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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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Reviewed November 23, 2012 via mobile

I had absolutely no idea what to expect of the Night Safari. If anything, I thought it would be a cheesy, expensive tourist trap, but my friends really wanted to go, so I conceded.

I was so surprised! Luckily it wasn't crowded when we went, so there were no queues for the tram, and when we were walking along the different trails, we were often on our own.

They have incredible, gorgeous animals here, who all seem well taken care of. My favorites were the elephants, tiger, and alligators (who were being feed when we were there... incredible).

I'm quite cynical when it comes to things like the Night Safari at the Singapore Zoo, but my preconceived notions were all wrong.

Recommended! And enjoy!

One note: be sure to bring bug repellent. If you forget, they sell it in the giftshop.

2  Thank trixiechanson
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

The best of the attraction are the Fire play outside and the Ampe Theatre show. Though no night creatures are there in that show, but in general the show is very entertaining.

Thank Aruni_Dasgupta
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

We went fairly late during a weeknight, and there was still a 20 minute line to get tickets, but l; after==========================that it was a good experience.

We watched the fireeating show from one of the shops where we stopped for an icecream to placate the kids after the wait to get the tickets. It looked exciting, but we didn't stay to watch the whole thing as the Creatures of the NIght show was going to start.

That show was excellent, it was thrilling for the kids to be in the dark with jungle drums beating, and animals suddenly appearing above you.

A word of warning though, if you don't want be part of the show (I won't say more as itl'll spoil it for those who plan to go!) , don't sit in the centre block of seats in the first few rows!

Also, if you're not sure how the little kids with you may react to the darkness and jungle sounds, try to sit somewhere near the entrance so you'll be able to leave half way if you need to. We had a llittle boy with us who surprisingly was petrified by the whole thing and was hiding himself against his mum, but as we were sitting in front at the end furthest away from the entrance,we couldnt take him out as they warn you not to get up and leave your seats once the show starts - an animal may swing into your face!

The tram ride was also excellent - everytime we came near an enclosure and the guide announced what was there, we actually saw the animals up close. In fact, when we passed the wolf enclosure, they started howling in unison - really creepy being out in the dark with wolves howling next to you. The timing was so perfect that it felt staged - as though someone pressed a button as you get close and the howling starts!

A tapir was on the path and ambled past us, within touching distance. A huge elephant stood just at the margin on the pit separating him from us and menacingly swung his head back and forth as we passed. A tiger (appropriately adopted by the "Tiger Balm" company!) paced back and forth staring at us go by.

It was very different from the last time we visited about 10 years ago, when hardly anything was visible.

There were also places where the tram stopped and if we had wanted to,we could have got off and walked through various habitats viewing the animals even closer up. We passed on that as it was getting late, and we didn't want to rush to catch the last tram. But that is something that would have been even more amazing.

All in all, it was a great experience, and one I strongly recommend to any visitors - sadly, most of us will never get a chance to experience wild life "in the wild", but this attraction brings us closer to nature in what seems to be a sustainable, 'animal-friendly' way.

Amenities are also good here, an extensive choice of restaurants to suit all tastes, and shops to entice you to take back something as a momento.

Thank vickykksa
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We went to the night safari with our friends who were visiting from UK with 1,5 old little girl and a 3 year old boy. The whole experience is pretty amazing and feels very 'close to nature' since there are no cages and it feels like walking among animals. We saw pretty much all of the animals, I know some of my friends were saying that many animals were asleep when they went for the night safari, it must be a mater of luck then.
Kids absolutely loved it. The only disappointing aspect was when we were trying to catch a tram at 9pm (kids were tired) and the assisting lady told us we could not get on the tram because it was taking too much space and other passengers in the queue (who were a bigger group) would not fit, so she let them go first and told a mother with 1,5 and 3 year old to wait for another tram....OUTRAGEOUS.
Another surprise was a huge python which I spotted on the side of the pathway....20 cm away from my feet! but they are not poisonous and well they live in this area so you can expect to see them everywhere not just in the jungle at night safari.
...despite that...I do recommend to visit a night safari :)

Thank Joanna L
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

It took us about 40mins from the Raffles Hotel to the Night Safari by taxi - not too bad seeing it was a Friday night during peak hour traffic.
We ate before we left, but there are a lot of food outlets (including KFC) if you want to eat when you get there. We arrived at dusk - around 7pm. We had a quick look around the shops, bought a couple of things from the fun Glow in the Dark shop, and a yummy fruit slushy from a vendor. Then we headed straight up to the boarding area for the trams. There were no queues at this time. Don't stop to watch the fire eating show on the way in - you can catch it as you leave!
We were sat at the front of the 2nd carriage of the 1st tram out. Which was great! Pretty much all the animals were out and about, you seemed very close to some of them. Our tour guide was very entertaining. They ask the adults to sit on the outside and the children in the middle, just in case the animals come up to the tram. If you drop anything out of the tram there is an emergency button on the ceiling to stop the tram and alert the tour guide - there's no getting off once you are in the forest with the animals!
We felt very safe as we drove along, and it was beautifully cool from the heat and humidity of the day.
After the tour we lined up for the Creatures of the night show. We had to wait till the first show had finished, but it wasn't long - maybe 10 minutes at the most.
Don't sit in the first 2 rows.... and near and metal hole covers (on the ground near your feet)..... unless you want to be part of the show!
It was very enjoyable and my family all fell in love with the adorable otters that take recycling very seriously!
It was a lovely way to spend our last night in Singapore before heading home.

2  Thank Karen R
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