• Seasonal Attractions Status Update

    All Seasonal Attractions are now closed, reopening Spring 2022!

April - October

Private Tours $250 - $600 (10 - 24 guests)

Public Tours $25 per guest 

Zoofari, An African Wildlife Adventure

Closed for the season; Reopening Spring 2022.

Get aboard a specially outfitted, open-air vehicle for an exclusive tour of the 40-acre Watani Grasslands!  An experienced zoo educator will introduce you to nine species—nearly 100 animals! Discover rhinoceroses, gazelles, greater kudus, ostriches and many exotic antelope. Guests may even get a special view of the elephants!

Public Tours Available 

  • Available Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays 10 a.m., 11 a.m. or 12 p.m.
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • $25 per person (under 2 are free that can sit on the lap of an adult, they cannot take up a seat)
  • Tickets for public tours are available on a first come first serve basis
  • Tickets Sales and Loading are located at Junction Plaza (in the center of the Zoo)
  • All members of the party must be present at time of purchase in order to complete assumption of risk agreements, seats can not be held.

Private Tours Available

  • Available for Thursday or Friday at 10 a.m. by Reservations Only
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes - 1 hour
  • $250 for up to 10 guests (under 2 are free that can sit on the lap of an adult)
  • $25 per person for additional guest (maximum capacity is 24)
  • Tours need to be reserved at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Reservations for Zoo admission are also required. We recommend purchasing your group' s admission tickets at the same time you reserve your Zoofari tour.
  • To make a reservation call 336.879.7700 between 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily.

Zoofari Safety

The ride may be bumpy, as the vehicle crosses uneven terrain and may need to stop suddenly. Guests should be in good health and free from high blood pressure, heart, back or neck problems, claustrophobia or other conditions that could be aggravated by this wildlife adventure. Children participating must be supervised at all times.

Due to the nature of the experience, service animals are not permitted on this experience.

This experience is weather dependent.

This experience is wheelchair accessible.

Zoofari Assumption of Risk Agreement




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