Night Safari, Singapore: Take your Wildlife Fantasies to a New High!!

The Night Safari, opened in 1994, is one of the best tourist attractions in Singapore and attracts more than a million visitors every year. Here, one gets the chance to see around 2,500 wild animals in wonderfully simulated natural habitats. Guided safari tours are offered in the night, promising visitors a peep into the world of some of the planet’s most fascinating wild animals.

Night Safari by Greg Walters/ CC BY

Night Safari by Greg Walters/ CC BY

Attractions

Perhaps, the biggest attraction here is the guided tram ride that takes tourists to 7 different artificially created geographical zones of the world, including the rugged foothills of the Himalayas and plains of Equatorial Africa. While traversing the varied landscapes and vegetations, you may spot an array of enchanting animals, birds, reptiles, and insects. The tram guide shares fascinating facts about the landscapes and wildlife of different geographies. Besides spotting and admiring the unique wildlife, you may enjoy a meal in a traditional village ambiance at their Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant. The thrilling Thumbuakar performances, entertaining animal shows, and adventure-packed walking trails are some of the other attractions.

Night Safari by Alexander Baxevanis/ CC BY

Night Safari by Alexander Baxevanis/ CC BY

Opening Hours and Tickets

Night Safari is open every day of the year and the timings are 7:30pm-12:00pm. The first ‘Creatures of the Night Show’ begins at 7:30pm. Ticket prices, as shown on their official website, are 42 SGD for adults and 28SGD for children. Admission for kids less than 3 years of age is free of cost. Admission fee usually covers entry to the park and a tram ride.

Night Safari by Allie_Caulfield/ CC BY

Night Safari by Allie_Caulfield/ CC BY

Useful Tips

•    Don’t forget to apply mosquito repellent to protect your skin from mosquitoes and other insects.
•    Wear comfortable footwear, especially if you plan to explore the walking trails.
•    Don’t share your food with animals. It’s strictly prohibited.
•    Maintain an adequate distance from the animals. Be with your group while trekking across the trails.