Have you ever wanted to go to Africa, and drive through those iconic parks like Kruger where there are just animals everywhere you look? Exotic, beautiful animals that you have never seen in real life before?
Well, Tennessee Safari Park is bringing Africa (and the rest of the world) to you! There are over 1000 animals that represent over 100 different species - including those that are rare and engendered.
As you drive, you will encounter deer, wildebeest, emu, ostrich, antelope, and seasonally bison as you enjoy the 2.5 miles of track! And what's even more exciting - you can wind down your window and feed them! Have you ever hand fed a bison? Make sure you use their special feed though - their tummies are different from yours and ours and they don't really like twinkies or chocolate!
Once you are feeling you need to stretch your legs, you can head to the Walk Thru Zoo where you experience scaly reptiles, exotic birds and funny looking amphibians, as well as mammals! You can chat to the animal ambassadors, and even hand feed Jerry! What's Jerry you ask? A donkey? A sheep? Nope - a giraffe! You might be the first person in your class to hand feed a real giraffe!
There are super cute pygmy goats and llamas in the petting zoo that you can interact with and if you're lucky you might see some baby animals around!
The safari park is much more than a zoo - it's a place where animals can roam naturally and not worry about being in a small enclosure.
Feel free to take your own picnic lunch!
The park have a long history with breeding rare and endangered animals. They have bred zebra, bison, and antelope, and always expanding. Some of the animals are not always on display for their own wellbeing, but it just means they are being looked after.
Students love to learn about biology and wildlife on their field trips. The park really want to spread the message about conservation, and so students get discounted rates and a guided tour!
If you are coming from Jackson, take exit 79 off the I-40 towards Alamo. After 16 miles, take a left onto Conley Road. Follow this road until you reach the park entrance. If you are coming off the I-55, take exit 412 an turn right onto Conley Dr.
Why not have your party there! They have a Zoo-It-Yourself party package for you!