Night Safari Overview

If you are a nature lover and want to explore it in its truest form then you must visit the Night Safari Singapore. As the name suggests, this place actually lets you enjoy a safari experience during the nighttime, hence adding more thrill to it. This safari park is home to 130 different species of animals and houses more than 2500 animals in total.

The Night Safari in Singapore is the world’s first night-time wildlife park. The park has been seen as one of the major attractions in Singapore ever since it was established and also has won umpteen awards for the best attraction in the city awarded by the government of Singapore. Close to 1.3 million visitors come here annually and take great pleasure in experiencing this innovative and thrilling location. Adventure-seeking visitors just love to embark on this thrilling ride where about 100 different species and over 2500 resident animals have made their homes.

Explore the vibrant wildlife of this region with our Singapore tour packages from India. The Malayan tiger, Asian elephants, and the Tapir are a few endangered animals who have found permanent homes here. The dense rainforest spread across a 35-hectare land can be accessed and explored by a 35-minute tram ride with running commentary on the animals seen. For a closer encounter, opt for walking trails where you'll encounter many friendly animals, perfect for snapping memorable pictures. Walking tours are popular, ensuring you don't miss out on any animals that might be overlooked on trams. Don't forget to stroll towards the two giant aviaries, where you'll witness flying squirrels and flying foxes in action.

Singapore authorities have done a commendable job in conserving the dying species at its venue and houses many animals who are found only here. Apart from experiencing the wildlife, love the jungle by taking treks with groups or with family. Envision the animals when they perform at the exclusive night show and impress you with their antics. You can also take the Safari adventurer tour package with an expert guide occupying you throughout the journey. If you love your tram rides then you will also enjoy the award-winning gourmet express on the moving tram and gather experience of a lifetime.

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• Enjoy a wildlife safari session, that too during the darkest hours.
• Unlike your regular safari, enjoy the ride of a tram during midnight and explore the nearby attractions to spot animals.
• The park houses a fishing track trail, which wholly focuses on the wild cats and takes people to only the spots where finding them is easy
• Take a tour of the leopard trail and walk in the feet of this giant cat while exploring its natural habitat.
• Ride the open buses and pass through some of the most scenic vistas which these wild animals call home.

How To Reach

By MRT: The best way to reach the Night Safari Singapore is by taking an MRT to Khatib MRT Station. Once you reach the station, you can cover the remaining distance by exiting through Exit A and proceeding towards Mandai Khatib Shuttle. This shuttle service will take you to the entry gates of Night Safari, Singapore.

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Best Time To Visit

Since the safari is supposed to be carried out at night time, you can choose the earliest slot to enjoy a better experience without much crowd.

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Here is the list of best Places to Shop and Dine at Night Safari Singapore

1. The gift shop – This gift shop located at the Park entrance has a great and colourful collection of souvenirs and keepsakes. You will also find creatures of the jungle take away that can be a great gift for someone. A good spread of merchandise that includes cookies, chocolates and Kaya spread is located at this village shop.

2. Ulu Ulu Indian Buffet – Get into this restaurant if you love Indian dishes and want to hog on some of the delectables of this multi-cuisine outing. A hearty meal and a great adventure is surely the best idea to have fun.

3. New Zealand Natural: Your ice cream cravings can be satisfied in this outlet located just at the entrance plaza.

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Places to Visit near Night Safari Singapore 

1. Go for the wild discoverer tour – Do not miss this tour and this place where you just need to hop on the well-maintained buggy with an expert guide out to show you the most popular exhibits and some interesting tales about the animals and how they are kept here with extreme care and safety. If you are not scared, do not miss the chance of feeding the white rhinos and baboons!

2. Don’t miss the River Safari tour – This river-themed zoo is unmissable because apart from the visitors enjoying the reservoir cruise it also doubles up like an aquarium. Nestled between the zoo and the night safari this is an offbeat location and one of its kinds in Asia.

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3. Rainforest Lumina – The first multi-sensory tour in Asia, where you can discover wildlife with the benefits of technology which show animals in different forms, running, walking and even dancing! Become a part of this extensive zoo that blends artistic appeal and technology.

4. Kranji War Memorial – Located about 4 km from the safari, this location features graves of war heroes and is located in the northern side of Singapore. 

5. Mac Ritchie Nature trail – Experience serenity in its truest form at the Mac Ritchie Reservoir which is a part of the water catchment system of Singapore. There are trails which surround the park and are full of lush green vegetation and fresh air.

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Tips for Visiting Night Safari Singapore

- There are many tips you need to bear in mind before you embark on this tour. We have listed the same below:

- Go on a weekday to save yourself from excessive crowds and unbearable waiting time.

- If you are from outside then we recommend you to visit the river safari, zoo and the night safari all in one day. It will be a long day but it will be worth the effort.

- Arrive at least an hour earlier than the scheduled entry to avoid large queues. It will also give you time to take pictures. 

- Eat your dinner at the night safari.

- Get on the tram ride first because it will be a comfortable ride and will give you the required relaxation after a long day. 

- Take pictures before it gets dark

- Bring umbrellas and raincoats because the rains are unpredictable. 

- Your shoes and clothes have to be comfortable for you to move around.

- Get the aisles to seat for the creatures of the night show because you will enjoy when the animals come really close to you.

- Bring enough snacks and water to keep you hydrated.

- Bring flashlights and wear glow items on the body as it is very dark.

- Keep an eye on your belongings as the authorities do not take any claim for loss

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Wildlife tours

Wildlife tours

The safari adventure tour is regarded as one of the best in the world. The buggies are inviting and when you hop on them, it will make you love nature and jungles when the wild ride starts. The leopard trail can be a very exciting journey for you to discover the wild and it cannot be missed. The night safari wildlife tour has been receiving rave reviews from people all across the globe and surely will be enjoyed while you are here.

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Night Safari Tram Ride

Night Safari Tram Ride

There is no better way to enjoy a night in the wild than with a Safari Adventure Tour? With the help of an expert guide, you and your companions can explore the countryside on a cozy tram ride. Ask your burning questions about the wildlife found in the safari park or learn about the various animals in the park.

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Fishing Cat Trail

Fishing Cat Trail

Featuring skilled hunters like the fishing cat along with 'oddballs' like the giant anteater, armadillo, and pangolin, this trail simulates a trip in the wild. The fishing cat stalks its prey in knee-deep water with its furry legs knee-deep in the water and its watchful eyes scanning the surface. A splash suddenly erupted! As it emerges triumphant, the feline holds firmly to its quarry between its canines.

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Leopard Trail

Leopard Trail

Watch leopards, lions, civets, and porcupines go about their nightly routines as you trek down the Leopard Trail. There are also two spectacular walk-through exhibits where you can see flying foxes and flying squirrels up close. Spend time looking at our Sri Lankan leopards closely so you can count their whiskers and see their spots.

Leopards are adaptable felines, despite being relentlessly hunted for their fascinating patterns - they remain the most common cat species in the Old World. The clouded leopard, however, is not so lucky. The species has been menaced by poachers, and the wild population has been declining for decades. They are known to climb down a tree headfirst - look for them when they are in the act.

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Wallaby Trail

Wallaby Trail

There is no better way to experience the wonders of Australia, New Zealand, and New Guinea than on this trail. You will meet marsupials such as the sugar glider and brush-tailed possum at the rustic Discovery Station. Morepork owls are named for their melancholy "more-pork" call.

It is a crepuscular creature that prefers to rest in cover during the daylight hours. In spite of foraging until late morning, they're most active during the early morning and evening. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to watch the wallabies explore this zoo.

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East Lodge Trail

East Lodge Trail

There are animals of the savannah and the tropics living together on this fascinating trail that will lead you to the crossroads of Africa and Asia. A trail connecting the Leopard Trail to the Wallaby Trail can be accessed from the East Lodge Tram Station. Along the trail, you'll find Sulawesi's babirusas and red river hogs living side by side. In addition to bongos and spotted hyenas, one can observe Malayan tigers by the servals.

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Night Safari FAQs

How do I get to Night Safari Singapore?

The Night Safari is one of the most famous spots of Singapore and there are several ways with which you can reach here: 

- From the North-south lines, you can catch several buses and shuttles especially from stations like Khatib NS14, Woodlands NS9 and the Marsiling NS8.

- There is also a pickup shuttle from Khatib MRT station to the Night Safari coach bay that is made available every 20 minutes. 

- If you are coming from the airport then the Singapore airport shuttle is a great option to reach there well on time

- You can also hire a cab and get there.

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How long does the Night Safari Singapore take to visit it whole?

It will take at least 3 to 4 hours for you to complete the entire Safari. This also includes the waiting time that is required to get on to the open bus that takes you around the bus. The tram ride takes 45 minutes.

Can I bring food into the park?

Although there are food outlets in the park, it is recommended that you bring food and water along especially if you have kids along. There are multiple spots in the park where you can sit and have a little snack picnic.

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What is unique about Night Safari Singapore?

The best and the most unique aspect of the park is that it is a night safari. Apart from that, the park has used technology and aesthetics in a great combination to entertain its guests. The park also focuses on captive breeding to help the endangered species. The rarest Malayan tigers are well-kept and maintained well here which makes it a must-visit.

Is night safari in Singapore worth going?

The night safari is a great and unmissable tour when you are there. It is worth every penny you spend here. A host of shows, great service, well-informed guides and great food is what attracts so many visitors throughout the year. The entire location is well-maintained and planned with areas divided into various animal zones depending on which animal you want to see more. Apart from these, two shows that have gained in popularity are the Thumbuakar performances and Creatures of the night show which has received rave reviews.

The creatures of the night is an exclusive show where animals display their talents and the Thumbuakar performance has some sizzling performance by well-trained cast and crew who play with fire. If that’s not all, you will find a great place to eat with the restaurants serving great Asian food. If that’s not enough then the unique Gourmet tram ride will be loved by you. The entire tour is surely a worthy tour and will give you fond memories.

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Can I bring the wheelchair or baby stroller in Night Safari Singapore?

Yes, you can bring the wheelchair and the stroller to the Safari. If you are taking the tram ride then you will fold the stroller or the wheelchair.

Which is the best in Singapore, night safari or River safari?

These options fall in the same place and it is highly recommended that you take an entire day out and complete both these trips. If you are short of time then we suggest that you choose what you like the most and make an option.

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Does Night Safari ticket include tram ride?

The single park fully priced tickets are not inclusive of tram rides. You have to separately top up the ticket for a tram ride. You can also buy them separately at the tram ticket counters at several points in the park.

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Is it safe for children?

The park is completely safe but it is always better for you to clutch your children and keep them close.

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What are the show timings of Night Safari Singapore?

The two best shows here are the Thumbuakar Performance which is a 7-minute performance and the Creatures of the night show that lasts for 25 minutes.
Each show has a different set of timing: -
Thumbuakar Performance – Daily shows at 6.45 pm, 8.00 pm, 9.00 pm and 10.00 pm
Creatures of the Night show – Daily shows at 7.15 pm, 8.30 pm, 9.30 pm and 10.30 pm

How many different types of species are there in Night Safari Singapore?

The Night Safari currently has about 900 animals representing 100 species.

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Night Safari Reviews

Sally Bao
Reviewed: 12 Apr 2024
It is one of the most amazing life experience! I really felt like we came into a wild safari, but secured with safety. Full of adventure, love the journey! But wish the lion and elephants can have a bigger area to live for their quality of life. 
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Likhith Vardhan
Reviewed: 25 Jun 2023
Really good n affordable ..
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Rachel Lim
Reviewed: 30 Sep 2023
the tram ride was amazing.. could see more animals when sitting the tram.. 
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Vecsey David
Reviewed: 20 Feb 2024
It was fantastic, superb experience, lovely staff
Ram Mohan
Reviewed: 19 Mar 2024
Reviewed: 26 Dec 2022
Important to see Night safari in Singapore trip. Also see Amphitheater show it’s a mandatory to watch.

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