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You all have seen animals in the zoo during the day time, but how many of you have seen them in the night time? Most of the animals are nocturnal and night is the time when they are most active. This combo tour of Singapore Zoo and Night Safari will give you the opportunity to explore the hidden treasures of the zoo at night.
Singapore Zoo contains more than 2500 animal species and spreading across a massive 40 hectares. The animals are put in natural settings just like a forest. The huge park is divided into 7 different zones that represent 7 different climate conditions.
The best way to experience a night safari is through tram ride. The whole park is dimly lit by the moonlight. Apart from the usual animal sightseeing, there are many shows that also take place in the Night Safari such as Thumbuakar performance of fire-eating skills or an animal extravaganza at the Creatures of the Night Show.
In the day time, you can visit Singapore Zoo and then at night, you can enjoy the Night Safari.
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How long it takes to finish the safari ride?
The safari ride lets you see nocturnal animals in their naturalistic habitats. It is a vast park spread over an area of almost 100 acres, and houses over 1000 animals of 120 species. It normally takes 3-4 hours to finish the safari ride. It is advisable to spend at least 3 hours in the park because this is an experience of its own kind.
On a tight schedule is this generally worth a visit or not? Do you see plenty of wildlife?
Singapore Zoo is one of the best tourist attractions in Singapore, and should be visited on your Singapore trip. Even if you are on a tight schedule, you should spare a few hours for this unique experience where you can witness a large variety of animals. Singapore Zoo houses a total of 2530 animals belonging to 315 species. Night Safari is the world’s first nocturnal zoo and it offers a unique experience of seeing animals in their naturalistic habitats under the moon light glow lighting. It is one of the best tourist attraction in Singapore and should not be skipped even on a tight schedule. Moreover, the safari timings are between 7:30 PM – 12:00 AM, so you can reserve an evening for the safari. The park houses over 1000 animals belonging to 120 species.
What are the food outlets that are available at the night Safari and approximately how much is the pricing of food per head?
There a few good food outlets available near Night Safari. Besides, you are allowed to bring outside food and have it inside the park. And, if you want to eat at the zoo, there are some good restaurants available for you to choose from. The park has options like Ulu Ulu Indian Buffet, Ulu Ulu Asian Buffet, Jungle Rotisserie, Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant, Zebra Café and Ben & Jerry’s. The food price for an adult on an average ranges between $20 and $50.
From where we can book the slots is it available online, what is the best time for a ride?
The ticketing counter of Singapore Zoo operates from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM. Yes, tickets for the zoo are available online as well. The ticketing counter of Night Safari operates from 5:30 pm to 11:00 PM. Yes, tickets for the zoo are available online as well. The best time for safari ride is 7:30 PM when the gate opens. By arriving around 7:30 PM, you can also catch the wildlife show that starts at 9:30 PM. However, even if you take the ride at a later hour, the safari experience will be equally good.
Can I see the zoo, river safari and night safari in one day? If I do, then what is the approximate time I should start with the zoo? How long will it take to see all three?
Though it is possible to experience and explore all the three places in one day, it is recommended that you plan visits to either Singapore Zoo and River Safari or the zoo and Night Safari in one day and keep the third experience for another day to avoid making your schedule hectic. If you plan to see all the three places in one day, Singapore Zoo opens at 8:30 AM, and it takes around 2-3 hours to explore the zoo. After that, you can head to River Safari which opens at 10:00 AM. You can spend between 2-3 hours here. Then, you can reserve your evening for Night Safari as it opens at 7:30 PM. The recommended time you can spend here is from 3 to 4 hours.
Does the tour charges include admission into the park?
Yes, the tour charge is inclusive of the admission fee.
Is pre-registration required for tours?
Though pre-registration is not necessary for tours as you can book tickets online as well, pre-registration is recommended to avoid the hassle and long queues at the ticketing counters.
Who can I ask for assistance inside the park in case of emergency?
The parks have safety measures in place and the staff is trained to deal with any kind of emergencies inside the park. Should you meet an emergency, you can approach any uniformed staff. You can also call at +65 90116061 for assistance in case of any emergency.
Do I need to pay additional costs for the animal shows?
No, you do not have to pay any additional fees for the animal show, since the admission fee covers all the shows at the park.
What 'feed the animals' sessions are available?
Seeing the animals is one experience; feeding the animals from your hands is altogether a different experience. There are various ‘feed the animals’ sessions available at the zoo. You can purchase the food to feed to the animals on-site. But, the food supply for each session is limited, it is recommended that you reach 10-15 minutes before the session starts.
Who can we ask help for any animal assistance outside the park?
If you spot any reptile like snake, monitor lizard, or any other animal outside the zoo premises that can be dangerous to the public, you may call Singapore Police Force for the assistance at 999.
What attractions will we see in Singapore Night Safari?
Wildlife Tours – In this tour, visitors can hop on to the tram ride along with a guide, who can show you the best-kept secrets of Night Safari through a buggy ride. You can ask questions you might want to know about wildlife. Keepers’ Chit-Chat – This is an interactive session, where tourists can hear interesting stories of the animals from the keepers. It includes lion, tiger, pangolin, and wallaby. Unique Dining Experience – After completing a short ride through the Zoo, you can drop off at the overlooking Upper Seletar Reservoir. Here, you will be served with a gourmet dinner complete with dessert and free-flow wine. Thumbuakar Performance – It is a heart-thumbing fire show as performers blow the fire to the sky and other stunts like fire-twirling. This live show is truly one-of-a-kind. One should never miss it. Creatures of the Night Show – This unique show allows the night-time animals to exhibit their special skills and give a stunning performance on the whole.
How to reach Combo Tour of Singapore Zoo and Night Safari?
Singapore Night Safari: It is located at 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826. • By MRT/Bus – Take the North-South Line (Red) to Choa Chu Kang (NS1) Station. • Board bus number 927, and alight outside the Night Safari. • Take the North-South Line (Red) to Ang Mo Kio (NS16) Station. • Board bus number 138, and alight outside the Night Safari. Singapore Zoo: For public transport commuters, the nearest MRT stations are on the North-South (Red) line. You can catch any connecting public bus that will take you right to the Zoo. If not, you can hire a cab and head directly to the zoo without much hassle. There are also pick up and drop off options available for tourists on request. They can go for the transfer facility by providing the contact details and hotel address to the tour operator.
Why this combo is famous?
This combo is famous among adventure-seekers like you. One can witness entire South Asia’s flora and fauna in Singapore Zoo. It gives you an unimaginable occasion to spot wild beasts like lions, tigers, crocodiles, etc. in their natural habitat. Without interrupting their daily routines, you can easily get to know their livelihood. In Night Safari, if you indulge in the tram ride, you can traverse the deep parts of the zoo at ease and say ‘Hi’ to some of the animals. They’re very active and vigilant during night time, especially reptiles and other predators. Thus, if you’re an animal lover, you must visit this exciting place at least once in your lifetime.
What should we carry while going for Singapore Night Safari?
Firstly, you need to bring your valid ID proof. Considering security reasons, the management and staffs have included this process as part of verification. Then you can bring your latest coolers, a water bottle, a hat, and a camera to take photos. It’s always amusing to see animals in their natural home and spend time with their mother and siblings, which can be taken in your camera and show it to your grandchildren. Apart from that, you can come in comfortable footwear. Since the zoo is rough and smooth surfaces, one can wear a sports shoe as it gives grip to walk freely.
What should we expect while visiting Singapore Zoo?
Being one of the best zoos in the world, it gives a whole new environment for tourists to get one step closer to Mother Nature. Having more than 5000 animals in an area of 69 acres, this zoo is well-known for showcasing the animals in their natural habitats. The whole place is divided into 7 different zones representing 7 different climatic conditions. Based on the climatic conditions, the plants and animals are segregated and given adequate care. Thus, right from a small squirrel to a big giraffe, one can witness all ranges of animals.
Will we get a Tram ride in Singapore Zoo?
Yes. There is a tram ride dedicated to tourists to traverse the different zones interior, accompanied by a tour guide. Here, you can listen to interesting stories about animals and unforgettable moments. To bring it more human-friendly, in some trams there are special slots given for wheelchairs. Since rides are unlimited, tourists can enjoy the ride as much as they can. The tourists can purchase tickets from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm daily at the ticket counter or at the nearest tram station within the premises. The last tram timings: • Tram station 1 at 5.30 pm. • Tram station 2 at 6.05 pm. • Tram station 3 at 6.10 pm. • Tram station 4 at 6.15 pm.
Can we take photos in Singapore Zoo?
Yes, of course. Tourists can take unlimited photos in Singapore Zoo. Generally, they take hundreds and thousands of pictures with the animals and share them with their family/friends. In fact, when you take a photo, it looks amusing when a giraffe gives pose, or an elephant disturbs the camera with its long trunk. However, tourists are advised not to use flashlights while taking pictures as it may cause harm or discomfort to the animal.
Is this open every day?
Yes, both the attractions are open every day, irrespective of any public holidays. Tourists can visit anytime in a year and enjoy the sightseeing experience ever. During season times, the entire place is crowded by family trippers and married couples. Hence, tourists are requested to book the tickets in advance in order to avoid disappointment.
Is Singapore Zoo and Singapore Night Safari worth doing?
Yes. It is totally worth visiting the Singapore Zoo and experiencing the Night Safari. One can explore the zoo in the morning, and go for the safari ride in the night. It gives you a complete experience. If you’re bored with the bustling city life, you must visit this most exotic place in Singapore and get a holiday respite out of it. This Combo Tour of Singapore Zoo and Night Safari naturally rejuvenates your body and mind and promises you an unparallel experience.
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