National Zoo & Aquarium

Tour our open range section!

This interactive tour is designed for guests of most ages! Sure to thrill both the young and young at heart as you step into an African adventure like no other!

Join a guide as you discover the stunning animals of Africa and beyond. We aim to have you feed a giraffe, to pat a rhino and to experience being overwhelmed by the height and strength of these species! Attempt to count the number of stripes on our zebras, admire the lemurs that call the zoo home and see why the cheetah is the fastest animal on earth. Sneak out of Africa as we finish the tour and see our beautiful Siamang ape family.

The African Savannah Tour encompasses the best of the open range zoo in a relaxed and safe atmosphere. Participants go behind the scenes to meet and feed some of the zooโ€™s favourite animals. See you at the zoo!

*While every attempt is made to include these animals on a tour we cannot guarantee it, or the outcome/level of interaction, due to unforeseen circumstances (eg animals off display due to veterinary matter or enclosure maintenance) or the behaviour of the animals.


Due to other precautions, there are no mask or vaccination requirements for participants on this tour or encounter. However, guides will wear masks when appropriate and guests are welcome to wear one.

African Savannah Safari
Days Usually Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Wednesday and Friday but other days opened due to demand
Time 9:30am
Maximum People 10 people
Minimum Age 6 years - must be accompanied by a paying adult if under 16 years.
Length 90 Minutes
Adult Cost $125 per person Weekdays or $155 Sat/Sun & Public Holidays
Child Cost $60 per person Weekdays or $80 Sat/Sun & Public Holidays
Zoo Entry Fee Free
Booking Book your tour today
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Questions? Please see our FAQs
Scrivener Dam, Yarralumla, Canberra, ACT 2611

We are open every day except Christmas day 9.30am until 5.00pm

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