Night Safari

World’s First Night Safari with over 130 species & 2,500 animals – Discover 7 unique nocturnal zones

Gear up for a journey into the jungle as the sun sets and get a whole new perspective on the mysteries of the animal kingdom at the Night Safari Singapore as you join the dark side on the world’s first after-hours animal safari. Set amid 40 hectares of secondary jungle, the Singapore Night Safari is an open-air night zoo set in a tropical rainforest that comes to life when the sun sets. You’ll experience a wildlife adventure like no other and be wowed by views of nocturnal creatures in their natural habitats under the moonlight and twinkling stars. We promise that this will be the wildest date you’ve ever had!

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Home to over 2,500 animals from 130 species, 38% of which are threatened, the Night Safari gives you a chance to get up close and personal with beasts large and small who come out to play after dusk. You’ll travel through discover 7 unique nocturnal zones – from the Nepalese River Valley to the Asian Rainforest and see some of the world’s most exotic species including fearsome predators, primates, and cuddly marsupials.

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The best way to travel through the seven geographical zones is by a 40 minute long open-air guided tram. This moving escapade gives you the best seat in the house (or jungle) to observe the animals on the rugged foothills of the Himalaya and the deepest recesses of the Asian riverine forest. Journey through the meandering trail past the authentically created habitats. The naturalistic habitats are designed to simulate the animals’ native habitats and are illuminated with subtle moonglow lighting. The Night Safari also has a no-cage policy and is an open concept zoo.

Fret-not, the 40-minute tram ride is just the opener to a world of wonder. For a more intimate encounter with the wildlife, you’re strongly encouraged to tread the paths of the Night Safari’s four walking trails – The Fishing Cat, The Leopard, The East Lodge and The Wallaby. The trails simulate nighttime treks through the jungles of Southeast Asia, the African savannah, and the Australian Outback. Keep your eyes peeled for the fishing cat, barking deer, flying foxes, leopards, giraffes, tigers, hyenas of the laughing variety and free-ranging wallabies.

During the visit, make time to experience the live open-air shows, showcasing acrobatic animal demonstrations and spectacular tribal dance and pyrotechnics. The Creatures of the Night and Thumbuakar Performance shows add an extra dimension to your animal adventure with their display of animal talent and fire-eating and tribal dances respectively.

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As you weave your way through the unique habitats, it quickly becomes apparent why the Night Safari welcomes more than one million animal lovers annually and is a 12-time recipient of the Singapore Tourism Board’s Best Attraction Award. A Night Safari ticket literally offers you the wildest night out in Singapore!

The tickets include boarding to the Night Safari Tram, tickets to the two live shows and has an option to include dinner at the Ulu Ulu restaurant – a restaurant within the night safari with a traditional village ambiance.

☆ The Singapore Night Safari’s geographical zone highlights include:

◆ Himalayan Foothills

Explore the rocky terrain of the Himalayan foothills – surrounded by steep slopes, dry vegetation, and streams of mountain water. Keep an eye out for the Himalayan Tahrs – wild mountain goats, Markhors – the world’s largest wild goat and Mouflons – the ancestors of domestic sheep.

◆ Indian Subcontinent

Discover the dense forests of India and find the only hyenas found in Asia – the striped Hyenas, the Barasingha Deer, the sloth bear and the Night Safari’s pride and joy – the endangered Gir Lions. Whilst approximately only 300 Gir Lions exist in the wild today, the Singapore Night Safari breeds them as part of its conservation efforts.

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◆ Equatorial Africa

Hop across the Indian ocean and find yourself in the grassy plains of Sub-Saharan Africa peppered with giraffes, zebras, hippopotami, and oryxes. As you delve further into the depths of the savannah, you’ll find laughing hyenas, African antelopes and Nile hippos – the animal that’s killed the most humans in Africa.

◆ Indo-Malayan Region

Head back to Asia to the lush rainforests and mangrove habitats of the Indonesian and Malayan regions. You’ll find wild boars and Malayan tigers roaming around the forests.

◆ Asian Riverine Forest

The most popular zone – the recreation of the rainforests of Southeast Asia sees free roaming Malayan tapirs and Asian Elephants – including the Night Safari’s Mascot, the majestic bull elephant named Chawang.

◆ Nepalese River Valley

In the picturesque river valleys of Nepal, you’ll spot deer, wolves, saurus cranes and the Greater Asian Rhinoceros – another threatened species with less than 2,000 rhinos left in the wild.

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◆ Burmese Hillside

Last and certainly not least, you’ll find yourself in the tropical rainforests of Burma where you’ll be surrounded by wild cattle, golden deer, Malayan Tigers and Asiatic Black Bears. The Malayan Tiger is highly endangered with fewer than 500 left in the wild. The Asiatic Black Bear is in danger of facing a similar fate as its habitat is being destroyed due to deforestation.

☆ Night Safari Walking Trails:

◆ Fishing Cat Trail

As one can probably guess, the main attraction along this trail is the fishing cat. The trail is designed to offer guests a closer look at the life of the fishing cat. It spends much of its time patiently stalking its prey from the edge of the riverbank before attacking in a lightning-quick move to catch fish from within the water. Other notable animals you’re likely to discover on this trail include the Indian gharials, the Sunda pangolin, common palm civets and pelicans amongst many more.

Leopard Trail

The most popular of the 4 trails, the Leopard Trail is all about the cats of Asia. Observe the Sri Lankan and Clouded Leopards scale trees and hang out (literally) in their naturalistic forested habitat. You’ll also get to see the endangered King of the Jungle – the Gir Lion. You’ll also be treated to sights of civets, slow loris’, giraffes, and zebras among others.

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East Lodge Trail

This curious trail transports you from the jungles of Southeast Asia to the African Savannah. See the endangered Malayan tiger and Sulawesi babirusa living alongside African antelopes and the servals of Africa.

Wallaby Trail

The trek ends with a stroll through the Australian Outback. One of the few free-ranging Wallaby walk-through enclosures in Asia, the adorable Wallabies – the Kangaroo’s smaller cousins are undoubtedly the star of the show on this trail.

☆ Night Safari Live Shows ☆

Thumbuakar Show

This Borneo tribal dance performance literally lights up the night sky. The Thumbuakar warriors show off their high energy moves, fire eating skills and pyrotechnic stunts in a spectacular choreographed show. Visitors can also be a part of the experience alongside the Thumbuakar warriors on stage and join in all the frenetic, fiery action.

Creatures of the Night Show:

Talented nocturnal residents also take center stage with a mesmerizing 20-minute masterclass of animal athleticism. Billed as the main highlight of a Night Safari visit, entertaining stunts and humorous skits are performed by a succession of mammals and reptiles in an action-packed 20-minute performance. It features a collection of weird and wonderful creatures including the spotted hyena, civet, raccoon, African serval and otter delighting the crowd with their tricks. The show is a must for all animal lovers and youngsters will especially be enthralled by the animal antics.

Additional information

Opening Hours Opening hours 7:15 pm – 12 midnight daily. Last admission 11:15 pm
Location 80 Mandai Lake Road, Singapore 729826
How To Go Night Safari is also accessible via the MRT by taking the North-South (Red) line to either Choa Chu Kang (NS4) or Ang Mo Kio (NS16) and take a connecting public bus service to the zoo or taxi services.
Important Information Your e-ticket must be redeemed at Singapore Zoo ticket counters 3 – 8Free admission for children aged 0–2

Tickets are valid for admission any time, and one safari tram ride at or after the times on your ticket. If your selected safari time is not available, you may take the next available admission time.