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Sunset Safari 2023

Hit the zoo at sunset for an after-hours wildlife experience that'll transport you straight to the savannahs of Africa.
By Libby Curran
January 12, 2023
By Libby Curran
January 12, 2023

An actual romp through the wilds of Africa isn't exactly a low-budget adventure. But this summer, you can experience a taste of that safari magic right here on home soil, all thanks to the return of Werribee Open Range Zoo's after-hours wildlife adventure.

Running Saturday evenings (5.30–9pm) from January 14–February 25, the Sunset Safari sessions will see you exploring the zoo's savannah as the sun dips, copping a peek at resident critters including zebras, giraffes, ostriches and lions along the way. This year, a brand-new route includes a special focus on the zoo's beautiful hippos and their behaviours.

While you travel, zoo guides will talk you through the various species that call this habitat home, and teach you all about current conservation efforts aimed at helping them thrive.

Also designed to transport you is a program of traditional African performances, featuring drums, dancing and songs. And if you fancy extending the adventure, you'll find a range of food and drink options available to add on, spanning from picnic hampers to an authentic, African village-style 'braai' (barbecue).

Best of all, a portion of ticket profits go towards supporting Zoos Victoria's ​​international partners, including the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre.

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