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Sunset Safari

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 13, 2022
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By Libby Curran
January 13, 2022
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An actual romp through the wilds of Africa might be tricky to pull off right now. 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.

Now running on Saturdays and Sundays (5.30–9pm) up until March 13, the Sunset Safari sessions will see you exploring the zoo's savannah as the sun dips, and copping a peek at resident critters including zebras, hippos, giraffes, ostriches and lions. While you wander, 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 grazing 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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