NileGuide Expert Says:
A great fun night-time experience for the whole family.
80 Mandai Lake Rd
Singapore Zoo, at the western edge of the Bukit Panjang Nature Reserve, on the Seletar Reservoir
729826 Singapore, Singapore
tel: +65 6269 3411
Daily 7:30pm-midnight. Ticket sales close at 11pm. Entrance Plaza, restaurant, and fast-food outlet 6:30-11:30pm
NileGuide Expert tip:
If you are planning on visiting the Jurong Bird Park, Singapore Zoo and Night Safari within one month of each other, buy a 3-in-1 Park Hopper ticket at a discounted price.
The Night Safari is the world's first night-time wildlife park and is one of Singapore's most popular visitor attractions, with over 11 million visitors since it opened in 1994. The park is set within 40 hectares of lush secondary rainforest, and provides visitors with the unique experience of exploring wildlife in a tropical jungle at night. Subtle allows you to view over 1,000 nocturnal animals from 120 different species in their naturalistic habitat. The Night Safari uses the same open-zoo concept as the next-door Singapore Zoo, making for a thrilling visit, as visitors really feel like they are in amongst the animals.
The park is divided into eight geographical zones, which can be explored by tram and on foot via three walking trails. The 45-minute tram ride includes frequent stops and live on-board commentary ensuring you don't miss out on any of the animal highlights. Hop off the tram at three designated points to explore the walking trails, which allow you to wander at your leisure, taking in the sounds of the jungle as you go. Each trail can be covered in approximately 20 minutes.
One of the highlights of the Night Safari, particularly for children is the Creatures of the Night Show, where animals show off their prey-catching prowess and survival skills. Another show both children and adults will enjoy is the Bornean Tribal Performance, where tribal members from the rainforests of Borneo perform tribal dances, blowpipe demonstrations and fire-eating displays.