Sunset Safari, the adventurous wildlife experience at Werribee Open Range Zoo, is back for 2023. Hop on a safari bus and witness some of the world’s most majestic animals roam about the Savannah at dusk. For the first time, you’ll embark on a new route, with a focus on the behaviours of hippos. Learn from zoo guides about the threatened species’ plight in the wild and how you can help. Immerse yourself in this stunning natural adventure every Saturday in January and February, from 5:30pm to 9pm.
Sunset Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Journey through the open-range Savannah with your friends and family and see some of the world’s most endangered animals. Watch giraffes, zebras, rhinos and more bathe in the golden beams of sunset in this iconic after-hours experience. On the safari bus, you’ll gaze in wonder as herds of animals roam through the plains. Then, venture along the walking trail and see meerkats, lions, monkeys and more.
“Sunset Safari emulates the essence of an authentic African safari, and the experience is located right in the heart of Melbourne’s west with no plane ticket required,” said Werribee Open Range Zoo Director Dr Mark Pilgrim. “There’s something for everyone, including music and storytelling for children and families, an outdoor adventure for adults, and opportunities for a relaxing and enjoyable evening for grandparents.”
In addition to the Savannah tour, you’ll listen to interactive and authentic performances of drums, song and dance, which will bring the rhythm and soul of Africa to life.
You’ll also have access to a range of food and beverage options , such as bistro dining, snacks and cocktails. Take it to the next level by feasting with family and friends in a traditional African braai BBQ.
Sunset Safari helps Zoos Victoria support international partners, including the Uganda Wildlife Conservation Education Centre (UWEC), in its efforts to save the hippopotamus from extinction. UWEC specialises in wildlife conservation and research, animal rescues and community outreach programs.
All tickets must be pre-booked online. Food and drink packages are sold separately, and can be pre-booked or purchased on the night.