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  • Location:Tampa, Florida
  • Duration:Flexible

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

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Busch Gardens Africa in Tampa is the ultimate family adventure park, featuring an unparalleled combination of animal encounters, live entertainment and world-class thrill rides.


  • Busch Gardens admission ticket
  • SheiKra - America's first dive coaster
  • Live African-themed shows
  • Zip-line adventure and African animal encounters
  • Option to upgrade to include SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica

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What You Can Expect

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay

One of the top zoos in North America, Busch Gardens brings you face-to-face with more exotic and endangered animals than any destination outside of Africa. Prepare yourself for heart-pounding excitement with SheiKra - America's first dive coaster.

Discover a colorful village nestled among towering trees, explore a 3-story play land of climbing nets and exploration tunnels, soar above the treetops on a zip line adventure or launch into the sky from inside a 35-foot (10 meter) waterfall. Then, come face-to-face with orangutans and test your strength in a tug of war with a Bengal tiger, all in Jungala - the only jungle in the world that plays with you.

For additional fun, choose from combo ticket options with SeaWorld Orlando and Aquatica Orlando!

SeaWorld Orlando
At SeaWorld Orlando, every encounter is a new adventure when you come face-to-face with the friendly dolphins, magnificent white beluga whales and playful penguins of SeaWorld Orlando. Experience life far under the sea as you feed dolphins, get up close to a polar bear and count the teeth on a shark! Of course, there's also the mythical rush of the Journey To Atlantis® water coaster and Shamu®!

Aquatica Orlando
Introducing Aquatica Orlando - a whimsical, one-of-a-kind waterpark that's only in Orlando and could only come from SeaWorld. One river floats you through an undersea world of colorful fish, and another races you into rolling rapids. Slides spin and soak you, and the incredible signature ride of two awesome, enclosed tube slides sends you speeding through a lively lagoon filled with playful, black and white Commerson's dolphins. Delight in the serene-to-extreme waters in the gigantic double wave pools and soak in the sun (or the cooling shade) on the white sand beach.

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Experience all that and more at Jungala, the newest addition to Busch Gardens. Set in the lush Congo area, Jungala is four acres of fun filled with up-close animal interactions, a three-story maze of rope bridges and nets for kids to climb, two signature rides and live entertainment.

Edge of Africa
Embark on a walking safari through Edge of Africa and encounter exotic African animals in naturalistic habitats, including hippos, lions, hyenas, lemurs, meerkats, crocodiles and lappet-faced vultures. Set your own pace as you explore this attraction themed around an abandoned African fishing village.

Serengeti Safari
Observe hundreds of exotic animals from a variety of perspectives. Enjoy a passing scene from our Serengeti Express Railway. Get a bird's eye view from the Skyride. Take a truck tour of the plains on a Serengeti Safari. Or go exploring along scenic walkways that feature rolling landscapes, high-ground vistas and lush vegetation all reflecting the natural beauty of the wide open African wilderness.

Myombe Reserve
Enter a lush forest habitat where gorillas and chimpanzees can be found enjoying life to the fullest as they live and play in a natural environment. One look into their eyes, and you'll feel the kind of connection that quickly dissolves any barrier between our species. Peer through the mists and fog of Myombe's Great Ape Domain for a close-up look into the world of fascinating and majestic animals that most people see only in books and documentaries, and feel your world get at once larger and smaller.

This 30-minute show tells the story of Austin, who believes technology keeps his pre-teen generation connected more than ever, and his grandfather – and old-world explorer – who encourages him to put down the smartphone to explore the world. Join them as they tour the the African Serengeti, Great Barrier Reef, the Arctic and the Amazon rain forest!

Madagascar Live! Operation: Vacation
Party along with Alex the Lion and his friends as they vacation with guests at Busch Gardens. This original live musical show features singers, dancers and rock/pop music performed by a live band. Sing, clap and dance along to original songs and party favorites as you join the Madagascar characters on their full throttle Busch Gardens adventure.

Elmo Rocks
Join Elmo, Zoe, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, on a rock-fueled adventure filled with family-friendly fun and great music!


After a 200 foot climb, this cunning coaster takes you just over the edge of a true 90-degree drop. And stops. For 4 seconds, you find yourself looking down - straight down - at the ground below as you're held suspended above it. Then, like the sub-Saharan bird of prey for which it's named, you plunge straight toward the ground, racing at speeds of more than 70 miles per hour. An Immelmann loop and a second vertical dive into an underground tunnel end with a surprise twist for those who look on - because with SheiKra, even they cannot escape.

If you're crazy about coasters, Montu has your lucky number: 7. That's the number of insane inversions you'll do on this monster coaster - one of the tallest and longest inverted coasters in the world. Named for an ancient Egyptian god of war, conquering this coaster is a challenge that will test your courage at every turn. Consistently rated as one of the top steel coasters in the world for its unique Batwing inversion and the intense 3.85 Gs you'll feel blazing through this thrilling track, it's easy to see what keeps this beast on the coaster enthusiasts' favorites list year after year.

Cheetah Chase
Travel to Timbuktu and you'll find young kids' favorite ride in the park, Cheetah Chase. This fun-filled family coaster is inspired by the playful side of one of the coolest and the fastest cats on the planet. This wild ride zips, zooms and climbs five stories into the air before bringing riders back down in a roar of laughter.

It is said that if you can hear the roar of a lion in the distance, you have crossed into his territory. And have been warned. The natives call his roar the Kumba. And you'll feel his breath on the back of your neck from the moment you step aboard the mighty coaster that earned his name. Consistently voted one of the world's top roller coasters by enthusiasts around the world, this legendary beast takes you from hair-raising heights to absolute weightlessness through seven inversions, all with the grace and speed of this magnificent predator.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great place to spend a day something for everyone from seeing the animals, shows and rides. Definitely would visit again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Excellent value for money. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Went there for the rides and I wasnt disappointed. Amazing roller coasters!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Fantastic day out.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

Great day out - mixture of water and roller coaster rides was fantastic!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

No problem, everything ok.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2014

No problem, everything ok.

Peter B
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Great value and easy exchange of voucher for tickets

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2010

it was wonderfully, had a great time, plenty to do at bush gardens, great food and deals.

Penelope W
Cayman Islands

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2010

Busch Gardens was fabulous. The kids were in school so there were no lines. The longest wait time was only 5 minutes. The rollercoasters were superb, particularly MONTU. A great day !

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