Visit River Safari in Singapore for a wildlife experience themed around the world’s freshwater rivers. You’ll wander around eight river habitats, from the Yangtze to the Mississippi, to encounter animals of all types, including the beloved giant panda. Learn about the native animals and plants that are found around the world’s legendary rivers, and take a boat ride on the ‘Amazon River,’ if you wish (own expense). Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
3-hour tour to River Safari in Singapore
Experience the world’s iconic rivers such as the Yangtze and the Nile
Get up close to giant salamanders, Chinese river otters and Mekong catfish
Watch giant pandas at the Giant Panda Forest
See manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest, the world’s biggest freshwater aquarium
Round-trip transport by air-conditioned vehicle included
With hotel pickup included, it’s easy to get to Singapore’s River Safari, which is located in the northern part of the island. Home to 30 acres (12 hectares) of habitats that mimic the environments of some of the world’s biggest rivers, River Safari provides an immersive experience where you can see 5,000 animals across 300 species, plus more than 150 different types of plants. Walk around the eight themed habitats to spot giant fish, amphibians and river mammals, from the Chinese salamander to the endangered Mekong catfish. Look for river otters and a freshwater stingray, and don’t miss the Yangtze River zone, where the Giant Panda Forest is one of the park’s top attractions. Here you can watch resident pandas Jia Jia and Kai Kai laze around their climate-controlled habitat, where boulders, water features and lush vegetation imitate their natural environment in China. Then visit the Amazon Flooded Forest zone, where you can see more than 18 animal species, including the arapaima and manatee. If you wish, you can hop on the Amazon Quest for a boat ride down the ‘Amazon River’ to see fascinating Amazon animals like the red howler monkey, jaguar, anteater, capybara and Brazilian tapir (boat ride at your own expense). By the time you leave River Safari, you’ll have a new appreciation for the fragile ecosystems that depend on Earth’s rivers, such as the Mekong and the Nile. Learn about the conservation efforts in place to preserve some freshwater habitats that are disappearing more quickly than forest and ocean environments. Your tour ends with return hotel transport.
Reviews by Viator travelers
This was a bit different, not what we...
T M W
, Sep 2018
This was a bit different, not what we expected. It is a long walk for a short boat ride but still worth doing. We did enjoy it but felt that it could have been a longer ride.
Wonderful experience but not long enough. Picked up from the hotel at 1315 and left Chinatown at 1400 . Arrived at the zoo at 1440. Leaving time was 1640 leaving us just 2hours to discover all the rivers of the world. Explored the Amazon and a great boat ride but saw about 20 percent of the attraction. Far,far too short.
You get 2 boat trips in the experience. One around the lake from which you can only see a few animals and the River safari which is a small themed boat trip where you get very close to lots of animals but it only takes 10 minutes. In my view you would be better going to the whole Zoo for the day and doing all the rides. But this is good if you only have half a day to visit. The best bit is not the rides but walking to them through the Aquatic part of the Zoo. Massive fish tanks and water features, very impressive !
Like the other zoo experiences I had a great time here, though I would have to say of the three I definitely preferred the night safari. The amazon boat ride whilst fun I couldnt see some of the animals due to the sun in my eyes, plus the speed of the ride goes past each quickly. Pandas was definitely my favourite area.