The legendary Singapore Night Safari goes above and beyond the typical zoo experience. Enhanced by the subtle glow of moonlight, the jungle comes to life each night for visitors to see animals exploring their free-roaming environments, designed to replicate the Himalayan foothills, Southeast Asian rainforest, and Indian subcontinent.
Located next to the Singapore Zoo, the Night Safari is one of the city’s top family attractions. During the tour, visitors can explore 86 acres (40 hectares) of the huge jungle park aboard an open-air tram, spotting nocturnal animals as they roam and play. After the tram ride, a guide leads travelers along walking trails such as Fishing Cat Trail, Wallaby Trail, and Leopard Trail.
To make the most of your Night Safari experience, finish with an add-on buffet dinner at the Ulu Ulu Safari Restaurant, which serves international and traditional Singaporean cuisine. Or, set off earlier in the day on a tour that also includes visits to the Singapore Zoo, Jurong Bird Park, or the River Safari. Travelers can gain admission to these animal-themed experiences with a Singapore City Pass, plus entry to other top sites including Universal Studios Singapore, the SEA Aquarium, and Gardens by the Bay.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Plan to spend three or four hours exploring the Night Safari park.
- Don’t forget insect repellant—the open-air park is located in a tropical jungle and mosquitoes can be prevalent.
- Strollers and wheelchairs must be folded before boarding the safari tram.
How to Get There
Singapore Night Safari is located adjacent to the Singapore Zoo, roughly 30 minutes by road from the downtown area. Transport from downtown Singapore hotels is included in most tours, but the park is also accessible via public transportation.
When to Get There
The safari is open year-round; five tours run every hour starting at 7:15pm. Tours earlier in the evening fill up fast, so make sure to book in advance. Visit during a full moon when extra light enhances the safari experience, and be sure to swing by the lion and tiger feeding stations near 8pm and 9pm for a chance to see the big cats in action.
Night Safari Shows
At the park, visitors can watch a cultural dance performance by a troupe of Thumbuakar warriors, including feats such as fire-eating and flame-throwing. Another popular attraction is the Creatures of the Night show—a 20-minute educational showcase of nocturnal animals, during which travelers can appreciate the powerful jaws of a spotted hyena, watch the African serval display its ability to leap for prey, and see many more night creatures in action.