Have you been dreaming of exploring the African wilderness in open-sided vehicles amongst herds of animals roaming the plains? Now you can, right here in South Australia.
Monarto Safari Park is unveiling sneak peek tours through parts of the Wild Africa precinct just in time for summer. Be amongst the first to step into the wild and get a glimpse of what’s to come before the resort opens.
In an experience straight out of an African wildlife reserve brochure, explore 63 hectares in specially designed safari vehicles with herds of rhino, antelopes, giraffe and Scimitar-horned Oryx roaming together in vistas as far as the eye can see.
Director of Monarto Safari Park, Peter Clark, said it will be exciting to see the public step foot in Wild Africa for the first time.
“There’s nothing quite like taking in the vast plains of Wild Africa and listening to the sounds of animals grazing just metres away, and we can’t wait to share this unique experience with the public.
“It’s very special to see animals of different species live in the same habitat as they would in the wild and we’re proud to create this experience here at the park.”
Guests will also have an exclusive look at the hippo habitat within Wild Africa, where female hippos Pansy and Brindabella wallow.
“We know many people in the community hold fond memories of hippos Brutus and Susie who called Adelaide Zoo home for more than 45 years and it will be great to see the community create new memories on our safari tours with Brindabella and Pansy,” he said.
Adventurers can embark on two different first-look safari experiences. Either, by taking the journey aboard the new 22-seater safari trucks in the Safari Adventure Tour, or fully immerse with the Premium Safari Adventure Tour in brand-new 9-seater Safari Landcruisers.
Both experiences include a morning tea, and guests on the Premium Safari Adventure Tour will also leap into the land of the lemurs and get within a tail’s length of one of Australia’s largest Ring-tailed Lemur troops.
“As the largest safari experience outside of Africa our safari trucks and open-sided Safari Landcruisers take the experience to the next level,” said Peter.
The Safari Adventure Tour and Premium Safari Adventure Tour are on sale now for a limited time before the official opening of the Wild Africa Resort.