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Virginia Safari Park

Virginia Safari Park

229 Safari Lane
Natural Bridge, VA 24578
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Phone: (540) 291-3205

Military Discounts & Incentives

Military Appreciation Offer:

Active U.S. Military FREE bucket of Animal Feed with each Paid Admission
    *Active military individual / family must show a valid Active U.S. Military ID

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Located in scenic Natural Bridge, Virginia the 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents.


Drive along 3 miles of road in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. With the Blue Ridge Mountains as your backdrop, animals of all sizes, shapes and colors approach your vehicle in search of a tasty bucket of feed! In addition to the Safari Drive-Thru, stroll along the pathways in the Safari Village where you will find a wide variety of exhibits everyone can enjoy! 

The Safari Experience

The Virginia Safari Park opened in the spring of 2000 because we felt there was a need and desire for people to be able to see wild animals in a much more natural environment than had previously been available.

In the Safari, you'll be able to see animals run and frolic with abandon on our 180-acre property. The animals are free to roam—no pacing back and forth in front of a barred exhibit! Drive your vehicle over 3 miles of maintained gravel road and feed the animals through your windows! But don't be in a hurry, the animals often block your path...or lay flat-out in the sun...the choice is theirs!

Not only are our animals free to roam, but they follow their instincts. Males challenge each other for the attention of the females, resulting in cute baby animals being born throughout the season. Sometimes visitors are lucky enough to observe a birth in progress, and watch as the baby takes its first steps!

Animal Interaction is the Focus

We encourage interaction by allowing visitors to feed the animals with our specialty grain. Our staff is dedicated to helping guests appreciate our animals in the beautiful and natural setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley.

The experience of having a huge bull elk or camel only inches away, feeding from your bucket, is virtually impossible to describe. This unique animal encounter park appeals to all ages and has become one of the region's top attractions.

Come see why people keep returning again and again—and bringing their friends!

Learn About Our Safari Village Walk-Thru Here!

The Village Experience!

In 2005, we started expanding the Safari Village, a ten acre walk-thru area. Stretch your legs and stroll along the paved walkways, with habitats the whole family will enjoy!

Interactive Habitats

Giraffe Feeding Station
A Wheelchair accessible ramp leads to the covered platform, bringing you to eye level with the giraffes! Feed them directly out of your hands!

*Giraffe feed is 50 cents per handful from vending machines at the station. Quarters are available at the gift shop.

Tiger Territory
Observe our orange and white bengal tigers, as they play in their yard, lounge in the shade, or cool off in their swimming pool.

Budgie Adventure Aviary
Feed these colorful birds, as they perch on your hand!

*Buy Budgie Feed Sticks at the Safari Gift Shop or Snack Bar, $1 each.

Kangaroo Walk-About
Visitors walk through the enclosure, watching as Kangaroos hop around or nap in the sun. Look for joeys (babies) in their mother's pouch.
Petting Area
Feed goats & kids, potbellied pigs & piglets, chickens, baby llamas, and other babies.

And Much More!
Additional animals & exhibits found in the Safari Village include:
  • Cheetahs
  • Reptile House
  • Monkeys of all shapes and sizes
  • Giant tortoises
  • Warthogs
  • Flamingos

Enjoy our Public Wagon Rides, learn more.


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User Reviews

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- Nicole

"Highly recommend! Our family had a great time."

REVIEWED on July 12, 2016

I didn't quite know what to expect when our family went to the Safari Park but I must say I was pleasantly surprised. We had a great time. The animals literally come up to your car to eat out of the bucket. You will not leave with a clean car but it was well worth it. We will definitely do it again!


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