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Group Tours

Private Group Tours Options

Discover the Wilds—one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world. Your extraordinary adventure includes encountering rhinos, cheetahs, giraffes, and other rare and endangered species living in natural, open-range habitats at this 10,000-acre center. Friendly and knowledgeable interpretive guides will help you learn about the animals and the important conservation work at the Wilds—advancing conservation through science, education, and personal experience. Make a visit to the Wilds a part of your group’s unforgettable experience!
 
Dining in the Overlook Café offers breathtaking views of the Wilds’ landscape while your group enjoys a catered meal with such as a boxed lunch, hot buffet, soup & salad, grilled picnic meal and more available to suit your group’s appetite and budget.
 
The Wilds’ Gift Market includes unique items from around the world reflecting our commitment to global conservation.
Four weeks advance notice preferred, reservations subject to availability. A minimum of 20 paying guests required. Reciprocal zoo membership and other discounts do not apply.
Complimentary admission for one escort and one driver, parking is free.
All visitor areas are ADA compliant. Wheelchair accessible safari vehicles are available upon request.
Please call (740) 638-5030 to schedule.
 
*All tours take place rain or shine; please dress appropriately.  In the event of extreme weather an enclosed vehicle may be used for the tour even when an open-air vehicle was reserved.
 
 

Education/Youth Safari (Enclosed Safari Transport or Group’s vehicle)

Tour time approximately 2 hours including a stop at the Carnivore Center. Available 7 days a week May through October at select times.
 
Prices: $7/student (grades 12 and under); 1 chaperone per 8 students required (free if minimum of 15 paying guests has been met); $17/additional adult; children ages 3 and under free
 
 

Private Safari (Enclosed Safari Transport vehicle)

Tour time approximately 2 hours including a stop at the Carnivore Center. Available 7 days a week May through October at select times.
 
Prices: $19/adult, $18/senior, $14/child; children ages 3 and under free
 
Please call (740) 638-5030 to schedule!
 

Step-On Safari (Using Group’s vehicle)

Tour time approximately 2 hours including a stop at the Carnivore Center. Vehicle must be a 15 passenger vehicle or larger (No minivans or RV’s). Available 7 days a week May through October at select times.
 
Prices: $18/adult, $17/senior, $13/child; children ages 3 and under free
 
Please call (740) 638-5030 to schedule!
 

Open Air Safari (Open Air Safari vehicle)

Tour time approximately 2+ hours and include stops at the Carnivore Center and the Lake Trail. Available 7 days a week May through October at select times
 
Prices: $30/person (all ages)
 
Please call (740) 638-5030 to schedule!
 

Group Sunset Safari

Sunset Safari tours are given on Open Air Safari vehicles and begin at 5 p.m. June through August; 4:30 p.m. in September (dinner takes place following the safari tour in September). Tour time approximately 2+ hours including a stop at the Carnivore Center. Minimum 30 guests required. Available Sunday – Friday, June through September
 
Prices: $70/person (all ages)
 
Please call (740) 638.5030 to schedule!
 
 

Payment Policy

100% Prepayment required. Purchase orders accepted for school groups only.
 

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made at least 14 business days in advance; a $50.00 processing fee will be applied.  If your reservation needs to be rescheduled within 14 days a $50.00 processing fee will be applied.  Cancellations made within 14 days will not receive a refund.
 

Checking In

Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled tour time to enable your group to check in, be greeted by our staff, use the restrooms and allow your tour to start as close to your scheduled time as possible. All group leaders must stop at the parking booth before proceeding to Johnson Visitor Center for check in.
 

Late Arrival

If your group is delayed in transit and expects to be more than 15 minutes late, please contact the Wilds immediately. PLEASE NOTE: Groups arriving after scheduled tour time will be accommodated as our staffing allows and will be charged a $50.00 late fee.
*Prices as of January 1, 2014 and subject to change
**For more information please call 740-638-5030 or email
groupsales@thewilds.org