Six Flags Wild Safari Fact Sheet and Park Highlights 2012
Six Flags Wild Safari is the world’s largest drive-thru safari outside of Africa. Located adjacent to the theme park, this wildlife preserve is home to nearly 1,200 exotic animals roaming on 350 acres of simulated natural habitats. The Wild Safari features 78 species from six different continents such as African elephants, bison, ostriches, rhinos, zebras, bears, lions, Siberian and Bengal tigers, kangaroos, sable antelope, giraffe, adorable newborn babies and much more.
Jackson, N.J., approximately one hour from Philadelphia and New York City. Take Exit 7A off the N.J. Turnpike (I-195 East) to Exit 16A. Or, take Exit 98 off the Garden State Parkway (I-195 West) to Exit 16. Driving directions can be found here.
Wild Safari opens April 5 and runs daily through April 15 for Spring Break presented by WONKA® NERDS®. The park operates weekends through May 20, with daily operation beginning May 23 and running through Sept. 3 plus Saturdays and Sundays through Oct. 28. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Operating dates and hours are availble online.
For ticket and season pass pricing, please visit our tickets page.
4.5 miles through 11 themed sections
Drive time approximately one hour
Wild Safari features 78 species from six continents. Check out exotic residents such as Georgia the giraffe, King the lion and nearly 1,200 other animals including several endangered and threatened species. Visit the park's website for the complete listing of animals.
Guests can enjoy up-close animal encounters at Safari Discoveries, located in Six Flags Great Adventure’s Golden Kingdom. The area features a California sea lion exhibit and underwater viewing pool; a walk-thru aviary – Parakeet Paradise; a Wild Safari nursery featuring exotic animal babies; and animal ambassadors showcasing animals such as giant Flemish rabbits, miniature Vietnamese potbelly pigs, snakes and more.
- Safari Express Tour - Take a break and beat the heat with an air-conditioned, guided tour of the Wild Safari. Tour length is 1 hour and available at Safari Discoveries for an additional fee.
- Close Encounters Tour – Jump aboard an air-conditioned, guided bus tour of the Wild Safari. Guests will have the rare opportunity to exit the tour bus and feed graceful giraffes. Tour lasts 90 minutes and seats are limited. Purchase at Safari Discoveries for an additional fee.
- Biology Experience – High school students excel outside the classroom in an interactive, hands-on environment. The program was developed in conjunction with the Biology Teachers Association of NJ and incorporates the NJ Core Curriculum Standards for Science focusing on biological content suitable for grades 9-12. Teachers receive pre- and post-tests to track comprehension and retention of educational content.
- Journeys In Learning – Students experience hands-on, animal science exhibits outside the classroom. Guides discuss topics such as animal identification and size using displays of animal skulls, teeth, claws, antlers, feathers and eggs. Students board a private safari bus for a behind-the-scenes tour, learning about behavior, eating habits and animal instincts.
- Animal Adventure Camp – Kids have fun learning about animals and the importance of preserving their habitats through interactive activities and exciting live presentations from animal experts. This program is a summer camp gone wild and hosts nine, 5-day sessions, with half- and full-day sessions available.
VIP Off-Road Tour:
Encounter exotic animals from six continents aboard a private, all-terrain vehicle for a behind-the-scenes, up-close and personal tour through the 350-acre wildlife preserve. A personal Safari expert will introduce guests to exotic animals including giraffe, zebra, elephants, rhinos and tigers, plus a plethora of new babies including lion cubs, bear and more. Guests can see, hear, touch and feed some of the world’s most magnificent creatures on this one-of-a-kind, off-road adventure. Education programs and VIP reservations call (732) 928-2000 ext. 2076
Go For Green:
Our “green” efforts focus on conservation, education and waste management. We aim to inspire the public to preserve and protect our world’s valuable resources, wildlife and habitats by building awareness through interactive and educational entertainment.
Convertibles and soft-tops, feeding the animals, opening windows or exiting the vehicle.
23 full-time positions and 60 seasonal positions