Busch Gardens offers thrill seekers the option of twisting and turning their way on exciting roller coasters like Cheetah Hunt, a state-of-the-art coaster. (Courtesy Busch Gardens Tampa)
The African savannah comes to Tampa Bay at Busch Gardens. A giraffe may stretch down for a friendly nuzzle, and visitors can view majestic beasts such as rhinos and lions in action. Jungala, a four-acre attraction, allows visitors to experience up-close animal interactions with its exotic inhabitants. But danger-seekers have other options: take a plunge down roller coasters like the floorless SheiKra and get a view of Tampa that will make your heart pound. Purchase tickets online for discounted pricing. Single day, general admission is $94.99. Children ages 2 and younger are admitted free. A variety of combination tickets and Annual Pass memberships are available. Parking passes are $25 for cars, motorcycles, disabled parking and RV campers.
Highlights and Tips:
- Explore 300 acres on a Serengeti Safari tour offered day or night. For an extra charge beginning at $29 after admission, you can get up close and personal with the giraffes, rhinos, zebras and ostriches on this 30-minute off-road tour. Children must be age 5 and up to participate.
- After your time exploring the African savannah, cool off indoors at one of the 30-minute theater shows offered including "Turn It Up," Tampa's hottest indoor ice show.