Sharjah Safari unveils opening date of the New season
Sharjah Safari, the world's largest safari outside Africa, starts its third season on September 21, with visiting hours from 8:30 am to 6 pm. Tickets range from Dh40 for adults and Dh15 for children for a walking tour, to Dh120 to Dh275 for adult sanctuary tours.
Expanding Animal Collection
Sharjah Safari has enriched its collection with various animal species, spanning mammals, reptiles, and birds. The sanctuary has celebrated the birth of more than 200 animals, among them the extinct African Scimitar oryx and an African savannah elephant called Samra. Additionally, the sanctuary has proudly announced the successful breeding of the rare Madagascar Paratilapia fish.
Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Environment and Protected Areas Authority in Sharjah (EPAA), mentioned exciting new attractions at Sharjah Safari. The safari's amphitheatre will provide immersive displays of African birds and animals, showcasing their natural behaviors. Visitors will embark on a journey through various environments, including wetlands, canyons, valleys, small lakes, waterfalls, mountains, and vast African landscapes, all surrounded by rare and diverse African trees and shrubs.
Sharjah Safari spans 8 square kilometers within Al Bridi Reserve in Al Dhaid, featuring 12 environments inspired by various parts of Africa, such as Sahel, Savannah, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Moremi, Kalahari, and Niger Valley. The safari is home to over 50,000 animals from more than 120 species, including lions, elephants, giraffes, black and white rhinoceros, crocodiles, deer, bulls, and many endangered animals.
One of the unique aspects of Sharjah Safari is that native African fauna roam without fences, creating an environment similar to their natural habitat. This approach allows visitors to experience the animals in a more authentic and immersive setting.
With its diverse animal collection and immersive environments, Sharjah Safari offers an unforgettable adventure filled with fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. The new season promises even more attractions and opportunities to connect with the wonders of the animal kingdom.