When Night Safari opened in 1994, it became the world’s first safari park for nocturnal animals. Spanning 35 hectares of secondary forest, it is home to over 2,500 animals across 130 species –– of which 38% are threatened. 

It’s also loved by locals and tourists alike. A 12-time winner of the Best Attraction category awarded by Singapore Tourism Board, 1.1 million visitors answer the call of the wild annually.

At a glance

How it’s designed

How it’s designed

A visit to the Night Safari is a journey into the wilderness. Designed to be explored on a 40-minute tram ride, visitors will be taken through seven geographical regions, from the Himalayan foothills to the jungles of Southeast Asia. Through engaging and exciting live commentary, guests will get a deeper understanding of the habitats of our nocturnal friends and hopefully, an appreciation for wildlife conservation.


We actively promote biodiversity through our captive breeding programme of threatened species. Over the past few years, we have successfully bred Malayan tigers, Asian elephants, fishing cats, red dholes, clouded leopards, anoas, markhors, bantengs, Malayan tapirs and Asian lions, and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future.




At Night Safari, our visitor’s experience extends to experiential dining as well.


Imagine alfresco dining mere metres away from fire-eating tribal dancers at Jungle Rotisserie or dining onboard a tram traversing the park. That’s the award-winning Gourmet Safari Express which clinched the Gold Award in the prestigious International Festivals and Events World Forum (IFEA) Pinnacles Awards 2001.


Awards aside, one thing’s for sure when you step into the park: you’ll be in for a treat!

Awards and accolades

STB Singapore Experience Awards (2010)

Best Visitor Attraction Experience

2010 Asian Attraction Award
Most Popular Asian Attraction, Wildlife Park category (Awarded by The International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions)

Businesses For Families Mark (2010)
Certificate of Recognition presented to Night Safari for achieving the Businesses for Families Mark Awarded by Ministry Of Community Development, Youth and Sports

Timeout Singapore (2010)
Best of Awards, Best Visitor Attraction - Night Safari Awarded by Timeout Singapore

Achievement of ISO 14001 And OHSAS 18001 Certifications
All three Wildlife Reserves Singapore parks are the first zoological institutions in Southeast Asia to receive both ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications

TTG Travel Awards (2009)
Best Theme Attractions - Singapore Night Safari
Awarded by TTG Asia

STB Singapore Experience Awards (2009)
Best Visitor Attraction Experience

Most Favourite Attraction Award (2008)
Night Safari
Awarded by Association of Singapore Attractions

20th Annual TTG Travel Awards (2008)
Best Theme Attraction

Michelin 3-star Rating
Awarded in September 2008

Viator.com (2007) 
10 Most Popular Experiences in Asia

40 Jewels In ASEAN’s Crown (2007)
Best Natural and Man-made Attraction (List based on international media sources Conde Nast Gold List 2007, Country Brand Index 2007, Lonely Planet Guides, Restaurant Magazine, The Times of London, Time magazine)

Excellent Service Award (EXSA) – Superstar Winner (2006)
Awarded to Mr Emmey Mohd Bin Nenpari, Guest Relations Assistant
Awarded by SPRING Singapore

NATAS Award Inbound SECTOR (2006)
Best supporting local attraction/hotel/transport operator - Night Safari
Awarded by National Association of Travel Agents Singapore

STB 21st Tourism Awards (2006)
Best Leisure Attraction Experience

STB 21st Tourism Awards (2006) 
Top 10 Best Family Experiences (Catch the Creatures of the Night Show at Night Safari)

Excellent Service Award (EXSA) (2006) – Superstar Winner
Awarded to Mr Emmey Mohd Bin Nenpari, Guest Relations Assistant

STB 19th Tourism Awards (2004)
Best Leisure Attraction Experience

Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H. Award Bronze Recipient (2004)
National recognition to workplaces with health promotion programmes that strive to improve employee health and wellbeing

Restroom Association (Singapore) – Happy Toilet Award (2004)
5-star award for cleanliness, functionality and creativity

STB 18th Tourism Awards (2003) 
Best Leisure Experience

Superbrand Award (2003)
Awarded as one of the 100 Singapore strongest brands

International Festivals And Events Association (IFEA) — Best New Event (Within an Existing Festival)
Gold Award — Gourmet Safari Express – Wild dining on-board a moving tram

Travelweekly East Innovators Awards (2001) 
Top Innovator Award for a Tourist Attraction

Incentive Meetings Association (Ima) Asia Pacific (2000)
Best Theme Venue

STB 15th Tourism Awards (2000) 
Leisure Attraction of the Year

STB 14th Tourism Awards (1999)
Leisure Attraction of the Year

STB 13th Tourism Awards (1998)
Tourism Host of the Year – Leisure Attraction awarded to Ms Mavis Ee Yen Ching

Venture Asia Publishng – Meeting & Conventions Awards (1998)
Best Theme Venue Winner, Meetings & Conventions Asia Pacific Gold Award

STPB 12th Tourism Awards (1997)
Leisure Attraction of the Year

STPB 11th Tourism Awards (1996)
Leisure Attraction of the Year

Singapore Totalisator Board — Excellence For Singapore Award (1996) (Inaugural Awards)
Awarded to the Night Safari, as a Singapore success story, for its unique ‘open zoo’ design and excellent in-situ conservation achievement

Asean Tourism Association — Aseanta Awards For Excellence (1995)
Best New Attraction in ASEAN Awarded to the Night Safari, for its excellence in promoting and enhancing the tourism experience in ASEAN