Drift Off to a Staycay With River Safari’s Mesmerizing Manatees

14 DEC 2020
This holiday season, don’t let travel restrictions get in the way of a truly unique getaway. Book in your loved ones for River Safari’s Glamping with the Manatees programme which combines an enriching day out with a night of cozy comfort in the company of mesmerising manatees at the Amazon Flooded Forest, home to a herd of 18 of these charismatic aquatic mammals.

Image 1: Glampers will be right by the world’s largest freshwater aquarium in a bespoke glamping tent at River Safari’s Amazon Flooded Forest, home to a herd of 18 West Indian manatees.

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This two-day one-night getaway, available for a limited time between 21 and 27 December, allows guests to put on their explorer caps and go on a trail along the Rivers of the World. Get to know our animal family at the much-loved Once Upon a River animal presentation before wandering into Wild Amazonia for an up-close and personal experience with one of the tiniest and cheekiest primate species—the squirrel monkeys in Squirrel Monkey Forest. Then, mingle with a mystery animal, followed by dinner under the stars.


As night falls, retreat to the tranquil Amazon Flooded Forest, where the world’s largest freshwater aquarium houses majestic West Indian manatees, arapaima and a host of other freshwater fish. Unwind over a manatee-inspired activity and learn interesting facts about them, such as how 24 manatee calves have been welcomed since this species was first introduced in 1994. Find out about the epic move of the manatees from Singapore Zoo to River Safari, and try to spot Canola, the first hand-raised manatee calf who is now a proud mother herself. Drift off to sleep, snuggled in the comfort of a glamping tent complete with cushy mattresses and other amenities while the manatees float gracefully by.


Wake up after a restful night’s sleep and start the day with a hearty breakfast before concluding the experience with some special in-house camp traditions.


Details at a glance
Date : 2-day-1-night stay between 21 – 27 December 2020
Pricing : From $699 per tent (sleeps up to 4 persons)
Venue : River Safari

Package includes

  • Sleep with manatees in air-conditioned comfort
  • Meet a mystery animal
  • Reserved seating at Once Upon a River animal presentation
  • Get up close to our cheeky squirrel monkeys
  • Manatee-inspired activity before bedtime
  • Glamp tent complete with amenities
  • Hearty dinner and breakfast

Image 2: After an enriching day at River Safari, retreat into a bespoke glamping tent right by the world’s largest freshwater aquarium at River Safari’s Glamping with the Manatees.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Image 3: River Safari’s Amazon Flooded Forest is home to a herd of 18 majestic West Indian manatees. Find out more about these charismatic aquatic mammals through a manatee-inspired activity before you retire for the evening.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE

Image 4: Get up-close and personal with inquisitive squirrel monkeys at River Safari’s Squirrel Monkey Forest and find out how our keepers enrich the lives of these intelligent primates.

PHOTO CREDITS: WILDLIFE RESERVES SINGAPORE