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Werribee Open Range Zoo

Rhythm of Africa

Find your African beat this summer.

Every Saturday during January and February head to Werribee Open Range Zoo for an evening of live African music, African-inspired food, animal viewing and kids' activities.

Now in its twentieth year, Rhythm of Africa has become a must-do summer tradition, bringing together families and friends for a magic mix of warm summer nights, African beats, picnics on the grass, drumming workshops, hair-braiding and face-painting.

Plus you can jump on board our Safari Bus for a tour through the savannah until 6pm and explore the African Pula Trail until 8pm spotting Lions, Wild Dogs and Cheetah on the prowl and Hippos grazing on the beach. And if the weather’s warm don’t forget to bring the kids’ bathers and watch the sun set from Hippo Beach. While you relax beneath the thatched umbrellas the kids will love playing in the sand and cooling off under the fountains.

During the night you can purchase African-inspired dishes, but visitors are also welcome to bring their own blankets, hampers and beverages for a relaxed picnic on the lawn.

Rhythm of Africa runs every Saturday, from 7th January to 25th February, 4:30pm to 8:30pm and Zoo Members and kids under 16 receive free entry!