Slumber Safari offers a truly memorable overnight experience for all ages. It is the ideal getaway for couples, groups, families or colleagues: an Out of Africa escape, just 30 minutes from the heart of Melbourne.

Slumber Safari brings together unique accommodation with a fully hosted experience including amazing close-up animal encounters, drinks and dips at sunset, a sumptuous dinner, awesome night-time activities including a night walk and toasting marshmallows around the evening campfire then a delicious supper of scones, jam and cream.

In the morning enjoy watching the animals on the African savannah awaken. A buffet breakfast will be served in the Safari Dining Hut as you take in the view.

Our safari camp offers an exceptional glamping (luxury camping) experience, with stunning tented lodges and creature comforts including en-suites, fans and electric blankets. The design has an authentic and earthy touch that says ‘safari’ and, with just eight tents in total, you share this amazing experience with just a few others.

For those who want to chill out and relax, you have your very own purpose-built balcony, overlooking the Werribee River and the Zoo's wonderful African savannah.

This is a fantastic overnight experience. Do something special with that someone special, treat the whole family, or organise a group. Adult-only camps are available each month and can be booked with our sales team. Slumber Safari gift vouchers are also available.

Slumber Safari includes:

  • 2 days Zoo entry
  • African-inspired dinner and buffet breakfast
  • Fully hosted safari experience
  • Animal Encounter and exclusive animal viewing opportunities.
  • 15% discount in the Village Trader (Zoo shop)
  • 20% off additional Wild Encounters during  your visit.

Please note: Animal encounters may vary slightly on each Slumber Safari.

Slumber Safari is an all weather program. Please call the Sales team for more information on 1300 966 784.

Wild Nights Slumber Safari Experience - Saturday 25th June to Saturday 9th July

This Winter School Holidays Slumber Safari will be combined with Wild Nights, a truly unique nocturnal zoo experience. Experience Wild Nights with your own personal Safari Guide, journey to see the Serval Under The Stars presentation and see what can happen at the Zoo after  the sun goes down. Afterwards, head back to the Slumber camp for hot chocolate and marshmallows by the campfire before heading to bed. 

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Booking info

Bookings as at July 11th: $320 per adult, $165 per child. 10% discount for Zoo Members. Minimum fee per lodge is $640. (Please note there is a $100 surcharge for Saturday night.)
Group size 
A lodge can accommodate families of up to 5.
Friday, Saturday and Sundays. Winter School Holiday bookings now open.

Bookings can be made by calling
1300 966 784
Payment must be made at the time of booking.
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