Encounters

Campout at the Park

Available Campout Dates

2017 Schedule:   June 03

Overview

If you’ve ever wondered what happens at a wildlife park after the last guest leaves, this is your chance to find out firsthand — the perfect opportunity to see animal behavior under a canopy of stars. Bring your sleeping gear and join us for a limited-engagement campout at Out of Africa Wildlife Park as we witness this spectacle together alongside lions, tigers, hyenas, and bears. Oh, my!

This unforgettable family adventure is not like that of a typical zoo sleepover.  Here, your nighttime activities include a Tiger Splash™ show, a cobra show, Out of Africa movie time, and a special walk down memory lane where park founders Dean and Prayeri Harrison recount their previous 28 years of wildlife adventures, their relationships with the animals, and how the park has evolved over nearly 3 decades.

What campout would be complete without a campfire, away from city lights underneath a humbling plenitude of stars? And in the morning, you’ll wake up to the roar of lions and the aroma of a delicious hot breakfast. It’s an experience that will immerse your senses into the sights, scents, and sounds of the wild. Best of all, you won’t have to travel halfway across the world to take your family on this exotic sleepover.

The Jungle Hut Eatery is open for dinner. The park provides an evening ice cream social and a hearty breakfast in the morning with plenty of hot chocolate and coffee. You are welcome to explore the park on your own when the park opens at 9:30 a.m. to see all of your favorite animals in the light of day. Plus, the gift shop will open early at 9:00 a.m. Enjoy a 10% discount off all gift shop purchases.

Location

Out of Africa Wildlife Park 3505 W. SR-260, Camp Verde, AZ  Campout Stars86322

Times

Gates open promptly at 5:40 p.m.

Campsite set-up from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Dinner from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (not included)
Tiger Splash™ from 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Cobra Encounter from 8:15 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Ice Cream Social at 8:45 p.m.
Founder’s Stories and Movie Time beginning at 9:00 p.m
Breakfast at 7:00 a.m.
Wrap-up by 8:30 a.m.

Fee

Adults: $79.95 + tax
Children: $49.95 + tax (ages 3-12)
Reservations required. SPACE IS LIMITED. Call today to reserve your spot at 928.567.2851. Online reservations are not available for this event.

A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, dedicated to the protection and preservation of Africa’s wilderness and its denizens, particularly species such as the elephants and black rhinos.

Availability

This event is expected to sell quickly. Reservations are taken on a first come, first served basis.

Restrictions

No Alcohol permitted. Smoking in designated area only. In the unlikely event of inclement weather, the campout will be rescheduled or your money refunded.

Good to know

We do not supply tents, camp chairs, flashlights, cots, sleeping pads, sleeping bags, or other camp-related supplies. What you bring is up to you. Whether you prefer to set up a tent, or sleep in the open, campout locations will be on the main predator road between tram stop 1 and 3. You can chose your favorite animal(s) to sleep alongside. In the morning, campers must have all belongings out of the park or in the parking lot by 9:00 a.m.

For the safety of the animals, food is not allowed in the park. Reasonably-priced dinner meals are available at the Jungle Hut Eatery. Breakfast is provided by the park at no additional cost.