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Sharjah Safari announces new season opening date and expanded animal collection – News

Wetlands, canyons, valleys, small lakes, waterfalls, mountains and more as the sanctuary reopens

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 1:40 p.m.

Last update: Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 1:59 p.m.

The world’s largest safari outside of Africa will open its third season on September 21, it was announced Tuesday. Sharjah Safari will welcome visitors from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Ticket prices start from Dh40 for adults and Dh15 for children for a walking tour. Rates range from Dh120 to Dh275 for adults for tours of the sanctuary.

The park has expanded its animal collection, welcoming a wide range of mammal, reptile and bird species. More than 200 animals have been born at the sanctuary, including the scimitar oryx, an extinct African species.

An African savanna elephant (Samra) was also born. Additionally, the park has announced the breeding of the rare Paratilapia fish from Madagascar.

Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA) Chairperson Hana Saif Al Suwaidi said: “Among the new attractions, the Sharjah Safari Amphitheater will captivate the public with its immersive displays of African birds and animals, showcasing their behaviours. natural. On a journey through wetlands, canyons, valleys, small lakes, waterfalls, mountains and vast African landscapes, visitors will be surrounded by rare and diverse African trees and bushes, ensuring an unforgettable adventure full of fun and excitement.”

Spread over an area of ​​8 square kilometers within the Al Bridi Reserve in Al Dhaid, Sharjah Safari features 12 environments inspired by various parts of Africa. These include Sahel, Savannah, Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Moremi, Kalahari and Niger Valley. It is home to more than 50,000 animals of more than 120 species, including lions, elephants, giraffes, black and white rhinos, crocodiles, deer, bulls and many endangered animals.

Native African wildlife roams without fences, in an environment similar to their natural environment, according to Visit Sharjah.

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