Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ
3505 W State Route 260 • Camp Verde, AZ 86322
"Out of Africa Wildlife Park is an opportunity to see hundreds of wild-by-nature animals from all over the world, especially Africa. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it’s a place where visitors enjoy an authentic replica of a real African Bush Safari. Besides the entertaining shows and animal presentations throughout the day, all of our animals are cared for with passion and respect, roaming in spacious habitats that give you the chance to see these beautiful creatures and their natural behavior up-close."
What kind of animals will I see at Out of Africa Wildlife Park?
In addition to the nearly 40 exotic big cats including lions, tigers, leopards, jaguar, and cougars, Out of Africa Wildlife Park is composed of hundreds of mammals, birds, and reptiles representing the incredible biological diversity of forests, jungles, and plains of the world, including Africa and many other continents. The experience includes a bush safari tour showcasing herd-style animals from the plains and savannas of Africa and Asia where you’ll observe free-roaming giraffes, antelopes, zebras, ostriches, water buffalo, gemsboks, elands, and many more. The preserve was designed to give the animals the ability to interact and roam about freely as they do in the wild. Some of the animals that live at the park are classified as threatened or near threatened, meaning they are in danger of being placed in the “threatened” category in the future. You will find a current Species List of all our animals here. Out of Africa offers an experience steeped in entertainment, education, and conservation, dedicated to raising an awareness of God’s creatures and promoting an understanding through in-person contact.
Can I pet any of the animals?
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities to pet the more docile members of the animal kingdom at the Park. For example, on our safaris you’ll usually be able to feed and pet giraffe! The Pet-N-Feed features gentle, friendly creatures that are fun and safe to interact with. You’ll also have an opportunity to safely pet giant pythons, anacondas, and more at the Giant Snake show. There is even a good chance of touching a participating animal during the Creature Feature show, depending on animal mannerism and availability. For the animals that cannot be touched, you’ll be surprised at just how close you do get.
Are pets or service dogs allowed inside the park?
Free roaming animals and free flight birds of prey may be present at Out of Africa Wildlife Park. Furthermore, keepers are frequently in with big cats that are wild by nature. Pets or service animals can trigger instincts that pose a severe risk to our keepers. For the safety of your animals, our guests, and our staff who work with wild animals directly, we do not allow pets and service animals inside the park.
We discourage guests from bringing pets and leaving them in parked vehicles. Distressed pets will be removed from vehicles if deemed necessary for the safety of the animal.
What are the park and safari hours?
Mon – Fri: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sat – Sun: 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The admission window closes at 4:00 p.m.
We are closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
What is the smoking policy at the park?
While smoking is prohibited throughout the Park, there are two designated outdoor smoking areas located by the Park entrance and at the upper court area near the Tiger Splash arena.
What type of food service is available at the park?
Meals such as hamburgers, veggies burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, smoothies, soups, and salads are available from outdoor food service at the park. No outside food is allowed.
How should I dress?
We recommend you wear comfortable shoes and bear in mind that most pathways and driveways are compacted dirt or gravel. For your own comfort we discourage guests from wearing dress-type shoes. On sunny days, we strongly recommend you wear sunscreen. Sunscreen is available for purchase at the gift shop located at the park entrance. We also recommend wearing layers of clothes so you can properly react to temperature changes throughout the day.