Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde, AZ
3505 W State Route 260 • Camp Verde, AZ 86322
See hundreds of exotic animals roaming their spacious habitats – in Arizona! Nestled on over 100 acres in the heart of Verde Valley, Out of Africa Wildlife Park promotes conversation awareness of these awe-inspiring animals through peaceful interactions. Hitch a ride on the African Bush Safari, see entertaining shows like Tiger Splash, and more. No passport needed!
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Out of Africa Wildlife Park in Camp Verde is located in the geographical center of Arizona. Their address is 3505 W. Camp Verde Bridgeport Highway, Camp Verde, AZ 86322. For GPS or driving directions use: 3505 W. SR-260, Camp Verde, AZ 86322. The drive up or down scenic Interstate 17 will take you to the park without the congestion of the city or the gridlock of endless traffic lights. Located three miles west of I-17 on SR-260, use exit 287.
Allow 4 to 5 hours to experience all the park’s adventures.
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.
Yes, there will be plenty of opportunities to pet the more docile members of the animal kingdom at the park. For example, on the 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.
No. For the safety of animals, guests and staff who work with wild animals directly, they do not allow pets or service animals inside the park. They also discourage guests from bringing pets and leaving them in parked cars. Distressed pets will be removed from vehicles if deemed necessary for the safety of the animal.
Park hours are from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The park is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. Last admission is one our before closing time. Park hours are subject to change.
Temperatures at Out of Africa Wildlife park are generally about 10-degrees cooler than the Phoenix area during summer, spring and fall. The park elevation is approximately 3,000 feet; a significant contrast from Flagstaff, its neighbor to the north, which is nearly 7,000 feet at its low point.
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.
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.
Outside food and beverages cannot be brought into the park. That includes large coolers. Guests may bring bottled water into the park. No facilities are available for food storage. Food concessions are available at the park.
Comfortable shoes are recommended. Bear in mind that most pathways and driveways are compacted dirt or gravel. For your own comfort guests are discouraged from wearing dress-type shoes. On sunny days, sunscreen is recommended. Sunscreen is available for purchase at the gift shop located at the park entrance. They also recommend wearing layers of clothes so you can properly react to temperature changes throughout the day.
Yes, the Africa Bush Safari is enjoyed by all ages. The African Bush Safari Tours operate throughout the day. As a courtesy to others on the tour, please exercise good judgment when bringing a small child on the vehicle.