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Tel: 01983 403883

Isle of Wight Zoo,Yaverland Seafront
Sandown, Isle of Wight
PO36 8QB

Daily " Walking Safaris "

Daily " Walking Safaris

Schedule valid from 1st - 31st Oct 2018

Our dedicated Animologists will help you to discover how we lovingly care for our animals as well as giving you an insight into our wildlife conservation programmes in India, Madagascar and on the Isle of Wight.Come and find out how you can also be a wildlife hero.

The Walking Safaris are completely free to zoo visitors so please come and join us as we explore the wonderful world of nature.

  • 10.30   Big cat safari
  • 11.30   Madagascar safari
  • 12.00   Lemur encounter ( £10.00pp -Tickets available from our zoo shop - Min age 8yrs
  • 12.30   Meerkat Talk
  • 12.45   Meerkat encounter (£10.00pp-Tickets available from zoo shop -Min age 8yrs )
  • 14.00   Big cat safari
  • 14.30   Big cat action
  • 15.00   'Rescued Animals' Safari
  • 15.30   Monkey Safari
  • 16.00   Reptiles and Invertebrates
Walking Safaris start from the Animologist Meeting Point outside the zoo cafe. If you are not sure where to go just ask any member of the zoo team.
Please note that this timetable may sometimes change for operational
reasons. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Daily Meerkat Encounter!

Visitors wishing to participate will need to purchase a ticket for £10.00 per person (min age 8 years) from the zoo shop. We recommend that visitors purchase their tickets on arrival, as a limited number of tickets are available for each daily session. This is for animal welfare reasons as we don't want to overcrowd the meerkats.


Our friendly keepers will introduce you to the meerkats at 'Suricata Lodge’, our stunning African style Kalahari themed undercover encounter area. Children participating in the encounter will be required to have a guardian nearby. It is advisable to bring closed toe shoes and clothing to cover your arms and legs.