Safari Drive-Thru Zoo

The Safari Experience

The Virginia Safari Park opened in the spring of 2000 because we felt there was a need and desire for people to be able to see wild animals in a much more natural environment than had previously been available.

In the Safari, you'll be able to see animals run and frolic with abandon on our 180-acre property.  The animals are free to roam!  Drive your vehicle over three miles of maintained gravel road and feed the animals through your windows!  But don't be in a hurry, the animals often block your path...or lay flat-out in the sun...the choice is theirs!

Not only are our animals free to roam, but they follow their instincts. Males challenge each other for the attention of the females, resulting in cute baby animals being born throughout the season. Sometimes visitors are lucky enough to observe a birth in progress, and watch as the baby takes its first steps!

Animal Interaction is the Focus

We encourage interaction by allowing visitors to feed the animals with our specialty grain. Our staff is dedicated to helping guests appreciate our animals in the beautiful and natural setting of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the Shenandoah Valley.

The experience of having a huge bull elk or deer only inches away, feeding from your bucket, is virtually impossible to describe.  This unique animal encounter park appeals to all ages and has become one of the region's top attractions.

Come see why people keep returning again and again—and bringing their friends!

Learn About Our Safari Village Walk-Thru Here!