In this article, I will report in detail on my actual visit to the Night Safari in Singapore.
I think it will be easier for you to plan your trip since you can see what it is like there.
In addition, we have also compiled a list of people for whom a night safari is recommended and how to buy tickets at the lowest price.
If you are wondering whether to go on a night safari or want to go on one, please read on.
[My experience] I went on a thrilling night safari! The zoo at night is a thrill
This time, I would like to report in detail about my visit to the Night Safari.
What kind of place is Singapore’s pride and joy, a zoo at night!
18:30 Arrive at the Night Safari
We came to the Night Safari, which we had been looking forward to.
On this day, we went to the Singapore Zoo, the River Safari, and then the Night Safari.
The three zoos were all within walking distance of each other, so it took very little time to get around.
After our visit to the River Safari, it was time for the Night Safari!
18:45 Get in line for admission
The Night Safari is divided into two areas, one that requires an entrance ticket and one that can be seen without a ticket.
The food court and souvenir shops are located in the free area where you can enter without a ticket.
The free area opens at 5:30 p.m., so you can have your dinner early in the evening.
We had booked a streetcar for 19:15, so we decided to go straight to the entrance line. (Tickets and streetcar reservations will be explained later in the article.
The Night Safari itself opens at 7:15pm.
There’s already quite a line of people waiting to get in! At this time, only people with reservations for the 19:15 streetcar are allowed to enter.
After about 10 minutes in line, we finally entered the paid area of the Night Safari.
The thrill rises!
19:15Board the streetcar, the highlight of the night safari
First, we decided to ride the streetcar, the highlight of the night safari.
The streetcar has a cute animal design! It’s a great way to get into the mood.
We lined up at the “Tram Station”. 10 minutes in line and we were safely on the streetcar.
This streetcar is designed for four people to ride in a single row.
This streetcar has audio guidance as it runs.
This is the first time I’ve ever seen a streetcar with Japanese audio, but it seems to have been discontinued.
Instead, you could listen to the directions in multiple languages by connecting earphones. .
19:20 The streetcar departs! A ride through the dark jungle
The streetcar finally departs. Right after it left, it was still a bit bright.
The sunset in Singapore is around 19:00 throughout the year. The streetcar at 19:15, before it gets dark, is a good time to take it.
I saw a deer early on.
The animals are in a large enclosure, so it seems to be luck how close you can get to them when the streetcar runs.
19:30 Powerful animals up close!
To the left and to the right, more and more animals came into view.
There’s also a hippo. Night Safari is a unique and exciting way to see animals in the dark.
Is it a flock of flamingos? It feels more like watching animals in nature than in daylight.
But as it gets darker and darker, it gets harder and harder to take pictures…
We could see lions and elephants, but it was too dark to capture them in a photo or video…
You’d better enjoy the realism of the place! .
It was nice to see the lions moving at the Night Safari, even though they were too hot to move at all at the Singapore Zoo.
We enjoyed the ride for about 40 minutes and got off the streetcar.
20:00 Dinner while watching the fire show
We were hungry after getting off the streetcar, so we decided to have dinner for the night.
It was almost time for the fire show at 8:00 pm. We decided to eat at a restaurant where we could see the show.
We ordered juicy chicken from a restaurant called Jungle Rotisserie.
The meat was tender and the spicy sauce was very tasty.
I was very satisfied to watch the powerful show while eating delicious food.
This fire show is held at 19:00, 20:00, and 21:00.
21:00 Walk around and explore the walking trail
After eating and resting, we decided to explore the walking trails, which you can walk.
You can walk the four trails at your own pace and as you wish.
But the walking trail was really dark, lol.
Sometimes there are only signs and maps, other times it’s pitch black.
There was also a kangaroo exhibit inside.
We came to the wallaby free range area, but it was too dark to capture anything, lol.
In the night safari, photography with flash is prohibited.
So it’s impossible to take pictures after dark…
Actually, the animals are faintly visible…
This is the first time I’ve been to the park.
Looks like it’s best to enter the park early!
So after this, we took a short walk and left the Night Safari.
My impressions of the actual night safari
A place to enjoy the night atmosphere
Here is a summary of my impressions of the actual night safari.
Overall, I felt it was a place to enjoy the nighttime atmosphere.
・You can enjoy the unique thrill of the night.
・However, after sunset, it is almost impossible to take photos or videos because of the darkness.
・It’s easy to see the animals on the streetcar.
・The walking trail is quite dark and may divide people.
I don’t know why I get so excited at night! This is the perfect place for those who are excited about the night.
How is it different from Singapore Zoo?
How is it different from the Singapore Zoo? I’m sure some of you are wondering.
It is safe to assume that the Singapore Zoo is open during the day and the Night Safari is a zoo that is open at night.
The Singapore Zoo is actually open from 8:30am to 6:00pm.
Animals that are too hot to move during the day at the zoo may be active at the night safari.
▼ For more information on the Singapore Zoo, click here.
Who should go on a night safari?
If any of the following apply to you, I think the night safari is the place for you!
・You like the thrill of the night.
・You have no time during the day and am only available at night.
・You don’t like hot weather.
・You want to see the animals without walking too much.
Tickets for the Night Safari
Admission to the Night Safari usually costs $49 for adults and $33 for children aged 3-12.
You also need to pay an additional $10 to ride the other language streetcars.
The cheapest price is KKday, saving you at least 5 dollars!
There are a few websites that offer slightly cheaper entrance fees if you book in advance.
I checked several, and the cheapest was a site called Kkday.
KKday offers a timed admission ticket for $33.60. (Reference: [Officially authorized sales] Night Zoo! Night Safari Timed Entry Ticket: Singapore from $33.60)
If you want to buy tickets cheaply, I think KKday is the best choice.
Also, the Night Safari is quite a crowded place.
Even if you arrive at 6:00 p.m., the tickets for 7:15 p.m. entrance seem to be sold out. Buying a timed ticket is a must.
Features of Kkday
・You can make reservations on the Japanese website.
・Customer support is also available.
・Offers tours to over 60 countries around the world.
・Lowest price for each ticket.
Reviews from people who went on a night safari with KKday
We were able to specify the time in advance, and the ticket was issued right away at the machine on the right side of the ticket counter, which was very convenient. To get to the Night Safari, I think it’s easier to take the Mandai Express (a shuttle bus operated by the company that runs the Night Safari) from Khatib MRT station than the directions on the website.
It’s about 10% cheaper than what you’d normally pay, and you can even specify the time, so no complaints here, 5 stars! We arrived at the Night Safari at about 6:15pm on Wednesday, and at that time the tickets for 7:15pm admission were sold out. We arrived at the Night Safari at about 6:15pm on a Wednesday, and the 7:15pm entrance was sold out by that time, so if you want to enter at 7:15pm, I highly recommend buying tickets in advance. Issuing admission tickets is super easy! Just go to the kiosk on the right side of ticket booth No. 1 and enter your ticketing number or hold up the two-dimensional code. No need to speak English. I think I’ll go to the River Safari next time…
There were many reviews that said the advance reservation made things go smoothly.
If you are going on a night safari, please make a reservation before you go.
How to use KKday
・Select a date and plan from KKday and purchase.
・You will receive a voucher by email.
・Check the admission method on the voucher.
・On the day of the event, enter the venue according to the entrance instructions on the voucher.
You can issue your ticket at the machine near the ticket counter.
Basic Information about Night Safari
Opening hours: 19:00 – 24:00 (stores and restaurants open from 17:30)
Closed: No specific days
Entrance fee: $49 for adults, $33 for children aged 3-12
Address: CQ2Q+V6 Singapore
How to get to Night Safari
The Night Safari is located next to the Singapore Zoo and the River Safari.
You can easily walk between these three zoos.
Taxis are recommended for those who want an easy ride
The Night Safari is located in an area a bit far from the center of Singapore.
You can take the train and bus, but it often takes about an hour and a half each way.
If you take a cab directly from your hotel in the center to the zoo, it will take about 20 minutes.
If you want to go easy, I recommend taking a cab.
We went by Grab for $20.
To get there by train and shuttle bus
Direct bus “Safari Gate”
There is a direct bus from the Marina Bay area called Safari Gate.
If you take this bus, you can go directly to the Night Safari.
Duck&Hippo in “Suntec City
MRT Circle Line, Esplanade Station, Exit A
One way $7, round trip $12
8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00
11:30, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00
About 45 minutes
Take the MRT and shuttle bus
Take the MRT to the Khatib station near the Night Safari and you can take a shuttle bus for $1.
Khatib Station (Exit A) on the NS subway line.
8:30 – 19:00, every 40 minutes on weekdays, every 20 minutes on weekends and holidays.
15 minutes to the Night Safari
The shuttle bus is called the “Mandai Express Bus”.
What you should bring to the Night Safari
Finally, here is a list of things you should bring with you on a night safari.
Try to be prepared for a comfortable stay.
It is hot before the entrance and for a while after sunset, so a mini fan is useful.
I regretted not bringing this with me on my trip to Singapore.
Bug repellent goods
In Singapore, mosquito bites can lead to dengue fever.
Dengue fever can cause a fever of nearly 40 degrees Celsius and even death at worst, so make sure you take all possible measures to protect yourself from insects.
Enjoy exploring the forest at night
The night safari was a fun place to go, with a unique excitement at night.
The only thing is that it is difficult to take photos and videos, so it is better to go with a clear purpose.
・It’s like exploring a forest at night, with a great atmosphere.
・The animals that don’t move during the day because of the heat become more active.
・It is recommended for those who don’t like hot weather.
・It is difficult to take photos on the streetcar except at 19:15.
・It is difficult to take photos on the tram except at 19:15.
・For tickets, KKday is the cheapest (see: [Officially authorized sales] Night Zoo! Night Safari Timed Entry Ticket: Singapore from $33.60)
Have a great trip!
▼ Click here for a travelogue of the River Safari.