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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 11th Feb -31st March 2017

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.

  • 10.00   Meet the monkeys 
  • 10.30   Madagascar safari
  • 11.30   Big cat safari
  • 12.30   Animal encounters
  • 14.00   Big cat safari
  • 14.30   Big cat action
  • 15.00   Lemur encounter (Tickets available to purchase from our zoo shop -Min age 8 yrs)
  • 15.30   Meerkat encounter (Tickets available to purchase from our Zoo shop-Min age 8yrs)
  • We wont let wet weather dampen your visit , In the event of wet weather our animologists team will switch to an alternative exciting wet weather programme
  •  ( If you are unsure where to go please ask a member of staff. We will be pleased to guide you to the correct location )
  • 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 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.