When looking at our line up of Myrtle Beach activities, the one I was most excited about was the Myrtle Beach Safari. I knew it would be good (how can it not be when you get to be around animals) BUT it surpassed everything I had imagined. We loved it. So much so that each and every one of us walked away saying that it was the highlight of our trip. Actually, it goes beyond that…It was one of the best things we have been able to experience as a family, ever.
We loved the T.I.G.E.R.S. Wild Encounters Day Safari Tour so much that even as I write this post, I fear that my words won’t be able to do the experience justice. Not only is the staff knowledgeable, it is obvious that they LOVE what they do. They love these animals and they are super friendly. But the starts of the experience are the animals (of course).
The Liger is massive! Not only do you get to see one up close and personal, you also get to take a picture with one. Not beside it but right in front of one (which was good enough for me). No joke, as we were in front of the liger it kept turning back to stare me down. I thought maybe I was reading too much into it, but other people noticed and one of the trainers even said he must have liked my pink jacket. Needless to say, that jacket stayed off for the rest of my time there.
You will get so much time (and pictures) with various tigers. We loved being able to snuggle up with them, even if briefly. They are absolutely adorable.
Our monkey interaction wasn’t long enough (we wanted more time with them) but left us wanting to bring them home with us. They were too cute!!!
I was in no prepared for meeting Bubbles so when I saw her headed our way, I was speechless (yes, that happens sometimes). She is so smart and does some “tricks” that make you fall in love with her.
Please note that I am leaving the specifics out of each encounter so that you can be surprised when you go for yourself. But feel free to contact me directly (or leave a comment on this post) and I can answer any specific questions you may have. Plus, there are a few other animal encounters I didn’t tell you about.
Here’s what you should know about your Myrtle Beach Safari experience:
- Schedule at least 4/4.5 hours of your day for this activity and while that may seem like a lot, it really isn’t. As they say, time flies by when you are having fun and wee did not want it to end.
- You are provided with snacks and lunch.
- You aren’t allowed to bring cell phones or cameras with you and while that might seem like the unthinkable (or maybe that was just for me), I am so glad I didn’t have any distractions because it allowed me to be completely immersed in the experience. All that to say that you should buy their photo package. You’re going to want these pics, trust me.
- If you suffer from allergies, you may want to bring some medication because you are outside and you are around animals. You may not need it but it is best to be prepared.
- Their address does not appear in GPS but they will email you instructions before the Safari that has the correct address and all the info. you need so be on the lookout for that and make sure you use the correct address so that you do not miss out on the safari.
- Their website indicates it a 3+ hour walking tour but don’t worry, you don’t spend the entire time walking, we actually spend a lot of it sitting down.
- Because you are outside, sitting on the floor and holding the animals, you may want to wear pants but that is totally about preference.
Out of all our adventures, the Myrtle Beach Safari was by far the best experience. Looking at these pictures make me smile because it surpassed all of our expectations. It was truly an experience we will never forget. If you are ever in Myrtle Beach, I highly suggest you do this. It is a little pricey BUT totally worth it!!!!! You can book your reservation on their website by clicking HERE. They also have a night safari available that I want to go to.
Here are some more of my favorite Myrtle Beach Safari pictures.
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