The Safari is located on 100 hectares of wild nature in the urban central of Israel: Africa in the heart of "Gush Dan".
The word “Safari” comes from Swahili, meaning journey. We invite you, our visitors, to go on a fascinating journey following the animals of the African savanna here, in Ramat Gan. Just like in their native habitats in Africa, the animals here move freely in large herds, and just like travelers in Africa, you could also be the guests of nature and watch the typical behavior of animals while eating and socializing, being active or resting. You would be able to distinguish between males and females, watch supremacy displays, courtship demonstrations, mating and maybe even births. You would definitely be thrilled by seeing parents taking care of their offsprings.
The Ramat Gan Safari has the largest collection of animals in the Middle East, and it is unique thanks to the large herds that roam the African grounds. The Safari contains about 1,600 animals from all over the world. Among them 68 mammal species, 130 bird species and 25 reptile species. The Safari is home to African and Asian elephants, giraffes, orangutans, Sumatran tigers, gorillas and many more.
The Safari is committed to raising the flag of education and nature conservation and is leading one of the biggest projects in the world for the treatment and rehabilitation of wildlife. The Israeli wildlife Hospital in the Safari is a prolific collaboration between the Safari and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority. Over 4,000 wild animals in need of veterinary care are brought to the hospital each year. After treatment and rehabilitation, most of them are returned to the wild.
The Safari also runs breeding programs for endangered species and is involved in collaborative animal research programs and breeding projects. The Safari plays an important role in the vultures breeding program, and thanks to the Safari’s vultures, Costa and Donkey, many vultures were released to the wild in Israel.
The Safari is a member of international and European zoo associations and is closely tied to wildlife conservation organizations throughout the world.
When visiting the Safari, we ask you to protect the welfare of the animals and to follow safety instructions – thus ensuring your own safety.
Drive safely and remember: the animals have the right of way. It is their home.
Please be extra careful in the lions’ enclosure. Enter only in a closed-top car and do not open your windows.
Do not feed the animals. Our keepers adequately provide the animals with suitable food. Any additional food might harm the animals and disturb the ongoing care.
Please leave your pets at home. Diseases can easily be passed between animals, and these could harm not only the animals in the Safari, but also your pets.
In the zoo area, please stay on designated footpaths only.
For the safety of both animals and visitors, please obey all posted signs and guidelines.
We thank you and wish you an enjoyable visit and a wonderful day in the Safari!