Safari Tours

Safari Tours at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Take a Tour of a Wildlife Safari Zoo in Central Pennsylvania

Guided Safari Tours with Tour Guide Offered Regular Season of May through October

It’s a long way from Central Pennsylvania to the dry plains of Africa or the woodlands and forests of Australia, but the incredible safari tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park makes those exotic locales feel a lot closer. Now you can introduce your whole family to all kinds of feathered, furry, and funny friends at our wildlife safari zoo. Enjoy up-close-and-personal encounters, learn about the animals’ natural habitats, and soak up fresh air galore.


Self Drive-Thru Safari Available Only in April and November

Drive-Thru Safari - Pre-Season/Post-Season Option is available on select Weekends Only in April and November from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Cost: $8 per person all ages 3 years and older.

Note: ONLY the Safari Tour Fields are open for the Drive-Thru option. Zoo exhibits will open on May 1st.

Drive-Thru Rules; Please read if you are interested in our Safari Drive-Thru for our 2022 Season!

Drive-Thru Waiver; Please download and print out our Safari Waiver for quicker access at the gate.

Touring Our Wildlife Safari Zoo

Since 1965, Lake Tobias Wildlife Park has brought people and animals closer together while offering educational experiences that foster a wider understanding of the world around us. It all starts when guests climb in our open-air cruisers. What follows is a leisurely jaunt across some 150 acres of gorgeous land. As you traverse hills, pastures, and woodlands, be on the lookout for our local residents — you may be surprised where they like to hide! Along the way, our friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will share tidbits about the species that call Lake Tobias home.

Tours depart frequently. To help keep things moving, we’re able to run up to 10 tour buses on a continuous basis. That means that even our busiest days see a new tour heading out every 10 or 15 minutes, keeping your wait time short and getting you to the fun as quickly as possible.
Touch and feed real animals at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Safari Tour at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park
Bison at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

Meet Our Animals

There are more than 400 animals in the safari fields here at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, all roaming freely. This changing landscape makes each visit unique. You may find yourself driving by a herd of elk or encountering graceful eland, the largest type of antelope in the world. From flightless birds to the gravity-defying giraffes, our residents are an absolute joy to watch.

Even better, some curious critters will come up for a closer look. Don’t be surprised if an animal approaches the tour bus — if you’re lucky, you might even get to touch one! It’s a phenomenal opportunity for animal lovers of all ages to see animals thriving out in nature, and you’re sure to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Touch an elk at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax, PA
Safari Station at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park

The New Safari Station

To upgrade our guests’ experience during their tour, we built our very own Safari Station. This spot, launched in 2015, includes:

  • A large loading area to comfortably accommodate more guests as they wait for their turn to hop aboard the cruiser
  • A snack shop that’s perfect for grabbing a drink or food to feed the animals on your tour
  • Well-maintained restrooms for your convenience

Plan Your Visit

As you plan your visit to Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, there are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Safari tours begin right when the park opens, so don’t be afraid to come early if you want to avoid the crowds or you just can’t wait to get your adventure started.
  • Tours last around 45 minutes — long enough to see lots of animals, but not too long for the littlest members of your entourage.
  • The last tour departs Safari Station one hour before closing.
  • There are no reservations for tours, and they’re offered on a first-come, first-serve basis, but even if you miss your preferred time, there should be one coming along shortly!

Other than that, the best advice we have is to come with an open mind and an open heart. Be prepared to learn a lot and see even more! We’re proud to offer guests an opportunity to witness firsthand the natural majesty of animals from six continents. For more information on our park, the safari tour, or other interactive experiences at Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, contact us online or call our office at 717-362-9126.

Safari Times

  • Safari tours begin when the park opens.
  • Tours last approximately 45 minutes.
  • Last tour goes out one hour before closing.
  • Tours are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and depart multiple times per day.
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 Lake Tobias Wildlife Park, Halifax, PA.
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