Chiang Mai Night Safari
The Night Safari at the Chiang Mai Zoo is the third nocturnal zoo in the world. It may have been established after the night safari in Singapore, but with an impressive 300 acres span, it is twice the size of its Singaporean counterpart.
It was established after Night Safari in Singapore and China Night Safari in Guangzhou.
The Chiang Mai Zoo is open during the day, but the night safari begins at 6pm after the sun has dipped down over the horizon, and it lasts until midnight. The cool night breeze that comes during these hours is quite welcoming for guests looking to escape the heat during the day.
Visitors are taken through the massive park in an open-sided tram. The tram makes its way along five kilometers through two major sections of the park. The entire tram ride takes around one hour to complete, and it runs from 7pm until 10:30pm daily.
The tram operator will cast a spotlight upon the different animals that you will encounter during the tour and a trained expert guide will provide interesting information for each animal.
The tour is broken down into two zones for the exciting nocturnal experience: the Savana Safari zone and the Predator Prowl Zone. Both of which each have their own unique highlights.
The Savana Safari Zone explores the habitats of over three hundred animals. Some of the favorite animal encounters are: kangaroos, water buffalos, wildebeests, ostriches, zebras, and Giraffes.
The Predator Prowl Zone travels through the habitats of over two hundred animals such as: tigers, lions, wolves, African hunting dogs, bears, crocodiles, and hyenas.
There is also the Jaguar Trail Zone, a walking trail the can be explored on your own that is open until ten pm.
Don’t miss the nightly musical fountain and laser light show. The shows are at 8pm and 9pm, respectively. The show takes place around a massive water fountain the shoots streams of illuminated water into the air while being accompanied by choreographed music.
The Chiang Mai Night Safari is located at the Chiang Mai Zoo on 100 Huay Kaew Road in Chiang Mai.