Rhino Week is September 19-25, 2021. You can help wild rhinos by booking a once-in-a-lifetime behind-the-scenes encounter with our white rhino herd!

Have you ever wanted to get up close and personal with a friendly rhino? Talk to an animal care specialist about what it takes to care for rhinos? Would you like to take a selfie with a rhino or see the custom crates we use to transport our rhinos safely? Now you can!

• Full-day admission to Virginia Safari Park
• 30-minute tour with meet and greet with up to five of our rhinos
• Treats to feed the rhino
• Touch time with the rhino
• Rhino Complex tour
• A painting completed by our rhinos

Tour participants will be picked up at the Safari Trading Post Gift Shop and transported to the Rhino Complex. Participants will then journey to the Rhino Complex to tour the rhino barn, transport crates, and spend time visiting and feeding the rhino’s treats. Your guide will give you one-on-one time with the rhinos, teach you about these endangered animals, answer your questions, and give you the opportunity for selfies with a keeper and the rhino!

A portion of all proceeds will be donated to rhino conservation. Choose your tour time: 11:00 am, or 1:00 pm Limited spaces, September 19 – 25, 2021 only.

Virginia Safari Park is committed to helping White Rhinos in the wild, and so can YOU!


The Virginia Safari Park, Virginia’s only drive-thru safari park, is located on 180-acres in the foothills of the Blueridge Mountains and is home to over 1000 animals.

There is no shortage in animal diversity when guests visit The Virginia Safari Park; some of the most iconic species in the animal kingdom can be found in the park, including the Giraffe, White Rhino, Cheetah, African Penguin, and Bengal Tiger, to name a few.

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The Safari Park drive-thru portion allows guests to take a wild drive through an expansive natural exhibit, providing a unique and up-close animal experience. Guests can feed Elk, Zebra, Llama, Bison, Ostrich, Deer, Antelope, and more from the comfort of their vehicle.

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The Village allows guests to stretch their legs while enjoying the popular budgie adventure aviary, tiger territory, giraffe feeding station, and kangaroo walk-about. While in the Village, guests can view Africa’s rarest cat, the King Cheetah, which can only be seen at the Virginia Safari Park.

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Virginia Safari Park also allows guests to participate in special animal encounters with African Penguins, Sloth, and White Rhinos. With so much to do and see, it is no surprise that USA Today readers have recognized Virginia Safari Park as one of the top 10 safari parks in the nation. Virginia Safari Park is open from March through November.


Virginia Safari Park
Location: 229 Safari Lane, Natural Bridge, VA 24578
Phone: 540-291-3205

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Written By

Chris Murphy

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