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Date night: Serengeti Night Safari returns to Busch Gardens

Busch Gardens is bringing back its wowza date night, the Serengeti Night Safari, which lets adults 21 and older spend 2 1/2 hours among the Tampa theme park's night creatures, with food and drinks and campfire stories along the way. You start the tour at the open bar with free food to munch while you meet your guides, who will walk the group to the hippo pod, where the lumbering creatures begin stirring at night when it's safe for them to graze in the open. Your guides will tell you the (mostly true) stories of how dangerous these comical creatures can be. The group is given night vision binoculars and taken in an open wagon through the park's Serengeti, where you can hand-feed giraffes and see zebras up close. Around the fire pit, you can sip beers while guides tell stories before heading back to the bar for coffee drinks and dessert. It starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday and runs most Saturdays through May 17. Tickets are $69 at

Date night: Serengeti Night Safari returns to Busch Gardens 01/08/14 [Last modified: Friday, January 10, 2014 10:26am]
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