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SAFARI FAQs

We are here to assist you.
  • WHAT IS THE AVERAGE TIME SPENT AT THE RANCH?
    It generally takes an hour to an hour and a half to drive through once. Visitors are welcome to travel through the Wildlife Ranch as many times as they would like during their visit. The only exception is that visitors cannot leave and then return later that day. The Walk-A-Bout area is included. While visiting times vary from visitor to visitor, we safely suggest allocating at least five hours, which also allows for lunch at the Safari Camp Grill.
  • DO YOU DRIVE-THRU IN YOUR OWN CAR? ARE THERE SHUTTLES?
    Visitors explore the Wildlife Ranch in their own vehicles, as we do not provide rental cars. However, if you prefer a guided tour, our safari vehicles are available for an enhanced experience!
  • DO YOU HAVE ANY COUPONS OR DISCOUNTS?
    You can find a coupon, along with other San Antonio attractions, online at https://savisitoralliance.com/marketing/. Discounts are also available for military/first responders and AAA members. Only coupons with online codes can be redeemed during the online purchase process. All other coupons or discounts must be redeemed/ applied during ticket purchase onsite upon arrival.
  • CAN WE BRING OUR OWN FOOD FOR A PICNIC?
    Certainly! However, please note that barbecuing is not permitted. We offer a covered picnic pavilion and additional picnic tables under large canopy oak trees on a first-come, first-served basis. If you happen to forget anything, the Safari Camp Grill might have what you need to enhance your picnic experience.
  • ARE 18-WHEELERS, JEEPS, CONVERTIBLES, OR MOTORCYCLES ALLOWED?
    18-wheelers are welcome, but trailers are not allowed in the Drive-Thru. If you have a trailer, you can drop it off in the parking lot before entering the Drive-Thru. Jeeps are permitted, but vehicle tops and full doors must be installed. Convertibles and motorcycles are not allowed.
  • CAN WE RIDE IN THE BACK OF THE PICKUP OR WITH VAN DOORS OPEN?
    To ensure safety, riding in the back of pickups or having van doors open is not permitted during the Safari Drive-Thru. It is crucial for visitors to have the protection of closed vehicles, especially from species with horns or antlers.
  • WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE NATURAL BRIDGE WILDLIFE RANCH?
    Since visitors have the flexibility to travel through the Drive-Thru multiple times during their visit, we recommend mornings for a better experience. To avoid peak visitation times during holidays, summer, and weekends, it is advisable to arrive closer to 9 a.m.
  • CAN WE EXIT THE PARK AND COME BACK THE SAME DAY?
    Please note that visitors are unable to re-enter the park on the same day without purchasing admission again. Once visitors exit through the main gates, their tickets expire.
  • WHAT IF WE NEED TO GET GAS?
    Visitors can request a staff member to sign their admission receipt at the Safari Trading Post. They have a 30-minute window to refuel and return to the park.
  • CAN WE PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE?
    Absolutely! Simply visit the homepage of this website and choose your desired safari by clicking on "Safari Options" to access more information and purchase tickets. Alternatively, visitors can also buy tickets at the admissions booth upon entering the park. Upon admission, visitors receive a complimentary Adventure Guide Book, which includes safety regulations and a Ranch map.
  • DO THE ANIMALS COME OUT WHEN IT IS RAINING?
    Please be aware that animal behavior is always unpredictable, and we cannot guarantee their actions. Light rain does not typically affect the animals, as they are accustomed to living in natural elements. However, during heavy rain or extreme cold, the animals may seek shelter. Visitors are encouraged to drive through the park multiple times during their visit for further enjoyment.
  • DOES THE HEAT AFFECT THE ANIMALS?
    While many animals are genetically adapted to hot conditions, they respond to temperature changes much like humans do. It's not uncommon for them to seek shade for extended periods when temperatures soar.
  • ARE PETS ALLOWED?
    No, pets are not allowed on the premises of Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. This policy is in place to ensure the safety of both our animals and your pets. Even service animals are not permitted as our animals may perceive them as predators, potentially leading to injury. We prioritize the well-being of all visitors and animals at the ranch. Link to full explanation: U.S. Department of Justice www.ada.gov "At a zoo, service animals can be restricted from areas where the animals on display are the natural prey or natural predators of dogs, where the presence of a dog would be disruptive, causing the displayed animals to behave aggressively or become agitated."
  • AM I IN DANGER OF AN ANIMAL RAMMING MY CAR?
    The animals at the park are not vicious, but it's important to remember that they are still wild animals. When entering the park, you do so at your own risk. The animals are aware that vehicles may contain food and they are not bashful in looking for it.
  • HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB?
    Even if immediate positions are not open, we always accept job applications. Applications can be printed off in advance and delivered in person or mailed. You can also apply online by clicking here!
  • HOW DO I REQUEST A DONATION?
    Our donations department allocates passes on a monthly basis to organizations raising funds for appropriate causes. Please submit a request via the online form for consideration.
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