Park Hours

Currently Closed

Starting Thanksgiving Weekend

Encounter Tours at 11 am & 1 pm


Daily Schedule

Starting Thanksgiving Weekend - Encounter Tours at 11 am & 1 pm --- VIP Behind The Scenes Tours 9 am Daily By Appointment -



Due to the dramatic temperature drop, Timbavati has temporarily closed to move animals to their winter homes. We will open again on Thanksgiving Weekend offering Encounter Tours daily at 11 am and 1 pm. All tours begin at the Gift Shop. Tickets may be purchased in advance or the day of the tour. 

Timbavati Wildlife Park is located in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, the park offers family friendly experiences for guests to be fully immersed in a beautiful environment with friends from the Animal Kingdom. We are home to over 400 animals that represent over 75 different species.

Timbavati requires face masks and has provided for the following:

  • Increased cleaning and sanitizing procedures, with special attention paid to high-touch surfaces
  • Use of masks and gloves by staff
  • Physical distancing visual cues and signage throughout the park

The well-being of our staff, visitors, animals and community remain our foremost priority. Thank you for being a loyal visitor and supporter of Timbavati Wildlife Park.

Timbavati Wildlife Park

We are a popular destination for vacationing families. Timbavati Wildlife Park offers fun in-park activities that will keep your party entertained for the entire day. We are home to the Old Fort Dells Engine Number 9 train, which is the centerpiece of our Safari Train Ride.

Timbavati Wildlife Park is a unique option for planning a variety of special events. We can accommodate personal events like birthday parties, family reunions, VIP Tours or high volumes of people for large-scale events. We regularly host field trips for schools, daycares and senior centers.

As the seasons change and the cycle of life advances so do our animals and their locations within the park.

Taking A Walk Through The Park

When you walk through the front gate at Timbavati Wildlife Park and pass the ticket booth you land right in the middle of the Waterfalls Area. This area is home to a lot of fowl. From our lesser flamingos to our peach faced lovebirds we know feathers. There are also a lot of really cool small mammals.

Any way you walk out of the Waterfalls Area you can see our beloved Safari Snack Shack with some of the most delicious food this side of the Mississippi. The prices are really reasonable and the drinks are cold. After you’ve stopped for a snack you can hang a left and visit with our spider monkeys or you can take right and visit with our pride of lions and other big felines in our Large Cat Encounter.

Just beyond the Safari Snack Shack we have our brand new mini amphitheater where we have Wildlife Presentations. Continue past that just a bit and you come to our brand new building that we have for our pygmy goats. That building happens to sit in the Interaction Area where we have our two awesome nurseries.

The nurseries are teeming with all manners of new additions. From baby kangaroos to small reptiles, nursery one has a lot of really cool little critters to see. Nursery two has a lot of little mammals to check out also. Our Fennec foxes, owl monkeys and cotton top tamarins are just a little taste of the kinds of critters in the nursery area. The Interaction Area is just starting to heat up also. We have our renowned Parakeet Encounter and a bunch of petting areas for people of all ages to feed and hang out with.

All Aboard

Now some of you good people might not enter through the main gate and instead choose to take a trip on our Safari Train Ride. This takes you through exclusive pastures where you can see ostrich, aoudad, antelope and other animals with names that start with vowels. The train traverses the Grasslands Area of Timbavati Wildlife Park. This area is home to our newest addition which happens to be the second largest land mammal, the rhinoceros.

The Safari Train Ride takes you right up to and stops at our Giraffe and Camel Feeding Encounter. You will deboard the train and be front and center with the tallest mammal in the world the giraffe. Here you can feed them and the camels.

For those who only purchased a Safari Train Ride you’ll re board the train and pass the large cat house and a couple of other cool encounters on your way back to the gift shop. Train rider who purchased a General Admission will deboard the Safari Train Ride at the Giraffe and Camel feeding encounter. This places you right in front of the Woodlands Area. The Woodlands Area is home to our Camel Ride Encounter. You can take a trip on one of these desert ships during the summer months, weather permitting.

The Woodlands Area is also home to our white emu, kudu, crowned crane, spur-thigh tortoise, Swine Time Pig Racing… Look I could go on and on but you shouldn’t just take my word for it. Pop on over to our ticket’s page and visit the park today.

  • “Highly highly recommend!! Our first time here and it was an amazing experience. The animals are beautiful and unlike anything we have ever experienced.”


    October 27, 2020
  • “A wonderful hands on animal experience. Cant wait to see what new exhibits are coming.”


    October 27, 2020
  • “Loved the close encounters with the animals, especially the Parakeet Exhibit. Would visit it again.”


    October 27, 2020
  • “I went to Baraboo to do some family tree research and had an extra day, so I went here. I had a blast! There were small surprises that really made it memorable- a cockatoo said HI when I walked by it, the kudu followed me around like a puppy, I had three parakeets fly down on my seed stick in the parakeet encounter, the train ride was awesome, and the staff was friendly and informative…”


    October 27, 2020
  • Wendy our tour guide was awesome. Even though there was so many of us she still did awesome. I loved hanging out with the little ones in the nursery. Wendy also explained to me and some of my kids that kangaroo’s don’t grab your arm to attack you (like I thought) that’s how they hug ( one grabbed my arm and I got scared while feeding them) explains a lot now on what he was trying to do. Our daycare friends loved it there. Thanks again to Wendy.


    October 27, 2020
  • I am writing to say thank you for such a wonderful zoo experience. We have been to many zoos and animal activities with our two little girls. Numerous times during our visit to Timbavati, my husband and I said to eachother, “I have never done that before, I have never seen that before!” We left feeling like we enjoyed a once in a lifetime experience with our children. We had fed a giraffe before, but NEVER like this. My husband said he flet like feeding the kangaroos and petting them was the most amazing experience with animals in his life. I am in love with your giraffes and Donna who was so kind to my children at the giraffe area. My five year old loved the parakeets, we all did! That was amazing!! The animal show and, Becky the trainer were so cool. Beck spent time with our girls in the nursery helping them to meet the skunk. My oldest wants to be a veterinarian or animal trainer and this was truly inspirational.

    It is clear that you staff loves the animals, even more so, the animals love people. They are so well cared for and must live happy, happy lives. They interact through their cages, they aren’t pacing, and they are so happy to see people. We are so thankful that we came to Timbavati and wanted to tell you how much we appreciated it. You will be a permanent stop on our list anytime we can get to the Wisconsin Dells. Thank you for the work you do and for the methods you use to care for you animals. I know people are not always kind to zoos and animal parks, so I wanted to be sure to tell you how remarkable our experience was. Thank you again.

    Bethany B.

    October 27, 2020
  • We absolutely loved the park. The train ride was great. We fed giraffes by hand and it was amazing. The park was clean and there was a huge variety of animals. Feeding the parakeets was a one of a kind experience. I don’t know of any zoo/park where you can get this close to the animals. The camels were fun and very friendly. We spent around 5 hours in the park and our 5 year old was entertained the whole time.

    Chad Van Tassel

    October 27, 2020
  • well worth it, we took our 3yr, 2yr and 9mo and really enjoyed it! our guide was super friendly and very knowledgeable. Feeding the giraffe was an awesome experience! thanks!

    Arge Gaytan

    October 27, 2020
  • What a great experience! So many animals and a very friendly staff. Little by little you can see the improvements they are making all over the park. Kelsey and Sam in the Nursery were awesome and answered any questions we had. ~Erica Genich-Lipinski

    October 27, 2020
  • We had an excellent visit 6/14-we love all the animals….especially the hands on with most of them. Thank you Chris (social media director ) for taking our family picture. ~Wendy Houston

    October 27, 2020

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Endless Adventures

Timbavati Wildlife Park is the only attraction in Wisconsin Dells that offers Swine Time Pig Racing, Wildlife Education Theater, a Giraffe and Camel Feeding Station, Camel Rides & Pony Rides (weather permitting). We have Petting Areas and an Animal Nursery that allow personal interactions with some of our smaller species. We also have an observation tower that allows you to view not only our entire park, but also the Wisconsin Dells Parkway.