Edge of Africa (Area)

Edge of Africa is the newest designated area at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay, being added to park maps at the start of 2017.


Attractions

The Edge of Africa area includes the following attractions:


Dining

The Edge of Africa area includes the following dining options:

  • Serengeti Overlook Restaurant
  • Serengeti Overlook Pub
  • Cheetah Snacks

Shopping

There is one gift shop in the Edge of Africa area:


History

Following the 2016 holiday season, updated park maps in early 2017 showed a new Edge of Africa area that encompassed the former Cheetah Hunt area, plus the Edge of Africa habitats and the recently renamed Serengeti Overlook, both of which previously were part of the designated Egypt area.

In the Summer of 2018, the Edge of Africa area, including Cheetah Hunt, opened one hour before published opening time on weekend dates from mid-June through the end of Summer Nights in early August, along with Wednesday, July 4. The early openings were only announced on social media, and not listed on the official park hours on the park’s website or app.



Sources:

Park Map – January 2017 (Author’s Collection)
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jun 15 2018 – accessed 7/26/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jun 23 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jun 24 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jun 29 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jul 3 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jul 6 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jul 14 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jul 20 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Jul 27 2018 – accessed 7/31/2019
Twitter – @BuschGardens | Aug 3 2018 – accessed 8/1/2019
Twitter – @androckb | Jan 12 2017 – accessed 11/12/2020

 

Last update: November 12, 2020