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. It merges the Edge of Africa animal habitats with the former Cheetah Hunt area, which included the roller coaster, Skyride station, and Cheetah Run. Serengeti Overlook was also moved into the new area; it along with the Edge of Africa animal habitats were previously part of the Egypt section of the park.


Attractions

The Edge of Africa area includes the following attractions:

  • Cheetah Hunt
  • Skyride
  • Cheetah Run
  • Edge of Africa Habitats
    • Lions
    • Hyenas
    • Hippos
    • Lemurs
    • Nile Crocodile
    • Meerkats
    • African Crested Porcupine
    • Lesser Flamingos

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 Edge of Africa area:


History

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 7/31/2019
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 7/31/2019