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Gorilla Insider Tour

With the Gorilla Insider Tour, guests can journey to Myombe Reserve and get an insider’s view of the gorilla troop, learning about the enrichment they receive and participating in a training session at the windows looking onto the habitat.


History

One of three new tours announced by the park on June 19, 2018, the Gorilla Insider Tour allowed guests to participate in an enrichment activity from a vantage point overlooking the habitat along with learning more about their care from ambassadors. The tour was offered each week on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday through Sunday at 3 p.m. The cost for the 30-minute tour was $29, and pass member discounts applied. Ages eight and up could participate; guests under 18 needed to be accompanied by a paying adult. Like most animal experiences, the tour met at Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi.

The tour continued to be offered until the park’s extended closure in the spring of 2020. It returned to the tour lineup in the fall of 2021.

In October 2022, Gorilla Insider Tour was offered at 2:30 p.m. each day of the week except Tuesdays. It continued to be a 30-minute experience, and open to guests ages five and above (guests 13 and under required an accompanying paying adult). Pricing ranged from $29.99 to $49.99 depending on the date selected, and pass member discounts applied.



Sources:

Busch Gardens Tampa | Gorilla Insider Tour – accessed 6/22/2018
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Park Tours – accessed 10/25/2021
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay | Gorilla Tours – accessed 10/9/2022

 

Last update: October 9, 2022