The Penguin Insider Tour allows guests to get up close with the park’s African penguins located at Penguin Point in Nairobi.
A 30-minute walking tour, guests who book the Penguin Insider Tour get to see how the park cares for the birds and what is being done to help endangered penguins in the wild.
As of Summer 2019, the tour is available daily (except Mondays) at 11:30 a.m. Pricing is $29.99 per guest, and the minimum age for the tour is five years old. Check-in for the tour is at Serengeti Outpost in Nairobi 15 minutes prior to the start time.
The Penguin Insider Tour was introduced in the Fall of 2015 at a cost of $29 per person. The park advertised it as an all-new interactive experience allowing guests to join trainers behind the scenes and get up close with the penguins. When introduced, the tour was available for a maximum of eight guests ages eight and above, and took place at noon.
During Christmas Town 2015, the Penguin Insider Tour was included in the upcharge Christmas Town VIP Experience.
By 2018, the minimum age for the tour was changed to five, bringing it in line with many of the other tours available at the park. Pricing remained at $29 per person.
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Page last updated: 6/28/2019