Go on a wild getaway with Singapore Zoo's Glamping in the Wild

10 Mar 2023
Singapore Zoo’s Glamping in the Wild programme returns from 1 April 2023 with a refreshed programme featuring behind-the-scenes tours to thrill the heart of any animal lover looking for a meaningful respite amidst nature.

Unwind and drift to sleep in a luxurious air-conditioned dome glamping tent along the shores of the tranquil Upper Seletar Reservoir at Singapore Zoo's Pavilion by the Lake.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group

Kickstart your adventure getting acquainted with our enigmatic herd of Asian Elephants during a special feeding and chit-chat session with their carers. Find out the personality quirks of each of our five female pachyderms and see which one you most closely relate to. 

Then, embark on an insightful peep into animal healthcare. This backstage pass allows you to discover the inner workings of our Wildlife Nutrition Centre that caters to the nutritional needs of some 15,000 animals that call Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and River Wonders home. Learn how the dedicated nutrition team works hand in hand with their animal care counterparts to plan diets that closely replicate what the animals would eat in the wild. Continue your journey at our Wildlife Healthcare and Research Centre and turn your attention to the clinical world of our veterinary experts as they keep our wild residents in the pinkest of health. If you’re lucky, you might catch our vets tending to a patient or two.

Your private guide will then transport you to Wild Africa for an introduction to our charismatic carnivores. Round off the afternoon with priority seats at the Splash Safari presentation and soak in the aquatic acrobatics of our captivating Californian Sea Lion while learning how to better care for our seas and planet.

After a hearty dinner, breathe in the evening smells of the rainforest with a relaxing stroll as the park winds down for the day – keep your eyes peeled and listen with a keen ear and you might chance upon native wildlife such as the Spotted Wood Owls or Sunda Colugos that reside in our parks as they start their twilight rituals. As night falls, retreat to the cosy comfort of your dome tent and let the soothing sounds of the Upper Seletar Reservoir rock you to sleep.

Wrap up your glamp with our signature Breakfast in the Wild, which features a tantalising array of local and international flavours thoughtfully created with ingredients friendly to wildlife and the planet. The highlight of your morning will surely be the encounters with our animal ambassadors including enigmatic Orangutans, an inquisitive Tamandua, boisterous Coatimundis and vibrant Macaws*.

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For guests who prefer getting up close with aquatic animals, River Wonders’ ever popular Glamping with the Manatees is also available from April through August this year. Guests can look forward to drifting to sleep while watching our mesmerising manatees, exclusive behind-the-scenes sessions and meeting our charming capybaras at the Once Upon a River presentation. Bookings can be made at https://www.mandai.com/en/river-wonders/things-to-do/whats-on/glamping-with-the-manatees.html

*Appearances subject to weather and animal conditions

Details at a glance


Date              : Various dates in April 2023 

                        *Glamping in the Wild will take a break before resuming from October 2023

Time              : 1.30pm – 10.00am (the next day)

Pricing           :  $1,699 per tent (sleeps up to 4 persons)

Venue            :  Singapore Zoo

Minimum age :  5 years old

Package includes:

●        Two-day admission to Singapore Zoo

●        Asian Elephant feeding

●        Guided tours, including behind-the-scenes tours at Wildlife Nutrition Centre and Wildlife Healthcare and Research Centre

●        Priority seating at Splash Safari presentation

●        One-night stay in fully air-conditioned glamping tent, inclusive of two double beds

●        Breakfast in the Wild with animal interactions and photo-taking


Spend the night in the comfort of a spacious, air-conditioned glamping tent. 

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group  

Get up close with our enigmatic Asian Elephants and chat with their carers in a special feeding session just for you. 

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group 

Let our captivating Californian Sea Lion inspire you to save the seas at the Splash Safari presentation.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group  

Wake up to a tantalising breakfast spread and be warmly greeted by mesmerising animal ambassadors at our signature Breakfast in the Wild programme.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group  


Date              : Various dates from April 2023

Time              : 2.15pm – 10.00am (the next day)

Pricing           :  $1,299 per tent (sleeps up to 4 persons)

Venue            :  River Wonders

Minimum age :  5 years old

Package includes:

●        Glamp tent with amenities for a cosy sleep with manatees in air-conditioned comfort

●        Priority seating at Once Upon a River presentation

●        Meet and greet with animal ambassadors

●        Manatee-inspired activity before bedtime

●        Hearty dinner and breakfast

After an activity-filled day, retreat into a bespoke glamping tent right by the world’s largest freshwater aquarium at River Wonders’ Glamping with the Manatees.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group  

Enjoy priority seating at River Wonders’ Once Upon a River presentation and be charmed by the adorable animal stars as they share more about their freshwater habitats.

Photo credit: Mandai Wildlife Group  

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