Drive-Thru Virginia Safari Park
Virginia Safari Park in Natural Bridge, VA is a drive-through safari with free-roaming animals. The park is right off Interstate 81, exit 180. If you are near Roanoke, Lynchburg, Staunton, Charlottesville, Richmond then its worth the short day trip.
The 180-acre park is home to over 1,000 exotic animals from 6 continents including elk, gazelle, zebra & other exotic fauna.
When you enter the park you will be asked if you want to purchase specialty grain to feed the animals…I highly suggest this!! You will drive through the park observing the animals and feeding them. We took our family recently and had a wonderful time.
The animals will approach your vehicle in search of a tasty treat! You will laugh, squeal, and perhaps find food bits in your car for weeks.
Animals will come close to your vehicle some through the windows, and the sunroof. Oh and a tip, don’t feed animals through the sunroof unless you want it to “rain” feed all in your vehicle…
This Ostrich…from our view looked about 8′ tall!
What is more exciting than one elk peeking through your windows….TWO elk!
There is also a walk-thru area with giraffe feeding, petting area and even African penguins!
The great thing about the park is everyone enjoys it from the young to the old. Some are braver than others, so if you choose to just ride through the park or hold your bucket of feed for the animals to come up to the vehicle, you’re guaranteed a day of memories!
The park is open mid March thru November (closed Thanksgiving Day). Due to COVID check their website before visiting for the latest updates!