Have the Ultimate Animal Experience – Book a Private Encounter!


If you’re wanting a private one-on-one experience with some of the world’s most endangered species look no further! Book a private experience today! Encounters last approximately one hour and include lunch, photos and a few video clips. Encounters are priced separately.

Choose from ONE of these amazing options:

  • Chimpanzee Paint and PlayChimpanzee Paint and Play: Paint and play with Angada and Tara, our adorable young chimpanzees, and meet baby monkeys too! Take home canvas paintings and t-shirts made by you and these little apes. We will provide beautiful photos and video clips of this incredible time with your new animal friends.

  • Bubbles the ElephantElephant: Have an epic dip in the giant river that flows warmly along the preserve with Bubbles the elephant! Enjoy a pizza party with Bubbles to finish off this life changing experience. Photos and video clips included! Please note: elephant swims are only available from May – September.

Please Note:

  • A $1,000 deposit is required to reserve your private encounter date. The balance is due upon arrival.
  • In order to book one of the above experiences guests are required to have attended either the day or night safari.
  • Please keep in mind there is no swimming on the day or night safari, swimming is exclusive to the elephant swim.
  • All ages can attend the private encounters, the price is the same for adults and children.
  • Only guests participating in a private encounter will be admitted inside
  • Pricing is based on the VIP experience that we provide along with the exquisite care that our animals receive.