Two rhinos graze alongside safari VIP vehicle as guests look excitedly out at them


Three African lions relax on grass while guests watch and film excitedly from inside safari VIP truck

meet your favourite animals

Make your trip to Woburn even more special with a memorable face-to-face encounter with the giraffes, rhino, lions or tigers in a special up-close animal encounter.

Your experienced ranger will take you off-road or on foot and behind the scenes to meet some of the amazing animals. Learn about the conservation, breeding, diet, and welfare of some of the world’s most endangered species.

Pick from:

Tiger walks beside safari VIP truck as guests excitedly watch and film

Your Up Close Encounter includes:

  • A 30 minute experience with an experienced tour guide, to meet your favourite animals at the park (from selection)
  • Entry to Woburn Safari Park from opening time at 9.30am

Experience Prices

Book an exclusive Up Close Encounter for:

£199 for two people (minimum booking), £279 for three people or £359 for four people (maximum).

Prices are valid until 31st December 2024.


Availability and Restrictions

For more information please email the team on or call 01525 292124.

  • Children under 12 will be provided with a booster seat to ensure secure travel in our Land Rovers
  • Children aged four years of age must travel in a suitable car seat provided and fitted by parent/guardian
  • VIP Land Rovers are not wheelchair accessible
  • Children under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian
  • Accompanying adults are liable to pay the full VIP Experience price
  • A face covering must be worn at any time inside the VIP Land Rover or inside animal houses, during your VIP Experience. 
Giraffe reaches up to eat leaves

VIP Experience Gift Vouchers

Buy a VIP Experience Gift Voucher and we'll send out a lovely gift pack by post, either to you or the address of your lucky gift recipient. Vouchers can be redeemed within 12 months of purchase for the specified experience.

Amur Tiger walks in front of VIP Safari truck filled with excited guests taking photos

VIP Safari Adventure
Gift Voucher

This VIP Safari Adventure gift voucher gives your lucky recipient an amazing 90 minute guided tour of the wild animal reserves in a VIP Land Rover. Create magical wild memories at the park.

Young girl feeds giraffe a branch on high platform inside giraffe house

Up Close Giraffe Encounter
Gift Voucher


An incredibly close encounter with the charismatic giraffe herd with a VIP Safari Experience. Redeem this gift within 12 months for a 90 minute experience, including park admission.