12 habitats, 50,000 animals: Sharjah Safari announces reopening date – News


Local and international visitors can discover different African creatures in unique environments in this immersive experience

Published: Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:13 PM

Last update: Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:26 PM

Local and international visitors can discover different African creatures in unique environments in this immersive experience

Sharjah Safari, the largest safari of its kind outside Africa, has announced it will reopen after the end of the summer season on September 21, to start receiving local visitors and international tourists alike.

Participants in the new season of Sharjah Safari will have the chance to see different types of birds and animals and explore an array of interesting natural environments. A unique and immersive experience, visitors can experience African wildlife and snorkel in many different environments.

New types of birds and animals

During their journey through Sharjah Safari, visitors will experience the types of African birds and animals in various safari environments, the most important of which is the lemur, which mainly lives in the spiny forest environments. Visitors will have the opportunity to walk through the natural habitat of the animal and discover the wealth of animals that inhabit Madagascar.

The Niger Valley environment is also a new addition to Sharjah Safari. Its name comes from the Niger River, which the Arabs called the Nile of Sudan.

12 environments and 100,000 trees

Sharjah Safari has expanded to include 12 diverse environments that inspire visitors to experience African terrain, animals and birds. It includes over 50,000 animals with 120 species of African animals including those threatened with extinction.

Visitors can watch the animals cared for and explore the 100,000 African acacia trees that Sharjah Safari has planted, as well as local and African species.

Hana Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairperson of the Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority (EPAA), said: “Each environment represents a different part of Africa and embodies the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, member of the Supreme Council and leader. of Sharjah, to form a family attraction and a cultural and ecological tourist destination that protects and preserves biodiversity and contributes to environmental sustainability.”

“We at Sharjah Safari are keen to provide our visitors with a unique and immersive experience that allows them to experience African wildlife and immerse themselves in its diverse environments, such as that of the charming environment of the Kalahari. This environment is rich in nature and includes several species of birds, antelopes and gazelles, which mimic the Kalahari Desert in Africa.It is an arid desert region that occupies a large area common to three African countries and moves between the savannah in the north and in the east and Namibia in the west. The waterless region encompasses elements of fauna that depend on seasonal rains.”


Sharjah Safari has also organized specific instructions and guidelines to ensure the safety, comfort and entertainment of visitors during the various stages of the tours and to maintain the aesthetics and appeal of the facility for all visitors.


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