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Tanganyika Wildlife Park All-Inclusive Changes Starting in 2025

Tanganyika Wildlife Park will offer an extraordinary, all-inclusive adventure starting in 2025 right here in the Wichita metro area. With exclusive local discounts, residents can enjoy unparalleled animal interactions, unlimited food and drink, and a host of unique experiences at a fraction of the cost. This is more than just a day at the park—it’s a chance to create unforgettable memories without the need for a plane ticket or hotel room.

Starting in 2025, Tanganyika Wildlife Park is transforming its operations to offer its visitors even more value and unforgettable experiences all without leaving your hometown. Even better, as residents, we enjoy this incredible park at a substantial discount! We have all the details below.

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is located in Goddard, KS, just west of Wichita, and is renowned for its immersive animal encounters. Guests can have lemurs on their laps, feed giraffes, touch kangaroos, and have lorikeets land on their shoulders. Founded by wildlife breeder and importer Jim Fouts, Tanganyika has become a unique destination for animal experiences.

Starting in 2025, Tanganyika Wildlife Park will offer a more streamlined, all-inclusive format, providing all the up-close animal encounters without the lines and confusion.

Tanganyika Changes Happening in 2025:

About Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s All-Inclusive Destination

Opening in March 2025, Tanganyika Wildlife Park will offer unlimited animal feedings, unlimited food and drink, and a basic alcohol package with every admission. Attendance will be capped to reduce wait times and ensure more time with the animals.

Why are They Changing to an All-Inclusive Destination

Increased attendance has eroded the guest experience and the park’s ability to achieve its mission. By limiting admission and simplifying the product offerings, Tanganyika can focus on creating wow moments that inspire stewardship of animals.

Inspiring Conservation Through “Wow Moments”

The Fouts family and Tanganyika’s team of animal care and education experts have learned that the most effective way to conserve species is by inspiring others. This inspiration comes through “wow moments” that create lifelong memories. Another big change will be limited attendance.

Enhancing the Guest Experience

  • Animal Feeding Encounters: One change for 2025 is that all season passes and admission levels will include unlimited aminal feedings at the following feeding encounters: 
    • Reticulated giraffe
    • Indian rhino
    • Pygmy hippo
    • Ringtailed lemur
    • Sulcata tortoise
    • Rainbow lorikeets
    • Domestic rabbits
    • Guinea pigs
    • Kangaroo walkabout (touching only)
  • Limited Attendance: Ensuring minimal wait times and more time with the animals.
  • Upgraded Food and Beverage Service:
    • Breakfast will be a new addition at the park in 2025. Enjoy waffles, eggs, muffins, sausage, bacon, and other treats. 
    • Lunch options include seasonal salads, burgers, and traditional favorites like chicken strips and french fries. 
    • Three locations throughout the park will offer grab-and-go snacks, including soft pretzels, popcorn, and warm cookies. 
    • The basic Alcohol Package will include domestic beer and boxed wine
  • Behind-the-Scenes Experiences: Penguin Swim Experience, Rhino Feeding Adventure, Sloth Meet and Greet, Otter Art Adventure, and more.

Local Deals to Experience Tanganyika in 2025:

A Special Perk for Wichita Metro Residents

As a resident of Harvey, Sumner, Butler, or Sedgwick Counties, you are entitled to a whopping 40% discount on the base admission package. Here’s what the local pricing looks like:

  • 40% discount for locals living in Sedgwick, Butler, Harvey, and Sumner counties
    • $59.99 Mid-march through Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day through mid-November
    • $89.99 Memorial Day through Labor Day

Fun Fact: The Single Day Plus Pass in 2024 is $59.99 and doesn’t include food or drink. So you’ll get so much added value next year from the same price. YAY!!

Ticket Options and Prices for NON-Residents:

Ticketing Options and Inclusions

  1. All-Inclusive Admission
    • Summer Price: $149
    • Shoulder Season Price: $99
    • Inclusions: Unlimited animal feeding, unlimited food and drink, basic alcohol package
  2. Best Day Bundle
    • Summer Price: $299
    • Shoulder Season Price: $249
    • Inclusions: Two animal experiences, unlimited animal feeding, unlimited food and drink, basic alcohol package
  3. Ultimate Weekend Package
    • Price: $1259
    • Inclusions: All animal experiences, three days of admission, unlimited animal feeding, unlimited food and drink, basic alcohol package
  4. Season Passes
    • Price Range: $149-$500
    • Inclusions: Varies; engaging with season pass holders to offer comprehensive, all-inclusive benefits

The Value of the Tanganyika Experience

Let’s break down the estimated costs of enjoying a full day at Tanganyika Wildlife Park without the local discount:

  • Unlimited Animal Feeding: Estimated value of $50
  • Unlimited Food and Drink: Estimated value of $75
  • Basic Alcohol Package: Estimated value of $25
  • Animal Experiences (Best Day Bundle): Estimated value of $150

Total Estimated Value: $300

With the local discount, you can experience all of this for just $89.40 (summer) or $59.40 (off-season). This represents an incredible savings and underscores the park’s commitment to making these priceless experiences accessible to local residents.

A Place to Connect and Create Memories

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is more than just a place to see animals. It’s a destination where you can escape the digital world, connect with nature, and create lifelong memories with your loved ones. As a breeding facility dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered species, Tanganyika offers a chance to see over 100 different animal species and experience the joy of seeing baby animals at play.

Budget-Friendly Fun

Tanganyika Wildlife Park offers a range of activities that make it a budget-friendly destination for families and individuals alike. Here are some tips to make the most of your visit and how to save:

  1. Take Advantage of Local Discounts: Ensure you bring proof of residency to receive the 40% discount on the All-Inclusive Admission.
  2. Plan Your Visit During the Off-Season: Compared to summer prices, you can save an additional $30 on admission.
  3. Consider a Season Pass: If you plan to visit multiple times, a season pass can offer even greater savings and additional perks.

Insite about Tanganyika

With over 100 different animal species, 50 exhibits, and 500 different animals, there will still be a wide variety of species to enjoy. Watch the critically endangered mountain bongo graze, laugh as Javan langur youngsters wrestle and swing, and see one of the largest giraffe herds in the country. 

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is also world-renowned as a breeding facility dedicated to the preservation of rare and endangered species. With an average of 80 animals born at the park each year, there will always be a great chance to see babies at play during your visit. 

“There’s something power about touching a rhino. The rhino looking at me, me looking at it. This massive animal acknowledging that I exist. It reminds me how small and insignificant I am in a good way.” – Tanganyika Guest

Priceless Moments and Unforgettable Memories

While the monetary value of Tanganyika Wildlife Park’s offerings is impressive, the true worth lies in the priceless moments and lifelong memories created during your visit. Feeding a giraffe, getting up close with a kangaroo, or interacting with a lemur are experiences that most people only dream of. These are once-in-a-lifetime moments that you and your family will treasure forever.

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