River Safari is the newest addition to Wildlife Reserves Singapore’s portfolio of award-winning parks. Nestled between Singapore’s two award-winning wildlife parks – Singapore Zoo and Night Safari – River Safari offers an unforgettable adventure inspired by the world’s most iconic rivers. This $160-million attraction features state-of-the-art exhibit design as well as the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Housing one of the world’s largest collections of freshwater fauna, the park features over 6,000 animals including 40 threatened species. And that includes Singapore’s resident giant pandas, Kai Kai and Jia Jia.
Take a leisurely stroll and meander through the park on an exploratory river adventure of the Mississippi, Congo, Nile, Ganges, Mekong and Yangtze rivers. With the pristine Upper Seletar Reservoir as a backdrop, River Safari is also home to the Giant Panda Forest, Squirrel Monkey Forest and the enchanting Amazon Flooded Forest.
Venture through the Mississippi River and get a rare inside-look at the home of the beavers. Go nose-to-snout with the rare Mississippi paddlefish and primitive alligator gar. As you travel down to the Congo River, stop and marvel at the world's largest freshwater puffer fish.
From one African river to another, flow down to the River Nile where the sharp-toothed tigerfish and the many-finned birchir reside. When you find yourself at the temple facade by the Ganges River, watch out for the crocodilian Indian gharial resting by the sandy shore. Here, you’ll also see the peculiar-looking softshell turtle and the goonch catfish.
The Mekong River beckons with a massive aquarium that houses the magnificent Mekong catfish and the giant freshwater stingray. The Mekong catfish can grow up to 2 metres long and the giant freshwater stingray, an awe-inspiring 600 kilogrammes in weight!
Next, make your way down to the Yangtze River, home of the world’s largest amphibian – the giant salamander. Just around the corner, enter the Giant Panda Forest, home of Kai Kai and Jia Jia. Observe these adorable envoys from China as they roam around their naturalistic habitat. Spot the red panda that share this remarkable climate-controlled biodome.
Unwind from all the excitement by taking a leisurely cruise along the perimeter of River Safari. Step aboard the River Safari Cruise and listen to nature's polyphony of gently lapping water, the call of the birds as well as the rustle of the trees. Expect plenty of picture-perfect scenic photo opportunities and enjoy a relaxing respite from a day of fun and exploration.
No riverine expedition is complete without a ride down the Amazon River. At Wild Amazonia, set sail on an exciting adventure known as the Amazon River Quest. This ride takes you down the mysterious South American river where you’ll meet the amazing wildlife that come from the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Peer into the secret worlds of the spider monkey, Brazilian tapir and more. Venture into the deep, dark, jaguar cave, and try spotting the powerful predator before it spots you. From the river to shore, step into the Squirrel Monkey Forest. Short-furred and adorable, these monkeys are known to be highly intelligent primates that live together in social groups.
The Amazon Flooded Forest is another must-see ecological showcase. It is an immersive re-creation of the Amazonian rainforest, which gets submerged in up to 15 metres of water every year during the rainy season. Wander into the world's largest freshwater aquarium to witness an amazing underwater habitat for creatures such as the arapaima and the giant river otter.
After all that excitement, entice your taste buds at our specially-designed thematic restaurants. Feast on savoury Chinese fare at the River Safari Tea House located at the Entrance Plaza, or tuck in to delectable Szechuan cuisine and panda-themed bites at the Mama Panda Kitchen, right by the Giant Panda Forest. Visit the House of Kai Kai & Jia Jia to stock up on giant panda-inspired memorabilia and complete your adventure by taking home treasured memories of the River Safari with you from our unique underwater-themed retail shop, the River Safari Shop.
The River is Calling...