Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Get wild in Wichita with one of the region’s most unique experiences: Tanganyika Wildlife Park. This exotic destination is located just 15 minutes west of the city and features some once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to interact with wildlife.
From feeding ring-tailed lemurs and pygmy hippos to Animal Meet & Greets, Behind the Scenes tours and Monthly Exclusive Experiences, you can get up-close-and-personal with many animals at Tanganyika. Watch this video to see many of the cool animal encounters possible.
Full Day of Fun
Going to Tanganyika is like getting two parks in one with the addition of Tanganyika Falls Splash Park. This seasonal summer area includes three waterslides, dancing water fountains, an animal themed playground and shade where you can enjoy snacks, meals or beverages. Get a glimpse at one family’s itinerary by reading this blog post.
Tanganyika has been given the Human Certified seal of approval; meaning the care and welfare of the animals meet American Humane’s certification standards. Tanganyika was the first facility in Kansas and the first family-owned facility in the world to receive the certification.
Go behind-the-scenes with a rare okapi or swim with African penguins with these rich, exotic experiences.
American Humane Certified Seal of Approval
Tanganyika has been given the Human Certified seal of approval; meaning the care and welfare of the animals meet American Humane’s certification standards. Tanganyika is the first facility in Kansas and only one of 17 in the world to receive this seal of approval. It is the first family-owned facility to receive the certification.
Plan your next party at Tanganyika, which has multiple rooms and options for corporate and company events of all sizes and budgets as well as family events including birthdays, weddings and reunions. Tanganyika Wildlife Park will customize a package to meet your specific needs.
How many acres is Tanganyika Wildlife Park?
The park includes 25 acres of land with another 70 acres to develop. It is about 15 miles west of downtown Wichita. Tanganyika offers plenty of free parking.
How long does it take to get through Tanganyika Wildlife Park?
You can cover the full park in about three-fourths of a mile but to fully explore the animal experiences and park features (including the splash park) count on three to four hours, more if you choose several animal encounters and have snacks or drinks.
Can I swim with penguins at Tanganyika?
Yes, among the experience upgrade options that Tanganyika offers is a Swim with Penguins for $200 per person (ages 7 and older).
How much does admission into Tanganyika cost?
The park offers three levels of admission: single day pass starting at $24.99 per person, single day pass + unlimited feedings starting at $74.99 per person and a best day bundle at $199.99 per person. Enjoy extended hours and discounted tickets on Wild Wednesdays throughout the summer and look for other special promotions throughout the season.
Can you stay overnight at Tanganyika Wildlife Park?
For approximately $1,500 a night, you can now stay overnight at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in a luxurious, $2 million estate that overlooks the park’s cheetah breeding facility. It’s a five-bedroom home that can sleep up to 12 people.
What’s new at Tanganyika Wildlife Park?
Because Tanganyika is a breeding facility, there are always new animals. Tanganyika Falls Splash Park is a seasonal feature added in 2020 and is included in general admission. The park is currently building a Safari Park that will add southern white rhinos and others to the list of species viewable to the public at Tanganyika.