Animal Adventures Beyond Your Screen’s Reach.
Feeling overwhelmed? Life’s problems got you down? Need a break from scrolling on TikTok? 
Escape to Tanganyika Wildlife Park and rediscover the wonders of wildlife in the heart of Kansas!
You can giggle about the giraffe slobber on your hand, feel the soft toe pads of a lemur as they sit in your lap, sip drinks in the shade, or discover how soft a kangaroo’s fur is. We are the only zoo in the world where you can touch a rhino’s horn, hand-feed feed a pygmy hippo, get stuck in the middle of a lemur stink fight, high-five an owl monkey, and end your day swimming with a penguin.

meet our stars

Meet MJ the Rhino, Snow Leopards, Otters, and more than 400 other rare and endangered species at Tanganyika Wildlife Park, located just west of Wichita, Kansas.
Ever imagine that you would be able to swim with a penguin!? Well now you can! Immerse yourself in the water with some of the friendliest from our colony.
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Experience Your Best Day Ever!

Tanganyika Wildlife Park lets you disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. Our Best Day Bundle offers a unique and unforgettable experience you won’t find anywhere else. You can choose two animal experiences and enjoy unlimited animal feedings at our encounter stations, along with some other amazing perks. These extraordinary experiences would typically cost thousands of dollars and require global travel, but at Tanganyika, you can enjoy it all in just one day for just $174.99.

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Stay up to date with info on our biggest animal stars, get glimpses behind the scenes and get exclusive discounts just for our biggest fans.

The Ultimate VIP Experience

The Ultimate Weekend Animal Experience! Why travel across the world when you can encounter animals from 4 continents in one place? Get exclusive access to our most popular encounters and experiences. Spend a full weekend experiencing all that Tanganyika has to offer. Touch, meet, and feed animals from four continents. Best of all, it’s an all-inclusive experience! Food, drinks, a personal concierge, and more!

what our customers are saying about us:

Gabrielle Isom
Gabrielle Isom
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WOW! What an unforgettable experience! My family and I came in from Kansas City to visit and it was incredible. We were there from open until close. The splash park is a wonderful addition so be sure to bring your swimsuits, sunscreen, and towels. Such a great way to cool off on a hot day. We loved the unlimited feedings option. My kids could not get enough of it! We can't wait to come back again!!
Debbie Bargar
Debbie Bargar
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My husband and I did the owl monkey and red lemur encounter package at Tanganyika and we loved it. Kendra was very knowledgeable and informative. It was obvious the animals loved her. Kendra and Taylor did our encounter together. Taylor even took pictures for us. I would recommend this wildlife park to anyone. These two employees made our day.
Casandra Alejo
Casandra Alejo
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Great experience! All of the employees were very friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable! The park is smaller compared to others but it is very clean and well maintained. You can tell that the employees take pride in what they do and they very much care for the animals.
Maryann Barbon
Maryann Barbon
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I have had several people recommend visiting and I am so glad we did! There are so many opportunities for animal encounters. I am impressed with how clean the area is and how healthy and animals look. Employees stressed not bothering animals who were away/under cover and to leave them alone if they got up and walked away. I didn't notice any stress behaviors during our visit and we even saw more animals playing that we usually do at zoos. It is fairly expensive to visit so we won't come as often as we would other similar spaces but we will definitely come back again sometime. Do buy tickets online though as they are cheaper than they are at the window. We got the passes with unlimited feedings and had a great time with them.
John Doe
John Doe
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We had a great time here! We ( my stepdaughter and I) did the penguin swim as a birthday gift for her, and she loved it. I really like how the park is so small, not like the Kansas City zoo where you have to walk forever to see another animal. All the staff was wonderful, I really appreciated them offering to take photos for us. As for the penguin experience it was good but I didn’t feel it as worth the $200 per person that we paid, I was a little disappointed to be honest. It was only a 30 minute experience and there were 7 of us in the group, so it felt very rushed. They did do a great job making sure everyone got good pictures with the penguins and that was very much appreciated. I think limiting it to less people, maybe 3-4 would have been a better idea. I understand that the more people that pay for it bring in more money for the business, but it unfortunately brought the quality of it down a few notches. All in all we enjoyed our time and would definitely recommend.
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Be Local, Support Global:

Welcome to our family-owned wildlife preserve, where you can explore over 400 animals from 100 unique species, including rare and endangered ones. Our mission is simple: to protect and preserve wildlife while offering you unforgettable and educational experiences. We are proudly accredited by the Zoological Association of America and American Humane, ensuring the highest standards of care. Don’t just take our word for it, come see for yourself! Check out our blog for exciting stories, fun facts about the animals, and the latest park updates.
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