Safari Party

Enjoy a stress-free, customized birthday for you and your loved ones.

What to Expect

How would you like to have a stress-free customized party for your child?

Here at Tanganyika, we can help you plan the party of your dreams in under 10 minutes, unique to you and your child’s preferences.

Party guests will have a great time hanging out with one of our amazingly unique animals, relaxing in one of our gorgeous cabanalows, and spending the day walking around the park.

Things to Know:

*12 or fewer attendees starting at $375 (1 birthday child). Upgrade available for extra guests.
For inquiries on parties with 40+ guests please email

* Cancellation/Refund: If cancelled within two weeks (14 days) prior to the party, TWP will retain 50% of the Total Booking Fee. If cancelled within 1 week (7 days) prior to the party, TWP will retain 100% of the Total Booking Fee.
*Rescheduling: In order to reschedule, TWP will need to be informed at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the party. If rescheduled in less than 14 days prior to the party, there will be an additional $50 rescheduling fee. 

See what people are saying!

The fact that I was able to book online quickly, and it didn’t cost me an arm and leg was a pleasant surprise.

Cindy L.

Wichita, KS

I want to thank Tanganyika for helping me put together a wonderful party for my 5-year-old son. The cabanalow was beautiful and right beside the splash park
and bar which had cold, locally brewed beer on tap.

Everyone was shocked that we had a sloth visit the party, especially my son. I was able to just relax with my wife in the shade with ceiling fans on high – which in the Kansas heat was incredible.

Having such a great venue option out in the West Wichita area made it very convenient for our family and friends as did the staff cleaning up after us. Thank you Tanganyika!

Peter L.

Garden Plain, KS

Check in was super easy and the cabanalow was beautiful and clean when we got there.

The porcupine visit was perfect for our two year old. After her party we visited the rest of the animals in the park. I was worried she would be scared of feeding them, however it was the highlight of her day!

Everyone was so knowledgeable about the animals and able to answer our questions. Staff is always quick to introduce you to the animals and tell you unique facts about each one.

It was amazing that all of her guests could visit the park throughout the day as well. We look forward to celebrating many birthdays at Tanganyika! Thank you SO much!

Rosa G.

Dodge City, KS

frequently asked questions

Your party is located in one of our Cabanalows located in the Splash Park!

  • You will get 1.5 hours in the Cabanalow (can purchase add on time)
  • We will provide you with cake plates, napkins, forks and cups
  • You get to choose ONE Educational Ambassador to visit the party  30 minutes after your scheduled party time. (you select 1st choice then an alternate
  • Your guests get Admission to the park ALL DAY!
  • The Birthday child receives a $15 TWP gift card, one 5-Encounter wristband, and one return admission ticket
  • Each child attending the party receives 10% off the gift shop, $2 off return admission, one Feeding Encounter, and an Ice Cream cup from Luna’s Café.
  • A guest is anyone over the age of 3 (adults and children)  Season Pass holders are counted as guests also.  The Birthday Child is NOT counted as a guest.
  • Our Educational Team has a variety of animal Ambassadors that visit Birthday parties, School programs, and other groups to assist in connecting our guests to the Natural World.

Our Educational Team has a variety of animal Ambassadors that visit Birthday parties, School groups and Offsite programs to Connect our guests to the Natural World.  The variety of Educational Ambassadors include small mammals, reptiles and insects.

The Splash park IS included in the Birthday packages, weather permitting and during the year when it is open for the season.

The Party Host will get to park in a designated spot back by the Splash Park thru the gate on 183rd.  You will park in the designated spot with a Sign for Your Birthday party start time.  The Party Host will then check in at the VIP room located next to the Thirsty Sloth.  Your guests will check in at the Events window at the Gift shop. (if weather is bad, then you will check in at the Events Window at the Gift shop)

A week prior to the party we will send an email with a guest list template, that you will fill out and email back to us.  This document is what we use to check your guests in for the party at the gift shop Events window.

You and your guests have access to the park from open to close the day of your party. 

While we can’t guarantee early access, you can check in 10 minutes before your party start time at the VIP room or Gift shop (depending on the weather) to see if your area is ready.

Along with your reminder email and guest list email, we will send you a link to book the rhino, hippos and lemur feedings.  The giraffes, lorikeets, bunnies, guinea pigs and tortoises DO NOT require reservations to feed.

  • Up to 25 Guests is $75 (open season)
  • Max of 40 guests is $225
  • Premium Animal Ambassador are $100 and replace the Educational Ambassador animal.
  • Additional Birthday Child is $30
  • Additional Time is $50 (30 minutes)
  • Animal Presentation is $50 (total of 2 Educational Ambassadors)
  • Animal Painting is $25 for one 5×7 Canvas
  • Animal Painting Demo is $75 (up to 10 guests, 1 painting)
  • Animal Feeding Wristband are $10/guest and $25 for Unlimited/guest
  • Group Tours are Available for $50

I am a Season Pass holder, do I get a Discount?

Our Season Pass holders do receive a 10% discount when booking a Birthday Party.  Please email the Educational department to receive your promo code at

What if I need to Cancel, do I get a Refund?

To receive a full refund we require all cancelations to be made no later than 72 hours prior to the Party Date and start time.

If I need to reschedule, How do I do that?

You can reschedule up to 24 hours prior to your Party Date and start time by contacting the Education department at

What if it is Raining, Is the Park still Open?

Tanganyika is Open Rain or Shine (during our open season) Depending on the severity of the weather, some animals may be given access to choose to stay outside or go inside.  The temperature needs to be over 50 degrees for most of the animals to be out.




Did we miss a question you had?
Feel free to give us a call at 316-794-8954 ext. 204 or email and we can help you out!