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The edge of Africa begins at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay...

Tampa Florida Busch Gardens

The SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment group, which includes dynamic amusement and theme parks like Tampa Busch Gardens, Aquatica, Discovery Cove and SeaWorld Florida, are more than just sensational roller coaster rides combined with animal acts... their goal is to get visitors inspired to help protect the animals they encounter and get involved in wildlife conservation.

Visit Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida and experience regions of Africa, like Timbuktu, Nairobi, Egypt and Stanleyville. More than 2,700 animals call this themepark home and abide in safari-style exhibits that are modeled after areas in the dark continent. Exhibits include The Serengeti Plain, Myobi Reserve and the Edge of Africa.

When you are looking for fun things to do in central Florida, do not leave this top-rated family vacation destination off of your list!

Rides at Busch Gardens

There are so many rides for you and your family to enjoy! Here's a video we put together so you can catch a glimpse of just a few of them:

With more than 10 premier theme park rides, this zoological park is not only an animal lover's paradise but a thrill-rider's paradise too!

Cool off on the Congo River Rapids. It's a wild white water rafting expedition that is guaranteed to get you wet. and take some of the heat out of the day.

The Montu is named after the Egyptian god of war, Monthu. It has seven inversions and debuted in 1996 as one the longest, fastest roller coaster in the world! The Montu roller coaster travels at speeds up to 60 mph and pulls almost 4 Gs. Buckle up.

Do you hear a lion roaring in the distance? Native Africans call that powerful roar the Kumba. Hold on tight, the Kumba is going to throw you into the Cobra Roll (two wicked inversions that go over the Congo River Rapids bridge), two corkscrews and a Zero-G roll.

Love water rides? The Tanganyika Wave plunges 55 ft and seriously drenches everyone in close range.

The Scorpion Roller Coaster at is a classic steel roller coaster built in 1980. It's the most popular ride in the Timbuktu section of the park.

Do you appreciate the wild ride of a classic wooden roller coaster? Be sure to check out the Gwazi, a dueling wooden roller coaster is still one of the largest of its kind. Named for a mythological creature with the head of a tiger and the body of a lion, the two coasters that run at the same time are appropriately named the Lion and Tiger.

Hotels Near Busch Gardens Tampa

Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina

700 S Florida Ave Tampa, FL 33602 United States of America
(813) 221-4900
Hotels near Busch Gardens Tampa
Beautiful waterfront high-rise located on the Garrison Channel and just 10 minutes from Tampa Bay Busch Gardens.
The Marriott Tampa Waterside Hotel and Marina features three restaurants, event space, swimming pool, luxury service spa and a 32 slip full-service marina.

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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites

11310 N 30th Street Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 971-7690
Hotels near Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida
Perfect for families! The Holiday Inn & Suites offers in-room refrigerators, microwaves, separate seating areas and sofa beds. Less than two miles away from the Tampa Busch Garden amusement park. This affordable hotel is everything you want for your Florida family vacation.

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Hyatt Place Busch Gardens

11408 N 30th St Tampa, FL 33612 
(813) 979-1922
Busch Gardens Tampa Hotel

 

An excellent value with high definition TVs and complimentary wireless internet access. All guestrooms feature Hyatt's signature bedding that includes Sealy Posturepedic mattresses, down blankets, double down-surround pillows. Get a great night's sleep before spending a fun filled day at the area amusement and theme parks!

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Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino

5223 N Orient Road Tampa, FL 33610 
(866) 502-7529
Hotels near Tampa Florida Busch Gardens

 

The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino offers an entertainment complex that includes a 24 hour a day gambling with 4,100 gaming machines, 50 poker tables and more than 90 table games! Just 5 miles away, it's one of the most conveniently located hotels near Busch Gardens Tampa.

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Saddlebrook Resort and Spa

5700 Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 
(813) 973-1111
Hotel near Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida

 

Looking for luxurious hotels near Busch Gardens in Tampa Florida? Consider the Saddlebrook Resort and Spa! Amenities include a full service spa, golf course, on-site health club and its own night club.

Howl O Scream

Haunted houses, scare zones, creepy ghosts, greedy goblins and ghouls of all sorts! The perfect way to celebrate next Halloween is with Busch Gardens Tampa FL!

Busch Gardens Hallowscream

Designed to startle, confuse and unnerve you, Howl O Scream is wildly popular and offers a night you won't soon forget.

The sun goes down, the streets fill with fog and the spooks come out. Hallowscream is geared towards adults and older teens. This is not the place to take your little ones!

Busch Gardens Virginia gets in on the Howl O Scream action too! If you are going to be in the Virginia Beach area, check it out!

Google Map Link to Busch Gardens Tampa FL
10165 North McKinley Drive, Tampa, FL 33612
(888) 800-5447 or (312) 324-721

Attractions in Central Florida

Still want more Florida Tourist Attractions? We have the best list of things to do on vacation. Check out our SeaWorld Video and the pages we have featuring great parks like Universal Studios Theme Park and Universal Islands of Adventure. Central Florida is the amusement and themepark capital of the world!

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