Your lunchtime adventure on the Africa! Overlook.

Picnic on Safari is a full-service dining experience by reservation only. The Picnic on Safari patio at the Africa! overlook is only accessible to Picnic on Safari guests during reserved times, allowing for a private meal and plenty of space with an excellent view!

Available Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
Please note: Picnic on Safari reservations must be made at least three days prior to your visit.

Online reservations will be available soon!

What a meal! What a view!


Treat yourself to a remarkable experience and a great, full-service meal. You will be seated immediately at your reserved time, your beverages will be served, and your lunch will be served shortly after you arrive. A variety of desserts are available for an additional charge. During your meal you’ll enjoy a panoramic view of our Africa! exhibit with giraffes, zebra, ostriches, wildebeest, impala and more!

And it gets better! Take a tour and save 50%!

You will be enjoying a unique meal at the Zoo, why not add to the adventure with a unique behind the scenes tour?  Picnic guests can experience a tour in 2015 for 50% off the regular costs by using a promotional code that will be provided during your Picnic on Safari purchase. Visit our Behind the Scenes Tours page for availability and pricing

Picnic on Safari Menu

Please note: all menu pricing listed below includes sales tax amounts

Adult Lunches

$16.36 each (tax included)

Grilled chicken sandwich platter
Grilled BBQ chicken breast with melted Swiss, lettuce, tomato, and red onion served on a Kaiser bun with coleslaw, fresh cut fruit, Lays potato chips and a pickle spear.

Pulled BBQ chicken sandwich platter
Shredded BBQ chicken served on a Kaiser bun with coleslaw, fresh cut fruit, Lays potato chips and a pickle spear.

Hamburger or cheeseburger platter
Certified Angus Beef patty, grilled medium well, topped with your choice of cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone), lettuce, tomato and red onion. Served on a Kaiser bun with cole slaw, fresh cut fruit, Lays potato chips and a pickle spear.

Deli turkey or ham sandwich platter
Sliced turkey or ham, cheese of your choice(America, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone), with lettuce and tomato and red onion on a Kaiser bun, served with cole slaw, fresh cut fruit, Lays potato chips and a pickle spear.

Grilled chicken garden salad
Toss salad mix with cucumber, tomato, red onion, topped with a 6-oz. chicken breast, and your choice of dressing (Ranch, French, Italian), served with a side of fresh cut fruit.

Veggie burger platter
Veggie burger patty, grilled medium well, topped with your choice of cheese (American, Swiss, Cheddar, Provolone) lettuce, tomato and red onion. Served on a Kaiser bun with coleslaw, fresh cut fruit, Lays potato chips and a pickle spear.

Kid/Senior Lunches

$10.99 (tax included) each

Deli turkey or ham sandwich
Half of a deli sandwich with lettuce tomato and your choice of cheese (American or Swiss), served with Lays potato chips and fresh cut fruit

Hot dog
100% all beef hot dog with condiments, served with Lays potato chips, fresh cut fruit and a pickle spear

PB&J
Peanut butter & jelly sandwich with Lays potato chips and fresh cut fruit

Beverage Choices:

Fountain beverages (free with meal—includes free refills):
Pepsi, Diet Pepsi, Sierra Mist, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer, Tropicana Twister, Sobe Yumberry Pomegranate, water

Beverage options for additional charge:
Kid Souvenir Cup with any fountain beverage listed above: $3.50 (tax included)
(Souvenir cups receive free refills while dining and discounted refills at concession stations throughout the Zoo)
25 cents of each kids souvenir cup purchase is applied to our Conservation Today program.

Adult Souvenir Cup with any fountain beverage listed above: $7.00 (tax included)
(Souvenir cups receive free refills while dining and discounted refills at concession stations throughout the Zoo)
50 cents of each adult souvenir cup purchase is applied to our Conservation Today program.

Lemonade:$2.00 (tax included)
Iced tea: $2.00 (tax included)

Frozen lemonade: $2.75 (tax included)

Dessert options

1/2 dozen fresh-baked cookies (chocolate chip, peanut butter, sugar or oatmeal raisin): $7.50 (tax included)
or
1/2 dozen cupcakes (chocolate cake with chocolate frosting or white cake with buttercream frosting): $9.00 (tax included)

Lunch seating times

*Please note: all reservations must be made at least 3 days in advance
The Picnic on Safari program offers three reserved lunch seating times:


11:30 am to 12:15 pm
12:30 pm to 1:15 pm
1:30 pm to 2:15 pm
* subject to change

Please call our Group Sales department at 419.385.5721, ext. 6001 Monday through Friday 8am - 5pm to get assistance in making your reservation.

Severe weather contingency
In case of severe weather conditions during your scheduled meal time, we will provide alternate indoor seating so you can still enjoy your meal. If you have any questions we encourage you to call Visitor Services at 419.389.6561

Cancelation policy
If you need to cancel or change the date of your Picnic on Safari reservation, please call our Group Sales team at 419-385-5721, X6001 at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled date. ***Please note: no refunds will be issued for cancelations requested within 48 hours or less before your scheduled Picnic on Safari reservation.