LOCATION Knowsley Safari Park, Merseyside
TIME 09:00 to 15:00 Full day, 6 hours
Group Size 1 (plus one guest for £25 if from the same household)
  •  Great opportunities around the safari park with your guide
  • Fully bespoke day
  • Entrance to Knowsley Safari Park (Only after event)
  • Refreshments (please bring a packed lunch)
  • Photographic Guide
  • Handout
Not Included
  •  Camera
  • Specialist food or drinks

Our Base at Park Farm, in the Heart of the 450-acre Knowsley Safari Park provides a perfect location for taking a ‘1-to-1 Safari photography session’. With the help of a highly experienced professional guide and a massive range of exciting subjects we hope to be able to offer a session that will not only yield some rewarding images but also interesting learning opportunities too.

After arriving at the main safari Park entrance you will be met by your guide and tutor for the session and we can discuss a plan for the day over a tea/coffee. We are happy to be flexible with the itinerary to try and accommodate any individual goals you might have and can advise on the subjects that are likely to most productive on any given day.

You can choose from the following themes or of course tailor the day to your requirements

Tapir and Capybara
Various Deer and Antelopes


We have made significant changes to the way we work and to our studio, for a full breakdown of this please follow the link here for our Guest roadmap.


Full Day Itinerary – 6 hours

09.00: Arrival at the main Safari Park entrance where you will be met by your guide and escorted to the Wild arena training center at Park Farm.

09.15: Welcome tea/coffee and a brief discussion on the plan for the day.

09.30: First session including exclusive access to Lion, Tiger, Wolves, Giraffe and Meerkats.

12.30: Lunch (please bring a packed lunch)

13.30: Second session with a safari drive visiting the Antelope reserves, Baboon section, White Rhino, Buffalo, and Eland.

15.00: Summary & Close.

PLEASE NOTE: Our itineraries are listed as a guide and we may need to alter them depending on unforeseen circumstances, weather conditions or the availability of the subjects. Start and finish times are fixed to enable transport planning.

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How to Book

Please select your preferred date from the drop-down calendar icon on the right-hand side “Book Now’ tab and we will confirm if this is available and the timings available on that day. Please scroll through the months to find the highlighted available dates, then add your choice to the cart.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
September 15, 2017

I recently had a Safari 1 to 1 day at Knowsley Safari with WildArena, an early 9am start is more than worth it as it meant the first port of call was a behind the scenes visit.to the pride of lions before the park was open to the public, with help from the wilderness guide to get the best from my camera and a keeper to get the best from the lions it meant my memory card was filling up nicely right from the off. After photographing the bachelor males on foot we hopped back into the vehicle to go into the lion enclosure as the price was let out for the day. Positioning for the best shots and offering advice on coping with the fluctuating light conditions Janet was incredibly helpful making sure I didn’t miss anything.
Next stop was up to see the elusive Amur Tigers and we were very lucky to get them out and about for photos. We followed this with a drive around the Safari route ensuring we got the best positions for photos of the large mixed collection of Deer and Antelope en route through to spending time with the Crash of White Rhino including the very bouncy calf Nomvula – her antics are worth the entry fee alone. We then spent some time with the Baboons being able to photograph through the fence in close proximity whilst their keepers put out a feed for them, amazing social interaction and great to see them close up.
After a break for lunch we headed back to the foot safari for an encounter with the African Elephants and Giraffes – both of which we had some of their keepers available to help us ensure we got great access for photos amazingly close.
For me the biggest surprise of the day followed this when we were invited to join the keepers in the equatorial exhibit containing Sitatunga, Capybara and Tapirs,since the keepers brought them some tasty treats we were soon surrounded and when the keepers said to give theTapirs a good rub/scratch as they love it, I’ll admit I almost forgot about photography as I was trying to stop a tapir from falling asleep on my feet with pleasure – they really do love a tickle!!
After this we took a visit to the Iberian Wolves In their lovely new enclosure and although potentially elusive we were very fortunate to see them both and in a good place for some photos too.
Ended the day with a final spin around the safari drive again for a few last images.
The WildArena guide was hugely helpful and informative throughout the whole day with tips and camera help as well as making sure we got into the best possible positions for photographs.
Superb day out, thoroughly enjoyed myself and have a huge number of images to sort. Thanks Guys xx

November 28, 2017

I have just had the most wonderful one-to-one day at Knowsley Safari Park under the expert tuition of David. The weather was beautiful after the recent wet and windy days with bright blue Winter skies. I find it hard to say just how much I enjoyed the experience from start to finish – getting closer to the amazing animals than I would have been able to at any other time. David obviously has a great love for the animal residents in the park and knows them so well he can predict what they will do next to enable the best photos to be taken.
The day was tailored to my wants and needs with some very helpful tips to improve my shots given by David to enable me to stop being lazy and use the ‘auto’ mode too much! If I had just wanted to snap away without any input, that would have been fine too, but I welcomed his experience and very useful tips to enable me to get the best out of my camera.
The day passed by far too fast because I enjoyed every single minute and I will certainly be back – it’s not every day that you get to tickle a tapir and stand a few feet from a rhino to get some great close-ups. I would like to thank everyone involved in making the day so special – all the keepers were helpful and friendly and it was also lovely to meet and chat to Janet over lunch.
Thank you David for the most amazing day – for any animal lovers out there, I cannot recommend this day enough.

April 28, 2021

Thank you so much for our day which was absolutely superb..we loved the back stage passes, and getting up close and personal with so many of the animals.
You run an excellent experience and were very interesting, knowledgeable and patient with our lack of skills!
We would love to come back another time.
Hope to meet up again,
Beccy and Simon.

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