New attraction opens at Drusillas wildlife park

Get ready to take a wild journey through the zoo on Drusillas Park's new attraction.

Friday, 31st March 2017, 4:22 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:25 pm
The Safari Express has arrived at Drusillas SUS-170331-161112001

After months of planning and preparations, the Safari Express chugged out of Mungos Central station at 11am today (Friday, March 31).

The African-themed train has been delighting both children and parents already. With four brightly coloured carriages, there is plenty of space for its adventurous passengers.

Get your little explorers at the ready and let the Safari Express take them on a ride deep into the heart of the zoo.

The Safari Express arrived at Drusillas Park earlier this month after travelling more than 400 miles by lorry from a factory in Germany.

The 3.5 tonne bespoke safari train was hoisted onto the rails by a huge mechanical crane and the whole track has been carefully re-themed over the last couple of months.

Part of the Go Safari! project, the Safari Express is just one of three exciting new attractions coming to the Park. Joining the train will be the Hippopotobus and the Flying Cheetahs, due to open May 26.

Drusillas’ managing director, Laurence Smith said, “We are very excited about the arrival of the Safari Express; the first of three new rides for 2017. We are confident that Go Safari! will be a great success.

“The project represents a million pound investment for the Park and is our biggest undertakings to date.”

Sure to be a thrill for children of all ages, the Safari Express is waiting to transport you to a whole new world of adventure.

Located just off the A27 in Alfriston, Drusillas Park is open daily from 10am. For more information, call 01323 874100 or visit