At the moment, due to measures against the corona virus, it is not possible to book a guided tour.
Normally, visitors of Burgers’ Zoo are free to take an adventurous trip through the Bush and explore the Ocean like a scuba diver, but on a guided tour you will experience the different worlds at Burgers’ Zoo on another level! Together with a guide, you will discover things that you probably would not have come across on your own. We offer a choice of multiple different tours which each last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes.
The African savannah landscape unfolds before your eyes, where large groups of herbivores such as giraffes, zebras, waterbuck and wildebeest live. Walk past the watering hole, where the square-lipped rhinoceros regularly go to quench their thirst. Your guide will explain how the ungulates get their food, and how they avoid getting eaten by the lions and cheetah which are next on your route. The Safari is an open-air eco-display. In winter conditions the animals are moved to the stables, and this guided tour is therefore not available.
In the Desert, your guide will walk you through the rocky desert of Arizona and Mexico. Depending on the season, it can be very hot or quite cool here. Plant lovers will certainly get their money's worth in the Desert. Numerous cacti, agaves, yuccas and small-leaved trees and shrubs live here. Plants and animals—such as rattlesnakes, peccaries, roadrunners and the free-flying turkey vultures —have all kinds of survival strategies in this beautiful but extremely dry environment.
Explore the newest eco-display at Burgers’ Zoo, the Mangrove, together with your guide, and go in search of fiddler crabs and horseshoe crabs, manatees and tropical butterflies! Stroll amongst the wonderful Mangrove trees while listening to astonishing information about the animals and plants that live in the Mangrove! On a hot summer’s day, the temperature in the building is 28 degrees with an air humidity of 80%—perfect for enthusiasts of the tropics!
A walk through Burgers’ Rimba introduces you to a nature reserve that is rich in animal species: the Asian tropical forest. Several larger species live here, for example the sun bears, the Sumatran tigers, the impressively long pythons and various monkey species. The Rimba is an open-air eco-display. This guided tour is particularly suitable for children because large animals can be seen from up close.
The Bush takes you on a journey through the tropical rainforests of three different continents. The humid heat, the smells and sounds will give you a true experience of this complex habitat. At first glance, the Bush seems to be full of just dense vegetation. The guide’s explanation soon reveals that the Bush is home to all kinds of lianas, epiphytes, palm trees or useful plants such as cocoa and vanilla. Plants are flowering in the Bush almost all year round. The guide will also prove to be very useful when spotting the free-roaming birds, lizards and bats!
Let yourself be guided through the beautiful underwater world that is the Ocean. This adventure starts at the tropical lagoon, after which you will be introduced to live coral reefs. Besides the fish, the reef is home to countless invertebrates such as corals, sponges, sea anemones, sea urchins and sea cucumbers. Further on, you can investigate the depths of the immense ocean. Sharks appear here as quickly as they disappear again. Before exiting, you walk through the tunnel where the large eagle rays swim overhead.
Burgers’ Zoo is home to many different species of monkeys, each with its own uniqueness. Madagascar's ring-tailed lemurs and black lemurs have particularly good noses, the group life of macaques is characterised by a strict hierarchy, while the family life of gibbons is a lot more relaxed. You will also visit the large gorilla troop and their offspring on their wooded island and observe our world-famous troop of chimpanzees. Observing monkeys becomes an even more fascinating and exciting experience with a guide!
If you find it difficult to choose a guided tour, you can also opt for the Burgers’ Highlights tour. For this tour, your guide will choose the best route to meet all your wishes. The route will depend on recent births, newly opened accommodations, the weather, the number of visitors and which animals you want to see! This tour always includes visiting at least two different eco-displays. If there is a certain animal species that you are determined to see, please mention this under 'details’ on the registration form.
GUIDED TOURS CANNOT BE BOOKED CURRENTLY.
Normally the following applies: On weekdays a zoo guide can lead a maximum of eight visitors, on weekends and during the school holidays six people. The cost per zoo guide booked is 30 euros. From each guided tour, 5 euros are donated to our conservation project. The rest of the amount goes to the Burgers‘ Zoo Volunteers Foundation and thus benefits nature conservation education.