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Hong Kong Snake Safaris were set up in 2017 by long term resident, nature enthusiast and snake catcher for the Hong Kong Police,  William Sargent.

What do we do? 
We take small groups on night safari hikes in country parks to search out and observe wildlife in their natural habitat. A fun, educational and totally unique wildlife experience. Often overlooked, Hong Kong is home to an amazing diversity of wildlife, including 45 species of snakes and 24 species of amphibians.  

Who should join?
Anyone with a sense of adventure and an interest in local wildlife (many of our participants come to overcome their fears). Participants must be able to hike (slowly) 4-5km on country park trails (including steep inclines) with optional stream trekking sections. Minimum age 8.

On Snake Safari with the SCMP - video

*Approximate Time: 7.30pm-10.15pm**Location: Tai  Mo Shan Country Park.  */**Exact timings/final details will be confirmed via email.

Tour fees
Public Snake Safaris (Tai Mo Shan) :
 Size:  6-7 with one guide or 9-10 pax with two guides 
Fee: HK$600 per adult/HK$450 per child (8-12 yo). Maximum 3 children per Snake Safari. See availabilities listed.

Private Snake Safaris (Tai Mo Shan):  
Fee: HK$3,600 (one guide) for up to 6 participants (or 7 if the group includes a child) or HK$4,800 (two guides) for up to 8 participants (or 9 participants if group includes a child). The minimum recommended age is 8+. Sun-Thurs only.

Viper Hunt (Hong Kong Island):  
Our only Hong Kong island option, this is an easier hike with less technical requirements and is a lighter Snake Safari suitable for kids. Private group booking only. Fee: HK$3,000 for up to 7 participants.
Further details

Private Presentation:
Introduction to Hong Kong snakes presentation with some live examples by William Sargent in Pui O, Lantau Island.  HK$2,500 (up to 10 pax).

Please email with preferred dates, number of participants (+ kids vs adults) and we will reply with details. Our Safaris book-out early.



Please message with preferred date (see below),  private or public, and number of participants. We will reply  shortly with details.

Thank you.

We will be in touch soon.


PUBLIC Snake Safaris 
8 (Fri) -  Full
9 (Sat) - Full
15 (Fri) - Full
(Sat) -  Full
17 (Sun) - Full
22 (Fri) - Full

**All dates/availability listings may not be up-to-date. 

PRIVATE Snake Safaris (TMS): 
VIPER HUNT Snake Safaris (HK Island/Clearwater Bay):
Sept: available

Photos credit; Adam Francis, William Sargent,

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