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. 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 43 species of snakes and 24 species of amphibians.
These tours are suitable for anyone with a sense of adventure, an interest in local wildlife (many of our participants come to overcome their fears).
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On Snake Safari with the SCMP - video
2022 SEASON IS FULL
**2023 Safaris will open for booking in February 2023.
Approximate Time: 7.30pm-10.15pm*
Location: Tai Mo Shan Country Park**
*/** Exact timings/final details will be confirmed via email.
Public Snake Safaris :
Size: 9-10 pax with two guides. Participants must be able to hike (slowly) 4-5km on country park trails (including steep inclines) with optional stream trekking sections. Minimum age 8.
Fee: HK$550 per adult/HK$400 per child (8-12 yo). Maximum 3 children per Snake Safari.
Private Snake Safaris :
For groups of friends/colleagues/families. Snake Safaris are typically 4-5km on country park trails (including steep inclines) with optional stream trekking sections . We can tailor the difficulty/duration based on the groups level.
Fee: HK$3,500 (one guide) for up to six participants (or seven participants if group includes a child) or HK$4,800 (two guides) for up to eight participants (or 9 participants if group includes a child). Generally, minimum recommended age is 8+.
2022 season will run from May to end of September. Please see dates on the side and email email@example.com or add your email to the info box. We run a limited number of Safaris over the season which and both private/public safaris book-out early.
Headlamp: Good light is key, we highly recommend the Ferei HL40II (this is what our guides use). We can provide these for sale at a discount (HK$700) or we can provide a Ferei headlamp (1000 lumen) + Nitecore handheld (1300 lumen) set rental for HK$50.
TO MAKE A BOOKING
Please message with preferred date (see below), private or public, and number of participants. We will reply shortly with details.
2022 Snake Safaris
Thank you for your interest but we are completely full for this season. Please check back in February for booking 2023 dates. The season runs from May - October. Thank you.
**All dates/availability listings may not be up-to-date.