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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 43 species of snakes and 24 species of amphibians.
Who should join?
Tours are suitable for 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.
*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.
Fee: HK$600 per adult/HK$450 per child (8-12 yo). Maximum 3 children per Snake Safari.
Private Snake Safaris:
We can tailor the difficulty/duration based on the groups level. 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+.
* Soko Islands Safari (New):
For the first time, we are organising a special excursion to the remote uninhabited Soko Islands (only one scheduled for 2023). An island with a lot of history and a dense snake population. A night time adventure. Fee: HK$1,800 per person. Further details:
(bookings will open on 11th February 2023):
Please see available dates here and email firstname.lastname@example.org stating preferred date, number of participants (+ kids vs adults) and we will reply with payment details. We run a limited number of Safaris over the season which 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 HK$700 or 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.
PUBLIC Snake Safaris
(Further dates tba)
22 (Sat) - 5 spaces available
23 (Sun) - 8 spaces available
30 (Sun) - 8 spaces available
12 (Fri) - 8 spaces available
13* (Sat) - (SOKO ISLANDS/ 8 spaces available)
19 (Fri) - Full
20 (Sat) - 8 spaces available
26 (Fri) - 8 spaces available
27 (Sat) - Full
29 (Mon) - 8 spaces available
10 ( Sat) - 8 spaces available
17 (Sat) - 8 spaces available
18 (Sun) - 8 spaces available
22 (Thur) - 8 spaces available
Aug: Dates tbc
Sept: Dates tbc
**All dates/availability listings may not be up-to-date.
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