The African Savannah

The African Savannah

« An amazing mix of African species »

Meet the savannah’s animals!

Zebras and wildebeests
Zebras and wildebeests

Come and meet Africa’s most emblematic animals, in a vast 3 hectare plain. Giraffes, wildebeest, white rhinos, zebras, ostriches, Egyptian geese, and all their young live together in perfect harmony within this incredible territory!

White rhinoceros
White rhinoceros
Sable antelopes
Sable antelopes
Zebra et rhinoceros
African savannah
Breathtaking view of the giraffes

Un œil en coulisse

Meet the babies of the savannah

The “Un Œil en Coulisse” team introduces you to the African savannah’s new-borns at the ZooParc de Beauval. Meet the baby springboks, red river hogs, dik-diks, and of course little Kimia, the first giraffe born at Beauval.

Giraffe gestation: a high-risk birth

A 2-metre drop!

After a gestation period of 15 months, giraffes give birth upright, sometimes whilst walking, which results in a dizzying 2-metre fall for their calf! This particularly hazardous birth leads to the death of many calves.

Kimia, our baby giraffe
Kimia, our baby giraffe
Kimia, our baby giraffe
Arrival of Mhorr gazelles - New - Animals of the African Savannah - ZooParc de Beauval

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A new species at Beauval

The exceptional arrival of Mhorr gazelles

For the first time in the history of ZooParc de Beauval, in more than 40 years, visitors have the opportunity to admire 4 Mhorr gazelles in the heart of the African Savannah. They are called Tova, Tingeling, Kyva and Yaro.

« The African savanna area is wonderful, with so many species together in one large area - giraffes and zebras eating together and a white rhino family. »

cheap_trav_gal - Aug 2016

Come enjoy the savannah’s rich life, even during winter!

Keeper for a Day
Interior view among giraffes

Extraordinary animals that can be seen all year round!
Be it pouring with rain, or snowing, it is always possible to see the savannah’s fabulous animals! The building, fitted with viewing windows and custom-made for the well-being of these African species, allows you to observe them all year round… and our Keeper for a Day activities even allow you a view from inside!

8 giraffes

3 hectares

More than 40 animals

Territory created in 1999

Beauval Nature supports the monitoring of giraffes

The giraffe, one of the most charismatic species in Africa, suffered a drastic population decline at the start of the 21st century. 

This species is threatened by illegal hunting and agricultural development due to population growth in Africa. The Giraffe Conservation Foundation, with the support of Beauval Nature, works to develop monitoring programmes that are provided by government organisations. 

The programme aims to study giraffes in their natural environment by fitting them with radio collars in order to study their movement, social interactions, and ecology.

Girafes dans la nature - ©Colin Bell - Beauval Nature - ZooParc de Beauval
Beauval Nature

Do your part for conservation!

Sponsor an animal!

Becoming an animal sponsor allows you to form a strong relationship with your favourite animal whilst financing the conservation programmes supported by the Beauval Nature association. All money paid is allocated in full to the association and is then invested into one of the many species conservation programmes it supports around the world.

What’s happening in this territory?

Zebra and white rhinoceros

Educational talks

African Savannah

Approximately 10 minutes 10:30 AM

White rhinoceros, giraffes, Grevy’s zebras, springboks, black hippotragues… share the African Savannah of Beauval. In front of this incredible panorama, enjoy specificities on the various species that populate it.

Keeper for a Day


Keeper for a Day

Spend an extraordinary morning behind the scenes at Beauval!

Junior Keeper


Junior Keeper

An incredible day for your children aged 10 to 15 years old as they step into the shoes of an animal keeper!

Where can I see them in the park?

Take full advantage of the experience thanks to our mobile application!
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Staying in the area for lunch?

La Savane - Restaurant - ZooParc de Beauval


La Savane

Fancy having lunch in front of the giraffes? This restaurant, located at the edge of the African Savannah, offers sandwiches, salads, snackings, waffles and drinks.

Take the experience further…

Meet the ZooParc de Beauval’s animals during unique face-to-face meetings! Shows, backstage tours, working with keepers, there are so many different ways to get up close and personal with these fascinating animals!


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