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In the menu below, you can find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. Please note that entering Knuthenborg Safaripark is at your own risk, both personally and in terms of property.

Knuthenborg Allé 1, 4930 Maribo

Estimated Travel Times

  • Copenhagen: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Ringsted: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Køge: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Næstved: 1 hour
  • Vordingborg: 35 minutes
  • Nykøbing F: 30 minutes
  • Nakskov: 30 minutes
  • Svendborg: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Odense: 2 hours 10 minutes

Most common questions

You can find all the opening hours throughout the season right here.

It is not allowed to use open fire, smoke cigarettes or barbecue from June 1st to August 31st due to the risk of fire.

However, it is permitted in the individual camps and in the camp areas as they are secured areas.

You can read more about Knuthenborg Safaripark right here.

When you have purchased admission to Knuthenborg Safaripark, you will have access to safari among more than 500 wild animals, access to Museum of Evolution, Limpopoland, and the attractions, as well as free access to Dinosaurskoven (the Dinosaur Forest). All experiences are included in the price.

Yes, you can certainly visit us by motorcycle or bicycle, or you can enjoy the park on foot. However, please be aware that the distances are quite large: There are 23 km of roads in the safari park!

In areas with dangerous animals, access is only permitted for cars and buses. These areas are marked on the map that you will receive upon arrival.

We have ample parking options throughout the park. The four main parking areas are located near the Museum of Evolution, Limpopoland, Dinosaurskoven, Tigerskoven, and Abeskoven. We encourage visitors to park on the grass while observing the animals in the rest of the park.

Unfortunately, you cannot rent a car from Knuthenborg.

Yes, you can. We have charging stations from Clever at the parking lot near Limpopoland and at the parking lot near Dinosaurskoven.

Yes, you can pay with MobilePay everywhere in the park.

Bandholmporten is closed at the moment.

Please use Knuthenborg Alle 1, 4930 Maribo

You can call our Safariservice at (+45) 40 90 34 70, and they will come and assist you as quickly as possible.

You can read about all the animals in the park here.

Read more about Knuthenborg Safaripark’s elephant project here.

Read more about Knuthenborg Safaripark’s tiger project here.

Read more about Knuthenborg Safaripark’s lion project here.


Knuthenborg Safaripark provides an authentic nature experience where the animals roam freely in large, realistic habitats. This means they have plenty of space and the opportunity to withdraw as they please. At Knuthenborg, things happen on the animals’ terms. The animals are divided based on the continent they originally come from, as it is most natural for them to interact with species they would naturally encounter. That is why you may experience seeing fewer or more of the particular species you are hoping to see. The animals set the pace. For example, tigers are naturally solitary animals and do not live in packs. Therefore, our tigers are always seen individually or in pairs, just as they would live in the wild. The same applies to lions. They have large areas with plenty of trees and bushes to hide behind.

The animals in Knuthenborg Safaripark have access to outdoor areas, but they decide for themselves whether they want to go out and how long they want to stay outside. Therefore, some of them may choose to go in and out throughout the day in bad weather. We prioritize animal welfare, and the health of the animals is our top priority.

There are some days during the off-peak seasons where we experience this due to unpredictable weather conditions. That’s why we have implemented a new online ticketing system with differentiated pricing. This means that prices are significantly lower in March/April compared to the peak season.

Guests experience the animals in the park on the animals’ terms, which is our way of caring for animals at Knuthenborg.

Day tickets, annual passes, season passes, family passes, and institutional passes.

No. In order to receive the discount, you need to purchase your ticket at the gate and present your season pass from the other attraction. It is not possible to receive a discount upon arrival if you have already purchased a ticket in our online shop. It is not possible to combine multiple discount offers.

If you have not received your web purchase via email, whether it’s day or flex tickets, annual passes, season passes, or family passes, please follow these steps:

  • There may be a slight delay in receiving the email, so please wait at least one hour to see if it arrives.
  • Have you checked your spam filter or your junk mail folder?
  • If you have tried the above and still have not received an email regarding your web purchase, please contact us at or by phone at +45 54788089.

Yes, there are always savings to be made by purchasing tickets on the website. In fact, there are savings of up to 50% on selected days.

Yes, when you have purchased day tickets, you are guaranteed entry on the specified day. Our ticketing system on the website is designed to provide us with an overview of visitor numbers on any given day.

It is not possible to change the date on your day tickets. This information is made clear during the purchase process on the website. If you prefer more flexibility, you can purchase flextickets that can be used on a date of your choice.

Flextickets are for those who want maximum flexibility. When you buy a flex ticket, you have the opportunity to come on any day during the season.

Yes, you can still buy tickets upon arrival. However, it is always cheaper to buy the tickets here on the website. Although the safari park is huge, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate more visitors on busy days if you choose to buy tickets at the entrance. Guests with date-specific tickets purchased on the website, season pass holders, and family card holders are guaranteed entry.

Yes, we have taken into account that you might pay us a visit. Therefore, you are guaranteed entry during the entire regular opening hours of the safari park.

The annual pass provides the cardholder with entry to Knuthenborg Safaripark during normal opening hours in the current season, as well as access to Lalandia Aquadome and Monky Tonky Land from January 1st to March 24 and September 12th to December 31st.

The season pass provides the cardholder with entry to Knuthenborg Safaripark during normal opening hours in the current season.

Yes, if you have an annual or season pass, you can visit the park multiple times on the same day.

When you purchase an annual, season, or family pass, you have two options. You can either choose to buy a digital pass or purchase a physical card.

The digital pass is received via email and should be shown on your phone or tablet. It is recommended to take a screenshot of the pass and save it on your phone for easy access.

If you have purchased a physical card, you will receive an email with a receipt and a temporary pass. After approximately 14 business days, you will receive your physical card. If you arrive at the park and have forgotten your card, you can present the email with the temporary pass.

The season pass is valid for one season and only during the regular season of the safari park, which is between March and October. The pass cannot be used outside of the park’s regular season

The annual pass is valid for the current year, from January 1st to December 31st.

At Knuthenborg, the pass holder has free entry during the regular season, which is between March and October.

At Lalandia, pass holders have free entry to Aquadome and Monky Tonky Land from January 1st to March 24, and again from September 12th to December 31st.

You can visit the park right away. If you have chosen to purchase a physical pass, you will receive an email with a temporary card shortly after your purchase, usually within about 10 minutes. The temporary pass grants you access to the safari park just like the plastic pass. You will receive the physical pass approximately 14 business days after placing your order.

Yes, as a holder of an annual or seasonal pass, you receive a 10% discount when making purchases at dining facilities and souvenir shops in Knuthenborg Safaripark. This benefit requires presentation of your digital or physical pass. The discount cannot be combined with other offers.

However, as a holder of a family pass, you do not receive a discount on purchases in the park.

Yes, with an annual or seasonal pass for Knuthenborg Safaripark, you can get a 10-15% discount at DAZA institutions. To obtain the discount, you will need to present your digital or physical pass at the entrance.

Please note that there may be changes in discount agreements and terms.

You can use the temporary pass in the PDF you received during the purchase of the card. If you want to order a new pass, it costs 75 DKK. Please contact us at or call us at +45 54 78 80 89 to order a new pass.

Yes, you are welcome to come on a motorcycle, bicycle, or on foot. Please note that there are areas with dangerous animals where motorcycles, bicycles, or pedestrians are not allowed. These areas are indicated in the safari guide that is provided upon arrival.

The family pass still grants access to the cardholder and up to 4 other individuals, arriving simultaneously

The family pass cannot be used for admission to the safari park in connection with a stay at Knuthenborg Camp safari tents. This means that you do not receive a discount on the admission price in connection with a stay at Knuthenborg Camp safari tents, even if you have a family pass.

As a holder of an annual or seasonal pass, you receive a 10% discount when booking Knuthenborg Camp on weekdays (excluding the period from June 28th to August 11th, 2024). The discount is obtained by entering your unique code, which you received when purchasing the pass, during the booking of the desired camp area. The pass cannot be used for admission to the safari park in connection with the stay, so you do not receive a discount on the admission price, but 10% off the total amount for the stay.

The family pass provides access to Knuthenborg Safaripark for the cardholder and up to 4 other people in the car (NOTE: If you arrive by car, all 5 people must be in the same car).

Yes, if you have forgotten the purchased physical pass, you can present the PDF you received via email when purchasing the family pass.

The family pass can only be purchased online before the start of the season and is available in limited quantities.

The family passes will be available for purchase once the current season ends.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal for annual, seasonal, or family passes, you must notify us within 14 days of placing the order.

We do not refund delivery costs or any costs incurred in the production of your pass. If you start using your pass within 14 days of placing the order, you must agree to waive your right of withdrawal.

Read more here.



In connection with the purchase of the dated tickets on the website, it is clearly stated that the tickets are non-refundable and non-changeable.

Read more here.

Yes, institutions can purchase institution cards for Knuthenborg Safaripark.

The price of the institution card depends on the number of children and adults who will be using the card. Please contact us at to place an order or to get more information.

The institution card is valid for the current season and grants admission to the maximum number of children and adults specified on the card.

No, Knuthenborg Safaripark does not issue institution cards without a specific defined user group. This means that places such as community centers, settlements, residential groups, family teams, playgroups, and similar entities cannot purchase institution cards.

If you have a disability and require a companion, you can bring one companion with you on your entrance ticket. However, it is necessary for you to present a valid companion card from Dansk Handicaporganisation or Dansk Blindesamfund. The card should be shown at the gate upon entry to the park.

Yes, it is possible to purchase a gift card through our webshops. The gift card can be used for Knuthenborg Camp, season passes, tickets (both online and at the entrance), as well as at our restaurants and shops within the park.

The experience at the Museum of Evolution.

When visiting the Museum of Evolution, you enter a sensory universe where you engage both your eyes and ears. You can experience incredibly rare and remarkably well-preserved specimens of authentic dinosaurs and Permian creatures. Our aim is to create a truly unique experience that provides both scientific insight and personal impact. Read more about the exhibition here.


At the Museum of Evolution, you can experience genuine prehistoric skeletons, but you can also see reconstructions of some of the exhibition’s animals based on cutting-edge research. This creates an even more realistic impression of how these prehistoric creatures looked and lived. For example, skin impressions have been found from the neck of our Allosaurus, Big Joe. It is the first time ever that skin impressions from the neck of a theropod have been discovered. Both the genuine skin impression and a reconstruction of the neck and head of our Allosaurus can be seen in the exhibition.

The Museum of Evolution aims to cater to all types of guests – dinosaur enthusiasts, culture enthusiasts, children, and adults alike. Therefore, we have placed a tremendous emphasis on creating a truly unique experience that particularly stimulates the senses. Digital installations have been utilized, where sound and light enhance the experience of the ancient bones. In both exhibitions, aesthetics and scientific knowledge come together in a truly unique way, inviting our guests to a special and captivating experience.

As a camp guest, you can experience the Perm exhibition when darkness falls and the park is closed to all other visitors. Enjoy the evolution experience without any disturbances and have your very own night at the museum.

You are welcome to take photos and film in the exhibitions. We love to follow your experiences on social media, and you can always share your experiences with us by tagging us on Instagram @knuthenborg and @museumofevolution.

Please be aware that the lighting in the exhibitions plays a significant role in the experience of the Museum of Evolution, so consider whether the flash on your phone or camera may disturb your surroundings.

It is not permitted to touch the exhibition artifacts. While some elements of the exhibition are not protected by glass cases, it is still extremely important not to touch anything on display. The skeletons are ancient, irreplaceable, and fragile. Alarms have been installed in case anyone unintentionally gets too close to the exhibition artifacts.

At the moment, it is not possible to purchase a special guided tour of our new exhibition. However, you are always welcome to contact us at with your inquiry.

The duration depends on how in-depth you want your experience of the collection to be. It is possible to experience the exhibition anywhere from 15 minutes to several hours.

All the skeletons in the collection are authentic. For each skeleton, you can find a “bone map,” which is a kind of chart showing how much of the animal is intact.

The exhibition is a permanent part of the experience at Knuthenborg. However, there may be elements of the exhibition that are actively involved in research and therefore temporarily on loan. The exhibition will continue to expand, and new exciting skeletons will be introduced.

You can read more about the exhibition by clicking here.

You can read more about the exhibition artifacts by clicking here for Big Joe and here for the Permian era.

You can read more about the vision behind the exhibition by clicking here.

There are no live animals in the exhibition. All the animals in the exhibition are not alive, but rather fossilized or reconstructed skeletons and models.

Generally about the Museum of Evolution

No, admission to the exhibition is included in the entrance fee.

No, it is not necessary to buy a ticket for the exhibition.

The exhibition is located at the old Skovridergården, opposite Elefantsletten. You can see a map of the park here.

Please be aware that this exhibition contains several sequences with flashing lights, which may affect individuals with photosensitive epilepsy or related conditions.

If you have epilepsy AND have been diagnosed with photosensitivity, we strongly recommend avoiding this exhibition to prevent epileptic seizures.

Alternatively, it may help to look away from the flashing lights, cover one eye with your hand, and avoid closing both eyes.

No, dogs are not allowed inside the exhibition. However, dogs are welcome in the area surrounding the exhibition. There is also a designated dog parking area where your dog can relax in the shade while you enjoy the experience.

Yes, the exhibition is equipped with a ramp at the entrance, allowing people with wheelchairs or mobility difficulties to access the exhibition.

The exhibition is open throughout the park’s opening hours. You can find the park’s opening hours here.

The exhibition is approved for a capacity of 150 and 350 people respectively. If this capacity is exceeded, some waiting time may be expected.

Right outside the exhibition, you will find a large parking area dedicated to the exhibition.

No, everyone is welcome to visit the exhibition.

Yes, it is possible to access the exhibition with a stroller/pram. You can use the entrance with a ramp for easy access.

Yes, you can find toilet facilities in the basement below the Perm exhibition.

No, unfortunately, there are no accessible toilets available at the exhibition. Accessible toilets can be found at the Dinosaurskoven parking lot and inside Limpopoland.

As a camp guest, you are welcome to visit the exhibition after closing time.

No, but you can find tables and benches in the green area around the exhibition.

No, unfortunately not. The nearest dining option is Flintehuset.

No, smoking is not allowed at the exhibition. Smoking is only permitted in the two designated areas near Limpopoland and Abeskoven. The rest of the park is completely smoke-free.

It is possible to explore the park, including the exhibition, on foot. However, please be aware that the distances can be considerable as there are 23 km of roads in the safari park.

Restaurants, attractions, and experiences

Knuthenborg Safaripark offers a wide range of dining options in the park. We have a strong focus on local, homegrown, and organic ingredients. We have both vegetarian and vegan choices available.

Read about dining options here.


You can find the opening hours for the dining establishments here.

No, it is not possible for day guests to dine at the Orangeriet in the evening.

Limpopoland is the huge amusement paradise in the middle of Northern Europe’s largest safari park! Here you’ll find activities and attractions for hours of fun, and the best part is that all activities are free once you’ve paid the entrance fee. Limpopoland also features a café, dining options, and the Information Center. Read more about Limpopoland’s activities here.

Yes, the water playground in Limpopoland is a lot of fun for children of all ages and adventurous adults! There is no risk of drowning at the water playground – all the water comes from above and drains away from the ground. Read more about Limpopoland’s activities here.

In the roller coaster ‘Kampala Express’, children must be at least 100 cm tall accompanied by an adult or at least 125 cm tall to ride alone.

In the water slide ‘Congo Splash’, children must be at least 120 cm tall accompanied by an adult or at least 140 cm tall to ride alone.

Read more about Limpopoland’s activities here.


In the Limpopo shop at Limpopoland, you’ll find a wide selection of souvenirs, including clothing, books, decorative items, plush toys, toys, postcards, jewelry, and puzzles. There’s something for every taste and budget. You can also find Knuthenborg’s own products, such as beer and jam. Stop by and we’ll be happy to help you find the perfect item.

There are also opportunities to find great gifts, souvenirs, and more at Pangea. Pangea is located in the Dinosaur Forest and offers everything from fossils to ice cream popsicles.

Traffic in the park

All movement in the park is done on the animals’ terms. You’ll have the best experience by calmly interacting with them. You move around at your own responsibility in Knuthenborg, both personally and materially. You can get around in your car or bus, on a motorcycle or bicycle, or you can enjoy the park on foot. However, please note that the distances are significant: There are 23 km of roads in the safari park!

The maximum driving speed is 30 km/h throughout the safari park, except in Ulveskoven where the maximum speed is 10 km/h.

Please yield to the animals and be aware of young animals and animals lying down – therefore, drive only on the roads.

To avoid traffic issues, we encourage you to park on the grass in designated areas – look for signage indicating this.

No, the animal keepers provide the animals with their daily feed, ensuring they receive the precise type and amount of food they need. Feeding the animals anything else or in excess can seriously harm them, so it is not allowed for guests to feed the animals.

  • Dogs must stay in the car.
  • Children under 15 years old must always be accompanied and supervised by an adult.
  • Your car must be attended to at all times.
  • Feel free to touch the animals, except for camels and water buffaloes in Skovridersletten (maintain a distance of approximately 10 m).
  • Respect if the animals move away or keep their distance.
  • Animals with offspring can be defensive.
  • Respect the animals and avoid approaching them from an unexpected angle, such as from behind, to prevent surprising them.
  • It is not allowed to bring food outside the car in these areas.

In areas with dangerous animals (Savannah, Flintesletten, Ulveskoven, and Dyrehaven), disembarkation is not allowed. At the entrance, you will receive a safari guide with a map of the park, clearly indicating these areas.

Motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are not allowed in areas with dangerous animals. Refer to alternative routes on the map in the safari guide or follow the signage in the park.

In Ulveskoven, additional safety rules apply:

  • Dogs are not allowed in the car when visiting Ulveskoven. Please use our dog parking area located just before the entrance to the facility.
  • Soft-top cars are not allowed in Ulveskoven.

We appreciate your understanding as these rules are in place for your safety.

Yes, dogs are welcome.

You must always stay in the car with the windows closed when you are driving in the animals’ areas – i.e. Maglemermarken, Skovriddersletten and Bandholmmarken.

The dog must not be brought into animal facilities which are visited on foot – i.e. The lemur forest, the present, and the boardwalk as well as ground-view in the Tiger Forest. A dog parking lot with a shaded roof has been established at the boardwalk and ground-view. It is also not permitted to bring your dog into the exhibitions at the Museum of Evolution. There are shaded roofs set up here, where you are welcome to place the dog.

When you drive through the Wolf Forest, the dog must not be in the car, but must be placed at the dog parking lot, with a shade roof, outside the facility – at your own risk.

The dog must therefore leave the car in all areas where free-roaming animals are not allowed. It must always be kept on a leash, and debris must of course be removed.

The dog is also welcome in Limpopoland, as long as it is on a leash.

ATTENTION: Remember never to leave the dog in a hot car!

No, dogs are not allowed in these facilities.

No, it is not permitted to touch the animals that live in the facility, not even if they seek you out. We want to offer our animals as natural conditions as possible, which is why we, among other things, don’t touch them. The animals in the facility are not used to being touched, and may find ways to defend themselves by e.g. to bite if you try to touch them anyway.

It is possible to smoke in two marked areas at Limpopoland and Abeskoven. The rest of the park is completely smoke-free.

If you leave the park and want to come back the same day, it is important that you have saved the receipt that you got when you arrived at the park the first time.

You are welcome to bring your own food. In the large scenic nature areas, we have placed table/bench sets for, among other things, this purpose. The only place you are asked not to eat food that you have brought with you is at the eating places – these areas are reserved for guests who have bought the food in the eating places.

No, these facilities are reserved for guests who buy the food in our food outlets. We have set up a table/bench set in our scenic surroundings, where you are welcome to enjoy your brought food.

In periods of normal weather, you are welcome to bring your own barbecue. The barbecue may be used in the picnic areas, which are spread throughout the park outside the animal areas. However, for safety reasons, barbecues are not allowed in Limpopoland. The grill must always be supervised. Any ban on open fires during periods of drought must always be respected and barbecuing during these periods is therefore prohibited.

In the tiger forest, you walk along a 200 m long boardwalk at a height of five m above the tigers. It is also possible to look into the Tiger Forest from a large window at ground level.

Read more about Europe’s largest tiger forest here.


No, unfortunately dogs are not allowed on the boardwalk at Tigerskoven. The same applies to our ground-view, from which you can see the lions. But we have created a dog parking area in connection with the entrance here, which you should be welcome to use. The dog parking is made with a built-in shade roof.

Access for people with disabilities

If you, as a disabled person, need a companion, you can get one companion on your entrance ticket. This requires, however, that you can present a valid companion card from the Danish Handicap Organization or the Danish Society for the Blind. The card is presented at the gate at the entrance to the park

As a starting point, there is access to enjoy all the park’s animals and experiences for people with disabilities and walking difficulties, with the exception of petting chains and a few lookouts.

In Knuthenborg Safaripark, there are good conditions for both the disabled and the elderly. Everyone can equally experience the fantastic presence of the wild animals and the beautiful historic park without having to worry about stairs, sanitary conditions etc.

In our drive-through facility with the large African, American, Arctic and Asian animals such as rhinoceros, giraffe, bison and wolves, it is possible to experience the animals from the car.

The domestic animals on Maglemer and Bandholmmarken often come all the way up to the paved roads in the park, from where even wheelchair users have the opportunity to get up close to them.

The footpaths in the facilities which are intended for pedestrian traffic, for example Nutiden at the Dinosaur Forest, with lemurs and kangaroos or the Tiger Forest, are paved with gravel or wood and can be used by wheelchair users.

There are disabled toilets at the Dinosaur Forest car park and right next to the large car park at Limpopoland.

Yes, the boardwalk is designed so that wheelchair users can also experience the Tiger Forest from above. You therefore get onto the boardwalk via a ramp, with a slope of less than 1 degree. The boardwalk is also wide enough for two wheelchair users to pass each other. If you are a wheelchair user, you must turn around at the end of the boardwalk and use the ramp to leave the Tiger Forest again.

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