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20 September 2023 6:00pm - 11:00pm

ZSL’s fundraising gala, Safari in the City supported by Sky Nature, will take place on 20 September 2023. 

Join us in the heart of London for a gala like no other, raising essential funds to power ZSL’s work to bring wildlife back from the very brink of extinction and to restore the natural world. 

Guests will enjoy an immersive urban safari adventure, exploring London Zoo at twilight with cocktails in hand, to meet our conservationists and endangered animals.  

Dinner is served in a unique safari tent where guests enjoy a sumptuous meal, drinks and entertainment hosted by ZSL supporter, the brilliant David Walliams, where you’ll hear exciting stories about ZSL’s global work to protect animals on the brink of extinction and those that could be next. 

You will then have the chance to bid on once-in-a-lifetime experiences including international visits to our field conservation programmes, and other unique prizes as part of our auction.  We are delighted that our live auction will be delivered by the Chairman of Sotheby’s, the exceptional Lord Harry Dalmeny.

We really hope you will attend ZSL’s Safari in the City gala and that together, we can secure a future for wildlife and our shared planet. 

Table and Ticket prices 

Each table seats 10 guests, all of whom will enjoy stunning tours of the Zoo, a beautiful meal, drinks and entertainment.  

  • Champion Table - £20,000 - A single Champion Table is available on the evening, and includes two ZSL experts.  This table also includes an overnight stay in ZSL’s award-winning London Zoo Lodges on the evening of the gala, where guests will wake up to the sounds of the Zoo before enjoying a delicious breakfast and morning tour. 
  • Diamond Table - £10,000 - Diamond Tables include two ZSL experts on your table and premier table placement on the evening.  Tickets at this tier are also available from £1,000. 
  • Platinum Table - £7,500 - Platinum Tables include primary table placement on the evening, and tickets at this tier are available for £750. 
  • Gold Tables - £5,000 - Gold Tables are available from £5,000, with tickets at this tier also available from £500. 

Contact information

If you have any questions about ZSL’s Safari In the City gala supported by Sky Nature taking place on 20 September 202, please reach out to: 

Amelia Scudamore, Senior Private Philanthropy Manager 
Tel: 020 7449 6403 

The suggested donation and costs are as follows: Champion Table (£18,700 donation, £1,300 cost), Diamond Table (£8,800 donation, £1,200 cost), Platinum Table (£6,400 donation, £1,100 cost), and Gold Table (£4,000 donation, £1,000 cost).  The suggested donation and costs for each ticket are: Diamond Ticket (£880 donation, £120 cost); Platinum Ticket (£640 donation, £110 cost), and Gold Ticket (£400 donation, £100 cost).