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Originally called the San Diego Wild Animal Park, The San Diego Zoo Safari Park got its current name in 2010. Situated in San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, this 1,800-acre zoo is one of the largest tourist spots in San Diego, California, attracting wildlife lovers and adventurers from around the world. The Tiger Trail is an incredible opportunity to enter into the world of Sumatran tigers where you can have a close look at the magnificent big cats and amaze at their charisma and might. Next comes Nairobi Village, a place to experience encounters with lemurs, bats, red river hogs, meerkats, and a lot more. While you move through the village, don't forget to stop by Lorikeet Landing where you can have a chance feed beautiful lorikeets when they come and sit on your shoulders and arms. Another astonishing experience you'd never miss out is the Lion Camp where you can gaze into the eyes of the 'King of Beasts' and see them run around. The Africa Tram comes with large fields to take a look at giraffes, rhinos, gazelles, and a lot more. San Diego Zoo Safari Park is the best opportunity to transport oneself into the adventure worlds of wildlife.
Walk Through the Untouched Realms of Iconic Wildlife
Caravan Safari Adventure takes you to the most amazing rides on a covered, open-air safari truck to experience the amazing wildlife of at least two field enclosures. Don't miss this out as you'll be watching a plenty of African and Asian mammals and birds and feeding one of the loveliest animals, the giraffes.
Providing visitors with the ultimate recreational experience, Flightline Safari is the perfect place for the adventure lovers. By securing you in a harness about 130 feet above the ground, Flightline Safari gives you a stunning bird's-eye view of giraffes, rhinos, and other animals down under. There are a lot of unique experiences you'll get at Flightline Safari, including a brief interpretive tour, the use of safety equipment, and a flight on two zip lines. The team will first prepare you for the adventure by guiding and teaching you. Once 'fledged,” you'll be escorted to the final launch area where they will attach safety equipment to you. Just enjoy the view of the beautiful species below you while zipped on the line until you land near the campground at the Park's Kilima Point.
Roar & Snore Safari is an ultimate sleepover adventure at the Safari Park. It includes a plenty of camp activities such as a look at wildlife scenes, guided walks, campfire experience, evening snack and dinner, and breakfast the next morning. There are a number of age-appropriate sleepover categories from which you can choose and enjoy your tour at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.
Jungle Ropes Safari is another huge reason visitors like to visit San Diego Wild Animal Park. It's time to challenge yourself with one of the most daring 'jungle” tests! This 90-minute adventure is a great way to experience swing, balance, climb, and walk through the countless trees of the park. The trail includes aerial tightropes, moving platforms, rope bridges, swinging log steps, and many other thrills. To travel through the trails at your preferred speed, the team will provide you with Smart Belay system and required assistance from trained professionals. Each trail provides you with a different challenge. Once you're tucked safely with harness and given the necessary instructions, you're all set to make your swings.
Behind-the-Scenes Safari is one of the popular highlights of the park. It is a guided tour at Elephant Valley that escorts you through the Safari Park. Here you will have behind-the-scenes experiences to know about how the team at San Diego Wild Animal Park takes care of the animals. Besides this, you will also have opportunities for close encounters with one-of-a-kind African elephant herd.
How to Get Tickets?
Don't waste time waiting in queue, buy and print your tickets online at attractive prices and head straight to the entrance! Your membership or entry ticket provides you admission to the Wild Animal Safari Park, Africa Tram, and various regularly scheduled tours.
How To Get Around?
You can leisurely walk around the park. As safari is the major attraction at the Wild Animal Park, most are guided tours where you get to travel around the park and explore exotic wildlife on caravan, cart, jungle ropes, and flightline.
What Should I Wear?
Feel free to wear anything that makes you feel comfortable all day long. Jeans, shorts, skirt, or loose trousers are all great options. Consider avoiding high heels as you may have to walk a while around the park, exploring its beauty and exquisite wildlife. Sunscreens might come in handy while a small backpack is ideal to carry small stuff conveniently.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to explore San Diego Zoo Safari Park is during the birthing season in spring. The busiest time of the year are between June and August and of course, during school vacations when you can have a fine day out in the wilds with your little ones.
Will I Need a Guide?
You do not need to hire a guide to visit or move around the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Moving around is easy, tours are guided, and all the required information is available on this website.
How To Get There?
Spread across a massive 663 acres, San Diego International Airport is one of the busiest international airports in America. You can reach San Diego through flights, cars, Uber, private cab, etc. depending upon your current location. There are several affordable hotels around the airport for convenient accommodation and they can help you get a dependable round trip transportation from the hotel to the safari park.
Disability services are available on demand at the main entrance. Just like any excursion into the wilds, you must consider taking some provisions. The provision may include a jogging stroller, water, sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, and snacks.