Ready for an adventure like no other? Visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and you’ll find yourself in the middle of more than 3,500 rare and exotic animals roaming huge habitats. Experience giraffes, rhinos and other animals in a beautiful, naturalistic setting—it’s like travelling the world without leaving California! Located 30 miles northeast of downtown San Diego, we are ‘the’ adventurer’s safari paradise in Southern California with special one-of-a-kind experiences. A variety of safari options let you choose your adventure, from a behind-the-scenes tour to a zip-line ride over an open animal exhibit. You can even take a seat on a safari vehicle to feed giraffes or rhinos and view African and Asian animals up close. For an even deeper experience, why not sleep over? The popular Roar & Snore Safaris offer a way to enjoy the sights and sounds—roaring lions, trumpeting elephants and calling cranes—of truly unique nightlife.
The safari-like environment immerses you in the sights, sounds and smells of a savanna, with panoramic vistas you’ll want to capture and keep. Explore Elephant Valley, the home of our African elephant herd and Tiger Trail—opening Memorial Day 2014. In Gorilla Forest, our troop of western lowland gorillas rule the realm and forage for special treats provided by their keepers, and at Lion Camp you can find yourself nose-to-nose with the ‘King of Cats’. Other amazing photo ops include Lorikeet Landing, where colorful, chattering birds called lorikeets perch on your head and arms, and Lemur Walk—a walk-through exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs. In Nairobi Station, the young and young-at-heart alike enjoy close encounters with exotic wildlife as well as Robert the Zebra, a funny and interactive digital puppet who chats with kids and adults. Flora fans will enjoy our 1.5 million plant specimens—including the beautiful Conifer Forest—and appreciate the time and technique represented in our Bonsai Pavilion. Not to be missed: the incredible free-flight bird show, a treetop ropes course and Cheetah Run, where you can watch and feel the world’s fastest cat—the cheetah—race past you in five seconds or less!
Get ready to depart for an adventure of a lifetime at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park where we are open 365 days of the year. Your journey is waiting. Are you game?
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