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10 Wild Adventures at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Discover Wide-open Wonder

If you’re looking for the ultimate animal experience, then check out the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. You’ll find tours that take you through beautiful habitats, guides who can introduce you to the animals, and even adrenaline-filled excursions. It’s all about getting acquainted with your wild side. Check out these 10 adventures at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

 

Giraffe at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Wildlife Safari

Venture into one of the expansive savanna habitats to get an up-close view of a variety of birds and mammals—including some of park's newest babies! You'll travel in the back of a covered, open-air safari truck, with an expert guide.

Elephants at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Behind-the-Scenes Safari

Get a special sneak peek into the secret lives of your favorite wildlife alongside the specialists who care for them, while exploring otherwise off-limits areas with a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy private viewing areas in the "Elephant and Friends" or "Rhino and Friends" behind-the-scenes safaris!

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Jungle Ropes Safari 

Get your Tarzan on with this fun and daring challenge. Test your skills as you navigate rope bridges, aerial tightropes, swinging log steps and moving platforms. Swing, climb, balance and hold on, as you experience life in the treetops.

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Flightline Safari 

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park has many wonderful winged animals, but on the Flightline Safari, YOU are the one flying. Soar 130 feet above the ground on a zip line that gives you a bird’s-eye view of rhinos, giraffes and other wildlife.

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Cheetah Safari 

Witness the fastest land mammal up close, doing what it does best: running! The spotted sprinter races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows the cheetah to stretch its legs and reach an astounding speed: 0 to 70 miles per hour in just 4 seconds!

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Lion Camp 

There’s no animal quite like the king of the jungle. Watch as these lions go through their natural behaviors, romping in the grass, exploring the rocks and resting in the cool shade. Come right up to the large glass panels for some eye-to-eye moments with these majestic animals.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Walkabout Australia 

Take a trip Down Under! Follow the eucalyptus-lined path as you walk among kangaroos and wallabies. You'll also see the large, eye-catching cassowary and the unique and rarely seen platypus.

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Tiger Trail 

Follow the Tiger Trail and find yourself deep within the forests of Sumatra, where you’ll encounter the stunning Sumatran tigers. Learn all about these giant cats and watch as they saunter around their habitat—which includes a cooling waterfall.

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Africa Tram 

All aboard! This open-air expedition brings you closer to a wide variety of animals throughout the expansive African Plains. Rest your legs as you cover some serious ground and see some amazing animals.

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Elephant Valley 

Who isn’t awestruck when watching elephants? Observe these gentle giants (and two adorable youngsters!) lumbering around, eating and playing in their two large habitat areas at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

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