Behind-the-Scenes Safari

Choose Your Behind-the-Scenes Safari:

Elephants and Friends

Ages 3 & up**
$89 AND UP*
2 hours

Go on safari behind the scenes at Elephant Valley! This guided tour will take you on a journey through the Safari Park, learning about the amazing ways we care for our animals and how what we do here can help their wild counterparts. You will enjoy an up-close animal encounter in addition to a visit behind the scenes, to discover what it takes to care for our one-of-a-kind African elephant herd.

close up of three kangaroos
Ages 3 & up**
$89 AND UP*
2 hours

Travel Down Under to visit some of your favorite hopping marsupials at the Safari Park's new Walkabout Australia. You will enjoy up-close encounters with some of the Safari Park's newest Australian mates. While visiting the Walkabout, you will learn how the Park provides our animals with top-notch care, view their off-exhibit homes, and have an opportunity to feed a roo! About 90 minutes of walking or standing is required. 

 

A row of three female southern white rhinos seen from the front.

Rhino Rescue Center

Ages 6 and up**
$89 and up*
2 hours
Go behind the scenes at the Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center—a 3.5-acre state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the conservation of white rhinos, with a focus on assisted reproductive techniques highlighting our fight to end extinction. In addition, you’ll journey around the Safari Park’s unique multispecies field enclosures and enjoy an up-close animal encounter. About 20 to 45 minutes of walking or standing is required.

Tiger and Friends

Ages 3 and up**
$89 and up*
2 hours

Get a rare look behind the scenes at Tiger Trail to learn how we care for our magnificent tigers! Your adventure will also include a journey around the Park’s multispecies field enclosures to view African and Asian animals, an up-close animal encounter, a walk through Tiger Trail, and a visit to our off-exhibit tiger keeper area. About 20 to 45 minutes of walking or standing is required.

Lion and Friends

Ages 3 and up**
$89 and up*
2 hours

Join your tour guide behind the scenes at Lion Camp to learn how we care for our lion pride! Your adventure will include an up-close animal encounter, a visit to our off-exhibit lion keeper area, and a journey to view African and Asian animals in the Park’s multispecies field enclosures. About 20 to 45 minutes of walking or standing is required.

Cheetah and Friends

Ages 3 and up**
$89 and up*
2 hours

Venture behind the scenes at Benbough Amphitheater to meet one of our cheetahs! Learn more about cheetah conservation and how we care for the Safari Park’s cheetahs, enjoy an up-close encounter with one of the Safari Park’s other animals, and journey around multispecies field enclosures to view a variety of African and Asian animals.

Veterinary Medical Center

Ages 6 and up**
$89 and up*
2 hours

Take an inside look at the Safari Park's Paul Harter Veterinary Medical Center, and learn about the history of veterinary services at the Park. You'll see the state-of-the-art facilities we use to provide our animals with the best of care.

Connect
Facebook Instagram Twitter Pinterest Tumblr YouTube
Free! Living Legends - San Diego Zoo 100. Help save wildlife in our newest puzzle game.