Choose Your Behind-the-Scenes Safari:
Platypus and Friends
Visit behind the scenes at Walkabout Australia! On this 90-minute guided tour, you will get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the Park's newest exhibit and learn what makes the platypus one of nature's most unusual mammals. The tour will include a possible feeding opportunity and a close-up encounter with an animal ambassador. You will hear about the work we are doing to help these animals and learn what you can do to help their wild counterparts.
Participants must be 3 years of age or older. Children ages 15 and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult.
Platypus tours begin December 16, 2019.
Elephants and Friends
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 with one our animal friends, in addition to viewing Elephant Valley from a private viewing area while discovering what it takes to care for our one-of-a-kind African elephant herd.
Roos and Mates
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.
Tiger and Friends
Get a rare look behind the scenes at Tiger Trail to learn how we care for our magnificent tigers! Your adventure will include a journey around the Park’s multispecies field enclosures to view African and Asian animals, an up-close animal encounter with an animal friend, a walk through Tiger Trail, and a visit to our off-exhibit tiger keeper area. Approximately 20 to 45 minutes of walking or standing is required.
Cheetah and Friends
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.
Lion and Friends
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 with an animal friend, 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. Available on select days.
Rhinos and Friends
Veterinary Medical Center
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. About 90 minutes of walking or standing is required. Available seasonally and on select days. Please call 619-718-3000 for select dates.