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The San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park are outdoor destinations and remain open. We continue to monitor the ongoing changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and are following the recommendations provided by our state and local health authorities.

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Behind-the-Scenes Safari

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YOUR SUPPORT IS VITAL TO OUR FUTURE

As we face the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, our team of dedicated specialists continue to care for countless animals and plants that depend on us each and every day.

Your continued support is critical to the wildlife in our care and vital to endangered species worldwide.

 

These 90-minute private Safaris are guaranteed to thrill and amaze! During your Safari, your guide will escort your group to a variety of locations around the Safari Park to see animals up close and share stories of wildlife care and conservation. No two Safaris are ever the same! This Safari includes special experiences at two different animal habitats, and can include areas not accessible to the public.

Your private guide will escort you around the Park in a deluxe cart that has been outfitted with special screens, to socially distance your family from the guide. This tour is perfect for a family outing—pricing is for the entire cart, up to six household members allowed. Admission is separate and required. 

Choose Your Behind-the-Scenes Safari:

African elephants kicking up dust.

Twilight Behind-the-Scenes Safari: Elephants and Friends

One household group/up to six guests
$696 per group and up*
2 hours

Private Buyout Safari Available. Advance Reservations Required: Call 619-718-3000.

Go on safari behind the scenes at Elephant Valley, and learn about the amazing work being done in Kenya for these majestic animals!

On this guided tour, you will learn about the ways we care for our wildlife, and how what we do here can help wildlife in Africa. You will visit spaces not normally accessible to the public for a unique view of the Safari Park’s African elephant herd. In addition, you will meet one of the herd’s wildlife care specialists, and hear about their adventures in Kenya helping the Reteti Elephant Sanctuary.

Before your journey ends, a special stop at one of the most exclusive locations in the Safari Park, Amani Point, awaits. Enjoy a glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage and a curated snack box while taking in the sights and sounds of African wildlife at sunset.

Available August 14, 15, and 16.

Safari price is per group, up to six household members.

Elephants and Friends

For all ages**
$522 and up*
Offered daily; 90 minutes

Private buyout safari available. Advance reservation required: Call 619-718-3000.

Go on safari behind the scenes at Elephant Valley! On this guided tour, you will learn about the amazing ways we care for our animals and how what we do here can help their wild counterparts. You will enjoy viewing Elephant Valley from a private viewing area while discovering what it takes to care for our one-of-a-kind African elephant herd.

*Price is per cart/up to 6 household members

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

Rhinos and Friends

For all ages**
$522 and up*
Offered select dates; 90 minutes

Private buyout safari available. Advance reservation required: Call 619-718-3000.

 
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. Up to 60 minutes of walking or standing is required.
 
 *Price is per cart/up to 6 household members.
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