Behind-the-Scenes Safari

Choose Your Behind-the-Scenes Safari:

Butterflies and Friends—Limited Time Only! (Beginning March 23)

All Ages
$119 AND UP*
2 hours

Enjoy exclusive early morning, guided access to our most popular springtime attraction: Butterfly Jungle! Start the morning with a behind-the-scenes visit with Rodrigues fruit bats, where we’ll chat with a keeper and get to know some of our high-flying furry friends. Next, our knowledgeable guides will introduce you to the inhabitants of Butterfly Jungle—without the wait—and allow you to enjoy the butterflies in a crowd-free environment. From there, you will get exclusive access to Lorikeet Landing, where you will have the opportunity to feed our friendly lorikeets. Finally, you will get the chance to meet some of our ambassador animals and their trainers, up close. This encounter may include a great photo opportunity. Reserve now—space is limited, and there are only a few select days to see these exotic creatures up close on this unique two-hour walking tour!

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 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.

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. 

 

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 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

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.

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 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.

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. Available seasonally and on select days. Please call 619-718-3000 for private tour requests.

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. Available seasonally and on select days. Please call 619-718-3000 for private tour requests.

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