A visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a safari into
adventure. Featuring huge open enclosures with herds of African and Asian
animals, the Park is a unique experience that brings people thrillingly close
to wild and endangered animals. One of the best ways to experience the wild
open spaces is by taking the Park’s Journey into Africa tour, an open-air,
soft-wheeled vehicle inspired by the legendary safari trains of Africa. The
experience brings visitors to eye level with animals such as white rhinoceroses,
giraffes, Cape buffalo, Roosevelt’s gazelles, African crowned cranes and more.
The tour vehicles run on biodiesel, a clean-burning alternative fuel made from
renewable resources and travel 2½ miles around the Safari Park’s expansive
African field enclosures totaling 213 acres. But, there are also some new, more
adventurous ways to explore the Park. How about tooling around on a Segway X2
during a Rolling Safari tour? This two-wheeled electric personal transporter is
designed specifically for off-road travel and takes riders close to wildlife.
Or soar over the Park like a condor on the new Flightline, a zip line adventure
like no other. Guests also can experience up-close animal encounters at various
times throughout the Park. Animals, which can be seen on walks just feet from
guests, may include a cheetah, alligator, owl or boa constrictor. With two
different animal shows daily, special events throughout the year and water
elements for hot-weather play, the Safari Park is a destination offering a variety
of experiences for the whole family to enjoy. Special behind-the-scenes safaris
are also available by reservation.