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Roar and Snore San Diego Safari Park Sleepover Review

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Camping at the Zoo

Ever want to do a San Diego Zoo Safari Park sleepover on your Southern California vacation?

I know it’s been on my list for a long time. The Safari Park Roar and Snore San Diego is an amazing opportunity to sleep under the stars and wake up to the lions roaring at dawn. Camping in a zoo, on an island, and in a national park should all be on your bucket list.

Admission to the San Diego Safari Park (formerly known as the San Diego Zoo Wild Animal Park) is separate from the cost of the Roar & Snore, and each tent option has different pricing. As animal park members, we only needed to worry about the cost of the Safari Park sleepover.

If you aren’t interested in becoming a member (or maybe you just don’t live close enough to make a membership worth it), you can purchase discounted tickets or vacation packages through our Affiliate Get Away Today.

This review is about the All Ages Roar and Snore San Diego Zoo Safari Park experience, although they do have an Adults Only Roar and Snore as well as an option for Girl Scout troops and School Groups.

Before your scheduled sleepover you will need to sign a waiver as part of the check-in process. It covers typical liability clauses, medical releases, etc. Be sure to read through it and ask if you have any questions. It’s pretty straightforward though.

Roar Snore Safari Check-In Process

You can view the full Guest Information (including packing checklist, menu, and map) on this Roar and Snore San Diego Zoo Safari Park PDF here .

Check-in is between 4:15 pm-5 pm and ends at 9 am the next day.

During winter, the check-in might be earlier if you choose the Jungle Ropes Safari upgrade so the Flightline Safari zip line and rope course can be done before dark.

We enjoyed the park from late morning through the afternoon, then exited to the meeting spot for the Safari Park Check-in. I don’t recommend going from opening since the San Diego Zoo Safari Park Sleepover is packed full of fun. You don’t want your little ones to be exhausted by the time your event begins!

At check-in time, head to Preferred Parking . If you arrived earlier in the day, you should move your car to park in this area (you won’t be able to park there before 4 pm if you don’t have the level membership that includes preferred parking).

There is a Safari Park “Roar & Snore Safari” sign . Bring your bags and check in with the staff. They will put tags on your bag and load them into a car to drive to your tent for you. Label your bag with your name (we just used masking tape and a sharpie) ahead of time.

You’ll receive color-coded wristbands which will help them distinguish which tour group you’ll be in later.

What to Pack

Camping typically means bringing everything you might possibly need or want, but this camping experience is more like glamping. The Roar and Snore Safari provides the tent, cots (depending on your tent option), chairs, and all the food and beverages.

You are allowed 1 bag and 1 sleeping bag for each person in your group. Pack clothes according to the weather. San Diego can be hot during the day and cold at night, so layers are a great idea.

There are bathrooms (full plumbing), but no showers , so keep that in mind when you pack your toiletries.

I woke up early on purpose to sit outside the tent and hear the lions roar, so our Rumpl blanket was perfect to have with us. If you’re planning on being in the tent all night, just your sleeping bag should be fine depending on the season. We went in September and it wasn’t very cold.

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What do you need for the Roar and Snore? 

  • Membership or Park Entrance Ticket
  • Bag with clothing & toiletries
  • Sleeping Bag & Pillow 
  • Flashlight or Headlamp
  • Personal Medications
  • ID (for adults)
  • Sunscreen & Bug Spray
  • Binoculars(optional)
  • Blanket(optional)                                                                                                                               

Roar Snore Safari Itinerary

Depending on the season, daylight hours, and park hours, your experience may have different times or slightly different amenities.

You do not have to wake up at 4 am to hear the lions roar from their nearby lion camp. They were roaring on and off from 4 am for a couple of hours. We even saw the female lion roar in response to the male lion (who roared from a backstage area) when we visited the enclosure at 6:35 am.

It literally puts the “Roar” in Roar and Snore San Diego Safari Park.

It was amazingly peaceful to look out at the African plain and listen to the lions roaring while snuggled up under our Rumpl blanket. The chairs were provided (and located under the cots in the tent), but if you want a blanket, you need to bring one.

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Another note regarding the itinerary is that we weren’t quite sure what to expect, so I don’t feel like we enjoyed the actual camping tent area as much as we could have. Next time, I will definitely feel more confident eating dinner and then heading between the tents to play some lawn games after unpacking and before the nighttime tour.

There is one bathroom location available (with plenty of stalls) and lots of sinks for brushing teeth and washing hands. There are no showers.

Coffee and tea were available before breakfast , so if you need your morning hot beverage stop by the food area before heading down to the animal enclosures.

We were allowed to visit the lions and or elephants as early as 6:30 am . The rest of the park was off-limits until the actual park opened at 9 am.

The way out of the park was essentially another tour as our guide explained everything we passed, allowing us to pause and look as we walked.

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Day 1: Africa Tram & Guided Walks at Night

4:15 pm Check-in

5:30 pm Tram Ride

6:15 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Unpack

7:45 pm Nighttime Tour

8:30 pm S’mores and Popcorn

9:00 pm Bingo

10:30 pm Bedtime

Day 2: Lion Camp, Cheetah Safari Run, & Animal Encounter

4:00 am Lions Beginning to Roar

4:30 pm Set Chairs outside Tent, Listen to the Lions

5:50 am Officially Wake Up

6:30 am Coffee

6:35 am Visit the Lion Camp

6:50 am Visit the Elephants

7:00 am Breakfast

7:30 am Pack Up

8:00 am Line up for Cheetah Run

8:15 am Cheetah Run

8:45 am Animal Encounter

9:00 am Guided Walks to Park Exit

Roar Snore Safari Tent

The canvas Roar and Snore camping tents have 3 Safari Park Sleepover options: Classic, Vista, and Premium.

The Vista Tent we stayed in overlooked the African plain and we had a great view of the rhinos and giraffes!

Among the tents are lawn game stations with giant Jenga and some toss games. The itinerary didn’t leave us too much extra time to take full advantage of this, but we also didn’t really know what to expect. Next time we go, I think we’ll be able to relax a bit more by the tent.

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Classic Tent

In the Classic Tent option, you lay your sleeping bag on top of sleeping pads on the vinyl tent floor.

Classic Tent Includes:

  • Sleeping Pads
  • Vinyl tent floor
  • Size: 9’ x 14’
  • Price: $149 per person ($30 each for ages 0-2)

We went with the Vista Tent which has sleeping pads on top of cots . Still a vinyl tent floor, but this option also comes with electrical outlets , a fan, and a heater. If you’re looking for a balance between budget and comfort this is a perfect choice!

There are 2 single cots and 2 bunk beds . There is no rail on the top bunk, so our younger kids each took the bottom bunk while my husband and I were on the single cots.

The top bunks worked well for storing our bags since we didn’t have 6 people, although if you do have 6 people there is plenty of space under the cots for storing your bags.

Vista Tent Includes:

  • Cots (2 bunk & 2 single) 
  • Fan, heater, & electrical outlets
  • Folding chairs for outside of tent
  • Price: $189 per person ($30 each for ages 0-2)

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Premium Tent

The Premium Tent option was sold out for the weekend we needed to book. I would recommend trying to book it 3-4 months early at least.

This is perfect if you’re wanting a true glamping experience. It has a Queen bed and 2 cots with sleeping mats . Like the Vista Tent, it offers electrical outlets , a fan, and a heater. In this upgraded tent, however, the floor is wood with a rug instead of vinyl.

Premium Tent Includes:

  • Queen bed, 2 cots
  • Pillows & bed sheets
  • Fan, heater, electrical outlets
  • Wood floor with rug
  • Wooden chairs for outside of tent
  • Size: 12’ x 16’
  • Price: $229 per person ($30 each for ages 0-2)

Roar Snore Safari Food

Dinner on day 1 was a buffet-style choice of hot dogs, pulled pork sandwiches, or BBQ chicken. You could also ask for a veggie skewer for the vegetarian option.

Sides included mac ‘n’ cheese, potato salad, sole slaw, corn on the cob, and salad.

Pretty good choices if you ask me. Plus, you could keep going back up for more- I love buffets!

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Snacks & Drinks

Looking for dessert? Don’t you worry! Nighttime snacks included s’mores, popcorn, and hot chocolate.

With the large rectangular fire pit, there was plenty of room for everyone to roast their marshmallows. There were enough ingredients per boat for 2 s’mores.

Throughout dinner and snack time, there was unlimited soda, lemonade, coffee, tea, and water. Use your own refillable cup, or use a supplied disposable cup.

Alcoholic beverages were available for purchase to those over 21.

If you like breakfast foods, you’ll definitely love the spread supplied by the Roar and Snore San Diego Safari Park. We are talking french toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, breakfast potatoes, and fruit.

Oatmeal was available upon request as were individual milk cartons.

Everything was delicious and made the experience that much better.

Roar Snore Safari Activities

There are multiple activities scheduled throughout your Zoo Safari Park sleepover. They are all amazing and make the experience completely worth it. This is in addition to the food, the snacks, the drinks, the location, and the ambiance. All while supporting Wild Animal conservation efforts from San Diego Zoo Global.

  • Africa Tram at Dusk
  • Guided Walks at Night

Bingo Game Night

  • Lion Camp & Elephants

Cheetah Safari Run

Animal encounter, african tram safari ride at dusk.

Starting off with an African Tram Safari ride at dusk was the perfect way to kick off our Roar and Snore event. Dusk is one of the times when the animals are the most active (the other being early morning).

It was the same African Tram Safari ride available during the day, so if you do arrive at the park before the Roar and Snore starts, hold off on the Africa tram until your ride at dusk included with the Wild Animal Park sleepover.

The tram was filled with only Roar and Snore guests, and the dialogue was great. We even got to see a baby rhino!

After Dark Guided Walks Tour

Our basic nighttime tour started at 7:45 pm (You can upgrade for a full Night Vision Safari Tour). We were all split into groups (indicated by the color-coded bands we got at check-in) and each group went a slightly different way. It was pretty cool walking around with headlamps and seeing the nighttime animal activity.

Our group walked through the African Loop. Some wild animals were active and some were hard to see. Our headlamps have a red light function, so we were able to have them on while looking in the enclosure. White lights were just for seeing your feet in front of you as you walked.

We got back to camp and enjoyed amazing snacks as listed above, then enjoyed a few rounds of Bingo! There were prizes for the winners, which (of course) we didn’t win. My family is like cursed at Bingo or something, but it was still fun.

Little munchkin got antsy, so we walked away from the Bingo game to look at the rhinos from the Kilima Point African safari overlook station.

wild animal park overnight safari

Early Morning Animals

One of the big perks of a Wild Animal Park sleepover is that you are there in the early morning when the wild animals are more active.

We went to the lion camp as soon as we were allowed to venture off the campsite, and were rewarded with an in-person roar as the lioness responded to the male’s roar (which came from an off-view area).

Next, over to the elephants. We saw them walk in and out of the water, lift their trunks up, and walk around. If you are new to seeing elephants in a zoo, you don’t always catch them being so active, so this was a real treat!

Excited, we returned to camp for breakfast and then the main event: the Cheetah Run.

The Cheetah Safari Run was at 8:15 am. We lined up 15 minutes early and got a spot right off-center. If you want to be front and center (on the bridge overlooking the Cheetah Run area), then I suggest lining up 20-30 minutes early.

If you upgraded, you would have a VIP area with seating located to the side of the run.

What is a Cheetah Safari Run? Simply put, you watch the cheetah run. The trainers use this as an enrichment and exercise program for the ambassador cheetahs, which also benefits the guests for them to see first-hand how fast these amazing wild animals can go.

wild animal park overnight safari

There’s a full explanation of their training program, what they do, how they do it, and then the actual run. It is simply stunning to see a cheetah run.

We were lucky to have 2 cheetahs run that particular morning (usually it’s just one), but little munchkin needed to go potty. We came back down the hill just after the second run finished. Gotta love potty training…

As if that wasn’t enough, they split us up into groups again for our in-person animal encounter. Our group got to meet an owl, which is by far my favorite kind of bird.

Seeing the owl up close, getting a good look at the head moving around and the wingspan was just incredible. Munchkin also got to have her questions answered: “How big is its tail?”

The Animal Care Specialist went on to explain the shape of the tail and how it acts like a rudder as it flies. Munchkin was so happy to have that extra attention- a pretty cool experience for a 5-year-old.

Roar Snore Safari Upgrades

There are also upgrade options such as a Wildlife Safari where you go on a truck into the African plain enclosure for a Cart Safari ride, or the Supreme Roar and Snore. The Supreme Roar upgrade includes the Jungle Ropes Safari with the zipline Flightline Safari, a Night Vision Safari where you go on a Cart Safari in the African Plain exhibit, and VIP seating for the Cheetah Safari Run.

The Balloon Safari is a separate experience and can be booked for before or after your Roar and Snore Safari.

The Overall San Diego Safari Park Sleepover Experience

Overall? The Roar and Snore San Diego was an amazing camping experience and we can’t wait to go again. It would be awesome to reserve a tent on the elephant side next time since we were on the African Plain side this time.

It’s the best way to go on a wildlife safari without traveling all the way to Africa for an African Safari. The food, the location, the ambiance, the activities- everything was more than expected and very well executed.

If you’re looking for your own experience, check out our Affiliate partners, Get Away Today , for discounted Safari Park tickets and great hotel deals .

After you get your tickets, book your Roar and Snore San Diego Zoo Safari Park Sleepover!

If possible, I definitely recommend upgrading to the Supreme Roar. This will give you an ultimate safari adventure with the additional Night Vision Safari and Jungle Ropes Safari with the Flightline Safari.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What time does the safari park close.

Depending on the season, the Safari Park will typically close at 5 pm in the winter, 6 pm in the spring and fall, or 7 pm in the summer.

Special events may affect the closing time, and if you are participating in the Roar and Snore you are there all night!

Keep in mind to see animals during the Roar and Snore sleepover after hours, it would be with a guided tour or select exhibits during a specific time frame.

What does Roar and Snore Include?

Depending on what type of tent you reserve, you will have sleeping pads, cots, or a Queen size bed. Most tents also have a fan, heater, and electrical outlets. 2 folding chairs are in the tent, and lawn games are located between the tents.

Dinner, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks, and breakfast are included.

Various activities such as a tram ride, after-dark tour, Bingo, early morning animal viewing, cheetah run, and a special animal encounter are included.

A ticket for entrance to the park is a separate cost.

Flightline Safari, Night Vision Safari, and VIP Cheetah Run viewing are an additional cost.

Where is Roar and Snore?

The Roar and Snore San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located at the San Diego Safari Park in Escondido, CA (15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027-7017). Exit Via Rancho Parkway from the 15 Freeway. The Roar and Snore campgrounds are in an area labeled The Grove on the map adjacent to the Lion Camp and African Plains.

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Ever wondered what it’s like to be up close and personal with a cheetah, or to hear a lion’s roar echo through the night? Well, buckle up, because we’re about to embark on a wild adventure at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park (aka the Wild Animal Park). This isn’t your typical zoo visit. It’s an immersive experience that transports you and your family into the heart of diverse ecosystems, where you’ll encounter some of the world’s most exotic creatures. So, let’s dive right in and explore the wild side of San Diego!

A Walk on the Wild Side: The San Diego Zoo Safari Park Experience

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The San Diego Zoo Safari Park, formerly known as the Wild Animal Park, offers a unique experience that sets it apart from other zoos. Nestled in the San Pasqual Valley area of San Diego, California, the park has a rich history dating back to its opening in 1972. Originally named the San Diego Wild Animal Park, it was a place where animals from the San Diego Zoo could live in large, open spaces.   Housing over 3,600 animals representing more than 300 species in large habitat areas, the park provides plenty of stimulation for its inhabitants, allowing them to interact with various species they might encounter in a natural environment. This 1,800-acre wildlife preserve and botanical garden offer a lot of adventure, and we’re here to guide you through it.

The park changed its name when it shifted its focus to offer more intimate animal encounters and adventure experiences that mimic going on a mini safari. You can even camp out in the middle of the savanna between the elephants and lions for Roar & Snore! Other experiences include zip-lining over animal enclosures, meeting animals up close in a safari setting, or getting a condor’s-eye view of the park from a giant balloon.

What Makes San Diego Zoo Safari Park Unique?

What sets the San Diego Zoo Safari Park apart is its commitment to conservation and its unique approach to animal exhibits. The park spans an impressive 1,800 acres, designed to mimic natural habitats, giving visitors the opportunity to see animals interact as they would in the wild. The park is also home to the world-renowned Institute for Conservation Research, where scientists conduct research to conserve species and habitats. From the African Plains to the Asian Savanna, every corner of the park offers a new adventure.

Best Time to Visit

While the park is open year-round, the best time to visit is during the cooler months, from September to May. During these months, the animals tend to be more active and the park is less crowded. However, any time is a good time to visit the park, as there are always exciting exhibits and experiences to enjoy.

Tickets and Discounts

Admission to the park includes access to all the exhibits, shows, and the Africa Tram.

As of my last visit, a one-day pass for adults (ages 12 and up) was $69, and a one-day pass for children (ages 3-11) was $59. Children 2 and under are free. Prices may vary, so I recommend checking the park’s official website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.

There are also special experiences available for an additional cost, such as the Cheetah Run, Roar & Snore Safari, and Behind-the-Scenes Safari. The park offers discounts for AAA members, military personnel, and San Diego residents. Be sure to check the official website for the most up-to-date information on ticket prices and discounts.

But if you want to head straight to the gate (especially if you are doing any early early safaris, which start before the ticket windows open and you need separate park admission for those) – then you really want to have the tickets ahead of time.

E-ticket from GetYourGuide is the easiest as you just redeem them at the park turnstile.

Go to this for a complete list of various options available to save on San Diego Zoo Safari Park tickets .

san diego wild animal park Behind-the-Scenes Safari

Directions and Address

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027. It’s easily accessible by car and there is ample parking available. If you’re using a GPS, be sure to enter the full address to get accurate directions.

Weather Considerations

San Diego has a mild climate year-round, but it can get hot in the summer months. Be sure to dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen, and stay hydrated. Most of the park is outdoors, so be prepared for the elements. There are a number of experiences that will get you up close and personal with the animals, and it’s best to book those in advance. You’ll save money reserving in advance rather than purchasing in the park — plus you’ll guarantee your spot. Many of these experiences have age restrictions, so keep those in mind as you search for the right experience for your family.

Understanding the Park Layout

The park is divided into different zones, each representing a different region of the world. The Africa Tram, which is included with admission, offers a guided tour around the African and Asian regions of the park, providing an overview of the different habitats and the animals that live in them.

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Map PDF download

The park is home to a diverse range of animals, from the majestic African elephants and graceful giraffes to the elusive cheetahs and playful lemurs. Don’t miss the Lion Camp, where you can come face-to-face with African lions, or the Elephant Valley, where you can watch the park’s herd of African elephants. For bird lovers, the park’s Bird House offers a chance to see a variety of exotic birds up close.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is home to a vast array of exhibits and attractions that cater to all ages and interests. From the African Plains, where you can spot rhinos, giraffes, and gazelles, to the Australian Outback, where you can meet the kangaroos and koalas , there’s something for everyone. The park also features a number of interactive exhibits, such as the Lorikeet Landing, where you can feed colorful lorikeets, and the Petting Kraal, where kids can get hands-on with gentle goats.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers a variety of safari experiences, each providing a unique perspective of the park’s wildlife. The Caravan Safari is a popular choice, allowing you to get up close and personal with giraffes, rhinos, and other African animals. For a more adventurous experience, the Jungle Ropes Safari offers an obstacle course through the trees, while the Flightline Safari sends you soaring over the park on a zip line.

Roar & Snore Safari:

Sleep in a tent in the Safari Park and wake up to the sounds of lions roaring and elephants playing.

San Diego Safari Park Glamping Premium Tent

Wildlife Safari:

Enter the actual exhibit and meet Asian and African mammals and birds. You can go at twilight or go for the deluxe version with close-up views of giraffes, rhinos, and other species.

Cart Safari:

Follows a similar path as the Africa Tram around the exhibits, but you can get closer to some areas, ask questions, and request to pause to get the perfect picture.

Flightline Safari:

Soar over the Safari Park to get a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife on the Flightline Safari.

Cheetah Safari:

See a cheetah reach top speed right before your very own eyes on the Sun Up Cheetah Safari.

Balloon Safari:

Get a bird’s-eye view (400 feet in the air!) from a tethered helium balloon modeled after the hot air balloon tours of the Serengeti.

In addition to its regular exhibits, the park also hosts special exhibits throughout the year. Past exhibits have included Dino Mountain, a prehistoric adventure featuring life-sized animatronic dinosaurs, and the Butterfly Jungle, a seasonal exhibit where visitors can walk among thousands of beautiful butterflies.

Whether you’re going on a safari or hopping around the park, you’ll need to dress for a workout. Wear layers you can shed as the sun warms things up in the afternoon. Hiking shoes or good walking shoes are a necessity for exploring the park, which is very spread out and hilly. Despite all of the walking, the park is very kid-friendly. There are multiple playgrounds, a lot of shady spots, fun photo opportunities for tadpoles, and limitless chances to hop, skip, jump, and climb around the park.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park isn’t just about fun and adventure. It’s also a leading center for wildlife conservation and education. The park is involved in various conservation projects worldwide, working to protect and preserve endangered species. During your visit, you can learn about these efforts through informative displays and educational talks. The park also offers a range of educational programs for kids and adults alike, including summer camps, wildlife sleepovers, and behind-the-scenes tours.

After all that adventure, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Luckily, the park offers a variety of dining options to suit all tastes. From casual cafes to sit-down restaurants, you’ll find a range of delicious meals and snacks to keep you fueled for your safari adventure. The park also has several gift shops where you can pick up souvenirs, as well as amenities such as stroller rentals and wheelchair accessible facilities.

While both the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park offer amazing wildlife experiences, they each have their unique features. The Zoo, located in Balboa Park, houses a diverse range of animals in a more traditional zoo setting. The Safari Park, on the other hand, is known for its expansive free-range enclosures and safari experiences. If you’re looking for a more immersive and adventurous wildlife experience, the Safari Park is the way to go.

Dining Options: Restaurants Near the Park

There are several dining options within the park, including the Savannah Grill, which offers a variety of food options, and the Watering Hole, where you can enjoy a meal with a view of the African Plains. If you’re looking for more dining options, the city of Escondido, where the park is located, offers a variety of restaurants to suit every palate.

Shopping: Gift Shop and Souvenirs

The Safari Park’s gift shop is a great place to pick up souvenirs of your visit. From plush toys of your favorite animals to clothing and unique art pieces, there’s something for everyone. Plus, every purchase helps support the park’s conservation efforts.

Accessibility and Special Services

The park is committed to ensuring that all guests can enjoy their visit. Wheelchair rentals are available, and the park’s tram is accessible to guests with mobility disabilities. Additionally, the park offers a sensory guide on their website to help guests with sensory processing needs plan their visit.

Hotels Near the Park: Recommendations and Reviews

There are several hotels near the Safari Park that offer comfortable accommodations.

The Rancho Bernardo Inn is a popular choice, known for its beautiful grounds and excellent service. Check its availability here.

The Hampton Inn San Marcos is another great option, offering clean rooms and a complimentary breakfast. Check its availability here.

For a more luxurious stay, consider the Welk Resorts San Diego , which features spacious rooms and a variety of on-site amenities. Check its availability here.

Best Hotel Packages for Park Visitors

Several hotels in the area offer packages that include accommodations and tickets to the Safari Park. The Hilton Garden Inn San Diego/Rancho Bernardo, for example, offers a Safari Park Package that includes overnight accommodations, two adult tickets to the park, and breakfast for two.

Making the Most of Your Visit: Do’s and Don’ts

To make the most of your visit, here are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind:

  • Do plan your visit ahead of time. Check the park’s schedule and plan your day around the shows and feeding times you want to see.
  • Don’t forget to wear comfortable shoes. The park is large and there will be a lot of walking.
  • Do bring a hat and sunscreen. Much of the park is exposed and it can get hot, especially in the summer.
  • Don’t feed the animals. It’s important to respect the animals’ diets and not to disrupt their feeding routines.
  • Do take plenty of photos, but don’t use flash photography. It can startle the animals.
  • Don’t smoke in the park. For the comfort of all guests and the safety of the animals, the park is a smoke-free environment.

Insider Tips: How to Get the Best Photos, Avoid Crowds, and More

  • To get the best photos, consider taking the Photo Caravan Safari, which provides opportunities for up-close animal encounters and photography tips from a professional.
  • To avoid crowds, try to visit on a weekday and arrive early when the park opens. Also, consider downloading the San Diego Zoo Safari Park app, which includes a GPS-enabled map and other useful features to enhance your visit.
  • If you’re planning to see a popular show or feeding, try to get there early to secure a good viewing spot.
  • Don’t forget to check out the park’s special exhibits and experiences, like the Roar & Snore Safari and the Balloon Safari. They can make your visit even more memorable.
  • Finally, remember to take your time and enjoy the experience. The park is a place to connect with nature and learn about wildlife, so there’s no need to rush. Take the time to observe the animals and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

A visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is more than just a day out. It’s an opportunity to step into the wild, to come face-to-face with nature, and to learn about the vital conservation efforts that are helping to protect our planet’s most vulnerable species. So why wait? Unleash your wild side and start planning your safari adventure today!

What happened to San Diego Wild Animal Park?

The San Diego Wild Animal Park changed its name to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2010. The name change was part of a shift in focus to offer more intimate animal encounters and adventure experiences that mimic going on a mini safari.

Is there a difference between San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park?

Yes, there is a difference. While both are operated by the San Diego Zoo, the Safari Park offers a unique experience that sets it apart. It is designed to give visitors the feeling of being on an African safari, with large, open enclosures that allow animals to roam freely.

How long does it take to go through the San Diego Wild Animal Park?

The time it takes to go through the park can vary depending on your interests and the activities you choose to do. However, most visitors spend between four to six hours exploring the park.

When did the San Diego Wild Animal Park change its name?

The San Diego Wild Animal Park changed its name to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in 2010.

Do you drive your own car through San Diego Safari?

No, visitors do not drive their own cars through the park. Instead, the park offers a variety of guided tour options that take you through the different exhibits.

Is there a lot of walking at San Diego Safari?

Yes, there can be a lot of walking at the Safari Park as it is very spread out. However, the park offers a tram that can take you around the main exhibits, and there are plenty of places to rest along the way.

What are some of the unique experiences offered at the park?

The park offers a variety of unique experiences, including the Roar & Snore Safari where you can sleep in a tent in the park, the Wildlife Safari where you can enter the actual exhibit and meet animals, and the Flightline Safari where you can soar over the park for a bird’s-eye view of the wildlife.

What conservation efforts is the park involved in?

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is involved in various conservation projects worldwide, working to protect and preserve endangered species. They also run educational programs to raise awareness about wildlife conservation.

What dining options are available at the park?

The park offers a variety of dining options, from casual cafes to sit-down restaurants. There are also several gift shops where you can pick up souvenirs.

What amenities does the park offer?

The park offers amenities such as stroller rentals and wheelchair accessible facilities to ensure a comfortable visit for all guests.

What is the best time to visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

The best time to visit the park is during the cooler months of the year, from September to May. During these months, the animals are more active and the park is less crowded.

Are there any discounts available for the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

Yes, the park offers a variety of discounts, including for AAA members, military personnel, and San Diego residents. It’s best to check their official website for the most up-to-date information on discounts and promotions.

What should I bring for my visit to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

It’s recommended to bring comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, a hat, and a water bottle. You may also want to bring a camera to capture your safari adventure!

Can I bring my own food and drinks to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

Yes, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks to the park. However, glass containers, straws, and lids are not allowed for the safety of the animals.

What safety measures are in place at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

The park has a number of safety measures in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. These include strict rules on feeding and interacting with the animals, as well as regular cleaning and sanitizing of public areas.

Can I bring my pet to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

No, pets are not allowed in the park for the safety and comfort of the animals. However, service animals are permitted.

What is the best way to get to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

The park is located in Escondido, California , and is easily accessible by car. There is ample parking available, and the park also offers a shuttle service from select locations in San Diego.

What are the park’s operating hours?

The park’s operating hours vary throughout the year, so it’s best to check their official website for the most up-to-date information. Generally, the park opens at 9:00 AM and closes between 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM depending on the season.

Is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is wheelchair accessible. The park offers wheelchair rentals and also allows guests to bring their own wheelchairs and mobility devices.

Can I host a private event at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

Yes, the park offers a variety of venues for private events, including birthday parties, weddings, and corporate events. You can contact their events team for more information and to make a booking.

What educational programs does the park offer?

The park offers a range of educational programs for all ages, including summer camps, wildlife sleepovers, and behind-the-scenes tours. They also run programs for schools and community groups.

What is the park’s policy on photography and filming?

Guests are welcome to take photos and videos for personal use. However, commercial photography and filming require a permit. It’s also important to respect the animals and their habitats when taking photos or filming.

What should I do if I see an animal in distress?

If you see an animal in distress, you should immediately notify a park staff member. They are trained to handle these situations and will take the necessary steps to ensure the animal’s well-being.

What can I do to support the park’s conservation efforts?

There are many ways you can support the park’s conservation efforts. You can make a donation, become a member, volunteer your time, or even adopt an animal. Every little bit helps in their mission to protect and preserve wildlife.

What is the park’s policy on smoking?

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a smoke-free facility. Smoking, including the use of e-cigarettes, is not permitted anywhere in the park.

What happens in the event of bad weather?

The park remains open in most weather conditions, and many of the animals are more active during rain or cooler weather. However, certain shows and experiences may be cancelled due to bad weather. It’s best to check the park’s official website or contact them directly for the most up-to-date information.

Are there any age restrictions for certain experiences?

Yes, some experiences have age restrictions. For example, the Flightline Safari has a minimum age requirement of 8 years old. It’s best to check the park’s official website for specific details on each experience.

What should I wear for my visit to the park?

It’s recommended to wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for walking. The park is very spread out and hilly, so good walking shoes are a must. Also, don’t forget to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun.

What is the best time of year to visit the park?

What is the park’s policy on feeding the animals.

Feeding the animals is not allowed for the safety and well-being of the animals. However, there are certain experiences, like the Lorikeet Landing, where you can feed the animals under the supervision of park staff.

Can I bring a picnic to the park?

Yes, you can bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks to the park. There are several picnic areas throughout the park where you can enjoy your meal.

What is the park’s policy on large groups and school field trips?

The park welcomes large groups and school field trips. They offer special rates for groups and educational programs for schools. It’s best to contact the park directly for more information and to make a booking.

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What’s the Best San Diego Safari Park Tour? Chart & Reviews

With 18 choices, how do you pick the best San Diego Safari Park Tour/Safari? After the quick summary below, check the comparison chart for prices, tour duration & age limits. Then read the individual tour reviews and about their refund policy if you have to cancel.

Africa Tram’s the best free San Diego Safari Park tour. The 1-hour Wildlife Safari truck trip into the African fields is the most popular paid one. But a 90-minute Twilight Wildlife Safari with lunch is a better deal. Roar & Snore Safari overnight stays are family favorites. All require separate admission.

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Prices are given as a range because Safari Park charges extra for tours on peak days. Prices and availability can change without notice.

  • Least Expensive: non-holiday Mondays and Tuesdays thru Thursdays
  • Mid-priced: most Fridays
  • Peak prices: Some Fridays. Usually Saturdays, Sundays, and 3-day holidays (best time for aRes discount tour deals )

You’ll need to buy a Safari Park admission in addition to your tour ticket. Why not take advantage of the best admission discount from aRes Travel , the San Diego-based authorized ticket seller? Click on the koala’s furry face below!

And finally, here’s what else you can do at Safari Park . That’s a page that I wrote that covers the animal exhibits, shows, and keeper talks. And if you’re wondering where to eat I’ve also written an article on where’s the best food ?

Wildlife Safari Tour

Inside San Diego Safari Caravan (now called Wildlife Safari) truck with shade cover.

The 1-hour Wildlife Safari is the most popular tour at San Diego Safari Park followed by the 90-minute Twilight Wildlife Safari. You go inside the African animal enclosure in an open-air covered truck. Twilight tours add a light meal. Deluxe Safari is 90 minutes long and also tours the Asian enclosures .

The worst thing about these Safaris is that there are sometimes so many opportunities for close-up photos of animals that you won’t know where to point your camera first.  The best part of them is that you have the opportunity to feed giraffes if the animals are feeling hungry. Don’t worry, they’re ALWAYS hungry.

There are 3 different variations of this Safari plus an alternative for those with teenagers:

Wildlife Safari

  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Price: $89 – 105 per person. Admission is separate for each person and required.
  • Age restrictions: Ages 3+. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult
  • What’s Special: The overwhelming SIZE of a 4-foot long giraffe head next to yours. And how daintily they take the acacia leaves from your fingers.
  • Deals : Check HERE for discounted tours for SanDiegoing readers from aRes Travel — San Diego’s local authorized ticket source.

Twilight Wildlife Safari

  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Price: $109 – 129 per person. Admission is separate for each person and required.
  • Age restrictions: Ages 3+. Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult 
  • You’ll also enjoy a glass of wine or a non-alcoholic drink with some tasty nibbles at a stunning overlook.

Feeding and petting rhinos on a San Diego Safari Park Deluxe Safari truck tour

Deluxe Safari

  • What’s Special: The Deluxe Safari provides you with your best chance to pet a rhino. It’s not guaranteed, but it’s more likely than on either of the other truck safaris. Why? Maybe because the One-Horn rhinos in the Asian fields are a bit smaller than the White rhinos in the other safaris? Still, stroking the soft snout of a 3,500-pound animal instead of a 5,000-pound one is ok with me. And there are always hungry giraffes!

Combine A Truck Safari with a Zipline Experience

If you’ve got teenagers or other adrenalin junkies in your group, try the Deluxe Flightline Safari (further down this page). It combines a shorter truck caravan safari with a 3,520-foot zipline ride. Same cost, but more experiences!

Wildlife Safari Tips

Feeding a giraffe on a San Diego Caravan Safari, my sister Mary Beth.

Feed giraffes, but don’t touch them . Keep your hands low during feeding. Raise your hand just a bit so that they can see the acacia leaves. Then let them reach down for the leaves.

Why? They use their heads as battering rams in dominance contests. Your friendly hand reaching towards their head can be viewed as an aggressive gesture. So no high-fives with giraffe horns. That avoids misunderstandings with a creature 10 times your size and makes for better photos as well.

Tips for your San Diego Safari Park Caravan Tour, like the safest way to giraffes like this one following the tour truck.

THIRSTY? Bring drinking water in a container with a closed lid. Sip, don’t guzzle unless you’ve got an iron bladder.

MOBILITY ISSUES : If anyone in your party has mobility issues or needs to use a wheelchair call 619-718-3000 after you purchase your ticket. They will make arrangements for you.

RESTRICTIONS

  • Selfie sticks must be stowed away. They can scare animals.
  • No outside food, beverages, or bulky camera equipment (small tripods are ok if they’re used as monopods)
  • Admission is separate and required.
  • 5 or more days before reservation – changes allowed but $15 Administrative Change Fee will be charged.
  • Less than 5 days before reservation – changes not permitted

CANCELLATIONS

  • 5 or more days before reservation – changes allowed but $25 Cancellation Fee will be charged.
  • Less than 5 days before reservation – payment not refundable.

Sun-Up Cheetah Safari Tour

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Do you love cheetahs? Then this is San Diego Safari Park’s best tour for you. It’s the very best way to get amazing cheetah photos like the one above.

  • Duration : 1 hour
  • Start Time: 8:00 AM on most Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
  • Price: $99 – 105. Admission is separate and required for each guest.
  • Age restrictions: All ages ok. There must be a responsible paid adult present for every 3 children. Children aged 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Proof of age of children may be required.

You’ll get into the park early and meet your experienced guide for a walk down to Shiley’s Cheetah Run . There you’ll see a cheetah fly by at nearly 70 miles per hour from a prime viewing location.

After the cheetah chases the mechanical lure down the track you’ll head down to the Watering Hole at Kijamii Overlook . There you’ll get to see another speedster, this one flying through the air. After all that rushing around, relax with a savory brunch. Enjoy coffee, tea, mimosas, and the only San Diego restaurant view that includes giraffes, rhinos, and antelope.

  • Purchase your admission ticket(s) in advance online. You will be arriving before the ticket sale booths are open. Have your admission ticket printed or ready to be scanned on your cell phone.
  • To get the best viewing locations for all of these tour events, arrive about 30 minutes before check-in so you get the first pick. But don’t worry if you can’t be early. There aren’t any “bad” locations.

Cart Safari Tour

A Cart Safari is the best tour at San Diego Safari park if you’ve got small children or babies. The cart is much lower to the ground than the truck used in the Wildlife Safari. It’s much easier to get in and out to view animals while carrying infants or toddlers. The ride is also much smoother since Cart Safaris only go on paved roads.

You’ll have a private tour driver/guide. They’ll be masked and the cart has special screens to social distance your guide from your household group. But they’ll still be able to hear and see you to answer just about any question and direct you to wildlife feeding opportunities and photo stops.

  • Price: $55+ per person. Admission is separate and required for each guest.
  • Age restrictions: None. Infants and children under the age of 2 are welcome as long as they sit on an adults’ lap. There’s a limit of two lap children per group. Children 15 years old and younger must be with a paid adult.
  • Two Options: Asian Cart Safari or African Cart Safari

There Are 2 Flightline Safari Zipline Rides and Tours at Safari Park

Flightline safari.

  • Duration : 1 hour. Includes orientation session and Fledgling flight
  • Price: $77 – 85
  • Age restrictions: 8+ years old. There must be one paid parent or guardian accompanying up to 3 children aged 8 to 15 at all times. If you’re 16 or 17 you may ride the flightline alone, but you must have a parent or guardian sign a liability waiver at check-in. 
  • Deals : Check HERE for daily discounts for SanDiegoing readers from aRes Travel — San Diego’s local authorized ticket source. TIP : The deals are best when you need them most, on weekends and holidays.

Take an exhilarating flight down a zip line 2/3rds of a mile long. Soar up to 130 feet above herds of wild antelope, giraffes, and rhinos. 

You’ll take a training course on the Fledgling run. There you’ll become familiar with the procedures and safety equipment. Once you’re comfortable with the short Fledgling flight, you’ll be transported to the launch platform for the Flightline Safari. You land near the campground at Kilima Point.

Deluxe Flightline Safari

This tour is a very good deal for groups that include restless teenagers looking for a bit more action. It adds a truck caravan tour into the African plains exhibits before your orientation session and zipline flight. You can get up close with the animals, take great photos, and ride the zip line for the price of just the Wildlife Safari truck tour.

  • Duration : 90 minutes.
  • Price: $89 – 105

Safety Restrictions: You will be asked to sign a liability waiver. You must be able to understand the waiver and be able to follow instructions in English. There’s a weight limit of between 60 and 300 pounds (your weight may be checked). 

The safety harness must fit comfortably. Wear snug-fitting closed-toe shoes. Do not drink alcohol before the Flightline Safari. If the trainers or those assisting you think that you’ve been imbibing you will not be allowed on the zip line. 

If you don’t meet all of these qualifications you will be denied access to the zip line and there will be no refunds.

Behind the Scenes Safari Tour

If you’re looking for an insider’s view, these will be San Diego Safari Park’s best safaris for you. There are 3 different safari options available, each focusing on one animal or exhibit area. But no two Behind the Scenes Safari Tours are exactly the same. All of them provide an intimate look at off-exhibit areas that are inaccessible to the general population of Safari Park guests.

You’ll take a ride on a small electric cart and then explore on foot with a guide who’ll fill you in on the park’s animals and conservation initiatives. 

There are three Behind the Scenes Safari Tour s:

Elephants & Friends

Have a close encounter of the pachyderm kind! See the Safari Park elephant herd from a private viewing area. Discover how they’re cared for and what’s being done to protect their wild relatives. Selfie sticks are not permitted on this tour.

  • Price: $89 – 105 per person. Admission is separate and required for each guest.
  • Age restrictions: Children 3-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. A maximum of 2 children per group.

Rhinos & Friends

Get close to rhinos. Explore behind the scenes at Nikita Kahn Rhino Rescue Center. Here the Safari Park staff is developing assisted reproductive techniques that may bring back the Northern White Rhino from functional extinction.

You’ll also take a trip around the park’s large field exhibits and view many other species there. You have to be able to stand or walk for at least 60 minutes to take this tour.  Selfie sticks are not permitted here.

  • Age restrictions: Children 3-15 must be accompanied by a paid adult. A maximum of 2 children per group. A maximum of 2 children per group.

Roar & Snore Safari Tour

Safari Park Roar and Snore tents, animals, food.

In my ever so humble opinion, and that of many others, this is the BEST safari at San Diego Safari Park. You can experience the sights and sounds of sleeping on safari in Africa without traveling there (no extra vaccinations needed!).

Fall asleep to elephants’ rumblings. Wake to the sound of lions roaring. But don’t worry about it being too noisy to sleep. Most of the time it’s so quiet that you can hear the footsteps of giraffes passing by. 

What happens at Roar & Snore? Close-up animal encounters, night-time guided walking tours, and a backstage look at some of the animal accommodations. You’ll also enjoy good food, and relaxing around a campfire.

The last time Bob and I went, we saw the inner workings of Lion Camp at night. Did you know that they sometimes put different colored glitter in each lion’s food? Me neither! The colored particles let keepers know which scat belongs to which cat. Examining their feces is just one way that keepers monitor lions’ health.

The sleepovers include a catered hot dinner and breakfast. They’ve got something for everyone with many gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan selections. For adults, there’s a cash bar. And everyone will enjoy sitting around the campfire eating s’mores and listening to the guides and campers trading stories of their wildlife experiences.

Most Roar & Snore Safaris include an evening or early morning Africa Tram ride. It’s magical. The animals in the African multi-species enclosures are at their frisky best. It seems as if they’re trying to get all of their sparring, running, and chasing done in the cooler weather. 

The campsite overlooks the African Plains multi-species enclosure loaded with antelope, giraffes, rhinos, gazelles, wildebeests, and many other animals. Clean restrooms and a limited number of showers are available. The tents are clean and spacious.

If you cringe at the thought of sleeping on a cot or the floor of a tent you’ll probably be happier spending the night at a nearby hotel. I’ve written a guide to the best local lodging close to Safari Park .

There are 3 different tent options:

Classic tent.

  • $149 (Ages 3+)
  • $30 (Ages 0 – 2)
  • Price is per person. Single campers pay 2-person tent price. Maximum 5 people per tent. Admission is separate and required. 
  • Size: 9 ft x 14 ft interior
  • Tent Type: Canvas roof, vinyl-covered tent floor
  • Furnishings: Sleeping bag pads. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, etc.
  • $189 (Ages 3+)
  • Price is per person. Single campers pay 2-person tent price. Maximum 6 people per tent. Admission is separate and required. 
  • Tent type: Canvas roof, vinyl-covered tent floor. 
  • Furnishings: 2 single cots, 2 chairs. Bring your own sleeping bag, pillow, etc.

Premium Tent

  • $229 (Ages 3+)
  • Price is per person. Single campers pay 2-person tent price. Maximum 4 people per tent. Admission is separate and required. 
  • Great for couples looking for a special evening or families of 4.
  • Size: 12 ft x 16 ft interior
  • Tent type: Canvas roof. Wood floors with rug. Electrical outlets (charge your mobile devices!), storage/night-stand
  • Furnishings: Queen bed with linens & pillows., 2 cots with sleeping bags, a fan and a space heater 

There are 5 different Roar & Snore Safari options:

All-Ages Roar and Snore

  • Best sleep-over option for families with young children . 
  • Age restrictions: For ages 3 and up
  • What’s Special: There’s an evening, after-hours Africa Tram ride just for All-Ages Roar & Snore campers and an easy guided walk. Full cash bar for adults.

Adults-Only Roar and Snore

  • Best option for couples . 
  • Age restrictions: Ages 21+
  • What’s Special: Adult topics like animal reproduction are presented by keepers. There are more animal experiences than during the All-Ages offering. The guided hikes are more strenuous. We went backstage at Lion Camp to see the big cats’ bedrooms and care areas.  It was dark in spots and the footing was a bit challenging. There was a cash bar for adults during dinner and the campfire experience.

Girl Scouts Roar and Snore

  • Age restrictions: Ages 5+ with adults
  • Pricing: $139+
  • What’s Special: This is a troop oriented event. There are group guided walks, conservation related activities and animal-oriented crafts.

School Nights Roar and Snore

  • Age restrictions: Ages 3-12 with adults
  • What’s Special: This is a great field trip. The kids will get hands-on educational conservation & animal care experiences 

Supreme Roar and Snore

  • Age restrictions: Aged 8 – 15 with adults.
  • Pricing: $303+
  • What’s Special: This is a great bundle of activities. Soar into the Roar & Snore camp on a zipline Flightline Safari. Spy on animals in the Night Vision Safari with vision-enhancing goggles. See the Sun Up Cheetah Safari with an exclusive viewing spot. And finally ride into the herds of giraffes, rhinos and antelopes on a morning Wildlife Safari.

For more detailed information on what to bring, how to prepare, and a menu, check out the Safari Park Roar & Snore Safari page on their website.

Ultimate Safari Tour

Assemble a Safari Park tour that is customized to your interests and desired activities. Full disclosure, we haven’t been on this safari, but we’re saving up for it! Because of that, I’ve asked a LOT of questions on the phone to the booking team. I hope that you’ll benefit from my research. And if you go before I do, send me pictures!

When you book your Ultimate Safari know the answers to the following questions before you call:

  • What are your favorite animals?
  • Are you interested in feeding any of these animals?
  • Which animal exhibits would you like to see behind the scenes and find out more about how they’re cared for? 
  • Do you have any dietary restrictions? They serve you lunch on this safari. You don’t want this experience spoiled by food that you can’t eat!

Duration: 5 hours. It’s easy to add too many activities and animal experiences to this safari. You’ll have to be selective so you don’t feel rushed. Your planner will help you decide how much to see in the time that you have.

Price: Varies depending upon day and seasonality

  • $675+ for a 5-hour tour. Priced per person.
  • $50 – children aged 2 and under
  • Children aged 15 and under must be with a paid adult

Age and other restrictions: Depends upon the activities you choose.

You must book/reserve your tour at least 72 hours in advance . San Diego Safari Park usually only schedules one Ultimate Safari per day. The animals need to be fed and cared for daily and their keepers need to be notified so they can make special accommodations for Ultimate Safari visitors. 

Balloon Safari

Soar 400 feet up in a helium balloon. You’ll have great views of San Diego Safari Park and the San Pasqual Valley agricultural area that surrounds the park. 

Duration: About 30 minutes. You’ll spend 10 to 12 minutes at the highest viewing point.

Price: Varies depending upon peak hours and days. Plan on spending $20 or less. Reservations are NOT available online. Pay at the gate.

Ages restrictions:   All ages. 

Tips: The best times to fly are between 9:00 AM and noon, but it’s open until sunset. The ride may shut down due to windy or rainy conditions. Afternoons in Escondido can be windy. The balloon is grounded shortly before Cheetah Run at about 3:00 PM and afterward while any cheetahs remain near the Shiley’s Cheetah Run track. 

Africa Tram Tour

Riding the Africa Tram at San Diego Safari Park - Pre-COVID-19.

Africa Tram is San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s best tour if you’re on a budget . It’s one of the highlights of the park. And it’s free with your park entrance ticket! We’ve ridden this attraction hundreds of times and plan to do it many more.

You get to see dozens of species at once, and they’re always doing something new. The many thousands of rare plants surrounding you and the over 900 acres of open California Sage Scrub habitat make it even more appealing.

Duration: 25 – 30 minutes.

Price: FREE with your paid admission to Safari Park, except for children in school groups. Ride as many times as you want to.

Ages restrictions:   All ages. Children under 2 years of age must remain in their parent’s lap.

  • Skip this one if you have booked a Caravan or Cart Safari, and you are feeling like you don’t have time to see everything on your list.
  • In a rush? You can purchase priority boarding. Check the kiosk at the entrance to the Africa Tram queue. 
  • When’s the best time to ride the Africa Tram? The peak hours are from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. So anytime before or after will be good. The animals are most active when the weather is cool. Many people try to take the first Africa Tram trip or one of the last ones for that reason. But there’s really not that much difference. You’re going to see spectacular creatures whenever you go. 
  • Where’s the best place to sit? We like sitting in the 2nd or 3rd car. The first car can be a bit noisy. However, that car is the only one with accessible seating for those with mobility issues. So it may be best for you. 
  • Which side of the tram is best? You’ll see animals on both sides. And you are encouraged to stand up if the vehicle is not moving. So you’ll be able to take great photos no matter where you sit. However, the cheetahs, zebras, and most giraffes and rhinos are on the right side.
  • Expect long lines on weekends & holidays. There are signs that tell you approximately how long the wait times are. They are fairly accurate. The longest times are from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.The wait times are shorter during Cheetah Run (around 3:30 PM). We also like late afternoon trips because it’s getting cooler and they’re less crowded. The last trip of the day starts 45 minutes before the park closes. 
  • Request an “Easy Access Pass” if you have difficulty standing for long periods or are of limited mobility. With this pass, any guest with a disability and 3 additional members of your group, can be directed to a separate boarding area. Park employees are glad to provide extra boarding and disembarking assistance (if requested), to those boarding from the Easy Access areas.

7 Tips for Better Safari Tours

  • Save money by reserving in advance versus purchasing the same day in the park. Plus you’ll be more likely to be able to choose a convenient time. 
  • Get the best deal by booking on non-peak days . Safari Tour tickets generally cost less on weekdays. Non-holiday Mondays and Tuesdays are the cheapest. Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays are a bit more expensive. You’ll pay the most on weekends and holidays.
  • Include parking fees in your budget. Parking is not included and must be paid upon arrival at the parking entrance to Safari Park. Parking costs $15 for passenger vehicles and $20 for RVs. You can have preferred parking by adding $18 to either of the parking fees. “Preferred parking” means that you get a spot close to the entry/exit and you don’t have to walk uphill to get to the Park entrance.
  • Arrive a minimum of 45 minutes before your tour or safari . This will allow time for you to travel from your parking or drop-off point to your safari check-in location. Leave earlier during holidays and on Friday afternoons when the traffic is usually heavier.
  • Check in 10 minutes before the beginning of your safari.
  • Know where your safari check-in location is. Check their map from the San Diego Safari Park website before you arrive.
  • Download their map app. It’s available for both Apple and Android. Apple iOS download here.
  • Android download here.

About Refunds or Cancellations of San Diego Safari Park Tours or Safaris

  • There are no refunds if you arrive late or are a no-show.
  • Make changes or cancellations early! There are no changes or cancellations less than 5 days before the date of your safari.
  • What if you get sick? Call them at 619-718-3000 as soon as you know that you can’t go. Their Reservations Sales Department is open every day at 8:30 AM. They will need your Order Number, so have it with you when you call.
  • Pay attention to the age limits and other restrictions for certain safaris. You won’t be given a refund at the last minute because you didn’t read the tour descriptions.
  • The park reserves the right to cancel any safari or tour because of bad weather, animal welfare concerns or concerns for your safety. If they have to cancel your safari they try to do it as soon as possible and do their best to reschedule your safari at your convenience. If you cannot reschedule, your money will be refunded.  However, if it’s raining and they don’t call to cancel, enjoy! The park can be wonderful when it’s wet. Check out my article on how to enjoy San Diego Safari Park if it rains.

Closing Thoughts

Take the Caravan Safari Deluxe or the Ultimate Safari if you’re visiting for the first time and may not be returning for a long while. Splurge a bit. If you’re feeling guilty about the extra expense, tell yourself that you’re spending the extra cash to help end wildlife extinction.

If one of the paid safari experiences is not in your budget, then take the Africa Tram. Maybe twice. Once in the morning and again right before closing time.

Maybe you’ve read all the way down this page and still aren’t sure whether the Zoo or Safari Park is a better fit for you? In that case, go to my page where I compare the differences between the San Diego Zoo and Safari Park and the pros and cons of each.

I hope that this has been a help for you to decide which San Diego Safari Park tour or safari will be best for you and your family.

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Introducing the award-winning Safari Lodges at West Midlands Safari Park. A mixture of beautiful lodges and premium cottages, designed to give you an up-close and immersive overnight wildlife experience like no other.

Safari Lodges short breaks include dinner and breakfast, spectacular views of the animals, admission to the Park during the day and Theme Park ride wristbands*.

*Summer season only. Generally from mid-February to end of October. Please see wmsp.co.uk for exact dates.

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Eight exclusive, luxury lodges, designed to give you an up-close and personal overnight wildlife experience like no other.

They will be integrated into the newly-updated reserves, with spectacular views overlooking the elephant and cheetah habitats.

Nestled into their own secluded area, there will be six lodges offering the only overnight accommodation experience with African elephants in the UK.

Two more lodges will offer incredible views of our majestic cheetahs.

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Watch the wildlife as night falls over the reserves, whilst you enjoy a sumptuous evening meal, freshly-prepared by our chefs.

Wake up with views of elephants or cheetahs enjoying their morning feed while you feast on a delicious breakfast.

Safari Lodges short breaks include exclusive views of the animals, admission to the Park during the day and Theme Park wristbands*.

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WINTER VIP TOUR – EXTRA INFO

What’s included:

  • Tour of the Safari in one of our jeeps
  • A chance to feed a number of our animals
  • Admission to the Safari Park
  • Lunch voucher
  • Pictures from your day on a memory stick, taken by your guide

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  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • VIP Experiences can either be booked for a specific date or on an open-dated basis valid for the season. Whilst we will always try to accommodate changes in date, this is subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed.
  • Once an experience has been purchased, refunds will not be considered.

VIP INDIAN RHINO FEED – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our Indian rhinos
  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years.
  • Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult
  • Once an experience has been purchased refunds will not be considered.

VIP LEMUR & MEERKAT FEED – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our lemurs and meerkats
  • Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full paying adult.
  • Only available during our Summer Season.

VIP FAMILY CREATURE FEATURE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting some smaller animals which could include chinchillas, tenrecs, rabbits, cockroaches or giant African snails

VIP MINI KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for animals such as chinchillas, rats, meerkats, ferrets, rabbits and even some fascinating invertebrates
  • A keeper certificate
  • Suitable for children between the ages of 5-9 years.
  • One parent may accompany the Mini Keeper to watch during the Experience, but they will not be able to participate.  They will only have access to the Safari Walk areas, and will not gain access to the Safari Drive.
  • Maximum two children per day.

VIP CARNIVORE KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for carnivores, which could include tigers, lions or cheetahs
  • Ride wristband to use in the Adventure Theme Park
  • Suitable for guests aged 16+.

VIP ULTIMATE TOUR – EXTRA INFO 

  • A half day experience
  • Minimum age for participants is 6 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.
  • VIP Experiences can be booked for a specific date. Whilst we will always try to accommodate changes in date, this is subject to availability and cannot always be guaranteed.

VIP LION FEED – EXTRA INFO 

  • A 45-minute experience
  • Meeting and feeding our lions

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  • A half-day experience
  • Meeting, feeding and looking after our Indian rhino
  • A keeper for the Day Certificate
  • Minimum age for participants is 16 years.

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  • A 30-minute experience
  • Meeting and feeding our herd of giraffes

VIP JUNIOR KEEPER EXPERIENCE – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting, feeding and helping to care for animals like rhinos, lemurs, meerkats and more.
  • A certificate
  • Suitable for children between the ages of 10-15 years.

VIP GUIDED TOUR – EXTRA INFO 

  • A 90-minute experience
  • A guided tour of the Safari Drive-through in one of our jeeps
  • Minimum age for participants is 3 years. Children aged 6-15 years must be accompanied by a full-paying adult.

VIP STAR OF THE SEA LION SHOW – EXTRA INFO

  • Meeting and feeding our sea lions during a Sea Lion Show
  • Certificate
  • A picture from your day
  • Minimum age for participants is 5 years.
  • Only one ‘Star’ per Sea Lion Show.

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We will be offering luxury overnight stays with lions in early summer 2023! The accommodation will be authentically integrated into the brand-new lion habitat, located past our African Village. Guests will experience an immersive and unforgettable overnight wildlife encounter, like no other.

The Lion Lodges will feature open-plan living and luxury interiors, with breathtaking views from every room into the new lion habitat, through floor-to-ceiling windows.

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We will be offering luxury overnight stays with Sumatran tigers in autumn 2022! The accommodation will be authentically integrated into the newly built tiger habitat, giving guests an immersive and unforgettable overnight wildlife encounter, like no other.

The tiger lodges will feature open plan living and luxury interiors, with breathtaking views from every room into the new tiger habitat through floor to ceiling windows.

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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, California 92027-7017

From Interstate 5 (Orange County, Los Angeles), take the State Route 78 East exit at Oceanside, proceed east to Interstate 15 South, exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs to the Park. From Interstate 15 (Riverside), exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27) and follow the signs east to the Park.

From State Route 163 (downtown San Diego, Mission Valley) proceed to Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Go east and follow signs to the Park. From Interstate 5 or 805 (Mexico), proceed to State Route 163, then to Interstate 15 North, and then exit at Via Rancho Parkway (Exit 27). Follow signs east.

From Interstate 8 (Imperial County, Arizona) take Interstate 15 North to the Via Rancho Parkway exit (Exit 27). Follow the signs east to the Park.

General parking (automobiles and motorcycles): $20 per vehicle. RV parking: starting at $38. Preferred parking: starting at $38. First come, first served; there are no in and out privileges.

For more information about bus and train schedules, please call 511 (San Diego's traffic and transit information service) or visit gonctd.com.

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Visiting the Park has never been easier, with the San Diego Zoo Safari Park app! Discover dining, activities, and more with the GPS-enabled map. Get ready for your visit by importing tickets and memberships to the digital wallet, adding your must-see wildlife to the day planner, viewing today's schedule, and much more.

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View the San Diego Zoo Safari Park's classic illustrated map on your mobile or desktop browser. Find your favorite wildlife, plan your visit, and check out all the San Diego Zoo Safari Park has to offer.

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Our Guest Services office is located at Park Base.

Open daily to closing.

For information on the services and assistance we provide our guests on Safari Park grounds, click here.

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Guests with Disabilities

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park welcomes all guests. We have several services to help guests with disabilities enjoy their visit. The Safari Park provides special parking, restrooms, and access to shows, tour buses, and exhibits for guests with disabilities. Please note there are steep grades in parts of the Safari Park. A complimentary ADA shuttle service operates inside the Safari Park for guests with mobility-related disabilities. Guests who use mobility assistive devices may also refer to the  map for ADA pathways and elevators. 

For full guest disability services and policies,  click here.

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2920 Zoo Drive, San Diego, CA 92101

The San Diego Zoo is the Safari Park's sister park to the southwest in San Diego. Distance between the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is 35 miles. Please allow 45 minutes to 1 hour travel time.

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Frequently asked questions, here are some of our most common questions answered, for any other questions you might have, contact guest services at 541-679-6761..

When are you closed? We are open year-round, and are only closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

When is the best time to come? When are the animals fed? Does the weather affect the animals? Anytime is a good time, though the animals do tend to be closer to the road when its colder out! The animals are all on different schedules and are fed at different times throughout the day. The weather does not affect the park.

Do you need a reservation? No, you can enter the park at any time between open and close.

Do we drive our own car? Yes. Any size vehicle can go through.

How long does the drive thru take? How big is the park? What animals will we see? The drive through takes about 1-2 hours. The park is over 600 acres, the drive is 4.5 miles long, and we have around 100 different species.

Can we touch or feed the animals? The only animals you can touch are in the village petting zoo. You can feed some animals in the Asia section of our drive thru by purchasing feed cups when available in that section. You can feed or get closer to some of our animals by doing an animal encounter.

Can I bring my pet? Why not? Pets are not allowed in the park. It is unsafe for your pet and our animals. Services animals are allowed but have extra rules to follow. We do have a kennel area available for you to keep your pet in while visiting the park.

Are the tickets per carload? No, the tickets for the drive thru and for the encounters are per person.

Are the animal encounters separate from the drive thru? Yes. The animal encounters are separate tickets from the drive thru. The encounters are separate experiences at set times throughout the day.

Do you have train or camel rides? Yes. The train is open year-round, tokens can be purchased in guest services. The camel rides are seasonal and are available Spring-Summer.

Are you a nonprofit? Who owns the park? Yes, Wildlife Safari is an owned and operated 501c3 nonprofit organization. We were opened in 1972 by Frank Hart, but are now managed by a board of directors.

Drive Through Rules & Restrictions

  • Wildlife Safari is located in Winston, Oregon, just minutes off of I-5.
  • Animal Enrichment Encounter tickets do not include drive-through admission, which is required to participate in Animal Enrichment Encounters.
  • Be sure to check out the Always Free Safari Village .
  • Mothers get in free on Mother’s Day, fathers get in free on Father’s Day, veterans get in free on Veteran’s Day.

Wildlife Safari gives you the opportunity to take a trip to Southern Oregon to escape on a wild African Safari and get up close to ostrich, Watusi cattle, lions and zebra. Venture through the homes of hippos and the land of the scimitar horned oryx. Your journey will take you through Southern Africa where the Rhino and Giraffe rule. Carry on to interpretive wetlands, cleaning the local waters in reaffirmation of our commitment to the soil before venturing into the land of bears, bison and elk within the sprawling canyon forests of North America. Take a trip past the awe-inspiring African elephants and prepare to enter the land of emu, yak and white naped cranes as your tour of the incredibly diverse wildlife of planet Earth continues on in Asia. Dare yourself to end your journey with a trip through a carnivore loop featuring Wildlife Safari’s top cheetah breeding grounds and ferocious Sumatran Tigers. At Wildlife Safari, adventure rules daily.

  • While ticket and enrichment encounter payments are non-refundable, should you need to reschedule our guest services department would be happy to assist you with an alternate time or an upgraded encounter.
  • Encounter times subject to change, please call ahead for availability.
  • Tickets for drive through admission do not expire, and are valid until redeemed.
  • Enter the Wildlife Safari Drive Through Animal Park at your own risk.
  • No Open Top Vehicles (Convertibles must have tops up at all times)
  • No Motorcycles
  • No pets are allowed in the Safari Drive-Through, nor in the Safari Village
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Safari Lodges in the UK & Overnight Stays at Safari Parks

A safari tent in a grassy meadow

If you’re an animal lover looking for a unique and thrilling experience in the UK, spending the night in a safari lodge might be just what you’re looking for. 

Safari parks in the UK offer an opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the world’s most majestic creatures, while UK nature reserves display the best of British wildlife. But what makes both of these experiences truly unforgettable is the opportunity to spend the night in a safari lodge, surrounded by the sounds and thrill of the wild. 

In this blog post, we’ll explore some of the best safari lodges in the UK, as well as safari parks and nature reserves that offer overnight stays, so you can plan your next adventure with ease.

Giraffe Lodge @ West Midlands Safari Park 

The Giraffe Lodge at West Midlands Safari Park overlooks the park’s African Plains, where guests can enjoy stunning views of the resident giraffe herd grazing peacefully below. The lodges feature spacious and comfortable accommodation with modern amenities, including an en-suite bathroom, flat-screen TV and tea and coffee-making facilities. 

Giraffe lodge bedroom at West Midlands Safari Park

After a busy day in the park, you can relax in the lodge’s cosy lounge area with its hanging nest chair, surrounded by beautiful African decor and sumptuous soft furnishings. And in the morning, enjoy a delicious breakfast while watching the giraffes roam from your private balcony, which is protected from the elements by an authentic thatched roof.

Tiger Lodge @ West Midlands Safari Park

The Tiger Lodge at West Midlands Safari Park is in a secluded area of the park, providing guests with stunning, uninterrupted views of the tigers as they roam their enclosure. The lodge itself is beautifully decorated, featuring authentic furnishings, wood-panelled walls and luxurious amenities in an open-plan design. With its exclusive access to the park and luxurious accommodations, the Tiger Lodge at West Midlands Safari Park offers an unforgettable and unique stay for tiger lovers of all ages.

Tiger lodge bedroom at West Midlands Safari Park

By staying overnight at the West Midlands Safari Park, regardless of the lodge, guests are given two-day admission tickets and wristbands for the adventure theme park, as well as breakfast and dinner for the duration of the stay. 

Port Lympne Hotel @ Port Lympne Safari Park

The Port Lympne Hotel is a stunning accommodation option that promises a luxurious and unforgettable stay, as well as unparalleled access to the safari park. Guests can choose from a variety of rooms, from spacious suites to cosy doubles that offer breathtaking views of the park. A delicious breakfast is included in the Garden Room, the hotel’s stunning restaurant that is decorated with greenery from floor to ceiling. 

Exterior of the Port Lympne Hotel at Port Lympne Safari Park

As an added bonus, staying at the hotel includes unlimited access to the safari park during opening hours and even after it closes, allowing guests to explore the park and observe the animals at their leisure. Each guest is loaned a golf buggy to help you travel around the park with ease, so you can be the first to see the animals wake up and the last back home after your evening meal at one of the park’s restaurants. 

Bear Lodge @ Port Lympne Safari Park 

Bear Lodge at Port Lympne Safari Park offers visitors a unique opportunity to stay in a quiet corner of Port Lympne, overlooking some of nature’s most incredible creatures. The spacious canvas safari tents come complete with comfortable bedrooms, private bathrooms, and a cosy living area with wood burning stove. 

Inside the Bear lodge safari tent at Port Lympne Safari Park

After a busy day of wildlife spotting, guests can relax on their private balcony to enjoy views of the park’s resident bears, as well as the surrounding Kent countryside. It’s the perfect place to snuggle up with a glass of wine and a blanket while watching the sunset and the stars ignite. Or, if you’ve made friends on your safari, huddle around the communal firepit toasting marshmallows or telling stories. Bear Lodge is certainly one of the UK’s most rustic safari lodges, but it’s also one of the most authentic safari experiences that you’re sure to enjoy.

Keepers Cottage @ Longleat Safari Park 

The luxurious Keepers Cottage is located within the grounds of Longleat House and overlooks the park’s animal enclosures, providing guests with stunning views of the resident animals. The cottage itself is beautifully furnished and equipped with all the modern amenities you need for a comfortable stay, including a modern country kitchen, a cosy living room with a wood-burning stove and a sumptuous super king-size bed. 

The lounge at the Keepers Cottage, Longleat Safari Park

As part of their stay, guests can enjoy access to the park and a guided tour of Longleat House. For a truly unforgettable experience, guests can purchase a range of animal experiences, including feeding the giraffes and lemurs or jumping on a VIP safari tour with experienced guides.

Lodges @ ZSL London Zoo 

Located in the heart of ZSL London Zoo are a number of spacious and modern lodges that offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the sights and sounds of the zoo long after the crowds have left. Each lodge is beautifully designed and features a comfortable living area, cosy bedrooms and a private en-suite bathroom. From the lodges’ floor-to-ceiling windows, guests can enjoy stunning views of some of the zoo’s most famous residents, their Asiatic lions. 

Exterior of the ZSL London Zoo lodges at night

The lodges also come with exclusive access to the zoo before it opens to the public, allowing guests to enjoy peaceful early-morning walks among the animals. With its unique location, luxurious amenities, and unparalleled access to the zoo’s incredible animals, the lodges at ZSL London Zoo offer an unforgettable experience for animal lovers of all ages.

Lookout Lodges @ Whipsnade Zoo

The Lookout Lodges at Whipsnade Zoo offer a rustic overnight experience for animal lovers. These eco-friendly log cabins are located in a quiet area of the zoo, giving guests the ideal environment for a great night’s sleep in and around the rhinos and reindeer. Each lodge is equipped with either a double or twin beds, a comfy sofa and tea and coffee-making facilities. The communal toilets and showers are a short walk away.

Shot of five of the Lookout Lodges at Whipsnade Zoo log cabins

As soon as you check in, you’ll be treated to a welcome glass of bubbly and shown to your private lodge. Also included in your overnight stay are a delicious two-course dinner, a full English breakfast the next morning, free entry into the zoo and a selection of exclusive VIP tours. These sunset, after dark and early morning tours all happen while the zoo is closed to the public, making for an extra special opportunity to greet the resident animals without the crowds. 

All this makes an overnight stay at the Lookout Lodges one of the closest experiences you’ll get to a typical day on safari, and an adventure not to be missed!

Camping @ Yorkshire Wildlife Park 

Yorkshire Wildlife Park offers a range of camping options for an overnight safari experience in the UK, all nestled within 70 acres of stunning parkland. Whether you opt to pitch your own tent or rock up in a campervan, you’ll have access to communal facilities such as showers and toilets, as well as a wake-up call from the resident Asiatic lions.

Exterior of the lion bell tent at Yorkshire Wildlife Park

However, if you stay in one of the camp’s luxurious bell tents, you won’t have to lift a finger! Each bell tent comes complete with sumptuous bedding, a complimentary breakfast and hot drink, and entrance to the park for the duration of your stay. And with the option to take part in an early morning meet and greet, visitors can see the park’s resident animals in a whole new light.

Catchpenny Elie near Fife

Catchpenny Elie, near Fife, offers guests a safari-style adventure within the heart of the Scottish countryside. The lodges are beautifully designed with luxurious amenities, including comfortable beds, private bathrooms, and spacious living areas with wood-burning stoves. Each lodge also features a private terrace with stunning views of the surrounding landscape, providing guests with a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. 

Photo of two safari tents at Catchpenny, overlooking the water

As part of their stay, guests can enjoy a range of outdoor activities, including hiking, bird watching and animal spotting around the camp. The lodges are also conveniently located within easy reach of some of the UK’s most iconic wildlife destinations, including the Isle of Skye, the Isle of Mull and the Cairngorms National Park. So, with endless opportunities for outdoor adventures, Catchpenny Safari Lodges is the perfect destination for a unique and unforgettable escape in the Scottish countryside.

Top of the Woods in Pembrokeshire

Top of the Woods in Pembrokeshire is a hidden gem that offers guests a tranquil retreat in the heart of the Welsh countryside. This eco-friendly glamping site is nestled in a secluded woodland and offers guests a chance to connect with nature and enjoy the simple pleasures of outdoor living. The site features a range of safari-style accommodations, including safari tents, yurts and bell tents, all thoughtfully designed with luxurious amenities and an emphasis on sustainability. 

Exterior photo of the safari tent at Top of the Woods at dusk

Staying at Top of the Woods, guests can explore the surrounding woodland, participate in outdoor activities, including bushcraft workshops, birdwatching and wildlife spotting, or simply relax and enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Top of the Woods is also an ideal base for exploring Pembrokeshire National Park, Skomer Island and observing the wildlife that calls it home.

Shepherd’s Huts @ Elmley Nature Reserve 

The Shepherds Huts at Elmley Nature Reserve are nestled in the picturesque Kent landscape of marshland, wildflowers and grazing sheep, providing guests with a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Each wooden hut offers guests a range of amenities, including comfortable beds, private bathrooms and a lounge area with a wood-burning stove, ensuring a cosy and comfortable stay. Many of them have private decks with fire pits, comfy deck chairs and woolly blankets, as well as the piece de resistance, outdoor baths from which you can spend an evening soaking under the stars. 

Exterior of a shepherds hut at Elmley Nature Reserve with its panoramic windows

While staying at Elmley, guests can make the most of the stunning nature reserve, participate in wildlife watching, or simply relax and soak in the beautiful surroundings from their hut’s panoramic windows. With luck, anyone staying overnight at the Shepherd’s Huts could spot hundreds of species of birds, butterflies and hares.

Yurts @ Knepp Wildland Project

The Yurts at Knepp give wildlife lovers a unique opportunity to sleep in the heart of an essential rewilding project. Nestled on a 3,500-acre estate in West Sussex, each yurt is surrounded by a stunning landscape of wildflower meadows, ancient woodland and grazing animals. Inside, you’ll find comfortable beds, a wood-burning stove and a private outdoor kitchen, providing guests with a real home-from-home in the heart of nature. 

Exterior of a yurt at Knepp Rewilding Project with doors open and deck chairs

While in the area, guests can join a nature walk or a game drive to take in the native wildlife of Knepp, or simply soak in the peaceful surroundings. With its focus on rewilding and commitment to sustainability, the yurts are a wonderful place to stay for nature lovers.

Whether you’re looking to get up close with majestic tigers , spend the night in a luxury treehouse overlooking a wildlife reserve, or simply immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the wild, there’s a safari lodge in the UK to suit every taste. 

So why not start planning your next adventure today and experience the magic of a UK safari lodge for yourself?

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