Description of Trail: This is obviously not a typical trail write-up for our hiking blog, but is a little modified to highlight this fun family adventure in Southern California. The Safari Park is broken into different geographic areas indicating animal types. When we visited, the areas are as follows: African Plains, African Outpost, Lion Camp, African Woods, Gorilla Forrest, Nairobi Village, Safari Base Camp, the Grove, Elephant Valley, Tiger Territory, Asiana Savanna, Condor Ridge, and World Gardens. The Safari Park is open every day of the year, including all holidays. For current hours of operation please click Here. Parking costs $11 per vehicle, $16 for RV parking. Diamond Club membership and up receives free parking: all other members receive a $3 discount with valid ID. Preferred parking is available on weekends and holidays for an additional $15. For a map of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, click Here. The San Diego Zoo Safari Park was well maintained when we went. It is extremely easy to get from one location within the park to another location in the park. The walking trails/paths are usually well marked and if you have any questions you can always ask a helpful employee at the park.
One other neat activity that Ashley and I did was the Africa Tram which is included in your general admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The African Tram is a guided tour ride which departs from 10 a.m. until 6:15 p.m. with the busiest times between 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on peak attendance days. This is a fun expedition that allows you to get a close view of the types of animals you would normally see in Africa. The Africa Tram is an exciting expedition with brightly colored tour vehicles and our diverse animal collection creating a relaxing adventure. The ride path takes you around some of the field exhibits, giving you a chance to connect with the animals on a closer level. You will get to see rhinos, zebras, giraffes, and so much more. The other neat thing about the African Tram is that it gives you an opportunity to sit down and relax while at the park. The ride takes approximately 30 minutes.
Here. The zip line looks like a lot of fun and some day Ashley and I will come back and try out their zip lines! The bottom line is a visit to the San Diego Wild Animal Park is an all day excursion that offers fun for the whole family. There are many neat informative exhibits throughout the park and the best part is your admission prices go to help conserve wild animals for future generations. When you visit the San Diego Zoo Safari Park plan on walking several miles throughout the day, make sure to wear good walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather conditions. During the summer temperatures can get pretty hot. Fortunately, the park does sell water, drinks, and ice cream for those hot days.
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