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Sun Up Cheetah Safari

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  • All ages
  • $90 & up per person
  • Saturdays, Sundays and select holidays
  • 1 hour
  • Safety/Age Restrictions

    All ages welcome. There is a maximum of 3 children permitted under the age of 16 per adult in a party, proof of age for children may be required. 

    A separate admission ticket or membership is required for Safari Park entry. Ticket booths will not be open at the time of check-in. 

    Change/Cancellation: Reservations may be changed up to 5 days before the program and will be subject to a $15 Administrative Change Fee. Less than 5 days, changes not permitted. Cancellations received 5 days before scheduled program are subject to a $25 Cancellation Fee. Less than 5 days, payment is non-refundable. 

  • Come join us at the Safari Park to see what happens before we open our gates to visitors, and witness the fastest animals on land—doing what they do best! Enjoy a unique and invigorating morning experience full of wonder and wildlife!

    Starting at 8:30 a.m., board a Safari truck and embark on an early morning drive behind the scenes at the Safari Park. Your guide will share unique stories of conservation as you journey from the Park entrance to an exclusive area where you'll have a rare opportunity to see a cheetah run at top speed! Next, you'll return to the Safari truck and travel the Africa Tram path in a whole new way, gaining insights into wildlife and conservation efforts—in San Diego and around the world.

    *Participants must have admission upon arrival at the Safari Park, as no ticket booths will be open at the start of the program.


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    Behind-the-Scenes Safari

    These Safaris are guaranteed to thrill and amaze! Your guide will escort you to a variety of locations around the Park to see animals up close and share stories of wildlife care and conservation.  


    Let us answer your questions and create your day at the Safari Park!

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