Wildlife Trek

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  • All ages
  • $29 & up per person
  • Daily
  • 90 minutes
  • Safety/Age Restrictions

    All ages welcome. A maximum of 2 children ages 15 or younger are permitted per adult in a party, proof of age for children may be required. 

    This tour involves about 90 minutes of walking, mostly on established pathways with moderate slopes. Some areas visited may involve unpaved paths and uneven ground. Guests with mobility considerations should call 619-718-3000 to inform us of their needs, so that we may make appropriate accommodations.

    A separate admission ticket or membership is required for Safari Park entry. 

  • Walk through the Safari Park to see a variety of wildlife in this exciting walking tour! Your knowledgeable guide will share insights into the behavior of our wildlife and the excellent care they receive. Along the way, you will learn about some of our conservation projects with our allies around the world. The walk includes some areas that are not available to other visitors.

    This tour requires walking over uneven terrain.  If anyone in your party requires the use of a wheelchair during the tour, after booking, please call 619-718-3000 so we can notate your order prior to your visit.

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    Wildlife Photo Trek: Butterfly Jungle

    • Ages 12 & up
    • $29 & up, per person
    • Offered on select weekend dates
    • 90 minutes
    • View Age/Safety Restrictions
      • This tour involves about 15-20 minutes of walking, mostly on established pathways with moderate slopes.
      • Mobility devices are permitted. Due to the early start time, wheelchairs and ECVs will not be available to rent on grounds prior to the tour starting.
      • No cart/shuttle transport available.
      • No strollers and wagons allowed inside of the habitat.
      • No food or drink allowed inside of the habitat; water is okay.
      • Service animals are not permitted inside of the habitat due to the direct contact with wildlife.
      • No restrooms available inside of the experience. Guests are advised to use the restroom before tour begins.
      • Tours may be canceled for animal welfare reasons.
      • Comfortable attire, walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended

    This 90-minute photography experience allows guests to spend 1 hour inside of Butterfly Jungle to photograph the birds and butterflies. Starting just beyond the turnstiles at signpost 1, the guide will walk Wildlife Photo Trek guests to the Hidden Jungle where they are invited to set-up camera equipment and capture their moment.

    Tours are available to guests ages 12 and older of all abilities. Mobility devices are permitted, strollers and wagons are not permitted inside of the habitat. This tour involves about 15-20 minutes of walking on established pathways, and 60 minutes of standing with access to limited seating.

    Camera equipment is not provided, and no assistance is provided for the transport of personal equipment

    Participants who request to leave the butterfly habitat prior to 9:00 a.m. will be escorted to the Park exit.

    Ticket holder agrees not to commercially use any photography or recordings in any form taken at the San Diego Zoo or San Diego Zoo Safari Park.


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    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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