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San Diego Zoo Safari Park invites all to its Summer Safari

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safari1The Summer Safari at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is in full swing.

Summer Safari runs now through August 18th. It’s an extravaganza of African dance, music and more.

Join all of our African dancers, acrobats, jugglers, and more with this action-packed event!


Acrobatic Troupe

When: 12:30–6:30 p.m intermittently throughout the day.

Where: Safari Base Camp

A variety of entertaining acts throughout the day including African dancing, foot juggling, pole climbing, ladder act, jar act, rolla rolla, hula hoops, bouncing juggling, and more!


Musical Entertainment

When: 12:30–6:00 p.m. intermittently throughout the day.

Where: Safari Base Camp

Let our Summer Safari music set the mood for fun!


Pole Climbing Acrobats

When: 1, 3, 4, and 5:30 p.m.

Where: Safari Base Camp

Watch these proud holders of a Guinness world record—how do they do that?!safari2


Drum Show

When: 2–6:30 p.m. intermittently throughout the day.

Where: Safari Base Camp

Move to the beat with African drums and dancing!


African Music with Akayaa and Bolga Zohdomah

When: 4:30–5:30, 5:45–6:15, and 6:30–7 p.m.

Where: Safari Base Camp

Join our performers in beautiful song and dance numbers that will have everyone eager to take part!


Elephant Keeper Talk

When: 1:30 p.m. daily

Where: Elephant Viewing Patio

Hear stories about our amazing elephant herd from the Elephant Viewing Patio.


Shiley’s Cheetah Run

When: 3:30 p.m.

Where: Lion Camp

Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal doing what it does best: run! If you’re close enough, you may feel the wind as the cheetah passes by.


Animal Encounters

When: 9:30 a.m.–noon, 4–6 p.m.

Where: Safari Base Camp

When: 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Where: African Outpost

When: 1 p.m.

Where: Gorilla Forest

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Benbough Amphitheater

Meet some amazing furry, feathered, or scaley animal friends!


Frequent Flyers

When: 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Where: Benbough Amphitheater

Frequent Flyers offers spectacular flights and focuses on a variety of birds from around the world. You’ll find this program engaging as you watch birds free flying, offering a chance to see the feathered cast’s natural talents. With over 40 different species and growing, no two shows are the same. Frequent Flyers is full of great fun, natural history, fantastic stories, and, of course, lots of birds!


Life-size Lion & Elephant Puppets

When: 12:15–5:15 p.m.

Where: Safari Base Camp

For a “roaring” good time, be sure to check out our life-size lion and elephant puppets making their way through the Park, providing a wonderful photo opportunity and lasting memories.

For more info, go to San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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