Spend a night in San Diego Safari Park

Fall asleep to elephant's rumbling and wake up to lion's roaring!

Experience one of the best Zoo and Safari Parks in the US in a unique way. With overnight camping at San Diego Safari Park, you see animals in their off-times and feel like you are sleeping in the jungle. The campground is located next to elephants, lions, birds and other animals. Once you arrive, check in your luggage and explore the park while it's still daytime. At around 4:30 pm, you can head to your campsite to unpack and settle. After that, there are a few animal walks and activities. You get many suitable options at dinner time and s'mores by the fire for dessert. You fall asleep at Roar and Snore camp ground to elephants rumbling! The Safari Park team gently wakes you up at about 6:15 am, and it is fantastic to wake up to the sounds of birds singing and lions roaring! You get a delicious breakfast served in the morning. The pricing might seem a little high for the camping experience; however, all the money made goes towards animal conservation efforts. It is a beautiful way to support such a mission.

Keep in mind:

- classic tents do not come with sleeping bags and pillows, so bring your own!

- you must have a park ticket and roar and snore experience purchased

Our Recommendation: For the glamping experience, get a premium tent!

Perfect For

  • Animals and camping

  • Family safari

Camping in the Safari Park!

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Snore & Roar! Rhinos outside your door. Best family vacation ever! @sandiegozooofficial #safaripark #sandiegosafaripark

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Packing List

  • sleeping bag (if staying in a classic tent)
  • pillow (if staying in a classic tent)
  • flashlights
  • personal toiletries

Location & Hours

Mon9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


  1. Arrive and park at Roar and Snore Parking
  2. Check-in your luggage
  3. Explore the park
  4. Arrive at the campground
  5. Settle and go on animal walks
  6. Dinner and S'mores time
  7. Nighttime sleep
  8. Walk up at 6:15 AM
  9. Breakfast
  10. More safari adventures or go home


Starting at $149 (camping per person) + $65 Park admission