September 2, 2020


Sept. 2, 2020

San Diego Zoo Global
Public Relations



San Diego Zoo Safari Park Launches Sun Up Cheetah Safari
Exclusive Private Tour Includes Brunch with a View and Cheetah Run on Selected Weekend Mornings

There’s a wild new way to start the day at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park: It’s the Sun Up Cheetah Safari, a one-of-a-kind experience that includes brunch and exclusive wildlife encounters. With this reservation-only safari, groups of up to four household members can have the Safari Park to themselves before it opens for the day, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. This month, the Sun Up Cheetah Safari is also available on Labor Day Monday.

Safari guests will make their way to Shiley’s Cheetah Run to witness one of nature’s most jaw-dropping displays: a cheetah hitting speeds upwards of 50 miles per hour. Afterward, at the Watering Hole restaurant at Kijamii Overlook, another intimate animal encounter awaits, followed by a question-and-answer session with knowledgeable wildlife care specialists. Then it’s time for a delicious brunch—including coffee, tea and mimosas—to compliment Kijamii Overlook’s sweeping view of the African Plains habitat and its diverse wildlife.

The Sun Up Cheetah Safari is a new addition to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park’s safari tours, which also include a variety of Wildlife Safaris, Roar & Snore sleepovers and Behind-the-Scenes Safari experiences with wildlife. The Sun Up Cheetah Safari is especially designed to safely accommodate one family or household group, with social distancing provided between each group and their private guide—and pricing includes everyone in the group. For more safari information, or to reserve your Sun Up Cheetah Safari, visit SDZSafariPark.org.

Bringing species back from the brink of extinction is the goal of San Diego Zoo Global. As a leader in conservation, the work of San Diego Zoo Global includes on-site wildlife conservation efforts (representing both plants and animals) at the San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park and San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, as well as international field programs on six continents. The work of these entities is made accessible to over 1 billion people annually, reaching 150 countries via social media, our websites and the San Diego Zoo Kids network, in children’s hospitals in 12 countries. The work of San Diego Zoo Global is made possible with support from our incredible donors committed to saving species from the brink of extinction.