Book a private safari tour at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Book a private safari tour at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.

Private safari tours

The Private Safari tour is the most comfortable and exclusive way to take in the sights and sounds of the Zoo. Your tour includes admission to the park, a personal guide, and private shuttle. Private Safari tours stop at every major habitat and your tour guide will lead you throughout the park, weaving animal facts, park history, and more into a fun and engaging two-hour safari that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Visit the state-of-the-art animal hospital to learn how we provide the highest-level care for all our animals, and discover how our animal care team works tirelessly to help save species threatened with extinction. You’ll also explore the District Commissioner’s House, a unique location typically closed to the public, and relish in a private viewing of the majestic Amur leopard.


Private Safari Tours

Tour of 2-9 guests

Must have a minimum of two guests in your party

Adults: $66 per guest

Children (ages 3-12): $38 per guest

Giraffe feeding included

10% discount for Members


Tour of 10+ guests

Must have a minimum of 10 guests in your party

10-19 Adults: $49 per guest

10-19 Children (ages 3-12):  $34 per guest

20+ Adults: $39 per guest

20+ Children (ages 3-12): $30 per guest

Giraffe feeding: $5 per guest

Boxed Lunch (available for groups over 10 guests): $15 per guest 

10% discount for Members


For more information and to book your tour, contact group sales at (760) 346-9810 or email

Booking and Cancellation Policy for Private Safari Tours: Giraffe feeding included in Private Safari (2-9 people only) in tour price, but available as an add-on for Private Group Safari Tours. Tours must be booked at least 48-hours ahead of desired date and subject to availability. Tours can begin anytime between 9 am – 2:30 pm, October to May and 8 am – 11 am, June to September. Payment is due at the time of booking. If you need to cancel your tour, we ask that you do so at least seven days before your scheduled tour in order to receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of your tour it is non-refundable.