Dr. Charles Schroeder, founder of the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, always dreamed of bringing people closer to nature. To achieve that goal, he envisioned a monorail system that would take guests around the savanna habitats, offering an up-close and personal view one might experience on safari in Africa. Known for being a mover and shaker, Dr. Schroeder took it upon himself to hammer in some of the first stakes, officially kicking off monorail construction at the Park.
50TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL SAFARIS AND PROGRAMS
A milestone anniversary calls for a big celebration! Don’t miss the Safari Park’s 50th anniversary special safaris and programs—you’ll see the park in a whole new way with these exclusive experiences. Come celebrate with us as we enter our second half-century, and make memories that will last a lifetime!