We went to the San Diego Wild Animal Park on Saturday May 12, 2007. We especially wanted to see the new “Journey Into Africa” tram tour. All the things we had seen in print and from the Zoological Society web site didn’t really describe it as well as I would have liked, and we were a little apprehensive about it. We knew we liked the old monorail (Wgasa Bush Line) tour, so we had to try the new one now.

The new tour is wonderful! Great view of the animals, nice smooth ride (unlike the Killimanjaro Safari ride at Disney’s Animal Kingdom, don’t get me started on this one!) The Journey Into Africa tour lasts between 45 – 60 minutes. We had an excellent tour guide, but then they guides at the Wild Animal Park are very enthusiastic and well trained and we’ve never had a bad guide. Needless to say, we really liked the new tour.

We talked with a few of the Zoological Society folks while we were there and the said that the plan is to put an additional tour starting over where the old tour started (or somewhere there abouts) so that there will be two (2) tours. This would be great,more tours, spread the people out so that everybody will not be in one line.

Final note. For single day admissions, the tour costs $10, but it is included with ANY Zoological Society membership. So instead of paying a single day admission for two, get a Zoological Society membership for two from the same household, or now for a few dollars more you can get a membership for a single person (Diamond Club) which will allow you to bring one adult guest when you go, and the membership is good for one year of admissions to BOTH the San Diego Zoo and the San Diego Wild Animal Park. We’ve been members longer than we’ve had Disneyland Annual Passes, almost 13 years. If you can afford it, join at a donor level and help the Zoological Society out even more. Memberships start at just under $100. I look around at how they spend the money and I am continually amazed and proud to be a part of the San Diego Zoological Society.

You can go here to check out the membership information:


Anyway, here’s some photos of our day. I took over 150 photos, I’ve included 35 in this album, I hope you enjoy them.


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