Shenzhen Safari Park

Map of Shenzhen Safari Park
Map of Shenzhen Safari Park
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Shenzhen Safari Park in Nanshan District is the first zoo in China to uncage animals. With green mountains to the north as its barrier, it is like a bright pearl in the bustling metropolis. Covering an area of 640,000 square meters (158 acres), there are more than 300 kinds of wild animals, in total 10,000 from all over the earth. Many of them are rare animals, such as giant pandas, south China tigers, golden monkeys, Siberian tigers, flamingos, giraffes, zebras, and Asian elephants. Visitors can not only take a close look of the animals, appreciating their amusing performances, but also enjoy the thrilling Motorcycle and Car Stunt Show at night.

The park is divided into three zones according to the living habits of different animals. Tourists can closely see the uncaged animals through the glass corridors.


Wild Beasts Zone

In the adventurous Wild Beasts Zone, white tigers (Bengal tigers), north China tigers (Siberian tigers), south China tigers, bears, wolves, lions, and African leopard all have their own homes. You don't want to lose the chance to have a look at the hybrids of tigers and lions - tigons and ligers, for the park is the only wildlife zoo in the world to see these rare species.


Herbivorous Animals Zone

Pandas in Shenzhen Safari ParkGiraffes, flamingos, zebras, kangaroos, camels, hippos, swans, and other herbivores inhabit the Herbivorous Animals Zone. This area has the largest swan lake in China. Visitors can float over this lake to appreciate the graceful black and white swans. The national treasure of China, giant pandas, can also be seen in this zone. Two giant pandas are kept in the zoo. After adapting to the new environment, they are now living a happy life here and grow healthily.


Ocean World

In addition, the Ocean World in the park is definitely worth a visit. Visitors can see many kinds of sea creatures, such as spotted dolphins, sea lions, white fin dolphins, and lemon sharks. Meanwhile, the musical drama 'Happy Ocean' featuring acrobatics in mid air, high diving, and sea animal performances will take your breath away.


Animal Performance Zone

Bear in Safari ParkIn this area, wonderful performances are awaiting visitors. Every day, Shenzhen Safari Park holds about ten animal performances in the four performance halls, namely the Circus Hall, the Elephants and Tigers Show Hall, the Sea lion Performance Hall, and the Birds Show Hall. You can see red orangutans serve as salesmen, cooperating with the cashiers - parrots and elephants which play the porters in the Circus Hall. The grand party of hundreds of birds in the Birds Hall cannot be seen in other parts of the world. The exciting parade with more than 300 actors and about 1,000 animals is also a pioneer in the world. The elephants act as the leaders of the procession, with tigers, lions, and other animals following behind. At the same time, clouds of pigeons can be found hovering in the sky.


Motorcycle and Car Stunt Show

The Stunt Show is hailed as the live the Fast and the Furious movie, performed at night, and is totally different from other performances in the park. More than ten car stunt men and fancy motorcyclists combine the vehicle stunts, parkour, and street dancing together in the show. With the fireworks, lights, and music, the thrilling show must be a feast for both your eyes and ears.


Performance Schedule

Performance Monday to Friday Weekends and Holidays Location
Beasts' Pageant 15:00 16:30 Performing Square
Tiger Show 11:00, 13:00, 14:00 (Suspended on Wednesday) 10:30, 12:00 Tiger Leaping Gorge
Elephant Show 11:00, 13:00 11:00, 13:30, 15:00 Wild Elephant Valley
Circus 12:00, 14:00 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 Circus Hall
Happy Ocean 12:30, 14:00, 16:30 12:30, 14:30, 17:10 Ocean World
Birds' Show 11:00, 13:30, 15:00 11:00, 12:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00 Birds Performing Stadium
Dance with Shark - 14:00 Ocean World

This table is only for your reference. It may change due to weather conditions and visitor flow. Official announcement of the day prevails. 


How to get to Shenzhen Safari Park

1. Take metro line 7 (Xili Line) to Xili Lake Station, and walk northeast around 1 kilometer (0.6 mile) to the entrance of the park.
2. Take bus 36, 49, 66, 101, 104, 226, B736, B796, B797, M460, M492 to Dongwuyuan (Shenzhen Safari Park) Station.

Tips: If you want to go to Shenzhen safari park from Hong Kong, take East Rail Line to Lok Ma Chau and pass through Futian Port. Go northeast for 5 minutes to the Huanggang Checkpoint Subway Station to take line 7.
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By Sightseeing Bus inside the Park

Inside the park, there are sightseeing buses shuttling around for visitors' convenience. The ticket price is CNY 20 per person. Visitors can take it unlimited times in a day.


Admission Fee

Adults: CNY 240
Children between 1.2 and 1.5 meters (3.9 and 4.9 feet) in height: CNY 140
Night Ticket: CNY 90
Free of charge for children less than 1.2 meters

Each adult can only bring one child less than 1.2 meters into the park, without the charge for the kid. The extra children should buy discount tickets.


Opening Hours

Daytime 9:30 - 18:00, last entry at 17:00.
(only open from May to October)
18:30 – 21:00, last entry at 20:00.
- Last modified on Nov. 22, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Safari Park
Asked by JL from HONG KONG | Nov. 25, 2019 22:38Reply
I will be staying at Hui hotel in Shenzhen. How can I get to Safari Park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Elizabeth from GERMANY | Nov. 27, 2019 22:40

From your hotel, walk east around 550 meters to get to Huaxin Station. Then take subway line 7 to Xilihu Station, Exit B. Walk northeast around 600 meters to find the scenic area.
Asked by PK from INDIA | Oct. 30, 2019 08:18Reply
I am staying at Shenzhen Westin hotel , how long and how much it costs to go to zoo.
Are the giant pandas still there ? Can one see them at night ?
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Answered by Lily from THAILAND | Nov. 03, 2019 17:03

You can take bus No.66 from Window of the World station to Zoo station. It takes 45 minutes with CNY2. You can see pandas in there while the zoo opens from 9:30 to 18:00 all year round. So you can't go there at night.
Asked by Hossein from HMCLS | Sep. 15, 2019 21:25Reply
How much money admission entrance of Shenzhen Safari Park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Vivian from THAILAND | Sep. 18, 2019 20:32

Adult ticket: CNY240
Children and elder (over 65 years old) ticket: CNY140
Asked by Joerg from SWITZERLAND | Sep. 14, 2019 04:39Reply
I am at marco polo hotel, how much would be the taxi to get to the Shenzhen Safari park?
How do I get around in the park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Maria from NEW ZEALAND | Sep. 17, 2019 01:21

The cab fare is around CNY50.
Asked by LM from BULGARIA | Jul. 16, 2019 08:37Reply
Sonmei Hotel to Shenzhen Safari Park
Hello, I will be staying at Sonmei Hotel, what is the most efficient way to go to Safari Park? What would be the cost for Taxi/bus for 3 people?
Can I buy tickets for the Safari park there directly with a Visa card or I shall book online?
Are the performances separate or included in the ticket? Is separate, how can I buy a ticket?
Is there a place to have lunch at the Safari park?
Answers (1)
Answered by Wade from USA | Jul. 23, 2019 01:02

1. Take bus No.66 from Yinglunyuan Station to Safari Park Station, which takes around 40 minutes with CNY2.5/person. The cab fare is around CNY25.
2. You can't buy the ticket by visa card. You need to prepare Chinese cash. Performances are included in the ticket and of course, you can have lunch in the park.
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