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 updated on Sep. 06, 2023 -
Questions & Answers on Shenzhen Safari Park
Asked by Kiki from HONGKONG | Nov. 09, 2023 01:58Reply
How can I visit the park from luohu
Answers (1)
Answered by Mia | Nov. 09, 2023 18:00

Take Metro Line 1 from Luohu Station to Chegongmiao and then transfer to Metro Line 7 to Xili Lake Station. Get out of the Exit B and walk about 200m to the park.
Asked by Fifi from CHINA | Oct. 24, 2023 20:08Reply
School Field trip
I would like to bring my class to this park we are about 20 students and 6 chaperones, do I need to make any special arrangements with the park or can I just show up with my students, buy there tickets on arrival and enter?
Answers (1)
Answered by Andy | Oct. 24, 2023 23:37

It is better to contact the scenic area directly to confirm the details.
Asked by KJ from HONG KONG | Oct. 19, 2023 02:31Reply
how can I visit the park from shenzhen bay port?
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Answered by Jenny | Oct. 19, 2023 18:36

You can take Bus Line Xiaofei Wenlv B from Shenzhen Bay to Window of the World. Then walk about 170m to take Metro Line 2 from Window of the World to An Tuo Shan Station. After that, transfer to Metro Line 7 to Xili Lake. Geting out of the Exit B and walking about 200m, you can see the park.
Asked by Hira from HONG KONG | Sep. 23, 2023 23:20Reply
Tickets purchase
Can I buy tickets in walk in? Or do I need to buy tickets online for safari park? If online where should I buy then?
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Answered by Olivia | Sep. 25, 2023 20:20

You can buy entry ticket for Shenzhen Safari Park on the spot upoon arrival.
Asked by Art | Sep. 18, 2023 10:46Reply
Opening for national day?
Is the Park opened during the weekend before and weekdays after national day 1 October 2023?
(i.e. from 29 September to 2 October?)
Answers (1)
Answered by Nina | Sep. 18, 2023 20:49

Yes, it will open. Wish you a nice day there!
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