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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
San Diego Zoo Safari Park

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Open daily 9am - 5pm, sometimes closes at 6pm
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, San Diego, 92027

The Basics

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers many safe animal encounters, including photo caravan rides, balloon safaris, and safari tours that pull up right alongside various animals. Stand ringside at the cheetah run and experience the incredible speed of these big cats, or ride the Africa Tram, an open-air, soft-wheeled tram that carries you around a natural environment that feels like the African plains. Amphitheaters in the park feature shows and presentations throughout the day, such as keeper talks about the Sumatran tigers and flight shows featuring birds of prey.

Some tours from San Diego offer transportation to both the main San Diego Zoo and the Safari Park, as well as admission to one or both parks (typically over two days).

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
star-3.5
$62.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Anniversary Trip
We really enjoyed the Safari Zoo. We like how well all the animals are cared for and loved by there caretakers.
AngelaV_C, Sep 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

star-4
The Watering Hole Is A Must Go-To!
Eugenia_G, Jun 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
Some areas were closed due to covid but that was expected. That aside, I think the best way to enjoy the Safari Park is if you're willing to spend hundreds more for a safari, zipline, or some other added experience. The Watering Hole restaurant was the best part of the trip for its delicious food and extravagant view!
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Safari
Sean_B, Nov 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
I will Take the safari truck next time! Close up parking was awesome. Condors where great to see! I would come back
star-4
The place is amazing the...
Rene_D, Sep 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
The place is amazing the African tram rude was great all the stories behind the animals was wonderful. We got to see a 1 month old rhino who was so cute. The food was over priced and not so good. But overall I want to go back to do the balloon ride and learn more.
star-5
Enjoyable day
Jaqueline_P, Sep 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
The Park was very nice , lots of walking. The best part was that it wasn’t over crowed and we go to enjoy all the Park.
star-4
Felt like a child again
Bertha_M, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
I hadnt been to a zoo since I was a child and this was a great treat for me. I visited San Diego to visit my son and he suggested a visit to the zoo. I have to say that I really enjoyed myself.
star-5
Great time
Mike_M, May 2021
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
The zoo was very clean and the staff friendly and very helpful. Animals seemed to be healthy and content in they're habitats
star-5
Fun day!
Moena_A, Apr 2021
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
Weather and service was great. Cleanliness of the zoo was very good. Felt very comfortable with mask requirement. The food was very good.
star-5
It was an adventure. And...
Katrina_B, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
It was an adventure. And I’ll do it again!! No more to say. ……………….. THANKS …….. thanks for the invite
star-5
Great Birthday Ever
Ro-Ro, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
The dinner cruise was excellent. We met nice friendly people on the cruise. It was in the evening and a beautiful day.
star-5
No cheetah run that day
Mary_R, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
It was great my little one loved it, we were excited to see the cheetah but no cheetah run that day, other than that it was great
star-4
Had a great time
Laurie_M, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
Some parts of the park were closed which was very disappointing. The tiger and lemur and cheetah sections were all closed
star-5
Well worth ever penny
Priscilla_R, Aug 2021
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket, No Reservations Required!
The tram ride was awesome. The park was full of shaded area, never felt the heat. Animals looked well taken care of.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Safari Park and the San Diego Zoo are 32 miles (52 kilometers) apart, about a 45-minute drive between the two.

  • Given San Diego’s sunny clime, take a sunhat and sunscreen.

  • Lockers and luggage storage are available.

  • Several restaurants inside the park sell food, or you can bring your own; picnic areas are available.

  • The park is accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. An ADA shuttle transports guests with mobility challenges around the large park, and wheelchairs are available for rent.

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How to Get There

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is 34 miles (54 kilometers) north of San Diego, in the San Pasqual Valley near Escondido. Paid on-site parking is available.

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When to Get There

The park is open daily year-round with general hours from 9am to 5pm. The park is enormous and the animals are often most active in the early morning, so arrive close to opening and plan to spend the whole day.

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park for Kids

Kids love animals, so this wild animal park is a natural fit for little ones. Stroller rentals are available at the front of the park, and there are several play areas to burn off energy, including the Tiger Trail Play Area, the Village Playground, and the Savanna Cool Zone. Nairobi Village also includes a petting zoo and an animal nursery.

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