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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
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
$65.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Awesome
I enjoy seeing animals and walking around. The workers are so nice and they are ready to help. My first time here as foreigner and I do enjoy it so much.
Kritsadapong_K, Dec 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

star-5
Great experience!
LisaF, Nov 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Loved Safari Park! Clean park, nice educated staff. Seen lots of animals! Gorillas were awesome! The tram is great to ride through for a close view of the Safari.
star-5
awesome
Michelle_T, Oct 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Awesome family experience! Very clean and lovely park. We really enjoyed the zoo and all the attractions!
star-4
We booked to sail on the...
Arlene_D, Nov 2022
Go City: San Diego Explorer Pass - Choose 2, 3, 4, 5 or 7 Attractions
We booked to sail on the San Salvatore galleon through the Maritime Museum and the Parade of Lights, both unique experiences!
star-5
Great trip.
Dennis_M, Sep 2022
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket
Amazing animals from all over the world especially the lions, tigers and giraffes. Kids will love it.
star-5
Easy access to park
Anna_L, Oct 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The process was very easy downloaded the ticket at the entrance and went right thru. I haven’t been here in many years and the park was very nice used maps and employee workers to get directions to the different lications
star-5
Great SD Zoo & Safari
Debora_M, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket
Had a great time at the SD Zoo & Zoo Safari. The animals were great, especially in the bigger areas at the Zoo Safari! My family really enjoyed it!
star-5
Loved the animals but food service terrible
Maria_D, Oct 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Loved everything at the park but very disappointed with the restaurant after almost one hour waiting I was told they did not have what I ordered. Very good expensive too. If you can bring your own food. That was my only complaint all the rest fantastic seen all the animals.
star-5
Family time
Kimmoe_D, Oct 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Best family day weekend….African safari is so magical. The kids had a blast 💥 great things to see & do everywhere you go
star-5
Worth It
oneteachermom, Oct 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The behind the scenes safari was worth the price. River was a wealth of knowledge and you can tell she loves these animals. Loved the small group setting !
star-5
Day trip with Fam.
Shana_J, Sep 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
It was a great experience with Viator they really cam through with their professionalism & their excellent service.
star-5
God created a lot of beautiful animals to enjoy.
Irene_T, Sep 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The docents are very knowledgeable and appreciative of the people who bought tickets. Proceeds go to help protect the animals.
star-5
Great experience at the SDZ Safari Park
AJay_I, Aug 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Great Experience- prefer using the Safari Walk and the African Tram to give you a well balanced trip
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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