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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
COP275,514 per adult
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Nice volunteer
I loved it thank you so much animals looked happy. Will be coming back in the winter time with our other granddaughter
Kym_L, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in San Diego

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The giraffes were amazing...
Denise_V, Mar 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The giraffes were amazing and the park is clean. They do a great job at honoring the animals that live there.
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Safari park
James_M, Jun 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The sand cat and enjoying hear from the expertise staff about the park I had a great time thank you .
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Zoo and safari park
Thomas_H, Jun 2022
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket
Beautiful and well kept for the animals! So spacious for them to roam. Best park in the USA. Workers are friendly and so helpful and knowledgeable
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RHINO PRETZEL AT THE WATERING HOLE
BARBARA_L, Jun 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
You feel as if you’re on a safari from the moment you enter this amazing Park. Animals look calm and happy not agitated and sad. They have everything they need. The terrains are beautiful. I did not mind spending in this park. I know our money is going towards these animals . I left the park happy knowing that these animals are well taken care of .
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Bird Exhibit Reminds Us of Home
Maria_M, Mar 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
My husband loves birds. He came from Cuba and loved how colorful they were. It was his first time at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and the look on his face was priceless. We loved the bird exhibit and everything else just as much but the birds were beautiful beyond anything we’ve seen.
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The most courteous...
Lester_F, Jun 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The most courteous employees I've ever ran into at a theme park or amusement park or Zoo. The tour guide she was very knowledgeable and entertaining
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Great time
Mike_M, May 2021
San Diego Zoo and Safari Park 2-Visit Pass Ticket
The zoo was very clean and the staff friendly and very helpful. Animals seemed to be healthy and content in they're habitats
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Super fun walk around the whole park
Pedro_C, May 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The ride where they show you the African safari area. The whole park is very big and us really funs.
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Great Safari experience for the whole family!
Cameron_C, Mar 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
We love the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! The animals look so healthy and happy, its a great experience for kids and adults. We like to take our photography students to practice taking wild life pictures there and they enjoy it so much. They also do a lot for the endangered species as their focus is on breeding them. So you're not just paying to view the animals you are also contributing to the continuity of their species. Here are some of the pictures we took, enjoy!
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Fun Day With the Animals
Pamela_M, May 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Took two friends who had never been there and we had a ball. By the end of the day we were dragging and the twelve year old was about to fall asleep in his dinner. Best day I have had in a long time.
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Great honeymoon stop for...
Lauren_H, May 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Great honeymoon stop for us while we were in San Diego. lots to see volunteers were so helpful highly recommended.
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Great experience
Milagros_E, May 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Had a lot of fun and great experiences. Great place for family bonding. Recommended for everyone/all ages to visit.
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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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