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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
Safari 2022
It was such a perfect and superb experience! The parking and entrance went seamless. All the employees were friendly and out of their way helpful, especially when it came to the ADA accommodations for my mom. They extended the ADA accommodations to the entire family, allowing her to have an all inclusive experience!! The proximity to the animals was surprising and authentic. San Diego Safari Park leaves other parks in the dust!
Emma_A, Aug 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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Great place to visit with...
Imelda_R, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Great place to visit with the kids we had lots of fun. We got the chance to explore and see animals that we would get to see roaming free.
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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!
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Animal adventure!!!
Jesus_G, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
It’s a great place to spend a day with the family and you also get your steps in for the day!!!! It’s a great place To see the beauty of Mother Nature in a beautiful setting with your loved one.
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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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Great Trip!!!!!
David_M, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
We enjoyed every second of our visit to the San Diego zoo, buying our tickets online allowed us to skip the long line at the entrance.
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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 Safari Park is an amazing experience for the whole family
Michelle_J, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
The volunteers and staff are so knowledgeable and friendly! I love the work they are doing for conservation and the love they have for the animals. I want to support them in any way I can ❤️
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Paradise falls
Bernardo_R, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Seeing the lions and the tigers were so exciting !!! And me and the family are more thrilling to visit the zoo again !!!! Love the safari zoo
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Brings beauty and hope to the workd
Melissa_D, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
What a wonderful day! The facilities are stunning, staff and volunteers very knowledgeable!!! Can’t wait to go back
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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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Family fun!!
Katrice_S, Jul 2022
San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Ticket
Flew in for a girl's weekend on Thusrday morning. Went to the San Diego Zoo Thursday afternoon, it was great fun, saw lots if animals and had an amazing time.
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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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