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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027-9614
(800) 407-9534 (Toll-Free)

(619) 718-3000
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Region: North County Inland Hours of Operation: Daily: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Extended hours for spring, summer, and holidays. Please check our website for current hours.

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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Jambo! A Safari Adventure in San Diego

Step into an adventure like no other! The San Diego Zoo Safari Park immerses you in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, cart, segway, zip line, and more that reveal lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, storks and crowned cranes on the march, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, and sightings of many other amazing animals. Explore walking trails that reveal beautiful vistas and endangered species like the California condor, engage in close encounters with animal ambassadors, and discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park.

Travel to Exotic Places - Without the Tse Tse Flies!

Africa comes to life in San Diego as you stroll through Nairobi Village to encounter meerkats, red river hogs, gibbons, bats, and more, then gaze over Mombasa Lagoon and spot shoebills, pelicans and cormorants. Stop by Lorikeet Landing, where you can feed brightly colored lorikeets as they perch on your arms and shoulders. Take the Great Rift Lift elevator down the hillside to Lion Camp, where you can come face to face with an African lion and experience Cheetah Run to see just how fast the spotted cats can move. Head to your African Tram Safari for an exciting expedition and guided tour to see rhinos, giraffes, antelope, gazelles and more as they roam the huge field exhibits. And check out Condor Ridge to see California condors, one of our most famous conservation success stories.

More To Know:

  • Located 30 miles north of downtown San Diego - and well worth the trip!
  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is open 365 days a year
  • Plan a full day & bring walking shoes, sunscreen and water for your adventures
  • Safaris do fill up; book online ahead of time to ensure your spot
  • Become a member of San Diego Zoo Global to receive free admission all year
  • Lovely facilities for catered weddings, parties and other group events!

Special Events:

  • Watch a cheetah at full speed during Cheetah Run
  • Marvel at eagles, owls and an Andean condor at Frequent Flyers
  • Visit our World of Gardens to see amazing and rare plants
  • Butterfly Jungle each spring, with thousands of fluttering butterflies
  • Enjoy entertainment and activities all summer during Summer Safari
  • Kids Free month with free admission for kids 11 and younger during October

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • General Admission Adult
  • General Admission Child
  • Kid Camps
  • Parking RV


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