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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

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 caravan truck, cart, zip line - there's even an overnight option. Everywhere you look, there are amazing views of lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, storks and cranes on the march, and more. Engage in close encounters with animal ambassadors, explore walking trails that reveal beautiful vistas and endangered species like the Sumatran tiger, and discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park.

Travel to Exotic Places - Without the Tse Tse Flies!

The world's wild places come to life in San Diego: the new Tiger Trail experience transports you into the realm of Sumatran tigers, where you can gaze into the eyes of these majestic big cats and marvel at their power and beauty. In Nairobi Village you'll encounter meerkats, red river hogs, lemurs, bats and more, then gaze over Mombasa Lagoon and spot shoebills, pelicans and cormorants. Stop by Lorikeet Landing and feed brightly colored lorikeets as they perch on your arms and shoulders. At Lion Camp, you can come face to face with the "King of Beasts" and experience Cheetah Run to see just how fast the spotted cats can move. The Africa Tram rolls you through the huge field exhibits to see rhinos, giraffes, gazelles, and more. Step into an adventure like no other at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park!

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 the World 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

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