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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 vast reserve, and the only two platypuses in the US swim and splash. 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 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 lead to beautiful vistas and endangered species like the Sumatran tiger, and discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park.

Neighborhood: North Inland

15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd
Escondido, CA 92027-9614

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Contact Info

(619) 718-3000
Toll-Free: (800) 407-9534

Hours


Monday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday 9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday 9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 8:00pm

Please check our website for current hours.

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Events to check out

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Burrowing Owl Cams

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
May 18 - ongoing

San Diego Zoo Global is home to a pair of burrowing owls in an off-view breeding area. However, live cam viewers can observe these fascinating birds—with views above ground, as well inside the...

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Elephant Cam

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
May 18 - ongoing

The Safari Park is home to nine African elephants—three adult females, and six calves and sub-adults ranging from 1 to 13 years old. There’s never a dull moment on Elephant Cam, especially...

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Giraffe Cam: Presented by Fiesta

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
May 18 - ongoing

Giraffes, rhinos, and more! Enjoy this live view of the African Plains habitat from the Kijamii Overlook at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Event

Platypus Cam

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
May 18 - ongoing

Platypus Cam: Presented by Animal Crossing: New Horizons Game The underwater world of the Safari Park’s platypus pair is as close as your online smartphone or computer. Relax by watching Birra...

Event

Tiger Cam

San Diego Zoo Safari Park
May 18 - ongoing

Enjoy watching livestreaming video from Tull Family Tiger Trail at the Safari Park, as Sumatran tigers explore their expansive forested habitat, with pools, a waterfall, and much more.

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

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

More Information

  • Destination Weddings
  • Weddings
  • Historic Landmark
  • Outdoor
  • General Admission - Adult

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

More Information

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

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