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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Open Now: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
From US$56.00*
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
From US$56.00*
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Step into an adventure like no other at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Your exciting safari experience includes seeing herds of rhinos, giraffes, antelope, zebras, and more roaming natural habitats, a choice of guided safari expeditions, and...more
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027-7017
+1 760-747-8702
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

What a great day! Beautiful weather, not crowded, lots of active animals! Could see lots of animals from the tram ride. The highlight was at the lions. One started roaring and the other two joined in, too. You just never know what you will happen...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 2TravelOn101
Reviewed yesterday

Though fairly steep admission price, this zoo is definitely worth the cost. The staff is knowledgable and eager to share information about their programs and the animals.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank charlotterekken
Reviewed 3 days ago

The new Walkabout Australia exhibit is lots of fun - you get to walk around inside the exhibit, the kangaroos and wallabies can walk up to you and you are allowed to touch them, if you want. There are also Australian Magpie Geese wandering around,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank r0bert07
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My friend Doug and I went to see the baby elephants! They were so funny! I love watching them try to use their trunks:) the whole park is a delight. Don’t miss the world gardens - it’s beautiful up there with expansive views. It is...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank artstudiosandiego
Reviewed 1 week ago

So many animals have been extinct and the Safari Park is bringing them back. It is a breeding ground for these awesome animals. The grounds are open, well kept, beautiful. The animals appear to be happy and content. Lots of babies running around... I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Carol D
Reviewed 1 week ago

On the spur of the moment, we decided to visit this animal park. My adult daughter and I were visiting my brother, who is a local to the Escondido area. He hadn't been to the animal park in several years, but he recalled it as...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SECh694
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is AMAZING!! We spent the money on the safari tour and got to feed a rhino and a giraffe! Had a completely amazing day and this park is more than big enough to spend the whole day. Definitely go see!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank christiancU4952RN
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The cost of entry and parking is not inexpensive so plan on spending half or a full day to get the most out of your entertainment dollar. Lots to see and do, live performances as well as gift shops and eateries. Suggest arriving early to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank gdeakins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even better than the San Diego Zoo, since the animals have SO much room to enjoy and aren't trapped in small enclosures. I suggest starting with the ride that takes you over a lot of the park and then walking the rest. We went EVERYWHERE...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank KatKealy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome is the first word I can say about this safari park. Couple of days we visited the San Diego Zoo but we like this Safari where you can see most of the animals are roaming around and not caged. There is African Safari tram...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dana S
November 19, 2018|
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Response from Gobeach56 | Reviewed this property |
There's a link to park hours under Visitor Info on main navigation of the website. Would call day before just to double check
wanda n
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Flormann | Reviewed this property |
Service animals only
September 20, 2018|
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Response from BWWC87 | Reviewed this property |
If you purchase the full day safari I would spend time at bird show, lorikeets feeding, gorillas, tigers and Australian exhibits.