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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$54.00*
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
from US$54.00*
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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 3 days ago

My wife and I had a good time at the Safari Park. There is an easy to follow path to see all of the animals, but be prepared to walk and there are some large open areas between animals. We went on the Caravan Safari...More

Thank AustinandBeth
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent most of our time in the new Australia section! Animals are not locked up but in their own habitat.

Thank Discover579439
Reviewed 4 days ago

The San Diego Safari Park exceeded my expectations. It is a beautiful park that is extremely well decorated and well-kept. The enclosures are huge and stunning, giving the animals large areas to roam. There are also a number of enclosures that you can actually enter...More

Thank MSL-Reno
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This a very nice zoo — most exhibits appear large and are made to resemble the animals’ natural habitats. The African Plains area (the one that the Africa Tram goes around) is especially impressive; dozens of herds of different species of animals live together as...More

Thank heather j
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

San Diego’s Zoo has long been noteworthy. It is still true today. Of course, nobody really wants to see animals locked up and not in their own environments... that being said, San Diego does a great job of making the best of an uncomfortable situation....More

Thank Dorothy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth the entry fee, although $15 extra for parking is a lot. Arrived 9:15, parked very near ticket boothc. No wait in ticket line. Had $5 off coupon for up to 6. No crowds. Went straight to Tram through aviary. Took our time through...More

Thank SCVoyageur
Reviewed 1 week ago

Made a point in going here on our vacation to San Diego it was an amazing park, our grandson loved every minute of it . It was well worth the price . There is a lot of walking it’s a huge park so if you...More

Thank Squeezemop
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This has to be the largest wildlife park I have ever visited! The entry fee can be a little pricey but well worth the price. You may want to use a San Diego Go card or if you can find them, coupons. The park is...More

Thank CFVet
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge 1,800 acre park divided into many geographical zones with lots of animals to see. Excellent and exciting for children but miles of walking to do inside the park which is somewhat slows you down with small children and strollers. Signage on the many paths...More

Thank Shantanu55
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to visit with family or as a couples thing. The animals are kept in a very look a like environment. I felt I was in Africa while riding the train around the park. My favorite place is visiting the giraffes up close. They're...More

Thank JOSD04
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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.
August 9, 2018|
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Response from gemini49_jp | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does. You can see a lot of the animals and the guide gives a great talk about the animals you see.
July 31, 2018|
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Response from Charles S | Reviewed this property |
When are you going? If you are going in the summer you want to do the first one in the morning....animals seek shelter/shade as the temperatures rise, and they are more active in the morning....twilight is nice if you are... More