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Escondido, United States
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Overview

The renowned San Diego Zoo Safari Park presents more than 3,500 animals roaming in large enclosures that replicate their natural habitat. Go on a safari adventure unlike any other outside of Africa itself, with exhibits inspired by the African Serengeti and the Asian Savanna. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park. Ticket must be redeemed on travel date selected.
  • Admission to the San Diego Zoo Safari Park
  • See some of the 3,500 rare and exotic animals that live in the park
  • Follow extensive walking trails to get a close look at various exotic creatures
  • This is a direct entry ticket, no need to exchange for tickets at Will Call
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*Unlimited rides on the Africa Tram
**All Animal Exhibits and Shows
*Subject to availability
**Special ticketed exhibits and events do not apply
Hotel pick up and drop off
Food and drink
Parking (additional fees)

Departure Point

San Diego, CA 92027, USA

Departure Time

3/3/2021 - 12/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Set your own pace to see the animals in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.

Take your pick of walking trails that lead to overlooks where you can observe lions, tigers and other exotic creatures. Venture into dense forests and grassy savannas along the safari trail in the Africa exhibit. Watch giraffe family mingle among the gazelles while rhinos gather at a watering hole. Observe South African cheetahs lounging on a sunny hill, or check out the majestic and endangered California condor.

Board the Africa tram for a 30-minute tour past herds of elephants, zebras and several endangered species. If you need to rest, head to Nairobi Village for dining and shopping options. With mobile tickets, simply scan your phone for direct entry into the Safari Park.
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park
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 sprawling savanna habitats in an 1,800-acre reserve. Choose from a variety of exciting safari expeditions by tram, *wildlife safari truck, *electric cart, *zip line, and more—all with expert guides providing fascinating and educational wildlife insights. See lions lounging, antelope and giraffes grazing, storks and crowned cranes roaming, rhinos wallowing, and a family herd of African elephants foraging and playing. Come face-to-face with rare Sumatran tigers, before strolling among kangaroos in Walkabout Australia. Become wildlife allies, and discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park. A full day of active fun awaits! *additional fees apply
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is approximately 40 miles from downtown San Diego
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Zoological Society of San Diego

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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What is the social distancing policy during San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket.
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What is the maximum group size during San Diego Zoo Safari Park Ticket?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers.

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Q:
How do I redeem my San Diego Safari Park Ticket?
A:
This is a direct entry ticket, no need to exchange for tickets at Will Call. Take your ticket directly to the turnstiles for admission.
Apr 2021
Q:
Where is the San Diego Safari Park located?
A:
The San Diego Safari Park Safari Park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd, Escondido, CA 92027
Apr 2021
Q:
Is there free parking at the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
The San Diego Safari Park Safari Park parking lot is privately owned and has a parking fee. The fee is subject to change at any time. Payment can be made by credit or debit card or cash.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I park an RV at the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
The Safari Park's parking lot is open and available for RV/bus parking during normal business hours. It has spaces dedicated for large vehicles and parking staff will direct you to the appropriate location to park your oversized vehicle.
Apr 2021
Q:
Do I have to use my San Diego Safari Park Ticket on the date specified on my ticket?
A:
No - The travel date on your ticket is for reference only. Tickets are redeemable one year after the purchase date. Amendment/date change is not required for travel within one year of purchase.
Apr 2021
Q:
What is included in my San Diego Safari Park Ticket?
A:
Admission, All Exhibits and Shows, and unlimited rides on the Africa Tram.
Apr 2021
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Can I bring young children to the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Yes - There is a discounted rate for children aged 3-11 and children 2 and under are free!
Apr 2021
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Is the San Diego Safari Park open every day?
A:
Yes! The San Diego Safari Park and the Safari Park are open every day of the year, rain or shine, including ALL holidays!
Apr 2021
Q:
What is the distance between the Zoo and the Safari Park?
A:
The Zoo and Safari Park are approximately 35 miles apart from each other. The drive time between the two parks is about 45 minutes to one hour, depending on traffic and other factors.
Apr 2021
Q:
How many different types of animals can we see at the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
The 1,800-acre Safari Park is home to more than 3,000 animals representing over 300 species, many living in open field habitats. In addition, the Park has a renowned botanical collection with more than 1.7 million plants.
Apr 2021
Q:
When is the best time to see animals in the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
There really isn't any special time that more animals are in view, although many of our animals are early risers and may be a bit more active in the morning.
Apr 2021
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How big is the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
The Safari park is approximately 1,800 acres.
Apr 2021
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Are there food options at the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Yes - If you feel like a full-service restaurant, you will want to visit The Watering Hole at Kijamii Overlook. We also have several casual dining venues and quick bites located throughout the park.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my own food into the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Guests are welcome to bring their own food in small containers, into our parks. No coolers, glass containers, alcohol, party trays, birthday cakes, or decorations are allowed on the grounds and no facilities are available for food storage.
Apr 2021
Q:
Is the San Diego Safari Park handicap accessible?
A:
The Safari Park provides special parking, restrooms, and access to shows, tour buses, and exhibits for guests with disabilities.
Apr 2021
Q:
Does the San Diego Safari Park offer wheelchair rentals?
A:
Yes! Both the Zoo and the Safari Park have manual wheelchairs and electric scooters available to rent for a nominal fee. Guests must provide a valid driver's license or San Diego Safari Park Global membership card.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I store luggage at the San Diego Safari Park for the day?
A:
The San Diego Safari Park is currently unable to store luggage.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I bring my pet to the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Pets, comfort animals, and emotional support animals are not permitted at the Zoo or Safari Park. Because we house significant populations of rare and endangered species, both the Zoo and the Safari Park are considered to be quarantined facilities.
Apr 2021
Q:
What happens if it rains on the day of my visit to the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Our facilities are open every day of the year, including ALL holidays, rain or shine! Depending on the extent of rain, some animals may choose to go into their off-exhibit bedroom areas, although many animals seem unaffected by rain.
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I smoke at the San Diego Safari Park?
A:
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere on Zoo or Safari Park grounds or parking lots. Guests who wish to smoke should have their hands stamped for same-day re-entry when leaving our grounds to smoke. Please keep your ticket!
Apr 2021
Q:
Can I visit both the Zoo and the Safari Park in the same day?
A:
It's possible, but we don't recommend it. The Zoo and Safari Park are approximately 30 miles apart. For visitors with limited time, we recommend a minimum of 3-4 hours to see the Zoo and a minimum of 4-6 hours for the Safari Park.
Apr 2021

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Bought tickets for something I am turned out to be something else.
Grant
, Jun 2021
When I bought tickets for the safari park I was under the impression that I would be going on a safari with my family. Meaning I would be in a truck or a tram that would travel close to animals roaming free like was advertised on the website all over the place. That is also what my young children and wife were expecting. Unfortunately, when I walked through the gate I was promptly told that the safari tram was closed because of Covid which was never expressed to me on the website when I purchase tickets over a month in advance of our trip. There was also private tours that we’re running but they were all booked out through the week until after we left town. If I knew I was spending over $200 for my family to walk around a huge zoo that goes on endlessly I would never of bought the tickets in the first place. The place is called safari park and we were not able to go on a safari. If I wanted to walk around a zoo all day I would’ve gone to the San Diego zoo. That being said, if walking around a huge zoo all day is your thing, then this place is pretty cool. We did see a few animals but we’re not prepared for all day walking. We did not bring food or a stroller. The food and snacks like everywhere else were incredibly expensive so we did not stay long and it was a waste of $228.
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star-3
Safri day!
Gail_G
, Jun 2021
Loved seeing the safri type areas and the wild life. The watering hole restaurant was disappointing, took to long to get our food and no much of a selection om the menu.. was not impressed.
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Waste of money
Jennifer_F
, Jun 2021
Didn't even see much animals except mostly birds and I paid to ride on the tram not knowing it was closed so I was very disappointed.
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star-4
The Watering Hole Is A Must Go-To!
Eugenia_G
, Jun 2021
Some areas were closed due to covid but that was expected. That aside, I think the best way to enjoy the Safari Park is if you're willing to spend hundreds more for a safari, zipline, or some other added experience. The Watering Hole restaurant was the best part of the trip for its delicious food and extravagant view!
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star-5
Cart safari rocks
Marc_A
, Jun 2021
The cart safari was so awesome. My kids said it was the best experience at the park. We will try zip lines next time too.
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star-4
Good times
Deborah_E
, Jun 2021
Most memorable was the gorillas and tiger. Steep walks. Be ready for your 10,000 plus steps !! Teenagers had a good time.
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star-3
Not fully satisfied
Ali_F
, Jun 2021
I was disappointed that portions of the park were closed and how expensive it was to get the full experience of the park that were available.
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Family Time
Julie_Caleb_Gndparen
, May 2021
See 18 month old granddaughter have fun, squeel with delight seeing animals!! Sad no bird show or tram or Lorikeets or petting baby animals. But 1st ice cream taste!! Saw some baby animals.
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San Diego zoo sucks | horrible
Stefan_M
, May 2021
It was my gf b day and it was horrible. We came from FL. Guest service seemed like they were uneducated. Once we got to the lion part people were too drunk. No idea but how does this happen at a zoo
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Not worth the money!
Sable
, May 2021
In all honesty the best thing was just getting my family out of the house doing something together so I can't say our experience wasn't a positive one. It was very disappointing to have to get "timed tickets" for some of the exhibits, and most of the parks attractions were closed, we couldn't see the bats and nothing that I really wanted to see or do was open. It would have been nice to know about these areas being closed off before purchasing non refundable tickets as there was no description available, just the information that the tram was still closed. When we were hungry we check in at 2 restaurants along the walk and both told us we needed reservations and that they were all booked up for the day... Yea.... Really would have liked to know that I had to book a reservation at any area within the zoo that serves actual food! We were so disappointed we left early. Still had fun seeing what we could of the park but seriously not worth the money at all.
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