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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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

We had a great time here. Highly recommend the two hour safari open caravan tour where you are given a close up view of various animals including special stops to see giraffes and rhinos that included being able to feed them. Many great picture taking...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank oceansidetraveler0
Reviewed 5 days ago

One-on-one time with a zoo guide--what a treat! Lisa, drove me all over the park, into many areas reserved only for staff, in her golf cart, which made it easy to cover a lot of the park in the allotted time. I was able to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Isgirl_in_MA
Reviewed 6 days ago

The San Diego Zoo is terrific about protecting endangered species of animals and plants and this is their breeding place. Lots of baby animals. The African tram is worth the walk (it's on the opposite side of the park from the entrance) and we were...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Linda E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love animals & want to see them in their own “natural” habitat I encourage you to visit this wonderful place! We went during the week in September (after Labor Day) and it wasn’t crowded at all & the weather was perfect. We got...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Norquist2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent most of the day at this fabulous game reserve. I was initially shocked at the cost of $217 for the four of us just to enter, but after seeing all that there is there, and all that they do there, I understood. For...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Fletch1946
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The safari treatment was far better than the zoo experience. Employees very helpful all around the safari. These employees are very knowledgeable about the entire attraction. They are also the nicest people that we have encountered on our trip this summer. The safari tram was...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank doobie10
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited the Safari Park yesterday with my husband and nine-year old daughter. It was fantastic. Based on what I'd read in advance, I was under the impression that, without doing something "extra", like the Caravan Safari a visit wasn't "worth it", so we signed up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hashtaginfluencer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Safari Park has animals from all over the world in one place and working to help protect and replenish dwindling species. Staff there is very helpful to help you find your way through the maze of trails that are sometimes not as easy to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Larry V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice park on 800 acres of Kansas of San Diego. The animals aren't cages - it's like their natural environment - sort of. It was very busy & the longest wait was an hour to get on the tram. The food was much better...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Ellen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is great to spend all day or burn a couple hours. The team ride is our favorite and visiting the Lions. Everything is really spread out so a lot of walking... but great exercise and love seeing all the babies

Date of experience: July 2019
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September 1, 2019|
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Response from tati_kat2020 | Reviewed this property |
I would choose the Safari Park. It is more unusual than a regular zoo and has a more "open" feel.
August 13, 2019|
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Response from andrewwK7272OK | Reviewed this property |
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July 28, 2019|
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Response from 2beans2000 | Reviewed this property |
Hmmm, not sure. I'm a donor so I think what we do is the Caravan Safari. It's the truck that drives around and you see/feed the giraffes and then proceed to the rhinos. They help set up the photo ops with the animals... More