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San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Zoo · Northeastern San Diego
15500 San Pasqual Valley Rd (near W Zoo Rd), Escondido, CA 92027, United States
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  • Today
    • 8:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Tue
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Wed
    • 9:00 AM–2:00 PM
  • Thu
    • 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Fri
    • 8:00 AM–4:00 PM
  • Sat–Sun
    • 8:00 AM–5:00 PM
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    Monalesa S.
    "Feeding the Animals was so Awesome " knowledgable guides..."(7 Tips)
    Matt A.
    "Cheetah run is a must."(11 Tips)
    Erika E.
    "sure to come every year for the Butterfly Jungle!!!"(4 Tips)
    Girls On The Go
    "The tram ride is fabulous!"(4 Tips)
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  • Hollie S.

    Great attraction for anyone of any age. Military always get in for free

    Hollie Sick · 1 week ago
  • Rafael Osorto Z.

    Get ready to wait 90 min for the Africa Tram...

    Rafael Osorto Z. · December 26, 2015
  • Jeffrey G.

    Tram starts 10am so go gorillas on the way and be in tram line past lions by 945 am to beat the lines

    Jeffrey Glueck · December 24, 2015
  • Eric B.

    A Family favorite

    Eric Bennion · December 12, 2015
  • Matt A.

    Cheetah run is a must. Also, get some ice cream.

    Matt Adler · October 17, 2015
  • Trust A.

    Good for kids just make sure you check all the activities are on

    Trust Always · September 24, 2015
  • Camilo R.

    Its really empty, it too expensive, do not buy any zafari tour, just get inside look first and then if u like it go to the private tour, anyway its the same

    Camilo Ramirez · August 21, 2015
  • Melanie U.

    So fun to walk around and see the animals in more natural habitats. Get the soft serve ice cream.

    Melanie Ulrich · August 19, 2015
  • Paige C.

    Obsessed with this place! Take the caravan safari for your chance to feed giraffes AND rhinos! It was an amazing experience! I got to do both. I also loved Lorikeet Landing!

    Paige C · August 17, 2015
  • Maina K.

    The key difference vs SD zoo is the safari & balloon rides, which cost ridiculous additional fees (up to 100$ pp) and yet it was sold out by 2 PM! It was a waist of time!

    Maina Khoja · July 8, 2015
  • Claire M.

    The cheetah run was very enjoyable and informative. Long wait though, so might not be best for the little ones.

    Claire Mazzeo · May 23, 2015
  • Mario C.

    San Diego Zoo Safari is the real deal

    Mario Castillo · April 22, 2015
  • Jim M.

    Check out the safaris!

    Jim McBurney-Lin · April 13, 2015
  • Monalesa S.

    Feeding the Animals was so Awesome " knowledgable guides were so helpful " worth the money . Going again soon.

    Monalesa Smith · April 6, 2015
  • Deer L.

    Ticket includes basic tram

    Deer Lee · April 6, 2015
  • Conrad & Jenn R.

    Baby aminals

    Conrad & Jenn R. · March 23, 2015
  • Sharron M.

    Nice place to go with the family

    Sharron Mayberry · March 21, 2015
  • Diana M.

    A lot of things to see

    Diana Martinez · February 22, 2015
  • Mohan D.

    Plan early for the safari rides. They get sold out fast!

    Mohan Dorairaj · February 20, 2015
  • Dana A.

    Cheetah cage ! Dont miss

    Dana Alk · February 2, 2015
  • Hannah C.

    There's so much space for the animals to roam here. The views are beautiful and trekking around here is a good workout. I definitely recommend!

    Hannah Corriveau · January 23, 2015
  • Paty T.

    Great place yo take the kids. Don't need to take the expensive tours. The safari tram is great!

    Paty Talavera · January 7, 2015
  • Phoenix 💥💥💥

    Bring sun screen, water and food!

    Phoenix 💥💥💥 · January 6, 2015
  • Natalie C.

    To the caravan safari! Line up early for Cheetah run.

    Natalie Chester · December 15, 2014
  • Sandra V.

    Arrive in the morning and take the tram safari at sunset. It was Sooo beautiful!!!

    Sandra Visger · December 7, 2014
  • Brenda M.

    Great to see all animals!!! Tram is nice to ride and LOVED the Tiger Trail

    Brenda Mezquita · November 15, 2014
  • David L.

    Churros, wild animals and hikes.

    David Lindsey · September 27, 2014
  • Chris O.

    The park size is enormous. Make sure you get the coconut sorbet! Nothing bad to say. It's well laid out, well marked. If you pay extra you can meet with the cheetah after it's run in the afternoon.

    Chris O · September 16, 2014
  • Luis R.

    The Tiger Trail is awesome.

    Luis Ruiz · August 20, 2014
  • Thom P.

    Overpriced below average food

    Thom Patterson · August 14, 2014
  • Andrew V.

    It's all good! It is never really crowded no lines no waiting lots of hills but always lots f fun!

    Andrew Valdez · August 8, 2014
  • Tedi J.

    Magnificent views of the San Pasqual Valley.

    Tedi Jackson · July 12, 2014
  • Jason W.

    Be sure to hunt down the Watering Hole! A great place to relax, get a break from the heat with a cool breeze and enjoy a great view of the Rhinos and other animals.

    Jason Winter · June 28, 2014
  • Penina M.

    Bring sunscreen and water if you plan to stay all day. You are also allowed to bring food into the safari park. - Penina Mezei

    Penina Mezei · June 27, 2014
  • Laura E.

    Cool wild animal park, but bring your own food. It's a waste to eat here. Premade cheap food that costs way too much. Lunch for 4 cost 70 dollars.

    Laura Estes · June 9, 2014
  • Nick D.

    It's a big park with lots of walking. Bring sunscreen, water, munchies, and a hat/umbrella to shield you from the sun.

    Nick Dokos · June 4, 2014
  • Robsolo

    The Butterfly Jungle requires timed tickets (similar to Fast Passes at Disneyland). Pickup your free timed tickets early.

    Robsolo · April 27, 2014
  • Kent G.

    Best time to see the butterflies is first thing in the morning when they open at 8am

    Kent Georgi · April 12, 2014
  • Jaime H.

    Ride the Balloon Safari before noon to get discounted tickets. $12 per person.

    Jaime Hale · March 10, 2014
  • Overload Skateshop w.

    Spank a monkey then drive to Northpark and buy an Overload Skateboard

  • Danielle A.

    Prices on "extras"....

    Danielle Alcaraz · February 16, 2014
  • Danielle A.

    "Extras are pricey!

    Danielle Alcaraz · February 16, 2014
  • Danielle A.

    Members show your card and save $3.00 on parking! Diamond members, free parking.

    Danielle Alcaraz · February 16, 2014
  • John C.

    Expect to wait at least twice as long as they tell you for the balloon safari

    John C · November 2, 2013
  • Ravenale D.

    Kids free at the Zoo for month of October. When you go through the entrance, you are greeted with a "Roar" of 'Welcome'!!!

    Ravenale Dragonheart · October 27, 2013
  • Cherine M.

    Great place for family outting!!

    Cherine McPhee · October 21, 2013
  • Alan P.

    Everything is spread out, lots of walking up and down. Animals are far away, bring a telescope if you want to see anything. Tram ride would be good if they had more than antelope / tree / antelope etc

    Alan P-B · September 25, 2013
  • Duffin's Land

    Horrible. Don't waste your money. Go to the San Diego Zoo instead. Animals are far way. The tramp ride is a joke. Turn around and leave, Save your money.

    Duffin's Land · September 24, 2013
  • Goktug A.

    We love safari park

    Goktug Aktug · August 20, 2013
  • Tina G.

    The cheetah Run happens at 3:30. Don't be on the other side of the park then or you'll miss it!

    Tina Gillmor · July 31, 2013

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