San Diego Zoo Safari Park Tickets

15500 San Pasqual Valley RdEscondido, CA 92027
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San Diego Zoo Safari Park offers an immersive wildlife experience spanning over 1,800 acres in the San Pasqual Valley area. Home to over 3,600 wild and endangered animals from around the world, Safari Park features sprawling African savannas, world-class botanical gardens, and more. Ride the Africa Tram to see the animals up close and in natural habitats.

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Good To Know

  • Experience up-close animal encounters in a safari-style setting by riding the Africa Tram, included with your park admission.
  • In addition to the regular exhibits, the park offers an array of add-on activities such as a zip line and balloon rides.
  • Plan to spend a full day at the park, there is a lot to see and do.
  • Safari Park is about 35 miles northeast of the Zoo and the drive time between the two can be about 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions.
  • Expect to walk, so wear sturdy, comfortable shoes. Also, San Diego's climate can vary, so dress in layers and bring sunscreen.
  • There will be many great photo ops so a camera is a must, and binoculars are a great way to view the free-ranging animals.
  • Arrive early to beat the crowds and catch animal activity.
  • Stroller and wheelchair rentals available for a nominal fee.
  • The Africa Tram is busiest from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm on peak attendance days.


from San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Step into an adventure like no other at San Diego Zoo Safari Park! Immerse yourself in an active, hands-on safari experience where herds of animals roam natural habitats in a 1,800-acre reserve.

With your San Diego Zoo Safari tickets, you can ride the Africa Tram that encircles the free-range enclosure to get up close views of the animals in their natural habitats.

See lions lounging in the grasslands, antelope and giraffes mingling, storks and crowned cranes on the march, rhinos wallowing in waterholes, and a family herd of African elephants foraging and playing. Experience the excitement of getting up close and personal with rare Sumatran tigers at Tiger Trail. Discover the adventure of conservation in action at this leading-edge wildlife park. A full day of active fun awaits!

Safari Park also offers a variety of exciting add-on activities on-site such as safari expeditions by tram, caravan truck, electric cart, zip line, and more, all with expert guides and fascinating animal information.

Expect wait times during busy peak periods. No same-day re-entry permitted. Entrance for visitors without a reservation is subject to temporary reduced daily attendance limits and reservation availability.

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Frequently Asked Questions about San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Does the San Diego Safari Park have stroller rentals?

Yes, strollers are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance. You are also welcome to bring your own stroller. Rental prices are $16 for a single stroller and $20 for a double stroller. Availability and prices subject to change without notice.

Does the Safari Park offer wheelchair rentals?

Both the Zoo and the Safari Park have manual wheelchairs and electric scooters available to rent for a nominal fee on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance. Guests must provide a valid driver's license or San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance membership card. Rental Prices: Manual wheelchair: $16 ECV: $60

Does the Safari Park have access for guests with disabilities?

Safari Park offers a variety of options to assist you and your family. Guests who have difficulty standing in line at the Africa Tram may request an “Easy Access Pass” at the Tram Host podium, across from the Africa Tram ticket booth. In addition, there are complimentary shuttles to assist you and your party in accessing the lower canyon areas. Please stop in at Guest Services to request an ADA Packet, which includes information on these services, as well as descriptions of habitats and show access.

Does the San Diego Safari Park have lockers for visitors to use?

Outdoor lockers will be available at the Safari Park. At the Zoo, self-service lockers are available at Front Street (please note this does not include luggage check). Guests may carry small backpacks and bags into the parks.

How much is parking at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park?

Safari Park general parking is $20 per vehicle and preferred parking starts at $38. RV parking starts at $38. Parking is first come, first served. There are no in and out privileges.

Is it possible to leave the Safari Park and re-enter?

Yes. For same-day re-entry, guests should have their hands stamped at the exit, and re-enter through the main turnstiles, showing their tickets and hand stamps. Safari Park guests should keep their parking receipts to avoid having to pay twice for same-day parking.

What time of day will I see more animals?

There isn't any special time that more wildlife are in view, although many of Safari Park's animals are early risers and may be a bit more active in the morning. Out of concern for the many endangered species housed at their facilities, San Diego Zoo and Safari Park have built habitats that mimic natural environments. Like natural environments, these areas give the animals plenty of room to hide. They have found the ability to hide is important to the well-being of many species.

Are pets allowed in the park?

No. Pets, comfort animals, and emotional support animals are not permitted at the Zoo or Safari Park. Because they house significant populations of rare and endangered species, both the Zoo and Safari Park are considered to be quarantined facilities. State and federal regulations for such facilities do not allow for the access of pets, comfort animals, or emotional support animals accompanying guests to these facilities.

Can I bring food into the park?

Yes! Guests are welcome to bring their own single-person food, in small containers, into the parks. No coolers, glass containers, alcohol, party trays, birthday cakes, or decorations are allowed on grounds, and no facilities are available for food storage. For the safety of guests and the wildlife in their care, please do not bring glass, alcohol, or straws into the parks.

Are backpacks allowed?

Guests are welcome to bring a backpack into the parks.

What is the smoking policy at the Safari Park?

Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is not permitted anywhere on Zoo or Safari Park grounds or parking lots. Guests who wish to smoke are welcome to have their hands stamped for same-day re-entry when leaving park grounds to smoke. Please keep your ticket! Safari Park guests should also keep their parking receipts to avoid having to pay twice for same-day parking when leaving the parking lot for and returning from smoke breaks.

Can my child enter the San Diego Safari Park without an adult?

Children 15 years old and younger must be accompanied by a paid adult age 18+ to enter and throughout their visits to the parks.

Do I need to wear a facial covering to take a Tour or Safari?

Facial coverings are not required for visitors. However, due to the proximity of wildlife, some tours and safaris require all guests ages 2 and older to wear a facial covering during a portion of the experience.