San Diego

San Diego Zoo Safari Park 1-Day Pass Any Day Ticket

Escondido, United States
  • 2 to 8 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


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. Tickets must be purchased at least one day prior to visit.
  • 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

What's Included

  • *Unlimited rides on the Africa Tram
  • **All Animal Exhibits and Shows
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and drink
  • Parking (additional fees)
  • Special ticketed experiences, exhibits, and events do not apply

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • San Diego Safari Park
    San Diego, CA 92027, USA

Start time

Opening hours

  • 3/3/2021 - 3/6/2025

    Monday - Sunday : 09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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.

San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Strollers and wheelchairs are available for rental at the front plaza near the entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is approximately 40 miles from downtown San Diego
  • 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

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

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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

Q: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

Q: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

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I love the bonsai garden , we missed to see the gorillas, bec it’s the tree trimming day but its relaxing day even though with alot of walking
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What an amazing adventure!
Glen_C, Dec 2023
I have always wanted to visit the San Diego Zoo. When I discovered the Safari Park we decided to spend the day there. My husband & I really enjoyed our day. A volunteer suggested a route to take so we could cover the entire park. We went in early December and the crowds were small but not many of the food places were open. We arrived early and the animals were out and about. We saw tiger cubs playing and the baby giraffe and so much more.
Wonderful Day
Rosalie_W, Oct 2023
Oh Boy, Since I am an Animal Lover I had a Great Time yesterday!!!!! My Other Half and My Beautiful Cousin Down Visiting Me From Our Home Town Oakland, CA. and The Weather.......... It was a Wonderful Day!!!!!! Thank You, it was Great!!!!
Different Experiences
AHMED_A, Oct 2023
Well its a new experience, if you used to go to Zoo always, thats another option, you have to walk a lot, Up & Down, and the tram you which available with your ticket 69$ you can see the animals from a distance, if you need to be close enough to animals you have to book a smaller truck which it cost you 90-100$ per person, the food was good in the park & you varieties.
Best vacation
Susana_G, Sep 2023
We had an amazing experience! This is a must do. The tram was an amazing experience! We watched all animals so close
Super cool
Renee_S, Sep 2023
Great 👍 amazing and awesome is alll I can say , It was one of the most amazing moments in our traveling journey the safari Trans did it for me
Words from 11 and 8 year olds
sweta_p, Sep 2023
Elias is a great instructor and he was super motivating. He kept trying to teach us until we got it.
A great experience to see African animals so close in San Diego
Linsey_X, Aug 2023
I booked the ticket at Viator and paid $69. The ticket in the zoo booth is $71. It did not save me a lot . But it works fine and I just need them to scan the mobile ticket ( I can add them to my wallet and it is very convenient). I rode the Africa Tram ( included in the price) to see Giraffes, rhinos, elands, etc. There is also a wide life seeing truck for one hour. I paid $99 for it. That is great experience - to see them closer. I made the right purchase - I recommended you to buy the wild life tour. I am very happy that I came to the zoo safari and saw the Giraffes. They are beautiful, they like to go around. I saw them later drinking water from the pond.
Very wasted visit
elyse_A, Aug 2023
Very unhappy with the safari park. Very disappointed in what little animals they had. If I would have been told this prior, I would have gone to the zoo. I didn’t expect to do so much walking n not being able to see many animals along the route. Not being able to see gorillas was the nuggets upset if the journey. I would definitely advise friends n family not to waste time n money going there.
Just ok
Carrie_M, Jul 2023
Park was just ok. The map of the park wasn’t super helpful in navigating, and trying to identify where to go. Not much shade either to find respite if a super hot day. With the price of the ticket and the cost of parking, would recommend going to the San Diego Zoo, and not the safari park.
Horrible experience - tickets do not work at park
Claudia_G, Jul 2023
The tickets did not work at the park, they were unrecognizable and we could not get in with them. The manager was nice enough to give comp tickets since we came so far for the experience.
Safari experience
Sylvia_C, Jul 2023
I really loved the tram experience! It was very nice to see the animals and the guide gave us interesting information about the animals.
Great time with the wife!
Mario_A, Jul 2023
The waterfall was great, overall really easy to navigate the zoo. The helpers were amazing and the cartoon portraits were great my wife and I really enjoyed it 👍🏼
The zoo was the prettiest...
Billie_P, Jun 2023
The zoo was the prettiest zoo I’ve ever seen!! The animals has so much room to roam. Their areas were clean and full of their favorites!!
Don't buy!
Shari_L, Jun 2023
Purchased these tickets through a third party. This was my first time in San Diego and was supposed to be our first experience at the safari!!! I spent money on a trip I could not experience because the address was not on the email confirmation! Our hotel was 34 minutes away, which was a $57 Uber ride, had I known I would have never purchased tickets. Complete waste of time.
It was a beautiful day
Jenny_W, Jun 2023
The tram ride to the enclosures was excellent but the 90 minute wait stressed out many people Animals seemed well cared for Park was very clean Long wait all the way out to the highway Many buses packed with children seemed to have many food options
Zoo Love!
Mary_V, May 2023
The bus tour of the zoo and the animals that were on display during our trip! We also loved seeing the Harpy Eagle!!
Great Zoo Safari
Orlando_S, May 2023
The zoo was filled with a good variety of animals. Using viator to purchase tickets in advance allowed is to walk in without a wait.
Too many people. Super...
Alma_C, May 2023
Too many people. Super pack . Not a place to walk free. Over crowded. And animals where hiding most of the time.
Closeups with some of the...
Peter_J, May 2023
Closeups with some of the animals was enjoyable. But a caution- there is a lot of walking between animal exhibits .
Breath taking
Jamal_G, May 2023
Great trip. Fun for all ages! We really enjoyed all the different experiences and expertise of the staff.

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