San Diego Zoo Safari Park

Safari-Park-cheetahThe San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a complete leading-edge wildlife sanctuary adventure. Experience a hands-on safari adventure where natural habitats to more than 3,500 animals representing more than 400 species. On 1,800 acres you can choose from expeditions by cart, caravan truck, tram, segway, air balloon, or zipline. You will find amazing animal sightings and be able to explore walking trails of beautiful vistas and endangered species.

Located just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego and is open 365 days a year. Bring your walking shoes, sunscreen, and water for a full day adventure. It is recommended to book ahead for the Safaris to ensure you have a spot.

Enjoy entertainment and activities during the different seasons, whether it is the Butterfly Jungle during the spring , the events during the Summer Safari, or Kids Free in October. Head to Condor Ridge to view the eagles, owls and condors, and visit the botanical collection at the World of Gardens to find rare exotic plants. You can even get close-of your favorite animals various times throughout the day.

Hours of operation

Open every day of the year, including all holidays. Effective immediately, the Safari Park continues to be a smoke-free facility, and this policy now prohibits the use of electronic cigarettes. Current Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$12 per vehicle, $17 for RV parking. Diamond Club membership and up receives free parking: all other members receive a $3 discount with valid ID. Preferred parking is available on weekends and holidays for an additional $15.

The San Diego Zoo Safari Park is a smoke-free facility.

Rentals: Strollers, lockers, and motorized wheelchairs are available for rent on a first-come, first-served basis near the entrance. Prices: strollers, $12; double strollers, $16; wheelchairs, $12; electric scooters, $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers (San Diego Zoo Global membership card or state identification card number is required).

Automated Teller Machines (ATMs)

For your convenience, ATMs are located at the front entrance (just before the entrance turnstiles), at the Ranger Base, outside Mombasa Island Market, and in African Outpost near Okavango Outpost.

Park Rangers

First aid, public transportation information, lost and found, and check cashing (with identification) are located at the Ranger Base.

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