The San Diego Safari Park is situated east of Interstates 5 and 15 on Highway 78 in Escondido. This is an awesome wild animal park that features over 1800 acres of African animals roaming free in their natural habitat. The Safari Park zoo animals list includes mammals, birds, insects and exotic plants. Many of the wild animals within the park include lions, giraffe, elephant, ostrich, rhinoceros, zebra, gorilla, cheetah, flamingo, butterfly and more. Ride the tram overhead for an expansive view of the entire safari park or walk along viewing trails. Some of the exciting extras you can reserve in advance include an African safari through the park and sleep overs when the nocturnal predators can be heard through the night. The San Diego Safari Park tops the list for fun things to do in San Diego with kids.
TIP: Highway 78 is Avocado country. Watch for one of the many fruit stands during harvest season (Feb-Aug) to take advantage of the unbelievable deals on avocados.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, California 92027