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Africa Tram

Guided tour rides depart 10 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. Busiest 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on peak attendance days.
The Africa Tram is an exciting expedition with brightly colored tour vehicles and our diverse animal collection creating a relaxing adventure. The ride path takes you around some of the field exhibits, giving you a chance to connect with the animals on a closer level. Located in African Outpost.

Lemur Walk

9 a.m. to closing
Experience this walk-through exhibit featuring ring-tailed lemurs. Guests must be 5 years or older to enter the exhibit. Located in African Woods.

Cheetah Run

Daily at 3:30 p.m.
Witness the fastest land mammal up close and personal doing what it does best: run! During Cheetah Run, watch as the sleek cat races on a straight 330-foot-long track that allows it to really stretch its legs and reach maximum speed of about 70 miles per hour. Located in Lion Camp.

Balloon Safari

Due to upgrades, the Baloon Safari is temporarily closed.
Enjoy unbelievable views shared only by the birds that soar over the Safari Park's grounds! Modeled after the hot air balloon tours of the Serengeti, the Balloon Safari can hold up to 30 passengers as the tethered helium balloon rises silently 400 feet. The Balloon Safari is 10 to 12 minutes long. Prices are subject to change; please inquire when at the Park.

Conservation Carousel

10 a.m. to closing
For kids and kids at heart, our colorful Conservation Carousel features 60 ride elements to choose from, many of which replicate rare and endangered animals. You can ride a giraffe, rhino, zebra, cheetah, and more—which will be your favorite? $4 per person for one ride or $6 per person for an all-day wristband. Located in Safari Base Camp.

Lorikeet Landing

Currently closed
Watch our colorful rainbow lorikeets swoop down to enjoy nectar offered by guests. Exhibit entrance is free; lorikeet food is available for purchase to experience the thrill of feeding these birds by hand. Located in Nairobi Village.

Petting Kraal

10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Let your kids meet ours! Touch and brush our gentle goats. Located in Nairobi Village.

Tiger Keeper Talk

Daily at 11:45 a.m.
Learn about the Sumatran tiger from keepers. Located at Sambutan Longhouse in Tiger Trail.

Frequent Flyers Bird Show

Daily at noon and 2 p.m.
Watch as our avian stars soar over your head and perform other feats that showcase their amazing natural abilities! Located at Bird Show Amphitheater, Gorilla Forest.

Elephant Keeper Talk

Daily at 1:30 p.m.
Hear stories about our amazing elephant herd, at Tembo Stadium on weekends, Elephant Viewing Patio on weekdays, in Elephant Valley.

Village Playground

9 a.m. to closing
Visit our interactive play area designed as an African village. Located in Nairobi Village.

Savanna Cool Zone

9 a.m. to closing
Walk through palm trees offering a gentle mist to find three slippery toy critters that spout water: a turtle, a lion, and a crocodilian. May be turned off in colder weather. Located in Lion Camp.

Jameson Research Island

9 a.m. to closing
Interactive water play open all day. Located in African Outpost. May be turned off in colder weather.

Samburu Jungle Gym

9 a.m. to closing
Kids love to climb and explore in this safari-themed play area; parents love the shade-covered picnic area! Located in African Woods

Note: Park hours, attractions, and animal exhibits are subject to change or closure without notice. Weather may affect some activities and exhibits.



9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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15500 San Pasqual Valley Road
Escondido, CA 92027-7017
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