Yesterday we were transported to the plains of Africa for a few hours. This thanks to our time at San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Here in almost two thousand acres giraffes, antelope of many species, and rhinos roam free. Natural looking areas also are there for lions and elephants.
There are many options and ways to view these animals on a day at the Park. We chose the Africa Tram Safari as the best way to see as many of the animals as possible in the time we had available. The Tram took us on a traverse of the African Plains and there was a guide to explain what we were seeing.
He also told of the Park's ongoing efforts in conservation in protecting endangered species by increasing their numbers and then returning them to their original home.
The visitor actually has ten different safaris to chose from. Lack of time kept us from the Balloon Safari where a 30 passenger balloon takes one high above the Park for a birds eye view of the plains and animals.
If going to the Safari Park plan on making a full day of it since there is so much to see and enjoy. Our schedule did not allow us to do this but it still was memorable.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park is located at 15500 San Pasqual Valley Road in Escondido. Summer hours are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Telephone 619 718-3000, web www.sandiegozoo.org.