My wife and I visited San Diego Safari Park in September while I was attending a local convention.
We flew from New Jersey and next day took the shuttle to the Park. The weather was beautiful and
the safari park was excellent. The only complaint was the unhelpful attitude from the customer desk
at Santa Fe train depot. But we're thankful to a couple tourists who helped us locate the shuttle.
Yes, the Safari Park is worth the trip even flying from East Coast.
This was a wonderful experience. Make sure you have good hiking shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. There are plenty of resting spot to view the animal. Get a snak or just relax and enjoy the day.
The driver was knowlegeable. He was on time to pick us up at the Park. We saw a lot of Southern CA while heading over to get those who were at Legoland but not a big deal. The Safari Park is excellent. We had enough time there. The whole experience made for a great day. Thank you.
The experience at San Diego zoo Safari was excellent. The transport arrangement worked fine. But there was no add value other than provide the transport and drop and pick us up at the Safari park. For example they could have spoken about the highlights of the Safari park, the various options available there, like the balloon ride, different animal experiences, the various sections of the zoo etc. The travel time to the Park could have been utilized better.
The trasportation was well organized and the driver was very friendly. It was a wonderful day with the animals.
The Safari Park trip went well. Transportation was on time both going and returning. We had a van going to the park and we returned in a party bus. The park was good, but the heat and the uphill climbing were gruesome.
Everything went well. The bus showed up on time. We reached the Safari Park a little after 10 a.m. but we had to leave by 4 p.m. instead of 5 p.m. It would have been better if we could stay till 5 p.m.
This tour was excellent and I would highly recommed to others. Transportation to the Safari park was convenient and on time. The driver was very gracious and dropped all of us to our hotel on the way back. It was a very pleasant and fun experience.
Jim M USA
Overall, it went quite well. I was picked up at my hotel by a shuttle which took me to my bus. I did not expect that. The driver of the bus was an old hand at it. He was great at telling us the history of the area, but I did not need to know that properties are overpriced and that the farms are being pushed out of the way for development. That's more a political opinion than anything. The pickup and drop-off times were accurate. The driver was meticulous in ensuring that everyone who should be aboard was, and he would call dispatch when things were not well. All in all, it's a safe bet that I'd do it again.
Hazel H USA
The day was beautiful and the park was free and open, likely because it was during the week. It was a very relaxing trip from the time the bus picked us up until the time we left the park. The driver of our bus to the park was very personable as well.
Nancy D USA
So easy to arrange! Would have been an absolutely fantastic adventure if it had not rained! Can't control the weather but wished it had waited just one day! Would definitely recommend and will take again next time in San Diego!
Worked well for being in San Diego without a car. Our problem was we didn't have car seats along either and the transportation was more like a van than a bus, so in hindsight we would have rented car seats.
The initial hotel pick up was 15 mins late. Then they transported us to the main hub to get on a larger bus. We waited for 30 mins to get on. (by this time the safari park was already open) THEN the pick up from the park was 20 mins late as well. Not very professional. But, way cheaper than a taxi
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Scott O USA
Park was good not great. Zoo was much better.Transportation there was good. Return trip bus had no A/C and it was hot that day but they did supply water which helped. Had to make a stop at Lego Land to pick others up who got lost. Bus driver had to go and find them which waisted another 45 min. All in all it was OK but to us nothing to write home about.
After waiting nearly a hour we learned that the Bus broke down so there was no tour
This was for bus only to the Safari Park. We checked in 15min before departure time. We were talking to the bus driver, then went into the waiting room (cooler) to await departure. We were right outside the 5-Star office until 5 minutes after departure time, when we went into the office. The bus had gone without us! Supervisor called the driver who did not answer at first. She assured us she would locate him then send us in a taxi to him. When contacted he insisted we were there and we learned later he called my name several times. We then waited 25 minutes for him to drive back through moring city traffic and pick us up - no apologies, and there were no explanations to the other passengers. He did not check our ticket and had not checked the others, and obviously cannot count. The trip was 35 miles and took one hour and fifteen minutes because he detoured to Legoland, which none of the Safari Park passengers had been informed of.. Our time at the park was curtailed and we had a bad start to a good day.
The booking with Rebecca was very efficiently, correctly, and satisfactorily done.