Located on 400 acres in the heart of California’s wine country, Safari West is home for over 400 exotic mammals and birds. Its not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it’s a wildlife preserve where you can see some of nature’s most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. Established by Peter Lang in 1989, Safari West gained membership in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, one of only six private facilities in North America to belong to that prestigious organization. The ongoing mission of Safari West is wildlife preservation through breeding, education, research and public interaction.
We took a weekend trip up to the Safari and stayed overnight in tents. It was freezing but a great experience. Enjoy some of the video I took: