July Newsletter

July Newsletter

July Newsletter

What does the word safari mean to you? To us, safari means adventure, excitement, and opening your eyes to a larger world. When we first dreamed up Safari West, we imagined a place where people could experience wildlife as it exists on the hills and plains of wildest Africa. We didn’t want our guests shuffling from one small enclosure to the next. We didn’t want people peering between bars at a lone zebra and trying to imagine the herd. Our hope has always been that instead of one zebra, our guests would adventure out in search of the whole stamping, snorting mob. When it comes to these big social animals, you really must see the herd to understand the species. To try and grasp the majesty of the Serengeti’s Great Migration while staring a single wildebeest is like trying to imagine the beauty of a forest by looking at one lonely tree.

The majesty of the wild is in the interactions. It’s in the way the animals move as one; clouds of dust rising off hundreds of hoofed feet. It’s in the way cape buffalo posture and pose, vying for rank within the herd. It’s in watching smaller antelope gather near the giraffes as they do in the wild; trusting the “watchtowers of the Serengeti” to warn of approaching danger. Whether it’s on the hoof or on the wing, the chance to witness large populations living together is what makes Safari West special.

When we created Safari West, we wanted something more than a zoological collection. By coming here, our guests get to see the wonders of Africa even if they can’t get there themselves. At Safari West, we don’t just walk up to the fences, we go through them. We quest for some of the most magnificent creatures in the world; thrilling when we crest a hill to find the elands relaxing beneath a tree or one of our rhinos bathing in a mud-wallow. Come to Safari West and let the adventure begin. We’re not strolling around a zoo. We’re going on Safari!

Nancy & Peter Lang
Founders of Safari West

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