Exclusive Custom Safari Adventures
Our custom safari adventures are Private Safari’s that makes your excursion even more intimate and personalized. Enjoy all the highlights of our African Safari Adventure with the unique freedom of having a guide dedicated solely to your group’s interests. By the way, this is an excellent way to guarantee a ‘Talk Nerdy to me Safari’. Depending on your occasion, needs and wishes, we offer several options for a fascinating experience, so gather a group of your most adventurous friends and heed the call of the wild!
Safari times are dependent upon availability. Reservations require a credit card, and the full safari cost will be charged at the time of booking.
The Ultimate Private Safari
Up to 8 guests: Starting at $700.
Each additional person will be the full tour price for up to 12 guests.
While our standard safaris follow a set route and schedule, an Ultimate Private Safari offers you a chance to direct the action. Spend more time with your favorite animals, or if you’re a photographer, set up your own photo shoot and select a time when the light’s at its best.
These inspiring excursions are perfect for family or group celebrations. Also, this is the perfect choice for families with toddlers. We can also include artisan cheese or special chocolates paired with red or white house wine for only $20 extra per person ($10 per person for soda/juice).
Talk Nerdy Private Safari
Up to 8 guests: Starting at $700
The only way to guarantee a Nerdy Safari, is to book it as a private safari. While all of our safaris are educational, The ‘Nerdy Safari’ is simply a step beyond. These safaris may be led by either a trained biologist or someone that our Research and Education Department has considered to be qualified. These safaris are typically led with an overarching emphasis in evolutionary theory and bio-geography. On this safari we will work to explain the circumstances that may have led to what these animals are. We may explore how the world has changed in millennial past and how life followed along. And, we may consider what is coming in the future and the new conditions (natural and artificial) which are leading to a different assortment of life.
These safaris are primed for those people that have a background in the natural sciences or those who have a great interest in them.
Brews and Buffalo Private Safari
Up to 8 guests (adults only): $805. $90 each additional adult up to 12 guests.
Your private 2 1/2 -3 hour safari drive of the Safari West grounds includes beer sampling along the trail featuring a variety of brews from Sonoma County and California’s best breweries including:
Brewery Beer Location North Coast Scrimshaw Fort Bragg Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat Eureka Anderson Valley Boont Amber Ale Boonville Sierra Nevada Pale Ale Chico Bear Republic Racer 5 Healdsburg Third Street Bombay Rouge Santa Rosa Stone Arrogant Bastard San Diego Marin Breakout Stout Larkspur Russian River Pliny the Elder Santa Rosa
Along with the brews, your package includes savory snacks. Your tour will be led by a guide who is knowledgeable in the art of brewing, tasting and appreciating fine brews in addition to everything you may want to know about our animals.
Winos and Rhinos Private Safari
Up to 8 guests (adults only): $858.25. $90 each additional adult up to 12 guests.
During your 2 1/2 – 3 hour private safari drive, your safari guide will select a hilltop location where you will relax in the shade of our Savannah’s beautiful live oaks and bay trees. You’ll then spread out an authentic African mud cloth on the safari vehicle, sit back and enjoy a selection of Francis Ford Coppola wines, as well as our house South African wines accompanied by the finest local hand selected artisan cheeses and breads. The price of your private safari also includes a complimentary wine tasting for each guest at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery’s tasting room in Alexander Valley.
Cheetahs and Chardonnay Private Safari
Up to 6 guests (adults only): $1,400.
This once in a lifetime adventure is our most exclusive safari package and is “purrfect” for any feline enthusiast. Not only will you roam the hills on your chardonnay private safari, you’ll also get a wild, up close and personal visit with our cheetahs and their handlers. This exclusive package offers our guests a breathtaking wildlife experience at the same time as pampering the senses with selective wines and African Ranch style cuisine.
The Cheetahs and Chardonnay Private Safari must be booked through our Animal Encounters Department. Please call Marie Martinez at (707) 566-3623, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Serengeti Twilight Private Safari
Up to 6 guests: $1,650 ($275 for each additional guest). Must book two weeks in advance. Seasonal and Weather Dependent.
Twilight is an enchanting time to explore Safari West as the mystery and drama of the Sonoma Serengeti comes alive after dusk. During the drive, your guide will choose a time to stop by Watusi Lake where your dinner awaits you on a safari table appointed with a white table cloth and place settings with wine glasses. Your safari dining experience will be situated on a majestic hillside, pitched to gaze upon the serene silhouettes of wandering wildebeest and twisting trees.