School Field Trips

School Field Trips

The Adventurous School Field Trips at Safari West

…is a field trip like no other!

This is a 90-minute adventure field trip led by one of our naturalists. Students and chaperones will spend half of their time exploring our inner compound on foot. Together with a guide, students will encounter giraffes, primates, cheetahs, and birds from all over the world in our open-air aviary. During the driving portion of the field trip, students and chaperones will board one of our open-air vehicles: the Nairobi Bus or the African Queen. The African Queen is a 25-foot long trailer customized with benches and a safari style canvas roof. The guide on board will provide students with an interactive and educational journey through our savannah grasslands. The information presented by our guides is themed around conservation and is in adherence with the California State Science Content Standards.

This field trip excursion can accommodate groups up to 90 students. Please note that these adventures are weather permitting, especially the African Queen safari trek. If inclement weather prevents us from completing the driving portion of your field trip, we will still try to complete the walking portion and substitute the drive with educational activities led by our REC department staff in our indoor meeting space.

Minimum of 20 people

One teacher per class: free; Students (K-12) $15 per person; Adult Chaperones: $20 per person. One chaperone is needed for every 7-10 children.

Available only during the school calendar year, excluding June, July and August.
All field trips are by advance reservation only.

Our School Field Trips are structured the same as the Group Safari Trek, but only available to school classes K-12. Teachers may book these field trips through our guest services at Safari West. Please email us first to check availability.

Once reserved with our guest services, please call to confirm your arrival one week before your field trip. Bag lunches are permitted on our lawn near our open-air aviary.

Please note: Home School Programs must follow the same protocol as field trips for school classes K-12: No more than 1 adult for every 7 children. Please, no siblings and/or additional family members.

School Field Trip prices are not available to general youth organizations. Youth Organizations may book directly with our Group Department.

Discover Africa

If you teach in an underfunded school, your class may be eligible for a Discover Africa scholarship funded by the Safari West Wildlife Foundation.

For more information please visit the Safari West Wildlife Foundation website.