Giraffe Feeding

Behind the Scenes

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Step behind the curtain and take your exploration to the next level! These private behind the scenes experiences are designed to get you as close as possible to some of the amazing creatures of Safari West. Take pride in knowing that all proceeds from these unique encounters go directly toward our conservation efforts and help support some of the most critical conservation work being done, both here in Sonoma County, and around the world!

Take a Wild Walk Behind the Scenes

This is our most popular behind the scenes experience and is perfect for groups of up to 6 guests. Get up close and personal with some of our most unique furred, feathered, and scaled residents. Enjoy a deeper experience with some of our animals and learn what it takes to make sure they’re always happy and healthy. This wild walk may include visits to the giraffe barn, warthog pen, Amani Oasis aviary, and more!

*Due to considerations of animal health and welfare, the details of the behind the scenes walk are subject to change.

Pricing: starting at $225 for two people. You can expand your group at the rate of $50 per additional adult and $30 for each additional child, up to a six-person maximum limit. Gratuity is included in this price.

For details and reservations, please contact one of our Reservation Agents:
(707) 566-3667
Reservations@safariwest.com

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Meet the Cheetahs

  • Fast Cat Alley
  • Cheetah Barn Visit

Cheetah RunningExperience the thrill of an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter as our cheetah handlers take you to Fast Cat Alley! In an area normally closed to guests you’ll get to spend time with our amazing cheetahs. Get close enough to count their spots and hear them purr! This inspirational experience will deepen your love for the world’s fastest runner and your reservation will support cheetah conservation.

Pricing: $200 for a maximum of two adults. The experience lasts ~45 minutes. For safety reasons, the Fast Cat Alley is an adults only experience.

For details and reservations, please contact Marie Martinez:
(707) 566-3623
mmartinez@safariwest.com

Meet our cheetahs where they live! In the company of one of our cheetah handlers, You and up to 3 guests will enter the cheetah barn for a half-hour to get up close and personal with Safari West’s largest carnivore. Your cheetah keeper guide will enlighten you about cheetah conservation and provide a deeper insight into the world’s fastest runner. A priceless experience for wildlife lovers of all ages!

Pricing: $200 for up to 4 people (adults and children).

For details and reservations, please contact Marie Martinez:
(707) 566-3623
mmartinez@safariwest.com

Fast Cat Alley

Cheetah RunningExperience the thrill of an exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter as our cheetah handlers take you to Fast Cat Alley! In an area normally closed to guests you’ll get to spend time with our amazing cheetahs. Get close enough to count their spots and hear them purr! This inspirational experience will deepen your love for the world’s fastest runner and your reservation will support cheetah conservation.

Pricing: $200 for a maximum of two adults. The experience lasts ~45 minutes. For safety reasons, the Fast Cat Alley is an adults only experience.

For details and reservations, please contact Marie Martinez:
(707) 566-3623
mmartinez@safariwest.com

Cheetah Barn Visit

Meet our cheetahs where they live! In the company of one of our cheetah handlers, You and up to 3 guests will enter the cheetah barn for a half-hour to get up close and personal with Safari West’s largest carnivore. Your cheetah keeper guide will enlighten you about cheetah conservation and provide a deeper insight into the world’s fastest runner. A priceless experience for wildlife lovers of all ages!

Pricing: $200 for up to 4 people (adults and children).

For details and reservations, please contact Marie Martinez:
(707) 566-3623
mmartinez@safariwest.com

Keeper For a Day

Got an urge to discover what it’s like to be responsible for the care and feeding of exotic wildlife? Sign up to become a Safari West Keeper of the Day! Have an adventure as you work directly with our mammals and birds. Prepare meals and help with feeding, all while learning what it takes to keep a place like Safari West up and running.

The experience is mildly physical and you must be able to climb in and out of a pickup truck and be able to lift 50 pound buckets. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

Morning Package

The adventure begins at 9:00 A.M. and continues until noon. Participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Pricing: The morning package costs $250 per person with a two-person maximum.

Overnight Package

The overnight package includes lodging in one of our safari tent cabins with a full continental breakfast in the morning. You’ll also enjoy lunch and dinner around the BBQ with the new friends you’ll make. Wind down your busy day with a complimentary bottle of wine in your tent, and receive a Safari West T-shirt to commemorate the day!

Pricing: The overnight package costs $1,000 for two adults (maximum) who will be involved from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. There will be a full lunch break. Participants must be 21 years of age.

For details and reservations, please contact Marie Martinez:
(707) 566-3623
mmartinez@safariwest.com

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Behind the Scenes