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Safari West is Temporarily Closed

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The Safari West Wildlife Preserve is temporarily closed for in-person visits, however we are open VIRTUALLY. The closure comes as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the Stay Home Order issued by Sonoma County on December 10th. This closure impacts all on-site activities including tent stays and safaris.

Welcome to the all-new, all-digital edition of the Safari West you know and love! We know you can’t come out to see us during COVID-19, so we’ve worked out a way to bring the preserve to you!

A New Era of Adventure is Here!  It’s Safari@Home’ – Bringing you Safari West Live! We will continue to provide virtual Zoomfaris however and look forward to seeing you virtually online as we once again adapt to this ongoing challenge.

Check out our virtual safari options and discover the many ways you can Go On ‘Safari@Home’ and welcome a bit of the wild into your living room. or try and Zoomfari for your home office.

Unti we see you again, if you have an existing reservation impacted by this enclosure, expect to hear from our reservations team shortly. We are working as fast as we can to reach out to all our reserved guests to help reschedule your stays or provide a gift card for the balance of your reservation.

We hope to see all your smiling faces (in thumbnail video anyway) soon! These are trying times and we appreciate your understanding and support. Stay safe out there and we’ll see you all again soon!

How You Can Help Protect Yourself and Others

While COVID-19 is a novel disease, it is subject to the same control measures as the common cold or seasonal flu. The following recommendations come directly from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and more useful information can be found on their website:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Thank You and Stay Safe

Jared Paddock

Jared Paddock

Safari West staff and conservation writer.