Behind the Scenes Giraffe Feeding

Behind the Scenes and Wild Adventures


Behind the Scenes

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 worldwide!

Take a Wild Walk

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

Pricing: starting at $275 for two people. You can expand your group at the rate of $50 per additional adult and $30 for each additional child (ages 3-12), 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

Rhino Encounter


Rhino Encounter by Alex Rubin

Get up close and personal with Safari West’s most massive inhabitants! Journey out to the white rhino paddock with one of our keepers in this exclusive behind-the-scenes encounter. Get so close you can hear these multi-ton mammals breathing! During this intimate encounter, you’ll come face-to-face with a southern white rhinoceros and come away changed forever.

Pricing: $250 for two guests (adults and children ages 3-12). $50 for each additional adult and $30 for each additional child up to a total of six participants. The experience lasts ~20 minutes and may vary depending on rhinoceros and keeper concerns.

For details and reservations, please contact Reservations:
(707) 566-3623

Photo by Alex Rubin

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 for 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 $300 per person with a two-person maximum.

Overnight Package

The overnight package includes lodging in a 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 $1,500 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