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Earth Day Celebrations at Safari West in Wine Country

Coming to wine country, or live here? What are you doing on Earth day?

Safari West is cordially inviting you to celebrate Earth Day with them on Friday, April 22nd. Earth Day is the day that they traditionally set aside to honor the bountiful planet we all call home. In my humble opinion, there’s no better place to meet the animals that inhabit our planet than right here on the Sonoma Serengeti.

Safari West is a 400-acre private wildlife preserve located in Sonoma County, California. The crew at Safari Went knows, much better than most, that animals and our earth are priceless. Peter and Nancy Lang founded the preserve in 1993, on an oak-studded hillside, northeast of Santa Rosa (on the Mark West Springs Road).

Their selection of wildlife emphasizes species that are native to Africa. The animals include giraffes, rhinoceros, many different varieties of deer, cheetahs, and a large assortment of bird species. The park engages in breeding programs through other zoos and park programs, in order to keep the gene pool healthy for these species. Sadly for all of our children and grandchildren, the park is also home to species that are considered to be extinct in the wild. The park is one of only six accredited private zoos in the United States… all on 400 acres.

This year on Earth Day the lawn in front of their Amani Oasis aviary will be transformed into a Dynamics of Spring display, where the “miraculous change of winter to spring” will be on full show. Between their exhibits and the hands-on explorations, it’s going to be an adventure in learning for both kids and adults.

Alongside our lawn of learning, we’ll have safari treks departing every 45 minutes on our Nairobi minibus, and we’ll show off the amazing ways that the change from winter to spring effects Safari West. 

Spring is a time of courtship so expect to see our animals frolicking and playing about and to see our newest three young giraffes.

A special BBQ lunch will be served

from 12:00 noon to 2:30 p.m..

11:30 AM Package – Nairobi Trek departs at 12:30 PM

12:00 PM Package – Nairobi Trek departs at 1:15 PM

12:30 PM Package – Nairobi Trek departs at 2:00 PM

1:00 PM Package – Nairobi Trek departs at 2:45 PM

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“Since its opening in 1993, we have always strived to pursue conservation goals. We believe that the animals in our collection can act as flagships and that when we emphasize their struggles what we’re really doing is drawing attention to the broader problems of the ecosystem and conservation. That truth is, it doesn’t matter how hard we work to save an animal if the place they call home is destroyed.”

Can you think of a more down to earth Earth Day Celebration for children and their families?

2 Responses to “Earth Day Celebrations at Safari West in Wine Country”

  1. Steve Howe says:

    I highly recommend a visit to Safari West. This wild animal preserve is well run and gives you a change to get up close and personal with a wide variety of animals.

    Visitors can tour the property or book an overnight stay. Jeep tours drive into the large enclosures with knowledgeable guides that educate you about the various animals. There are African style cabins where you can spend the night and listen to the sounds of the animals as you sleep. It’s a unique experience.

  2. Jo Diaz says:

    Truly unique, Steve. Thanks for endorsing this one. They’re great. I bring our grandchildren there as regularly as I can. We’re just a few miles away.

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