Safari West – a favorite attraction of mine – partially reopened their facilities last month after the Tubbs Fire ravaged Sonoma county. Although much of the land surrounding this wild animal preserve was parched by the fire, the good news is that no animals at Safari West were injured or killed as a result of it.
The bad news is that they also lost their accessible safari vehicle in the fire, so unfortunately they are not able to offer any accessible driving tours until it is replaced.
Currently the Savannah Cafe at Safari West is open for lunch. The tent cabins will reopen in 2018, after they undergo a top-to-bottom deep cleaning and refurbishing. And the accessible tours will begin again, once the accessible vehicle is replaced.
Safari West really is a special place, and I’m glad that most of it survived the fire. They did an excellent job on their two accessible tent cabins, and both of them have roll-in showers. So make plans to visit Safari West and sleep with the animals in 2018.