Safari West Animal Foundation Camp Nyika

Welcome to Camp Nyika

Sonoma County’s wildest science discovery day camp!

At Camp Nyika, your child explores the Sonoma Serengeti while learning what it takes to be a safari guide. Each session provides five full days of wildlife learning and adventure at the Safari West Wildlife Preserve. Camp Nyika nurtures the inner naturalist in every child as they learn to track wildlife, identify flora and fauna, and get in touch with the wild world! Along with their week of adventure and learning, each camper also receives a souvenir hat, keepsake bush crafts, and a Junior Safari Guide certificate!


6 Weekly Sessions in June and July, Monday - Friday

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

$380 a week per camper

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Junior Keepers at Safari West

Junior Keeper

Get wild as a Junior Keeper!
Step behind the scenes and learn how to manage and care for the amazing animals of Safari West!

Young people on a field trip at Safari West

Discover Africa

Bring your class and discover something wild! With a science-based curriculum and funds to subsidize your visit, it's always a good time to come to Discover Africa!

Circle of Conservation

We are all children of the earth (African animals and children standing on a globe)

Education, Conservation, and Exploration

The department of Research, Education, and Conservation (commonly referred to as the REC department) is our outlet for mission-focused programming. In accordance with the AZA, we believe strongly in the responsibility of zoos and aquariums not only to promote conservation but to contribute to it...

After the Fire – Safari West Survived!

The 2017 Tubbs Fire was devastating to all of us in Sonoma, Napa, and neighboring counties. As we work together to rebuild, we are overjoyed to see our friends at Safari West back on their feet. The following video perfectly captures the spirit and dedication of this incredible conservation facility. Join us in support of wildlife education and conservation consider a gift of financial support today.