Where California’s People Meet Africa’s Wildlife

The Safari West Wildlife Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating wildlife advocates. We do so by providing an ongoing series of wildlife education programs for people of all ages at the Safari West Wildlife Preserve. Sponsored class trips, a Jr Keeper program for kids, and scholarships all contribute to that goal. Through the foundation, qualified schools with no budget for field trips can also experience the joy and benefit from the knowledge that comes from a class visit.

Dozens of species of mammals, birds, and reptiles from Africa are available for face-to-face encounters, supported by helpful Safari West staff members. Safari West is also involved in conservation breeding to help bolster populations of endangered species such as the waldrapp ibis, addax antelope, Nile lechwe, and others.

Mission Statement

Inspiring Wildlife Advocacy.

It really is as simple as that. Every day we work to inspire advocates for wildlife and wild places. On this crowded and dynamic planet, our wild neighbors need a helping hand more than ever. Each of our three aims—research, education, and conservation—come together with this one simple idea: to build a better tomorrow, we need wildlife advocates today.

The Safari West Wildlife Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization.