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Safari West LIVE

What is Safari West LIVE and how does it work?
Watch the video below to find out!

Program Details

An interactive live-stream experience, scheduled in pediatric hospitals, Safari West LIVE engages the imagination and inspires the curiosity of young explorers as they virtually ride along with a naturalist through the rolling hills of Safari West, sighting giraffes, cheetahs, wildebeest, zebras, and many more wondrous African animals. 

Mission

Inspiring Wildlife Stewards for Life and supporting children in their road to wellness recovery by offering a reprieve from the patient's long-term hospital stay. Program supports positive mental health while providing hope for wellness while reducing fear, anxiety, and pain. Young explorers are delighted by the careful planning of special events such as celebrating birthdays and milestones as they interact with the hosts and guides while on safari and enjoy learning about the wild things who live at Safari West and conservation efforts. 

 

Impacts

 

                       Programs          118                        153

                                                       in 2022               in 2023

               Hospital Beds         55,895                 64,063

                                                       in 2022                in 2023

Testimonials from our Childlife Services Partners

“(Safari West LIVE is) exponentially helpful to patient's mental health, overall well-being, and in their overall recovery.”

Abbie Kreider - Seacrest Dallas Children’s Hospital

“Our kids are looking for authenticity. They have a lot of screen time and a lot of recorded content... so they're looking to connect, and Safari West (LIVE) does that and keep it entertaining at the same time.  So, the production is really outstanding.”

Elyse Cann – Benioff Children’s Hospital, Oakland

"The guides have done a wonderful job of interacting with our hospital and our patients. They just don't hesitate to spend as much time as they need to, or we want to, on any of the questions, no matter how off the wall they may be.

They're great at adjusting to the content, and age, that we are presenting to."

Josh Castaneda - Seacrest Studios

Our Partners

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UCSF Childrens Hospital Logo
Stanford Hospital Childrens Hospital logo
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