Sunday, August 18, 2013

Walk on the Wild Side

Mom and dad love animals, and one of their very places to visit is Safari West. Just north of Napa, California, it's an animal park that has overnight accommodations. A few years ago, they went for their birthday. 

The rooms are luxury tents, similar to tents used in African safaris

The bathroom vanity is a carved piece of wood

The view from the front porch

These guys live in the park, just hanging out

The white version

One of the best features is Lemur Island

Mom and dad drank their morning coffee watching the Lemurs warm up 

Just hanging out in the morning sun

Hey, what are you lookin' at?

Mom could have watched them all morning

But as much as watching Lemurs was fun, they had a truck transport to catch

The truck drives through the animal enclosures

They drove right up to the Giraffes

Giraffes-Eye view from the top of the truck

Necks and spots everywhere

Safari West is known for their Giraffe breeding program

Getting some refreshment at the watering hole

Gentle giants

All sorts of animals live together

This is how close we got to the animals

Butts on display

Not your average traffic hazard

These guys were huge

All sorts of animals live at the park

Not the prettiest fellow

A little guy hanging out by the watering tank

This gal wandered freely around the park. She would scare visitors into dropping their food, and then snatch up a snack. Sadly, she died shortly after their trip, of old age. She had lived many years at Safari West.


  1. Wow what a cool place. We'd love to go somewhere like that. Nice one. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Hi Gracie,

    What cool pictures & an awesome place to stay. Oh my, the Watusi have huge horns!!