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All About Safari Encounters

At Safari Encounters, the essence of the wild is brought to life through a careful blend of conservation, education, and immersive experiences. The 2.5 acres are home to a diverse array of animals, from majestic lynx to curious lemurs, from colorful parrots to elusive reptiles. Each resident has a unique story, often one of rescue and redemption, and serves as an ambassador for their species, inspiring visitors to connect with the natural world on a profound level.

Brandi and Daniel's dedication to education is evident in Safari Encounters' engaging programs and interactive exhibits. From guided tours that offer insight into animal behaviors and ecosystems, to hands-on workshops that highlight the importance of ethical and sustainable practices, the sanctuary strives to foster a deep understanding of the delicate balance that sustains life on Earth.

However, the true magic of Safari Encounters lies in the unity of its community. Volunteers, donors, and visitors alike become part of a greater movement to safeguard Earth's precious species. The efforts of Brandi and Daniel extend far beyond the sanctuary's borders, as they collaborate with conservation organizations and educational institutions to amplify their impact and champion the cause of wildlife protection on a global scale.

Safari Encounters is a testament to the power of a shared dream, a dream that has grown from Brandi's initial spark of inspiration to a blazing fire fueled by passion, dedication, and love for the natural world. As visitors walk its paths, hear the stories of its inhabitants, and witness the tireless work of its founders and volunteers, they are invited to join a collective effort to ensure that generations to come can marvel at the beauty of Earth's creatures. In the heart of Safari Encounters, conservation comes to life, reminding us all of the profound interconnectedness that binds us to every living being on this planet.




Brandi originally established Safari Encounters in 2016 in Fresno, Califorinia after graduating college with honors and having extensive previous experience with sloths, various primates, and cats.  She grew the program over the next few years to over 100 animals and moving to the Sonoma County. While she was guest speaking across the country she met Daniel. Daniel joined in 2019 and brought all of his zoological experience building and designing exhibits as well as, his passion for reptiles & aquatics. Graduating with honors after serving in the US Air Force he specializes in crocodilian biology and management.






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Looking for 5-20 acres

Want to help us expand our program?

We are ALWAYS updating, expanding, and growing our facility. We are in need of 15-20 acres in Sonoma County to build a new project. Email us if you would llike to help or learn more about this exciting opporuntiy! 

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