Where To Go On A Safari In The U.S. - Family Traveller (USA)

An African safari might be high on your animal-loving kids' bucket list, but for wildlife adventures closer to home, consider a safari right here in the United States. That's right — a handful of state parks and private attractions make it possible to see giraffes and cheetahs from a safari vehicle. Whether you're hoping to spot animals on your own or with a guide, here are 10 safaris that are sure to bring a thrill for the whole family.

Safari West | Sonoma, California

Although Sonoma is best known for its vineyards, you'd be surprised to learn that it's also home to a 400-acre wildlife reservation. Safari West sets out to conserve animals like wildebeast, cheetahs, giraffes and gazelle — all of which are allowed to roam freely. Visitors can observe from an open-air vehicle and "glamp" in a tent for overnight stays.