I bring my children with me on a Safari Tour or for Parent's
visitors to the Shambala Preserve must be 18 years or older,
no exceptions. There is only one program available where
children can visit the Shambala Preserve. This is called
the Partners In Education
program and is available only by special reservations.
can I come visit Shambala?
Shambala Preserve is open to the public one weekend a month
by advance reservation only. An afternoon safari costs $50
a person. Please see our Safari page for a schedule and
mail-in reservation form. There are other opportunities
to visit Shambala either by becoming
a parent of a "Wild One," booking one of our
fabulous Tent Stays or arranging
a school or youth groupour with our Partner's
In Education group. For complete details please see
our Visitor Guide page.
Are your safaris wheelchair accessible?
paths we follow on our tour of the preserve are composed
of packed dirt and sand. It is possible to navigate in a
wheelchair. We have had many wheelchair participants, all
of whom enjoyed the tour.
are you located?
is approximately forty miles north of Los Angeles, California,
in the Antelope Valley.
6867 Soledad Canyon
Acton, CA 93510
(661) 268-0380 . FAX (661) 268-8809
For detailed directions and a map please click
many animals do you have?
The Shambala Preserve is home to over 30 big cats—lions, tigers, leopards, cougars, servals, bobcats—as well as
assorted species of duck.
if it rains on the day of my safari?
Shambala Preserve is in the high desert in Acton. Often it rains
in Los Angeles and just sprinkles or drizzles in Acton.
It usually clears up quickly. So, bring an umbrella. We
hold the safari come rain or come shine.
is Tippi Hedren?
Actress and conservationist Tippi Hedren, star of Alfred Hitchcock’s
The Birds and Marnie (and many others), is founder and president of the Roar Foundation since she founded it in 1983. She guides the organization’s efforts to increase the public’s knowledge about wildlife in our world, and provides guidance and leadership in maintaining the beautiful Shambala Preserve for the wild beings for whom this haven was established. For more information on Tippi Hedren, please
where do our animals come?
They are all bred in the United States for sale as pets and used for financial exploitation. Our “Wild Ones” come from confiscations all over the U.S. by USDA, State Departments of Fish and Game, local Departments of Animal Control, ASPCA, Humane Societies, and private citizens who have mistakenly acquired these animals as pets.
The Shambala Preserve does not breed, buy, sell or trade animals.
we get to touch the animals?
much as we know many of you would love to touch and pet
our animals as a show of your love, these animals are wild
and in enclosures to protect them as well as you. In short--no,
you may not touch them.
could I get to work with the animals at Shambala?
the present time, there are no employment opportunities
at the Shambala Preserve. Our dedicated animal crew has
been with us at Shambala for many years.
Shambala have an intern program?
does not have an intern program.
can I volunteer at Shambala?
can always use volunteers to help us in our fundraising
efforts! Please note, however, that NO VOLUNTEER MAY
WORK WITH THE ANIMALS. Our insurance is extremely strict
on this point. Therefore, our volunteers will not be working
with the animals, they are needed for such duties as selling
items in our Trading Post, safari guest supervision,
helping to prepare newsletter mailings, and fundraising
events. What we like to ask is that you attend one of our
safaris as a paying guest first, both to see how Shambala
operates and to see what typical volunteer duties will be.
For more information please visit our Docents
you have any other questions that have not been answered here
please visit our Contact Page for
a list of who to contact regarding your specific question.