Can I bring my children with me on a Safari Tour or for Parent's Day?

All visitors to the Shambala Preserve must be 18 years or older, no exceptions.

How can I come visit Shambala?

The 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 Sunset Safaris. For complete details please see our Visitor Guide page.

Are your safaris wheelchair accessible?

The 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.

Where are you located?

Shambala is approximately forty miles north of Los Angeles, California, in the Antelope Valley.
Shambala Preserve
6867 Soledad Canyon
Acton, CA 93510
(661) 268-0380 . FAX (661) 268-8809
For detailed directions and a map please click here.

How 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.

What if it rains on the day of my safari?

The 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.

Who 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 click here.

From 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.

Do we get to touch the animals?

As 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.

How could I get to work with the animals at Shambala?

At 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.

Does Shambala have an intern program?

Shambala does not have an intern program.

How can I volunteer at Shambala?

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 page.

If 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.
Photos by  Bill Dow  2018 The Roar Foundation
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The Roar Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
Shambala is a member of the American Sanctuary Association.