The word “safari” usually brings to mind an exotic experience in a far-away land – but as Point Reyes Safaris proves, a safari doesn’t have to be that far from home after all. Located just an hour from San Francisco, Point Reyes Safaris offers a unique and memorable experience for photographers, outdoor enthusiasts, and wildlife lovers alike.
At Ventura Townehouse, we understand the importance of novel and exciting experiences throughout the lifetime, but especially in retirement. Though it can be daunting, learning or participating in something new and different can stimulate creativity, inspire feelings of accomplishment, and transform the aging experience.
In this article, we take an in-depth look at the experience offered by Point Reyes Safaris.
Safaris tend to be ripe with photography opportunities, and Point Reyes Safaris is no exception. Their website is filled with gorgeous images of scenery and exotic wildlife. There are action shots of bobcats hunting for gophers, great horned owls nestled in the trees, and baby elephant seals lounging on the beach. These trips are not reserved for experienced photographers, either, as the guide provides indispensable suggestions for capturing the best pictures.
The keen-eyed guide of Point Reyes Safaris, Daniel Dietrich, is a well-traveled professional wildlife photographer himself, as well as a certified California Naturalist. He knows how to spot hidden gems that make for incredible photography opportunities, like sunbathing foxes, osprey showing off a fresh catch, and coyotes hidden amongst the tall grass. Daniel also keeps the safari groups small and discusses goals beforehand to ensure a personalized, intimate experience.
But you don’t need to be a photographer to enjoy what Point Reyes Safaris has to offer; it’s an experience that would appeal to any wildlife lover. The Point Reyes National Seashore, spread across 71,000 acres, is filled with abundant wildlife; over half of all North American bird species and 85 different kinds of mammals can be found in this park. Happy customers report spotting a variety of creatures, including whales, otters, herons, elk, weasels, falcons, and even badgers.
Point Reyes Safaris has something to offer for everyone, whether you’re a seasoned nature photographer or someone who wants to see exotic creatures in their natural habitat. And with such an experienced guide leading the way, you’re guaranteed to see plenty of hidden treasures. Indeed, Point Reyes Safaris proves that exotic and unforgettable experiences exist just outside your front door.
As an active independent living community, Ventura Townehouse knows that exciting opportunities, like that offered by Point Reyes Safaris, can help create a dynamic and engaging retirement experience. For more information about our retirement community, or to schedule a personalized tour, click here.
My grandmother lives at the Ventura Townehouse and I feel confident that she is in good hands. They get her to her appointments and provide any aftercare that she may need. Everyone there is friendly and like family. I feel like I’m at home when I go there to visit her and eat with her in the dining room.
Recently, I visited my Mom from Chicago. Each day I offered to take us out and about in Ventura. We found ourselves having such an enjoyable time at the Townehouse we didn’t leave. The dining room was so lovey to enjoy with her friends. Patios welcoming and the activities kept us busy. We laughed and had fun all day! Thank you everyone for making me feel at home and making my visit special. It’s always hard to leave my mom. But not as hard when I know she is so happy! Until my next visit!
Staff is very helpful and always concerned about my Mother’s needs, the interior and grounds maintenance is exceptional. Dining provides healthy menus to choose from. Front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. Best decision we ever made was bringing my mom here.