Ever dream about going on safari across vast plains in faraway places such as Tanzania or Kenya? Through Malibu Wine Safaris, you can experience the next best thing: a wine safari, which swaps the costly logistics of traveling to another continent for wine — and plenty of it.
Dakota Semler, who is CEO of Malibu Wine Safaris and also the son of Ron Semler, founder of sister companies Malibu Estate Wines and Malibu Family wine, explained that the idea of Malibu Wine Safaris had stemmed from a family trip to Africa.
“We were fortunate enough to experience a few safaris in Kruger National Park in South Africa and Chobe National Park in Botswana and loved the idea of exploring the wilderness and its amazing creatures,” Dakota Semler said. “We already had exotic animals as pets on the property, so when we returned from the trip, we built a custom safari truck because we thought it would be the most fun way to interact with the animals and share the ranch.”
This story originally ran online for TravelAge West on 12/15/15. All photos are by Valerie Chen.