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Apple has brought its expertise in development tools to the web. Safari includes Web Inspector, a powerful tool that makes it easy to modify, debug, and optimize websites for peak performance and compatibility on both platforms. And with Responsive Design Mode, you can preview your web pages in various screen sizes, orientations, and resolutions. Access these tools by enabling the Develop menu in Safari’s Advanced preferences.
Web Inspector is your command center, giving you quick and easy access to the richest set of development tools ever included in a web browser. It helps you inspect all of the resources and activity on a web page, making development more efficient across Apple platforms. The clean, unified design puts each core function in a separate tab, which you can rearrange to fit your workflow. You can even debug memory using Timelines and tweak styles using widgets for over 150 of the most common CSS properties.
Elements. View and inspect the elements that make up the DOM of a web page. Clicking elements from the fully editable markup tree on the left reveals the node’s styles in the middle sidebar, with more details in the right sidebar.
Sources. Find every resource of a webpage, including documents, images, scripts, stylesheets, and more. Use the built-in debugger with data type and code highlights to troubleshoot and understand the script execution flow.
Network. See a detailed list of all network requests made to load every web page resource, so you can quickly evaluate the response, status, timing, and more.
Storage. Find details about the data stored by a web page, such as application cache, cookies, databases, indexed databases, local storage, and session storage.
Layers. Visualize compositing layers in 3D to understand where layers are generated and in what order they'll render. Use layers to help find unexpected memory consumption or excessive repaints on a web page.
Audit. Preform audits against a web page to certify that common code and accessibility errors are addressed. Confirm that a web page follows design guidelines and specifications of modern web pages.
Responsive Design Mode
Safari has a powerful new interface for designing responsive web experiences. Responsive Design Mode provides a simple interface for quickly previewing your web page across various screen sizes, orientations, and resolutions, as well as custom viewports and user agents. You can drag the edges of any window to resize it. And you can click on a device to toggle its orientation, taking it from portrait to landscape — and even into Split View on iPad.
- Debugging Safari/Chrome on your iPhone/iPad/iOS device
In the world of modern web development, Web 2.0 (or is it 3.0?), with HTML5, CSS3, ES6, and frameworks and libraries up the wazoo, our web apps and sites always work seamlessly and flawlessly across all the browsers and devices… hahaha, I know…
The reality is, web development, as great and modern as it is, can have little caveats and nuances across the different browsers: Chrome, Safari, FireFox, Edge, and the Mac/Windows/Linux/iOS/Android versions of each. Thankfully, the big contenders like Netscape (those were the days) and Internet Explorer have finally been deprecated and are no longer expected to be supported in the wild. Even with the great modern web, we still have issues once in a while.
In my recent efforts in troubleshooting one small “nuance” between Chrome on Mac and Chrome and Safari on iOS (yes, all three were acting differently), I needed to debug my browser on my iPad and/or iPhone. I won’t get into what the issue is here, instead, I’ll get into how we can debug the browsers on our iOS devices. I’ve searched for many options, some worked, some didn’t, so below is what worked for me.
All steps below are all running on my:
- MacBook Pro 16-inc, M1 Pro, running macOS Ventura 13.6
- iPad Air (4th) v15.3.1
- iPhone 14 Pro Max iOS v17.0.3
What are we debugging
Before we get started in debugging, we should cover what we’re debugging. In the following debugging methods, we can debug anything our browser can get to: netflix.com, google.com, or our public website. With CI/CD in place, I can make code changes and get them into my dev environment in under 5 minutes, and that suffices at times. I can then hit the site directly on my iPhone and debug as needed.
Sometimes, if I’m really diving into a granular issue and don’t want to wait, I like to use ngrok. Ngrok spins up a gateway from a public address to your local dev machine. This allows me to troubleshoot realtime on my mobile browser while writing the code on my laptop. It’s pretty slick and has saved me a lot of time. I can even share the ngrok address with my colleagues and they can access it on my local machine too! Another option would be to set up DNS for your iPhone to navigate to your laptop while on the same wifi network, and that’s not worth the effort in my book.
Debugging in Chrome on iOS
This is great quick way to check out your console messages without using your Mac.
- In Chrome on your iPad or iPhone, go to chrome://inspect and then press Start Logging .
- Now go do your thing in another tab, keeping this tab open.
- Come back anytime to see any and all console outputs!
See, no laptop/desktop needed, just do it on the mobile device.
Debugging in Safari on iOS
This is a great method of debugging your iOS devices as it gives you the closest thing to actually debugging on your computer. With this method you can use the dev tools on your Mac to connect to your iOS Safari browser. It’s pretty sweet.
- On your Mac , open Safari, then go to Safari > Settings.
- Click Advanced and click Show Develop menu in menu bar at the bottom of the window. Close the window.
- On your iPad or iPhone , go to Settings > Safari > Advanced.
- Scroll to the bottom and enable Web Inspector .
For this next part, I recommend using a USB cable to attach your iOS device to your Mac. You might get away with doing this over Wifi, as I have in the past, but it’s not reliable .
- Connect your device to your Mac using a USB cable, or try the following over Wifi.
- On your Mac, in Safari, click the Develop menu.
- Near the top of the menu you should see your iPad or iPhone listed.
- Hover over your device in the menu and you’ll see Safari with each tab listed below. Click the one you want to debug.
- The Web Inspector should then appear, now debug it: Elements, Console, Sources, Network, all of it should work!
Good enough for now
Between these two techniques, I’ve been able to troubleshoot my issues quite successfully. Generally, iOS Safari and Chrome act relatively the same, so debugging in Safari helps me clear my Chrome issue. And if it doesn’t I can always throw in more console.log s and see what Chrome is actually doing. Ideally, we should be able to debug the code directly on Chrome, like we can do with Safari, but at this time it’s just not possible.
One other option, for a cost: inspect.dev
There’s a product called inspect.dev that boasts it can debug Safari, Webviews, and Chrome from macOS, Windows, and Linux. Learn more at https://inspect.dev/why . I have not tried them out, I don’t want to pay for something that should be free for developers (hence this blog post).
Let me know if you know other ways to debug your mobile browsers! Leave a comment below or let’s connect on Twitter .
‘Til next time, happy debugging!
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You should also check out using x-code’s simulator. Safari Dev Tools can attach to the Safari session on the simulator and you’re off to the races!
Oh yea, i just found that and then forgot that… thanks I’ll check it out closer and share my findings!
Thanks for article. One small correction Chrome for iOS uses WKWebView.
Thanks for the fix! will update
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Thanks bro! I’ll follow yours steps, wish me luck.
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Troubleshooting, enable the safari debug console on iphone & ipad.
Safari for iOS includes an optional debug console to help web developers track down and resolve issues with webpages on iPhone and iPad.
Even better, with the latest versions of iOS it actually uses the same Web Inspector that Safari on desktop does too, meaning if you connect the iPhone or iPad to the computer you can use the Safari debugging tools directly with your iOS or iPadOS device
Older versions of iOS have this capability too, and while not as in inclusive as the desktop Safari debug and developer tools , it’s still useful and is easy to enable or disable on the iPhone and iPad.
Let’s learn how to enable this feature on both new and old versions of iOS, and learn what’s different between the versions as well.
How to Enable & Use Web Inspector in Safari for iPhone & iPad
On modern iOS and iPadOS versions, here’s how Safari web inspector works:
- Open Settings > Safari > Advanced then tap to enable “Web Inspector”
- Connect the iPhone or iPad to a Mac, then go to Safari and enable the developer menu if you haven’t done so by going to Safari > Preferences > Advanced > Show Develop menu bar
- Pull down the “Develop” menu bar and find the iPhone or iPad, and then open the web page you wish to debug
- Safari Web Inspector will open where you can debug and inspect web elements from the iOS or IPadOS device directly in Safari on the Mac
Now as you navigate on the iPhone or iPad you will find the Web Inspector in Safari on the Mac will update.
You can access the debug Console through the Console tab in the web inspector, and you can access the debugger through the Debugger tab. And of course the usual web inspector tools for elements, resources, network, etc, are available to use as well.
You can also use a View Source trick for iOS and iPadOS while you’re on the go, if needed too.
How to Enable Debug Console on Older iOS Versions
If you have an older version of iOS on an older iPhone or iPad, the whole debug experience is on the device and you don’t have the ability to connect it to Safari on a Mac. Nonetheless it’s still quite useful, here’s how it works:
- Launch “Settings” and tap on “Safari”
- Tap on “Advanced”
- Slide “Debug Console” to ON
Once enabled, tap on the Debug Console at the top of any Safari screen to see web page errors.
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iPhone HTML web app debugging - I'm trying to optimize my HTML/web application to look and feel like a native iPhone app; how can I debug my web app on an iPhone or iPad (presumably using Safari)?
I was going to write about how to debug an HTML iPhone web application, but Apple has this covered very well in their Safari debugging tip , so I'll generally just refer you to that tip.
For developers that like their information fast, here's the abridged version of that iPhone Safari debugging tip:
- On your iPhone, tap Settings, then Safari, scroll down and tap Developer.
- On the next screen, turn on the Developer Console.
After you've changed this setting, a banner will appear above your web pages in the iPhone Safari browser when messages are in the console. Just click the Message banner to see the message content.
iPhone Safari console debugging messages
Again, for detailed information and screenshots, please see that Apple documentation page .
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How do I check logs on iOS Safari if I use Windows?
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I'm running my Web app on an iPhone 11 running iOS 16.1.2, and I want to access the iOS Safari console logs. I found a tutorial that didn't have instructions for Windows computers: https://www.lifewire.com/activate-the-debug-console-in-safari-445798 Here's what I've done so far: Under Settings->Safari->Advanced, enable Web Inspector. However, the next steps appear to be for Mac computers, and I have a Windows 11 computer. I searched for my problem on Google, and all the solutions I came up with involve downloading something to my computer. A few of them are paid products with a free trial. Some, I'm not sure I can trust. I just want to view the browser logs. Any ideas?
To be clear, I don’t want paid software if I can reasonably avoid it. And I don’t need a lot of bells and whistles, just a way to view the logs.
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- Connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
- Open Safari on your computer and go to Preferences > Advanced.
- Check the "Show Develop menu in menu bar" option.
- In the Develop menu, you should see an option for your iPhone. Select it.
- Go to the website you want to inspect on your iPhone.
- In the Develop menu on your computer, select the website you want to inspect.
- Click on the "Console" tab to view the browser logs.
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These 2 Safari Additions Could Convince Me to Switch to Apple's Browser
Even though these upgrades are small, they make a big difference in user experience in Safari.
MacOS Sonoma made me take a second look at Safari
I've used Google Chrome as my primary browser for as long as I can remember. From the moment I configured my first MacBook Air , I've been a Chrome loyalist. To be honest, even though I've always owned Apple products, I never paid much attention to Safari. Chrome just had a better look to my eye. It seemed easier to use and, frankly, appeared to have more to offer. However, with its newest release, Safari has turned my head.
MacOS Sonoma , which dropped earlier this fall, brings some interesting upgrades to Apple's web browser. These changes aren't necessarily revolutionary, but they're a nice collection of tweaks that add up to make Safari appealing to me in a way it never was before.
Here are my favorite new Safari features. For more, here are ways MacOS Sonoma is catching up to the iPhone and MacOS shortcuts you should know.
Profiles come to Safari
While browser profiles aren't new to the game, Safari's are different. Profiles on other browsers are usually meant for other people -- family members or guests -- who would be sharing the same computer as you, or at least the same browser. Safari's browsing profiles are more targeted at your own browsing experience, with Apple showcasing profiles for "School" and "Home". Though, if you want to use Safari on a shared computer, you can still create separate profiles for each user.
If you want to set up Profiles on Safari, it's easy to do. All you need to do is open Safari, click Safari in the menu bar and then click Create Profile (this will change to Manage Profile after you create your first profile) -> Start Using Profiles .
When creating a new profile, you'll need to give it a name (optionally you can pick an icon and color for your profile) and select whether you want to create a new folder for bookmarks or use one of your pre-existing bookmark folders for the new profile.
After you've created your profile, you can switch between your Safari profiles by clicking the box at the top next to the search bar that says the name of the profile you're currently browsing on.
Web apps on your Dock
Before MacOS Sonoma, if a favorite app of yours wasn't available to download on your Mac, you couldn't access it via an app icon in the Dock. With Sonoma, that's not quite true anymore. If you have a favorite website, you can now create a web app version of it you can place in your dock. This allows you to open the website and use it separately from the Safari browser -- think of Safari's new web apps like bookmarks on steroids.
While the web app may look and behave like its webpage equivalent on Safari, there are differences. A web app doesn't share browsing history, cookies, website data, or settings with Safari, Apple said. Everything stays in the web app.
It's easy to set up web apps on your dock. Go to the website you want to turn into a web app in Safari, then just go to File > Add To Dock . Alternatively, you can click the Share button, which looks like a square with an arrow coming out of the top, and then select Add to Dock .
After you've selected Add to Dock you are good to go. You can tinker with some settings, like the name of the app, but otherwise, you're all set. If you want to change the settings in your web app, all you'll need to do is open the app, click the app's name in the menu bar and then click Settings .
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Best Safari extensions for iPhone, iPad, and Mac in 2023
Extensions continue to play a key part in adding third-party functionality to Safari . They’re often great ways to boost productivity, security, and privacy to a rather barebones browsing experience. But with the hundreds of Safari extensions available across different devices, it can feel overwhelming. Here’s a list of my top picks.
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Pipifier – picture-in-picture for any video, stopthemadness – take back your web browser, duckduckgo – real-time website privacy grades, grammarly – i can’t imagine life before, 1password – cheap and great for otps too, keyword search – search sites with just a keyword, momentum – focus and inspiration start pages, bonus: wayback machine.
PiPifier is a native Safari extension that lets you view any HTML5 video as a PiP (Picture-in-Picture). With the extension installed, you must pull up a video (YouTube, Twitch, Netflix, etc.), and click the Pipifier icon on the toolbar.
Overall, PiPifier brings a familiar experience we’re used to on iPhone and iPad, as a pretty smooth workaround for PiP videos. I’ve yet to run into a video that wasn’t compatible, though sometimes it can take a few minutes for the button to light up (become available) on larger files, such as movies.
Compatibility: Mac (macOS 10.12 or later)
StopTheMadness is likely the most capable and quirky extension on this list. Notability, it overrides websites’ attempts to lock out browser features such as ⌘-key keyboard shortcuts, drag and drop, AutoFill of usernames, passwords, and emails, selecting the text, and the list goes on.
It also removes tracking tags such as utm_source from URLs and prevents clickjacking in Gmail, Facebook, and others.
One of my favorite features is its ability to stop URL shorteners. StopTheMadness checks the links you click in Safari for well-known link shorteners like bit.ly and tinyurl.com, and loads the unshortened destination instead of the shortened URL. This occurs without the extension using cookies or site data; therefore, your click can’t be tracked.
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac (macOS 10.12 or later)
It’s no secret that Apple continues to beef up its privacy and tracking game. So much so that one might ask if extensions like DuckDuckGo are still needed. The company continues to be one of the leading players in the realm of private browsing, and its Safari extension is a cherry on top.
Not only does DuckDuckGo’s extension provide another layer of privacy protection when browsing, but also packs a unique feature called Privacy Grade. A real-time indicator that appears in the Safari toolbar and gives you insights into the privacy practices of websites you visit. I personally love having this privacy grade available at a glance for the sake of transparency.
Compatibility: Mac (macOS 11 or later)
With a rapidly growing user base of over 30 million daily active users, this extension needs no introduction. Grammarly is one of those applications that you install and can’t imagine life without.
When installed, virtually anywhere you write text in Safari, you’ll see the Grammarly icon in the bottom or upper right, giving you real-time feedback. Helping with spelling, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, tone, and clarity, it’s a win for anyone with a keyboard.
Compatibility: Mac (macOS 10.12.4 or later)
1Password is also one that you may be familiar with. It’s arguably the best password manager around, with a handy Safari extension to quickly access existing passwords in your vault or even create new ones on the fly. You can also store software licenses and other vital info as well.
As a cybersecurity major, I can say 1Password’s security is good – really good. Of course, the most secure way to store passwords is nowhere at all, but end-to-end 256-bit AES encryption, AES-GCM-256 authenticated encryption, and PBKDF2 for password hashing are everything I could ask for in a password manager.
Price: 14-day free trial, $2.99/monthly
Compatibility: Mac (macOS 10.12.6 or later)
Keyword Search is a game-changing time saver. The Safari extension allows you to set up direct searches with any search engine by using a phrase as simple as typing “a.”
I set up the letter “a” in the demo below to direct me to AirPods on Amazon. It’s as easy as opening the Keyword Search extension in Safari, entering a destination URL and a hot phrase. Others I have are “news,” directing me to CNN through DuckDuckGo, and “space,” taking me to 9to5Mac’s sister site, Space Explored .
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac (macOS 11.0 or later)
Momentum replaces the boring grey start pages that Safari gives you, with an inspiring dashboard featuring weather updates, motivational quotes, to-do lists, and beautiful wallpaper. I’ve been using Momentum for the past few months, and it can be a great feel-good mood and productivity booster in those early mornings.
Some key features include:
- Ability to set daily a goal/focus/intention
- Quick weather and forecast info
- Motivational quotes
- Setting your uptime and downtime with Balance mode
- Creating and managing tasks with a built-in to-do list
Compatibility: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Mac (macOS 10.12 or later)
The Wayback Machine is a non-profit initiative that has set out to archive the Internet. Visitors can type in a URL, select a date range, and then begin surfing on an archived version of that site from virtually any point in time.
The Safari extension allows you to do everything the main site does without leaving your current window. You can also screenshot, archive, and directly share pages with it.
Wayback Machine is ultimately just a fun way to kill time by going back and seeing how a website has changed over the years.
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Compatibility: Mac (macOS 10.14 or later)
These are just some of the best Safari extensions out there so far this year, but I couldn’t conclude the list without a few honorable mentions, such as AdBlocker Pro , Tweaks for Twitter , and Step Two .
Do you have a favorite extension, not on this list? Let us know in the comments.
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In quest to defeat Euro red-tape, Apple said it had three Safari browsers – not one
And with a straight face, too. brussels didn't buy it.
Apple tried to avoid regulation in the European Union by making a surprising claim – that it offers not one but three distinct web browsers, all coincidentally named Safari.
Never mind that Apple itself advertises the sameness of its Safari browsers when pitching its Continuity feature: "Same Safari. Different device."
Cupertino also claimed it maintains five app stores and five operating systems, and that these core platform services, apart from iOS, fell below the usage threshold European rules set for regulating large platform services and ensuring competition.
In September, the European Commission designated six gatekeepers – Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, Microsoft – under the Digital Markets Act and gave each six months to comply with the legal obligations outlined in the DMA, a set of rules designed to limit the power of large technology platforms and promote competition.
Apple was declared a gatekeeper in three core platform services: operating systems (iOS), online intermediation services (AppStore), and web browsers (Safari). As a result, it's expected that Apple will allow third-party app stores that work with iOS and browser engines other than Safari's WebKit by March 2024 – in Europe, if not elsewhere.
Informed of this back in July, Apple filed a response in August that challenged the European Commission's determination. In its response, "Apple reiterated its position that each of its Safari web browsers constitutes a distinct [core platform service]," the European Commission said in its newly published decision document [PDF].
"According to Apple, Safari on iOS, Safari on iPadOS and Safari on macOS qualify as web browsers within the meaning of [the DMA requirements]," the case summary explained, noting that Apple argued only Safari for iOS falls within the DMA's scope.
This strategy appears not to have been very effective. Apple's pushback has only managed to get the European Commission to further investigate whether iPadOS and iMessage should be seen as gatekeeper-controlled core platform services.
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The decision document noted that Apple argued that its three Safari browsers each have different interface options and different uses. "For example, Safari on iPadOS and macOS include a sidebar feature, which allows end users to see opened tabs, tab groups, bookmarks and browsing history," the decision summary states. "This feature is unavailable on Safari on iOS."
Bruce Lawson, a UK-based web developer who helped found Open Web Advocacy, a group that has lobbied for regulatory restraint of Apple, characterized Apple's gambit as a "post-modernist triumph" for being essentially incomprehensible.
Lawson comments that "in order to avoid having Safari being deemed a Core Platform Service (and thus falling under the remit of DMA), Apple argues 'Look, those Safaris on iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, TvOS, WatchOS are TOTALLY DIFFERENT PRODUCTS and none of them have enough users in the EU for you to even think about regulating us, alright? We’re a tiny startup! Will nobody think of the children?!?' (I paraphrase somewhat)."
He also argued that Apple's approach explicitly violates the DMA's Anti-Circumvention provision that forbids subdividing a platform's market share to avoid regulation. The provision says those providing core platform services "shall not segment, divide, subdivide, fragment or split those services through contractual, commercial, technical or any other means in order to circumvent the quantitative thresholds laid down in Article 3(2)."
Hoist by your own marketing material
The European Commission made short work of Apple's argument by citing, among other rebuttals, Apple's own marketing copy that proclaims the singularity of Safari.
Screenshot of Apple's Safari website stating that its browser, regardless of OS or device, is the "same" Safari ... Click to enlarge
The decision document noted: "As Apple explains on its website, all these features allow Safari to work seamlessly across devices: 'Same Safari. Different device: Safari works seamlessly and syncs your passwords, bookmarks, history, tabs, and more across Mac, iPad, iPhone, and Apple Watch.'"
Citing six different issues with Apple's claims, the commission concluded: "Safari qualifies as a single web browser, irrespective of the device through which that service is accessed."
Safari qualifies as a single web browser, irrespective of the device
Jon von Tetzchner, CEO of browser biz Vivaldi, told The Register in a phone interview that Apple, Google, and Microsoft all are trying to find ways to avoid onerous DMA requirements.
"All of them are trying to do that," he said. "This is very similar to what Microsoft is doing. Microsoft says no one uses its Edge browser so it should not be designated as a gatekeeper."
Meanwhile, Google is trying to make browser choice screens less effective, he opined.
Von Tetzchner expressed skepticism about Apple's argument that it has three different browsers. "It's all part of the same ecosystem and you have to look at the ecosystem as a whole," he said.
And he agreed that Apple, Google, and Microsoft all qualify as gatekeepers. "We have to go through them to get to any users," he said.
Von Tetzchner expressed optimism about the effect of the DMA. He said he's expecting a relaxation of restrictions and that if that doesn't happen, the DMA isn't functioning properly.
"I have a lot of hope for the DMA," he said. "The EU has been working with these guys for a number of years, trying to ensure there's real competition."
Apple did not respond to a request for comment. ®
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Discover wildest Africa in the heart of wine country! At Safari West, every day means adventure as we journey out in search of herds of wildebeest, romping rhinos and towering giraffes. From ring-tailed lemurs to the dazzling zebra, nearly 900 animals from over 90 unique species roam through our 400-acre preserve. All that’s missing is you.
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New State and CDC Mask Guidelines
Fully vaccinated guests are no longer required to wear masks when visiting Safari West. We do instruct and strongly recommend that guests who are not fully vaccinated bring a mask with them to use anywhere while on property and especially when social distancing outside is unachievable. Safari West may still require face coverings for indoor large gathering or sensitive animal areas, e.g., animal presentations, and/or behind the scenes wild adventures. Our animals are looking forward to seeing you and wish to thank you for valuing and respecting their safety and well-being.
For the safety and comfort of all our guests, children must be at least 4 years old to participate in the Classic Safari Adventure. Many of our Private Adventures are exempt from age restrictions.
Top Seat Height Requirement
For the safety of our guests, children 4 and up wishing to take a turn on the top seat must be at least 45 inches tall .
Gratuity and Tipping Policy
If you enjoyed your safari, feel free to tip your guide. They work hard and appreciate the recognition. Please Note : If you reserved a private vehicle or made a group reservation for 10 or more, a 10% service charge is included.
We are more than happy to help you reschedule your exploration or provide you a gift card for the amount that was charged so that you can reschedule at your leisure. Please note that your gift card is entirely transferable, should you choose to gift it to a loved one or donate it to a charity or other organization instead.
Pets are not allowed at Safari West. If you have a pet that is not a service animal, we ask that you respect the important work of service animals by not claiming that your pet is a service animal. Please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) description of a service dog noted below. This is for your safety, as well as that of your pet, fellow guests and the animals of the Safari West collection. Please do not leave your pet locked in a parked car!
Service Animal Policy
We welcome guests with special needs who choose to bring their service animal to enjoy our facility and the wonderful creatures making their homes here. It is our policy to assist all guests in making their time at Safari West enjoyable. A service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. “Companion” and “comfort” dogs are not “service animals” protected by the ADA.
- Service animals are permitted to visit Safari West. However, service animals are prohibited from all areas where our exotic collection is not separated from guests by a physical barrier.
- Service animals may also be restricted in certain areas due to the sensitivity of our animal collection.
- If you are spending the night, your service animal is allowed in one of our accessible tents.
- Your service animals are restricted from accompanying guests while on tour.
- Service animals must be housebroken.
- Service animals may not display vicious or aggressive behavior toward other people or animals. This includes barking and/or growling. If your service animal is disruptive at any time, you will be asked to remove your service dog from the park.
If you’re going to need to bring your service animal, you must call (707) 579-2551 at least 72 hours in advance to make arrangements.
Safari Adventures are always in season!
Adults (18 – 61), Seniors (62+), Teens (13 – 17) and Children (4 – 12)
Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your safari is scheduled to begin!
Please Note: Weekend rates apply for Holidays. These include – President’s Day • Memorial Day • Spring Break (March 18 – April 19) • Labor Day • Columbus Day • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day • Thanksgiving Week • Christmas Eve – New Year’s Day (closed Christmas Day)
Rules, Safety, and Etiquette
Safari West is the home of more than 800 wild animals, with all their natural behaviors and instincts. They are not trained pets, so we must act in accordance with their world rather than expecting them to understand ours. We are pleased to offer you a truly enjoyable and memorable adventure on the Sonoma Serengeti, so to get the most from your visit, please keep these few common-sense safety rules in mind and practice your wild manners.
Respect our Wild Friends
- Please stay at least three feet back from the animal enclosures.
- These animals are not to be touched . Be especially aware of children who may not understand that these animals are not like your pets at home. They may bite, kick or otherwise defend themselves if startled.
- If you see anyone harassing the animals, throwing objects or poking sticks into the animal enclosures, or teasing them in any way, please alert a staff member immediately.
- Never feed the animals. They eat special diets in the wild, and the Safari West animal staff sees that they enjoy the same appropriate foods here. Snacks that you love can be harmful to them.
- No running! The animals interpret running as a sign of danger and are likely to panic and hurt themselves.
Safari Truck Etiquette
We recycle! Throughout the lower area of the preserve are recycling bins. Please save your plastic water bottles, soft drink cans, and other recyclables until you can dispose of them in a bin. Children who wish to sit on the top of our double-decker truck must be at least 45 inches tall. Our guides stop occasionally along the drive to allow seat changes so that everyone who wants a top-tier ride will get a turn.
Lost and Found
Safari West is not responsible for lost items. Please keep a close eye on your belongings during the course of your stay as you will be exploring a large, mostly undeveloped preserve. Should you misplace an item, Safari West maintains a Lost and Found Location at the front office. Please check with us there if you should lose (or find) anything of value.
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We go to great lengths to ensure that our safari adventures are accessible to everyone and in compliance with all ADA requirements. If you or a member of your family have special needs due to mobility or sensory issues, please contact us and we’ll work with you to plan your safari excursion. Safari West is indeed a special place and we will do everything possible to provide our guests with equal enjoyment of the wonderful experience offered by our park.
Our classic safari vehicles are customized Dodge Power Wagons and are not ADA accessible and unfortunately are not equipped to handle wheelchairs or other mobility assisting devices. If a guest utilizing a wheelchair can safely transfer themselves unaided or with the assistance of a family member, friend, or personal assistant, the Classic Safari Tour remains a viable option.
For guests unable to transition into the Power Wagons, we are able to provide one customized vehicle capable of accommodating most wheelchairs. It requires advanced planning and has some restrictions on seating capacity. Please contact our reservations team at 707-566-3667 to discuss options.
We currently have two fully accessible tents on property. Both rooms are fully wheelchair accessible and include appropriately equipped showers and bathroom fixtures. These rooms also feature designated parking spaces at the foot of the ramps for easy loading and unloading. They also benefit from close proximity to the restaurant, offices, and gift shop.
Service animals are welcome at Safari West; however, due to concerns about guest safety as well as the safety of the animal collection, service animals are restricted from all safari tours and anywhere where there isn’t a barrier between the collection and our guests. While service animals are welcome to join you in our overnight accommodations, they cannot join you on tour unless you have reserved a Service Animal Serengeti Trek. This variant on the paratransit Serengeti Trek foregoes the walking portion of the tour and instead accesses as much of the lower grounds as are possible from within the paratransit vehicle.
In order to accommodate our hearing impaired guests, we request that arrangements for an ASL Interpreter be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. If you would rather supply your own ASL interpreter, please let our reservations staff know and they can be added to your safari reservation at no additional charge.
With advance notice, a tactile tour can be provided for a guest who is visually impaired. A sighted companion will almost always accompany a visually impaired visitor. Should this not be the case, the guest will be accompanied by one of our guest service personnel.
Safari West offers free parking to our guests. Our parking lot has several accessible parking spaces for disabled persons supplying a valid disability-parking placard. Additional reserved parking spaces for placarded vehicles may also be available upon arrival. If you or a member of your party has any special needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 707 566-3667
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From cheetahs to lemurs, giraffes to wildebeest, there’s always something amazing waiting just around the bend. Alongside one of our highly-trained safari guides, head out on a 3-hour excursion to get up close and personal with nearly a thousand animals. With over ninety species making their homes here, Safari West truly is Sonoma county’s very own slice of the Serengeti.
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Climb aboard one of our custom safari vehicles and roll out to explore the Sonoma Serengeti. From the canvas-covered shade of the truck, go in search of the marvelous megafauna of Africa. Your expert guide will track down graceful giraffes, nimble impala, imposing cape buffalo and maybe even a few hulking rhinoceros. You never know what you’re going to find!
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While the view from the safari truck guarantees a great look at the herds, some animals need a more subtle approach. On the safari walk, saunter through the Amani Oasis Aviary where demoiselle cranes preen along the path and scarlet ibis soar overhead. Come face-to-face with a black-and-white colobus monkey, search out a cleverly camouflaged cheetah and watch the courtly parade of flamingos around their lagoon home.
Cape Buffalo by John Burgess
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- To change search engine, go to Settings > Safari > Search Engine . To control links, go to Safari > Open Links .
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Searching for content in Safari is simple; tap the menu bar at the top of the browser and enter your search terms. By default, all iOS devices use Google for web searches, but you can select a different search engine by following these steps:
Open the Settings app.
Select Safari > Search Engine .
Select the search engine you would like to use as the default. Options include Google , Yahoo , Bing , and DuckDuckGo . The setting is automatically saved, so you can search using the new default search engine right away.
Similar to a desktop browser , Safari automatically fills in forms by grabbing information from your address book. This saves time because you don't need to fill out the same forms over and over again. To use this feature, follow these steps:
Select Safari > AutoFill .
Toggle the Use Contact Info switch to on/green.
Your information appears in the My Info field. If it does not, select the field and browse your address book to find your contact information.
Older versions of iOS allowed you to change your username and password info here. If you want to save, edit, or delete usernames and passwords in iOS 13 or later, go to the Passwords & Accounts settings page (select Settings > Passwords & Accounts ).
To save frequently used credit cards to make online purchases quicker, move the Credit Cards switch to on/green. If you don't have a credit card saved on your iPhone, select Saved Credit Cards , and add a card.
Saving usernames and passwords in Safari means you're not forced to memorize login credentials to access a website. As this data is sensitive, iOS takes measures to protect it. If you need to look up a username or password, you can do so by following these steps:
Select Passwords & Accounts > Website & App Passwords .
You are asked to authorize access to this information using Touch ID , Face ID , or your passcode.
A list details all the websites for which iOS has saved login data. Select a site to view the corresponding username and password.
You can choose where new links open by default—in a new window that appears either in front of or behind the page you are currently viewing. Follow these steps to adjust this setting:
Select Safari > Open Links .
Select In New Tab to open links in a new window in Safari and to have that window appear in front of the current tab. Select In Background to open links in a new window that appears behind the page you are currently viewing.
Browsing the web leaves digital footprints. Between browsing history, cookies, and other usage data, you may prefer to cover some of those tracks. The Safari Private Browsing feature prevents Safari from saving information about your behavior—including browsing history, cookies, and other files—while it is turned on.
When you want to delete your browsing history or cookies manually, follow these steps:
Select Safari > Clear History and Website Data .
A menu appears asking if you would like to clear the browsing data. Select Clear History and Data .
Cookies allow advertisers to track you across the web. This lets them build a profile of your behavior and interests to target you with ads better. Here's how to opt-out of some of that tracking data:
Select Safari .
Move the Prevent Cross-Site Tracking switch to on/green.
Older versions of iOS included a Do Not Track feature that asked websites not to track your browsing data. Apple removed this feature, as the request was never mandatory and did not do much to limit the tracking of user data.
Setting up fake websites that look like ones you normally use is a common method of stealing data from users. Safari has a feature to help avoid these sites. Here's how to enable it:
Move the Fraudulent Website Warning switch to on/green.
You can speed up your browsing, maintain privacy, and avoid certain ads and websites by blocking cookies. Here's how:
Move the Block All Cookies switch to on/green, then select Block All to confirm the action.
If you set up Apple Pay , you can use it at any participating retailer to complete purchases. To make sure you can use it at those stores, enable Apple Pay for the web. Here's how:
Move the Check for Apple Pay switch to on/green.
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