USA Today ranks Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch as one of best safaris in U.S.

Safari adventure keeps visitors in cars, provides safe, social-distanced family fun during pandemic


“We have spent over 30 years caring for some of the world’s endangered species, and conservation has been a big focus for the Ranch,” Soechting said. “Knowing that our peers and visitors chose us as their favorite safari gives me hope that educating and enlightening people on animal biology will help those endangered species sustain in the wild."


NBWR provides an exciting activity for visitors of all ages. The Safari Drive-Thru is especially relevant as a social distancing option. Visitors may complete as many trips through as they desire before the time they exit the Ranch or before the Ranch closes — whichever comes first. With this, the Ranch provides opportunity for quick or day-long Safari fun from the safety, comfort and quarantine of visitor vehicles.

San Antonio — Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (NBWR) is a winner in the 2020 USA TODAY 10Best Readers' Choice travel award contest for Best Safari Park.

“We are excited to be a top 10 winner again this year,” said NBWR Marketing Director Tiffany Soechting. “It is an honor to be recognized among the most favored by visitors in the United States.”


Twenty nominations were made by an expert panel. Then, the public voted for their favorite nominees. NBWR finished among the top 10 Best Safari Parks. The results of the contest are meant to serve as an unbiased resource for travelers as they pursue experiences and destinations. To see USA Today 10Best’s version of this news, visit​



Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch (NBWR) is an African Safari, only Texas Style. Since 1984, 450 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, and magnificent oak trees that make up the Safari Drive-Thru in the scenic Texas Hill Country has been open to the public. Over 500 animals representing over 40 species have made the Ranch a safe home-away-from-home. NBWR also features a Walk-A-Bout area with primate species, the Safari Camp Grill, the Safari Sweet Spot, and the Safari Trading Post gift shop. Our Family Land Heritage Property, recognized and certified by the State of Texas for being used for agriculture by the same family for over 100 years, is proudly diversified over generations into a source of education and conservation of endangered and threatened species.