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flagstaff, AZ

issue no.7

July 2024


travelers experience 

unexpected critters


Out of Africa.

Out of Africa Wildlife Park, located in Camp Verde, Arizona, offers an extraordinary experience for animal enthusiasts and families. This wildlife park is home to a wide array of exotic animals, including lions, tigers, giraffes, zebras, and more, providing a unique opportunity to observe and interact with wildlife in a naturalistic setting.

One of the park's main attractions is the African Bush Safari, where visitors can board an open-air vehicle and drive through expansive habitats, observing animals like giraffes and zebras up close. The park also features entertaining and educational shows, such as the Tiger Splash, where Bengal and Siberian tigers interact with their caretakers in a large pool, showcasing their agility and strength.

In addition to the large predator exhibits, Out of Africa offers various animal encounter experiences, allowing visitors to get even closer to some of the park's residents. The park's commitment to conservation and education is evident in its efforts to provide enriching environments for the animals and informative programs for guests.

Nestled in the beautiful Verde Valley, Out of Africa Wildlife Park combines stunning natural scenery with unforgettable wildlife encounters, making it a must-visit destination in Arizona. For more information, you can visit Out of Africa Wildlife Park's official website.


Image by Sian Cooper

The Arboretum.

Experiencing wildlife at the Flagstaff Arboretum is a delight for nature enthusiasts and families. Nestled within 200 acres of the Coconino National Forest, the arboretum offers a serene environment where visitors can observe a variety of native animals and birds in their natural settings. The extensive gardens and trails provide habitats for a rich diversity of wildlife, from songbirds and raptors to small mammals and insects. Educational programs and guided tours enhance the experience, offering insights into the local ecosystem and conservation efforts. The combination of well-maintained botanical collections and the surrounding forest makes the Flagstaff Arboretum a prime spot for wildlife observation and environmental education. Whether you're an avid birder, a plant enthusiast, or simply seeking a peaceful retreat in nature, the arboretum offers a unique and enriching experience.


Visiting Bearizona, located in Williams, Arizona, just a short drive from Flagstaff, is an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and families alike. This unique wildlife park offers a rare opportunity to observe North American animals in their natural habitats. As you drive through the park, you'll encounter majestic bison, curious black bears, and stately wolves roaming freely across spacious, forested enclosures. Beyond the drive-through section, Bearizona also features a walk-through area with additional exhibits, a petting zoo, and entertaining shows, such as the Birds of Prey demonstration. The park's dedication to conservation and education ensures that every visit is both enjoyable and enlightening. Whether you're marveling at the playful antics of bear cubs or learning about wildlife preservation efforts, Bearizona provides a perfect blend of adventure, education, and family fun in the stunning backdrop of Arizona's natural beauty.

Brown Bear Mother and Cubs
Image by Elisa Stone

Flagstaff safari.

Kendrick Park Watchable Wildlife Trail

This trail bridges the habitats of forest and grassland making it an ideal location to encounter residents of both places.

Wildlife live here. You may experience the presence of a wide variety of bird, insect and animal life on this unique trail.

Some of the wildlife you may see are Steller's jay, northern flicker, pygmy nuthatch, hairy woodpecker, red-tailed hawk, mule deer, porcupine, pronghorn antelope, elk, Abert's squirrel, badger and coyote.

Watch for animal tracks, scat, burrows and nests, traces of fur or feathers, and other signs that wildlife use this area. You will also see evidence of human impact on the environment.

The local animal life, forest and grassland vegetation, wildfire occurrences, historic presence of man and many other stories are interpreted for you along the way. There are tremendous views of the San Francisco Peaks, Kendrick Mountain, and Kendrick Park.

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Hotel Elev8 in Flagstaff is your basecamp for adventure in Northern Arizona. We are located centrally to the best that the area has to offer.

From the San Fransisco Peaks to Wupatki Indian Ruins, from Northern Az University to Walnut Canyon or beautiful Sedona...we are close to it all. Even the Grand Canyon is just 80 miles away. Within a few hours drive you can see such wonders as the Painted Desert,  Montezuma Castle, Tuzigoot National Monument and the Petrified Forest.


Feeling like taking in the local flavor? We are minutes from historic Rte 66 and Downtown Flagstaff which boasts fine eateries and amazing breweries.


Feeling adventurous? Winter is the time to visit the Arizona Snowbowl. Its just 20 minutes from our Hotel. And warm summer weather will inspire you to peek over the Oak Creek Canyon overlook which leads to a refreshing family day at Slide Rock State Park finishing up with an amazing dinner with a view in beautiful Sedona.


Hotel Elev8 was designed to make your visit a unique and comfortable experience. From our hip lobby to our spacious rooms this is the place to be. Plus, our rates are fantastic and our service is unparalleled.

Hotel Elev8

2285 E Butler Ave,

Flagstaff, AZ 86004

(928) 774-1821

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