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Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-579-2551
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Ranked #5 of 50 activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Group tours/safari, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a lifetime for intrepid travelers... more » Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma Serengeti. The classic African safari is a trip of a lifetime for intrepid travelers from around the globe - and, it is closer than you think! The entire Safari West experience is a kid-friendly adventure for families to enjoy together. Our tours are designed to educate guests of all ages and we have found that families are truly inspired as they learn from and share with one another. At Safari West we strive to actively promote conservation and environmental education concepts to our guests, whether they are with us for an hour or a week. The whole experience at Safari West is one of building connections and making discoveries; getting back to basics and enjoying the profound simple pleasures of family and nature that are all too often overlooked. If anything is “not to be missed,” it is that sense of serenity one finds while gazing at graceful giraffe nuzzling her newborn or the surge of raw adventure while witnessing an energetic herd of wildebeest galloping across the horizon. Overnight lodging is also available - the true 'glamping' experience! « less
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Santa Rosa, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is pretty close to the real safari thing you would hope to find if you are not planning a trip to Africa. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. The food offered is good...not gourmet, but it does the job quite well. The animals are well cared for and you will even be able to pet and feed a few... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a private game reserve allowing visitors the opportunity to view well-cared for animals in very large enclosures, giving the impression that many of them are free-range. Its intent is educational and it does a great job of it. Truck tours with informed drivers take you on the back roads. The day we were there, we watched a large... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A fantastic ride , experience and explanation re: wild animals of Africa. Upfront views, outstanding guides and photo ops galore. Well worth the time and money. And if you have children ,this is the place for them.

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Santa Rosa, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Safari West is a great place for families. An oversized safari jeep takes guests on a tour of the property where you can get up close with giraffes and lots of other African animals. Dangerous animals stay behind a separate fence, so no worries. It's very easy to get to from Santa Rosa, California.

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Saratoga, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

My mom and I took the tour at 4pm and stayed overnight as well. This is not a zoo - it's an educational preserve-like place that is dedicated to conservation and education with many very dedicated professionals. Our guide (Leslie) was fun, very knowledgeable and was definitely not working off a script - she also was not 'preachy' with regard... More

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Petaluma, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
25 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Although we were here in mid-December, we simply had to take our family here when they came out for a visit, which is just what we did. We had a fabulous afternoon with Sam as our driver and guide. Sam is knowledgeable, witty, funny and a good photographer as well. The grounds are beautifully maintained and everyone cares for the... More

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Boston
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

We stayed two nights and did the safari tour as well. The tour was great - the guide was very knowledgeable and we did see plenty of animals. The "tent" we stayed in was perfect: clean and cute. They even leave you a cooler on the porch with bottled water which was a nice touch. The barbeque dinner was a... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

We visited the park and Amy was our tour guide and she was wonderful! She was really knowledgeable and you could tell she really loves animals. You get up close on this tour to a variety of animals. Really good tour even for people without children. We were lucky enough to go on an all adult jeep tour which made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I've driven by Safari West for more than a decade and finally went with the family this week. The grounds were beautifully tended, the pens were clean and the wide variety of birds and animals all seemed healthy and happy. We rented a tent cabin, splurging on one with a large comfortable king bed plus the full sized bunk beds.... More

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San Diego, CA, USA
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Safari West was one of the highlights of our trip to the Napa area. It was great fun going out in a jeep to the animal enclosures and seeing the animals up close without a fence between you. I live in San Diego and have spent a lot of time at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park and although Safari... More

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