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Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-579-2551
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$80*
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Ranked #5 of 64 Activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
Activities: Group tours/safari, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
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 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!
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110 reviews 110 reviews
12 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

This is a gem, hiding in plain sight that most never bother to visit. The animals are very accesible and roam freely around this beautiful setting. You get the feeling that the team really is over qualified to take you on a tour. We have never learned so much about wildlife in one brief visit. We did the private behind... More 

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Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Safari West was such a fun field trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and funny. The car trip was very enjoyable and fun as well. I would recommend this tour to every one.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We spent the night, feed the giraffes, took the back acreage tour, dinner, wine on our front porch, etc... so awesome!!!

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Paradise CA.
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The tour here will give you your moneys worth and it is all for a good cause as the animals depend on the tourist to live a comfortable life.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Fun for all ages -- toddlers to seniors. You ride for two hours in a 4 level jeep. The guide/driver is full of interesting stories and facts regarding the animals. You are inside the gates with the animals and if you want to get up close and personal with giraffes, grab an outside seat above the driver. We were there... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodated everyone on the three hour tour. The wildlife preserve offered an opportunity to go on an authentic african safari without leaving California.

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Napa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had so much fun at Safari West! Our tour guide was great! He was very funny and told us so many interesting facts about the animals. Being so close to the animals was so fun, nothing else like it. Would definitely recommend Safari West to everyone!

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Lusby
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We signed up with Getaway Adventures to do a double header day which included a bike and wine tour around Calistoga and then lunch and a tour at Safari West. We started the day driving to Safari West where we met up with Craig our bike tour guide and did a great custom tour of Calistoga (see other review of... More 

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Hercules, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Giraffes, lemurs, cheetahs, rhinoceros, flamingos! Base camp with amazing comfortable tent cabins with rustic ethnic decor, it is not camping, it is glamping! Adorable bathrooms and showers in each tent. The jeep tour seeing the wildebeests, zebras and cape buffalo was terrific. It is not a zoo, but a preserve on 400 acres. But after a wonderful day of seeing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My sisters and I came out to stay the night and take the tour and had the Best time. We were actually in Calistoga for another event but chose to stay at the Safari for a night. I cannot say how glad we were that we did it. The jeep tour was just fantastic, it helped that the weather was... More 

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