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Safari West

Address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-579-2551
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$80*
and up
94%
Ranked #1 of 18 Attractions in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
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, Nature & Parks
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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Reno, Nevada, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

My husband and I just recently went on this tour and our tour guide, John, was extremely knowledgeable about all of the animals. You start the tour off with a 30 minute walk around to some of the smaller animals that are in the cages and then take a bathroom break before jumping on one of their vintage Jeeps to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Booked the tour, overnight stay and made dinner reservations for my husband's Christmas gift. We were informed ahead of time how to prepare for the overnight stay in the tent. We arrived early for our 1pm tour & our room was already available. We were taken by jeep back to our vehicle to get our things & they brought us... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Our tour guide and staff were wonderful. We hope to return soon and stay in one of the on-site cabins.

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Since we live in California we have gone to many of the zoos and animal parks. I found that the animal safari at Safari West to be the best. The tours are close up and personal with the animals. Its amazing to see the beautiful area the animals are at. The tour guides are insightful and if the animals are... More 

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This is our 3rd trip to Safari West over the last 8 years... I have so much fun and learn so much that I just keep going back. The price is a little steep for the tour but you get a GREAT jeep ride with only about 13 - 15 folks, an articulate, knowledgeable tour guide and both a 2... More 

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111 reviews 111 reviews
12 attraction reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
23 helpful votes 23 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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