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Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-579-2551
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Ranked #4 of 51 activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Crestline, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a surprise this is. If you want to go on a safari type experience the best place is the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park, right? Well It is wonderful, but this place offers a more intimate and rich experience. The groups are kept very small. It doesn't have all the animals but it has enough and very good guides... More

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Los Angeles
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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Safari West has a 2 hour jeep tour plus a short walking tour of the animals. They have mainly herd animals with only a few predators which are kept in pens. They attempt to keep the animals as wild as possible, and they stress natural behaviors. Our guide was extremely enthusiastic and knowledgable. It is a private preserve and seems... More

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unbaised4u2
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We did the tour and the stay over in the great tents, as well as the BBQ. Great time seeing the animals. Food was great. Guide was enthusiastic!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Don't have the time or the funds to go to Africa for a safari? California has the next best thing! Safari West is a short drive from San Francisco and has some of the best-known animals and birds from Africa PLUS some very unusual ones. We stayed overnight in one of their luxurious tents. Forget the rigors of camping and... More

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El Dorado Hills
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86 reviews 86 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We took our granddaughter to the park for her 4th birthday. It's great park with knowledgeable tours guides and healthy, beautiful animals. I would not recommend this experience for childen younger than 8 because the commentary is very adult and it's rather slow-paced. For example, the jeep stops often for 5 minutes or longer while the guide tells guests about... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Spent a great day at Safari West . Toured an aviery and went on a jeep safari which was both informative and enjoyable to both children and adults.

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Greenwood Village, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Everything is very well organized and planned at Safari West. They greet you and pick up your bags in a jeep wrangler and drive you up to your tent/room. The tent is awesome....large, clean, extremely comfortable and beautifully decorated. I was a little nervous about the add-on rollaway beds, but my teenagers raved about their comfort. One of them even... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When I was hired to photograph a destination wedding in Napa Valley, I immediately started searching the web for fun things to do while I was there. After searching I found that most of the activities included wine tastings. Obviously. It is Napa Valley after all. The problem is, I don't drink. So what to do? Well thanks to additional... More

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Windsor, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

What a wonderful day we spent at the Safari West in Santa Rosa CA. This place is probably around 5 miles from our house yet we had never been there until this trip - why did we wait so long, I've asked myself. The day we were there we had the amazing experience of seeing the birth of a brand... More

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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Safari West. We spent the nigh in a luxury Tent/Cabin! I highly recommend doing this! Giraffes were right outside! We got a cabin close to 'the center' which I would recommend if you have any walking issues. The other tent/cabins are a distance apart, remote, but there is a walk to the restaurant, and... More

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