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Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-579-2551
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Ranked #5 of 52 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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Sacramento, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Husband and I took our 3.5 year old son here for an overnight trip before the start of preschool. I thought it was going to be good, but it was AMAZING! Why haven't we been here before? Stayed in a Hillside King tent cabin (#9) with great comfort and amenities. They even set up a cozy little bed/cot for our... More

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I love wine! and I love going to wineries, so for me to say that Safari West was the best thing we did during our trip to Sonoma Valley is a HUGE deal! We visited this park with my family (husband, 9 year old twin girls) and my husband's brother's family (wife, 10 year old twins and 12 year old... More

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San Carlos, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We saw many kinds of antelopes (eland, oryx and more) and sheep, zebras, giraffes, wildebeests, and cape buffalo. Our guide told us that the sheep had been in hiding for 2 years due to having been frightened by a culling a couple of years ago and no one could find them but they are re-emerging now ... though it is... More

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Middletown, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My niece visited from another state and while here before her wedding in June I took her and her future husband to Safari West for their wedding present. Exceptional experience with the animals, birds, ride, etc. A wonderful day. I took many photographs to give to them. Do NOT eat lunch there. There was wrinkled, very dry small piece of... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time on the safari and it was great that my teenage boys could 'unplug'. My boys were able to sit on top of the jeep and experience the tour in the best way possible. We saw a ton of animals and Rachel our tour guide was fabulous. At one point a Rhino was peeing and in... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Took my twin toddlers and wife to see this attraction as an alternative to the wineries. It was worth the visit and money. We have been to San Diego's wild animal park. Although this park has less animals, you definitely get to get much closer than the park in San Diego. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly. We started with... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We live 10 minutes from this place and have driven by 100's of times. So on our anniversary we said lets treat ourselves to what others travel thousands of miles to see. We were not disappointed at all. Small groups travel in old 63 Dodge Power Wagons converted to Safari coaches, open elevated seating including over the driver. Back country... More

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Wauconda, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Our guide was very informative. We enjoyed the jeep ride throughout the park. It was awesome to get so close to the animals. It was even more awesome to see all the babies and the impala herd running through the park. This is a bit expensive but worth the experience.

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San Francisco, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
42 attraction reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Visited here yesterday(Aug. 1) with my little one. It is extremely HOT...make sure put lots of san screen especially if you plan to sit on the top of the vehicle seating. She let us take turn sitting on top of the jeep, there are two families with kids on our tour. I am some what disappointed with the tour, I... More

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San Francisco
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

We had given this safari as a birthday gift for our 7 & 10 year old nephews. We were in a group with 3 adults and 4 children (our 9 & 13 daughters in addition to our nephews). The facility is great with lots of animals that you see in open air - some right next to the open air... More

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