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Safari West

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Address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-579-2551
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Activities: Viewing wildlife, Group tours/safari
Description: Escape to Africa by way of Sonoma County…Come discover the Sonoma...
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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Great place for the whole family

Last weekend I took my children (ages 17 to 8) to Safari West for the 3 hour tour. It started off with a lady walking us around and showing us cheetah's, monkeys and exotic birds... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
Kevin L
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Clovis, California
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Clovis, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Last weekend I took my children (ages 17 to 8) to Safari West for the 3 hour tour. It started off with a lady walking us around and showing us cheetah's, monkeys and exotic birds and flamingos. Then, we got on a 1950's African Safari Jeep and got to do a two hour ride thru their facility. The kids got... More 

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Sonoma County, California
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Safari West is amazing and the variety of exotic animals you can see at this property unsurpasses other zoos. You can take advantage of daily tours or spend the night in highend tents. There is also a tasty BBQ there for luches and dinners.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

Hard to believe, but this was a great wedding spot. While watching the bride and groom's vows, there were giraffes, wildebeests, flamingos. Loved the couple, loved the animals and birds, loved the location.

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Noida, India
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

if you have some interest in animals and birds,specially of Africa,this park is a paradise for you.Safari ride is available to a tour of 2 hours for animals and forest .Then one hour for birds ,monkeys and rare cheeta on foot with same guide cum driver who carried you in safari ride.Have a camera,better with a tele lense otherwise normal... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

My husband and our 2 adult children surprised me with a mother's day brunch and safari at Safari West in Santa Rosa. Honestly I didn't have high expectations, but I was thoroughly surprised at every part of this adventure! The brunch was served buffet style, and was actually very very good. Mimosas, wine & beer were included. The food was... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

It was an excellent safari. Such a beautiful and well-maintained property and animals are well taken care of. Guides are very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Chula Vista,Ca
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Visited Safari West for the first time with a friend. Our guide was Leslie, and she was great! Just the right mix of knowledge and fun. We boarded our open air jeep with 6 other people. Three sat up high over the cab and the rest in tiered bench seats. Leslie asked if anyone else wanted to sit on top?... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We stayed overnight in one of the tent type cabins which were very comfortable. Had a BBQ evening meal listening to the animals. Had a good nights sleep in very comfortable beds then after breakfast in the morning we had a walk around the monkeys and big cats then we boarded the four wheeler Safari trucks which toured INSIDE all... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Fun time for our family of adult children. "Authentic" environment, cool two level safari trucks, Richard our guide was FANtastic - amusing and highly knowledgeable (clearly not going through the motions). Some monkeys, lotta birds and antelopes and such, couple of feisty ostrich, two rhinos - all well kept in natural environments, healthy, plenty of space to roam. The giraffes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

A friend and I took our daughters (ages 3.5 and 4) to Safari West and we all had a great time. We drove up from San Jose on Thursday afternoon, stayed over one night, and went on the 9:00 AM tour the next morning. After checking in at the office, we were driven back to our car in a jeep... More 

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