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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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Spokane,WA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

EXCELLENT for all ages. We had a great ride which began at 10:00 AM. The weather was perfect and the tour lasted just long enough. Our family then sat down to an al fresco lunch worthy of a spread in Sunset Magazine. This was a true California experience --- all smiles.

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Richland, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My family and I visited Safari West in August during our trip to Northerrn Ca. The safari is expensive but the guides are well trained in their knowledge of the animals and take great care to ensure the animals feel less intruded upon. The scenery was really beautiful and the animals abundant. We did encounter some mechanical difficulties with our... More

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Tucson
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62 reviews 62 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you can't get to the Velt, this might work! Last month our family, four adults, one six-yr old, had a wonderful day at SPW. Get to enjoy the freedom that these animals enjoy, possibly get "pecked" by a crane, experience a fun jeep ride (if you can, sit on top), and, mostly, see if you can have Papa John... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A fantastic experience. Luxurious tents with double beds, double bunk beds and an en suite with brass taps. Brilliant safari with excellent guides and a BBQ with plenty of ribs and chicken. Kids loved it!

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit with family and kids, friends or as a couple. The staff is friendly and so knowledgable.

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Redwood City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My family of adult children went with us to Safari West to celebrate my birthday. We had a wonderful time. The safari tour was really interesting and an exciting ride on the truck. They went very close to wildebeests, zebras and giraffes and lots of others. Since we stayed overnight, we had the BBQ dinner which was great. You can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Went with friends to the Sonoma area and wanted to do something fun and different. Safari West was not only fun, it's educational and special. On a 2 1/2 hour walking and open jeep tour, we saw a wide range of birds (including flamingos and ostriches), giraffes and other hoofed animals, big cats, monkeys and lemurs and, my favorite, a... More

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Cotati, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great place to get a glimpse of many African animals, and tons of birds, in an organized and humane setting. I recommend spending the night in the tent cabins for a unique experience. They are apparently sourced from ecoparks in Tanzania and are luxurious yet still feel like you are outdoors. The tour was by far the highlight of the... More

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STOCKTON
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6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014 via mobile

We were visiting family in the area and decided to take backroads home that we had never explored before and suddenly came upon Safari West. We took a risk and asked if they had room for us and after some consultation determined there was a cancellation. We were then directed to the lunch area which was a really pleasant area... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I LOVED the entire adventure. The employees are wonderful. The glamping very comfortable. The safari exquisite. The food was excellent. The entire experience was one of the best vacations ever. For what you got the price was very fair. I would recommend this to everyone with a sense Of adventure.

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