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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: Group tours/safari, Viewing wildlife
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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LONG BUMPY RIDE!

This was not the place for adults!! The ride in this 1958 truck was HORRIBLE!! 3 hours of pure hell! Stop the truck on an incline so you aren't even comfortable when stopped! They... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
McTavish14
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Sunnyvale, California
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Sunnyvale, California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This was not the place for adults!! The ride in this 1958 truck was HORRIBLE!! 3 hours of pure hell! Stop the truck on an incline so you aren't even comfortable when stopped! They really could put extra seat padding!! YES they have animals but nothing unusual, everything they have you can see at any zoo! At least visiting a... More 

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Delaware
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13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

First, it is expensive. Secondly, it was well worth it. Consisted of a one hour tour of birds, cats, etc. that can't be left outside and are housed in their sanctuary. Followed by a rugged 3 hour tour in a Safari jeep viewing their exotic and endangered species that are roaming free. Caveat: the jeeps are very old and subject... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The animals here are viewed by roaming the grounds on a truck bed (hold on tight). It is so unique to the area but doesn't come cheap. Food was good at lunch and overnight accommodations are available but don't come cheap. When we went there was an age limit for children....definitely should be over 8 or so. Be sure to... More 

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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Great place to "Safari" in Sonoma County. Many animals to see and learn about. Safari vehicles are great fun. Make sure to schedule in advance.

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Santa Rosa, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Safari West operates several safari wagons, which are used to tour their hundreds of acres. The have a great collection of zebras, wildebeasts, ostriches, giraffes. There's also a rhino and a real unicorn. They facility is very friendly for people with some disabilities. It's a little pricey, but I think it is a great value. Will be going again in... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a fabulous reserve and a top feature of the bay area that no one really knows about. check it out!

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Santa Rosa, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had a wonderful time! The safari/guide driver was so interesting and shared his collected knowledge, experience and sense of fun! Our family was two grandparents, two parents, and one easy going three year old. The group included our family and two other families, with older kids. It made a great trip. it tremndously impressive how Safari West has so... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a totally unique and unexpected experience. If you love wildlife and enjoy seeing exotic animals, don't miss this opportunity.

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My husband, our adult daughter and I took this tour and love it. We live nearby and I have been on this tour twice and am ready to go again since I love to take photos. It makes one feel that one is on a Safari in a jeep viewing the many beautiful animals roaming free, on a very large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It's a wonderful place to spend a day with children. The variety of birds is awesome, It's fun to go on the bus and see all the wild animals from hippos to giraffes, and end the tour with a nice lunch.

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