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Safari West

3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Ranked #5 of 64 Activities in Santa Rosa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Adventure
Activities: Group tours/safari, Viewing wildlife
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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!
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Sacramento, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

Fun for all ages -- toddlers to seniors. You ride for two hours in a 4 level jeep. The guide/driver is full of interesting stories and facts regarding the animals. You are inside the gates with the animals and if you want to get up close and personal with giraffes, grab an outside seat above the driver. We were there... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

Tour guide was very knowledgeable and accommodated everyone on the three hour tour. The wildlife preserve offered an opportunity to go on an authentic african safari without leaving California.

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Napa, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I had so much fun at Safari West! Our tour guide was great! He was very funny and told us so many interesting facts about the animals. Being so close to the animals was so fun, nothing else like it. Would definitely recommend Safari West to everyone!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We signed up with Getaway Adventures to do a double header day which included a bike and wine tour around Calistoga and then lunch and a tour at Safari West. We started the day driving to Safari West where we met up with Craig our bike tour guide and did a great custom tour of Calistoga (see other review of... More

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Hercules, California
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Giraffes, lemurs, cheetahs, rhinoceros, flamingos! Base camp with amazing comfortable tent cabins with rustic ethnic decor, it is not camping, it is glamping! Adorable bathrooms and showers in each tent. The jeep tour seeing the wildebeests, zebras and cape buffalo was terrific. It is not a zoo, but a preserve on 400 acres. But after a wonderful day of seeing... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My sisters and I came out to stay the night and take the tour and had the Best time. We were actually in Calistoga for another event but chose to stay at the Safari for a night. I cannot say how glad we were that we did it. The jeep tour was just fantastic, it helped that the weather was... More

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Livermore, California
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30 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We went here for my big 50, birthday. What a lovely experience. We did an overnight package and stayed in one of the tent cabins. That was something else. Listened to the flamingos all night long what a hoot! had little ginny hens running around in the morning. We had massages in the cabin and a bottle of wine and... More

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Santa Rosa, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I wasnt expecting much when we took this tour. We were pleasantly surprised to find it very fun and educational. The driver of our jeep was an experienced zoologist who had spent time all over the world studying the animals he was informing us about. Do the full tour it is worth it.

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Calistoga, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Might be a little pricey, but consider the overhead that is involved to maintain these animals. The guides are very knowledgeable, friendly and appear to love what they do. I have done both the Safari day trip and also spent the night when participating in a photo workshop. The tents are lovely - although would say don't do it in... More

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Santa Rosa, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We stayed overnight for my birthday in the tents (very nice, not really camping) and dinner was great too. Lots a beautiful animals and birds. Great for families.

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