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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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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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Fun activity to take the kids and grandparents for a day. We have been several times and always enjoy it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Gina C
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun activity to take the kids and grandparents for a day. We have been several times and always enjoy it.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My kids particularly loved the giraffe feeding. I have taken them many times and enjoy the jeep ride. It's fun for grandparents as well as grandchildren.

Thank Maryann S
Santa Rosa, California
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is such a cool place! How lucky we are to have such an exotic mix of animals right here locally. It's really cool when the giraffe babies are born.. They accomadations are SUPER EXPENSIVE but very unique...a must see if you're in the area... it's free to walk around and check it out.

1 Thank laureaparis
Cupertino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The safari is excellent. You take turns getting to sit up top so everyone gets a chance. The animals are all very visible, but most of them have large enclosures to roam unlike at the zoo. The walking tour part of the safari through the aviary is really cool too. I highly recommend this tour.

1 Thank cholestria
Half Moon Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my preteen years ago for an overnight camp at Safari West. Our tent was very close to the lemur island which was great fun for my daughter. After a wonderful tour of the grounds, one of the most memorable moments was when the very tall bluish gray heron followed my daughter as she walked along the fence. When... More 

1 Thank A E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our first trip to Safari West was exceptional as two the sister cheetahs were young and we enjoyed a cage free experience with their handlers. We have been back twice to meet Dr. Laurie Mercer of the Cheetah Foundation for her fabulous informative dinners. We took my parents for a fabulous Mother's day brunch and safari which they were trilled... More 

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Akumal, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guides are friendly and knowledgeable. I have taken my kindergarten class here for 10 years. They are developmentally appropriate in their delivery. I do wish they had a few more animals as the cost seems to support that option but for what they have, it is very satisfying.

1 Thank kayla222015
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great surprise hidden in the mountains of Northern California. My husband and I went on the Jeep Safari tour. We got to see many animals native to Africa, hippos, giraffes, buffalo, zebras and numerous species of birds just to name a few. It’s a treat to get to experience a small piece of Africa in Northern California.

1 Thank Sheila P
Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This says it all: we've been three times and would go back in a heartbeat without ANY hesitation! The accommodations in Antelope Alley are fancy canvas safari tents w creature comforts such as electric blankets full bathroom and outdoor deck seating. GO! Worth every penney! The food is mediocre, but hey, we went for the animal and Safari experience. Bring... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Safari West is a great place to bring the kids as you get to see quite a number of animals up close and personal. It was their reprieve from the number wineries and vineyards us adults visited whilst in Napa and Sonoma! There is an area where there are other animals in enclosures but the highlight of the visit was... More 

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