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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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unique spot for kids and adults alike. A amazing mini experience for the nature lover

Its a short drive for those in the bay area and a great spot for anyone wanting a unique and wondrous adventure without going to Africa for the true safari experience. This is a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Alameda, California
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Alameda, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Its a short drive for those in the bay area and a great spot for anyone wanting a unique and wondrous adventure without going to Africa for the true safari experience. This is a great altenative. Ride a jeep thru the various terrain and see a variety of animals and plants. Guides are informative and interesting. You can also spend... More 

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Desert Hot Springs, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

It is truly in the middle of no where. The staff is very helpful and knowledgable. It looked like it would be a lot of fun to spend the night in the tent cabins. The first part of the tour is about an hour walk seeing lots of birds and animals. These are all rescued animals or breed there. The... More 

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Lincoln, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We had a great visit in January. I didn't know that they raised Giraffe's for other zoo's around the country. Many different animals and knowledgeable staff. I would return again.

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Oakland, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This was a lot of fun. We had a 3+ hour drive each way, along with the 3 hour tour time, so we made reservations to spend the night in a 'luxury tent', have dinner there and take the tour the following day. The tent was very cool; sort of a Swiss Family Robinson experience, without the ladder, but with... More 

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Manteca, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Much more than we had expected! The property was great and our tour guide excellent. We learned a great deal about the various animals and birds. Our tour guide took his time and we never felt rushed. Plus, you can come early or stay after the tour and spend more time with the birds, monkeys and camels.

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Murrieta, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The tour was fun. They have quite a few animals to look at. The Giraffe's are fantastic! The ride is bumpy especially if you are on the top, but what do people expect? It is a tour on a safari like experience! If you want smooth go to a zoo! The Camping tent was awesome. Decorated fantastic, it was cold... More 

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San Luis Obispo, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
3 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Who would have thought that in the middle of Northern California’s famous Wine Region, a wild animal park featuring luxury accommodations and “safari-like experiences” would exist? Well it does, and it’s called Safari West in Santa Rosa. We just returned from a fabulous “Glamping*” adventure in the Sonoma Serengeti at this incredible resort. After arrival and being checked into our... More 

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Santa Rosa, Ca
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Very interesting array of exotic animals and birds, The caravan through the park was delightful. Be sure to visit the general store for many fun mementos and stuffed animals

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West Sacramento, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015 via mobile

What a chance in a lifetime! It's a true safari family expierance. The rooms were clean and staff available at any time. A must do!

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Sunnyvale, California
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50 reviews 50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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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