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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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No lions and tigers, but, oh my!

This was a very enjoyable venue. Three hours of walking or driving (wheelchair available for the walking section) around the Sonoma hills with great up close viewing of African... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
San Rafael, CA
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San Rafael, CA
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a very enjoyable venue. Three hours of walking or driving (wheelchair available for the walking section) around the Sonoma hills with great up close viewing of African animals. The only serious predators were the cheetahs, absolutely beautiful. They don't keep anything on site that kills humans, although the Cape buffalos could if you got out and annoyed them.... More 

Thank Frankee11
El Sobrante, California
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been here before - several times. This time, we spent one of the discount Monday nights, I think only 6-7 other couples and families were there. A few more people came for the day time tours. We did the 1/2 "Keeper for the Day" (small mammals and birds) tour, and loved it. We got our our Keeper. She gave us... More 

1 Thank yvonne p
Wellington, Florida
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74 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a thrill... If you are ever in Santa Rosa, California and have the opportunity to get to Safari West you should do it. You can just take the guided tour ... Which takes two hours plus ... In the trucks traveling over 500 acres of hills and valleys. I have been told you will see more free ranging wildlife... More 

1 Thank Maryann M
Walnut Creek, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lot of fun at this safari west tour. The guide is so knowledgeable. It is cool to see the giraffe standing right next to you when you are on the top of the car. We were planning not to go due to the rain. But came to find out that gloomy weather is the best time to... More 

2 Thank MsDaDaWa
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not what expected actually feels like a real safari animals can actually walk up to you and take a chunk out of your leg if they wanted too

Thank Mario707ca
Sebastopol, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent 2 nights in one of their beautiful cabin/tents. We could see the animals from our porch. Felt like we were in the wild. We heard animals all night! I especially enjoyed getting up early and connecting with the animal keepers as they worked with the animals...cleaning their pens, feeding them, talking to them and even petting some of the... More 

Thank Bobbi W
St. John's, Canada
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149 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took our 2 year old son here. He was too young to go on the jeep tour (3+) but we got to walk around and he fed the giraffes, saw the cheetah, flamingos, monkeys, etc. He loved it. Then we had lunch at the buffet restaurant. You have to book the restaurant in advance, and purchase tickets, otherwise, you... More 

Thank keithnewhook
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had an awesome experience here touring the safari on a Jeep with the huge variety of animals. We expected the place to be smaller but it was a huge huge safari with lots of areas for the animals to roam around. The guide was very knowledgeable as well and the tour included part walking and part touring on the... More 

Thank Elicia C
Bothell, Washington
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28 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Rosa's climate is similar to that of Central Africa: who knew? This is a nicely maintained and respectful wild animal park. Some animals (smaller ones) live in large cages, most are in multi-acre pens with lots of room to roam. Hippos, giraffes, various horned beasts seem perfectly comfortable seeing the occasional jeepload of gawking tourists. This was a fairly... More 

1 Thank Rhoda B
Fremont, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Mr. & Mrs. Lang for providing such a wonderful place to get away from the craziness of silicone valley. A place to get in touch with amazing animals, see the billions of stars in the night sky, and to be treated as though you are truly special. I brought my husband here (he put up a little kick... More 

2 Thank Terry B

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