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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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Great overnight stay and "safari" tour!

A friend and I took our daughters (ages 3.5 and 4) to Safari West and we all had a great time. We drove up from San Jose on Thursday afternoon, stayed over one night, and went on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

A friend and I took our daughters (ages 3.5 and 4) to Safari West and we all had a great time. We drove up from San Jose on Thursday afternoon, stayed over one night, and went on the 9:00 AM tour the next morning. After checking in at the office, we were driven back to our car in a jeep... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Staying overnight in the comfortable tents, having dinner on site, and taking the park tour really gave us the sense of being far from our daily routine. We were startled and impressed by how close the tour got to the animals. Safari West staff and guides were all helpful and knowledgeable. I especially appreciated that they ferry your luggage to... More 

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The Sea Ranch, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

What an amazing place. The quality of care the animals receive is unlike any place I've seen. The staff is deeply committed to the care and longevity of each animal. The jeep tour is a must and this trip we went on the "Behind The Scenes" walking tour where we got to hand feed the animals. Wow! Also for the... More 

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Granite Bay, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Went on "Safari" over spring break. Enjoyed the whole experience. The first portion of the safari is a guided walking tour of the enclosures and aviary. The best part of this experience was our tour guide's amazing way of sharing experiences while employed at Safari West, which was a sneaky way of educating our kids about the animals, as they... More 

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long island, ny
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

My husband & I took our 8 year old granddaughter for a Safari West tour. It began with a 1 1/2-2 hour ride in the safari van. We were lucky in that only 1 other family chose to ride on the top of the van, so our guide split the time & we had lots of time on the top.... More 

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Ferndale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We stayed overnight at Safari West in March. The tents were modeled after real safari tents, complete with canvas siding. There was a porch out front with a table and chairs, where we sat and drank wine and watched the giraffes in their enclosure. Inside, the beds were soft and comfortable, and the bathrooms was large and had two sinks.... More 

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Portlan,Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Met our expectations. We encountered a lot of wildlife and learned about them. The safari ride was fun. They have a nice area at the front with birds / monkeys.

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Grass Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Took my 5 1/2 year old granddaughter on spring break. 45 minutes of a walking tour of birds, monkey, cheetahs and other animals. 2 hour ride on an open airs jeep like vehicle. She loved it and was very engaged with Ben, our guide. He was very knowledgeable on the animals, their country of origin. It was a great family... More 

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

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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