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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 place to stay and see african wildlife

Stayed there for a night and although the tent was very warm due to it being summer, the rooms are fantastic. Cost is about $300 per night Hearing all the different sounds from... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Stayed there for a night and although the tent was very warm due to it being summer, the rooms are fantastic. Cost is about $300 per night Hearing all the different sounds from all the animals was very interesting. Made you feel like you were actually on an African Safari. Dinner was really great and paired with very good wine.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We only stay in the park for a short time for our daughter rehearsal diner party. It is an awesome place to visit . It is right here from our back yard, Sonoma wine country. We saw rare monkeys, hyenas, rhinos, red crow cranes, African long horn cows and others. There are lovely cabins on the hill side over look... More 

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Ripon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We had a fabulous time in the park. Our guide was very informative and made an extra effort to make sure that all on the vehicle were comfortable with good visibility of all the animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Excellent animal experience, changed ownership recently, but staff has largely remained in place. Offers an overnight tent experience which my friends enjoyed. Safari type jeep ride in the hills above calistoga, ca. to see animals in a natural environment. The food offered as part of their package, is good, but is not the star of the show, that, by default,... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We love Safari West! Wonderful jeep ride through the Sonoma mountains and exotic animals. Great times!

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I loved this place, Had a great time and were reluctant to leave. Great dinner!!!! The walk among to animals was awesome and our personal guide Tina is amazing. Thank you.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It was a unique kind of experience but great fun. The concept is kind of half safari park and half 4X4 ride. the park is a large area wildlife park with mainly african herd animals. 1 hour of the 3 hour experience is walking around the enclosures for the "other animals" and 2 hours or so on a truck visiting... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

You would never expect to find an African style Safari park in the middle of Sonoma. One minute we were driving past vineyards and fields full of grape vines, the next we were parking in what looked like the parking lot of Jurassic Park (without the dinosaurs of course). From the road you can't tell that park itself is over... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Our two 9 year old grandsons were here in CA for an extended visit and our trip to Safari West was a highlight of our adventures together. We booked the earliest tour ((9:00 a.m. as we live about 20 minutes away) and were really glad we had since we avoided crowds and heat and I think we had very good... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This is a non-profit organization doing wonderful things. My husband and I stayed overnight in one of their tents in the winter. Rooms are comfortable and the stay is worth every penny. I took my mom to Mother's Day brunch, great food and we had a wonderful day. If you don't want to go on the tour, you can always... More 

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