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Safari West

Certificate of Excellence
3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Gosport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful couple of days, after wine tasting in Napa we stayed at safari west, beautiful luxury tents, with the most comfortable bed I have slept in. We had a delicious BBQ in the evening and visited the animals. Next morning after a breakfast with loads of choice we went on safari buses into the hills and saw all sorts... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family and I spent two nights at Safari West as part of a week long holiday in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma. I had seen some photos of the tents on the website and in other reviews but I was absolutely blown away when we arrived. We checked in at the main check-in office at the base of the... More 

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Eveleth, Minnesota
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Safari West was the first stay of a two week vacation up the coast of Oregon, setting a pretty high standard for the rest of the trip. My husband and I stayed in tent 11 with our kids aged 9 & 4, who were excited about the double bunk. The only reservation we had about this place were the warnings... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My 6-year-old son is an animal lover, so we have been to many zoos/aquariums/safari parks around the world. Granted it's nice to be able to have the African safari experience in Northern California, but Safari West really disappointed us. The biggest problem comes from the lodging. I have no problem with their rugged setting/decor, no-internet, or no-AC in the cottage... More 

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AphroditeCaserta, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this review

Dear Safari West Guest, I sincerely apologize for the brown well water in the cottage during your visit. We are dealing with the California drought and were performing maintenance on our water tanks. I do want to assure you that the water was safe, however; I understand your reluctance to bathe your child in the brown water. As for the... More 

Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We flew our Seattle grandsons to CA for a getaway. Our friends in Sonoma suggested we look at Safari West as one of our fun destinations. We booked a tent as soon as we checked out the destination's website. The tent was lots of fun; a queen bed for us and two comfy cots for the boys. The bathroom facilities... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, pick a day when it's not so hot... But if your looking for a true African safari experience, then hot will do! We arrived eArly on a hot day! Had lunch prepared by the staff and then jumped on a Korean War time jeep ( Clifford) and off to the safari we went with our tour guide marina!... More 

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Sullivan, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall, we had a great experience at Safari West and will return in the future. We also recommend for those who love animals and tent camping. Pros - Tents are very clean, well maintained. We had the perfect one (#20). Although we would like to try #18 at another time. Right near the giraffes. - Heaters and electric blankets are... More 

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Stockport, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the most amazing place. We were taken to our Tent / Cabin which slept 4 adults and 2 children. It was extremely comfortable. It also had a large bathroom and shower. Dinner is at 7pm and it a buffet barbecue. Chicken and park with salad and potatoes followed by apple pie. Do not expect fine dining. We were... More 

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Napa, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

An excellent alternate to an African Photo Safari. The owners have duplicated an African tent camp as much as possible, including imported tents from South Africa, Safari vehicles like those used in southern African countries and the dining is buffets like we enjoyed in Zambia and Botswana. The facility has 400 acres and 90 different types of animals all from... More 

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San Diego, United States
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5 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Having been to SD Zoo's Safari Park in Escondido, CA, we expected this overnight adventure to be spectacular. The tent cabin was very nice, but the rest of it was pretty much a poor experience especially since they ran out of food at dinner and the breakfast was hardly better than one at a low end motel. Checking in and... More 

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Dear Safari West Guest, We are so sorry that your experience was not perfectly satisfying, especially running out of food at dinner and that you didn't enjoy the continental breakfast! We at Safari West put a very high value on our guests experiences and I am thankful that you took the time to point out your disappointing issues you encountered.... More 

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