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3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
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Safari West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Stockton, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is just about the closest you'll probably get to having a safari adventure without going to Africa. I spent two days and one night at Safari West. It was a very unique experience, and nothing like I've ever had before. After you check in, you are taken by jeep to your tent (if staying over night). The tents are... More

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Wakefield, Massachusetts
18 reviews 18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great place. This is a zoo, breeding ground, sanctuary, and lodging location with very personal touches. The owners have constructed the facilities out of love for the animals; the staff seems genuinely interested in the welfare of both the animals and visitors. The tents are all custom made using African canvas and have amazing details, including extremely comfortable... More

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Pacifica, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's start with fun for the family, nice day trip. Sleeping would be fine if your are not in the a tent next to the flamingos. If you are ok with loud honking noises all night then no problem, but you should be warned properly early on, not have the surprise and no option to change because the place is... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is great for families with elementary aged or older children. We stayed in the little house. Two bedrooms and a tiny kitchenette. Perfect for our family. Being driven through the land on the jeep and spotting the animals was so exciting for us. And riding on the top was icing on the cake! The kids enjoyed walking around... More

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West Chester, Ohio, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We had a great time on our jeep tour at Safari West! Robert, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We saw many animals including endangered species and several babies that were born there. Several reviews stated that it was expensive but I consider it a contribution to a group that are fighting to preserve and protect these animals.

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We stayed overnight in one of the tent cabins. Check-in was efficient. We were taken to our room, helped with the luggage, and had details explained. A cooler and ice are provided. The room was very nice and the bed comfortable. Lighting in the bathroom is low. It can be cold in winter months so be prepared to dress in... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
16 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Great overnight. Watch out for rattlesnakes though! Bring ear plugs as flamingos are loud all night long. Ask for Alex for safari tour guide...kind and quite knowlegable. Cabins comfortable and dinner good. Not sure behind the scenes private tour worth the extra money though. A wonderful grandparent outing.

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Tracy, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
33 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was my second time staying at Safari West. We just love it and can't wait to plan another trip. How cool is it to sit on your deck with a cold beer in hand and watch giraffes and antelopes. It's a must to pay the extra and stay in antelope alley. The staff is so friendly and helpful. They... More

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San Jose, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

Well, it's less expensive than a trip to Africa. And they do have to feed all those animals. Service was very friendly, and our comfort meant a lot to the staff. Staying in a safari tent (nicely decorated, by the way) was fun and we could have imagined ourselves in far off places. Appreciated the electric blanket!though our tent #30... More

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Saratoga, California
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106 reviews 106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We stayed in a tent cabin with two queens overlooking the lake and hills (#29) and it was fabulous!! Large, well-appointed, not-too-kitschy African decor, wooden floors and full bathroom (with shower). There are heating blankets and comforters with great bedding making a night's sleep easy even with a cold night - also a space heater. It IS a tent -... More

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Address: 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Safari West Hotel Santa Rosa
Safari West Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County

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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!. Families who are curious and wild at heart can get close to nature...very close! Marvel under the gaze of a graceful giraffe or explore the Sonoma Serengeti alongside romping rhinos. Our guests enjoy enlightening African wildlife safari drives, and “glamping” tent cabin accommodations. The sounds of Africa will echo in your dreams. Stay one night in a luxury safari tent located on Giraffe Alley, meet some giraffes and go on Safari! Is Safari West Family Friendly?The entire Safari West experience is a kid-friendly adventure for families to enjoy together. ... more   less 
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