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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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glamping at its best. Running hot water, toilet, electricity and if you are ATT you have five bars of 4g lte service! Throw in wine, great food, and excellent staff and the flamingoes don't seem so bad. Bring ear plugs and bug spray though. Oh, and do the back tour to feed the animals, it was amazing!!!

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Silicon Valley
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47 reviews 47 reviews
12 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for the family. My daughter and I did the safari tour, spent the night in the "tent" and had the BBQ. It was a great experience and I recommend you do it at least once. Very fun. Earlier in the AM or late in the PM is usually best. Get's pretty hot! Fall is probably a good time. Summer... More

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San Carlos, CA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The cabins do not have locks on the doors! This was a bit of a surprise. We had brought along iPads for entertainment on the drive and toted them with us everywhere (dinner, breakfast, strolling the grounds, jeep tour) as I was not going to leave expensive electronics in an unlocked room. Also, the lodge has a strong Wi-Fi signal;... More

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8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stopped here during our honeymoon and had a fantastic time. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and helped us settle in immediately. Our room was fantastic- you feel like you're really on a safari, sleeping in a tent, but instead of the cold hard ground you get a big bed with a cozy heated blanket. Sitting... More

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Stockton, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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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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