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Safari West

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Address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
Phone Number: 707-579-2551
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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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Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour

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Lots of fun

If you like to see Safari type animals who are well cared for and without the expense of traveling to Africa, this is really a neat place to visit.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
rachaele30
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Santa Rosa, California
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Santa Rosa, California
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like to see Safari type animals who are well cared for and without the expense of traveling to Africa, this is really a neat place to visit.

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Roseville, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had such a fun time here! We stayed in a cabin and it was an incredible experience! We loved the safari. The bbq dinner was fun. It is pricey but I think it's worth it.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for one night and enjoyed it. First, the reservation process was very easy and, we had changes here and there, that the staff was totally fine with which was really nice. The "luxury" tent was ok, but wow the birds were loud during the night and you must remember that there really is no noise protection. The... More 

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San Francisco, California
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a private preserve that has really taken center stage as a premier attraction in Sonoma County just north of Santa Rosa, CA. These people take pride in what they do, how the over 900 animals are treated and the best part is you will get up close and personal with animals in a way you could only do... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Worth the price for sure. They have safari tents that you can stay over night and wake up to giraffe s and zebras. Take a safari ride. Only 10 minute from santa rosa and good eats

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our teenage daughters joined their parents on an overnight excursion to Safari West and it exceeded our expectations. We took the 4:00 pm Safari which was lead by a knowledgeable guide (adjunct professor at UCSC during school year) that shared a wide range of knowledge about the animals and anecdotes. We walked around the large caged areas first for about... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I don't usually give rave reviews, but Safari West is a truly unusual and exception place. It's hard to believe that it's just outside of Santa Rosa because you feel like you have entered another world. We were fortunate enough to see an infant zebra only hours after its birth. Driving through the property is like being on a weekend... More 

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Thank Janet M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a great day trip or even better, experience a little slice of the savanna in Santa Rosa and spend the night in luxury tents imported from Africa. Listen to the animal sounds, eat great food and let the wonderful staff take care of you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I celebrated our wedding anniversary by visiting Safari West followed by a wine pairing at Kendall Jackson. While Safari West offers overnight accommodations, we opted for the half day trip only. The Safari West tour starts out with an hour walk around the grounds, viewing various animals from the African continent and Madagascar, including exotic birds, primates,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this activity the day before we had to leave for home and we are so happy we did! They have so many animals and well-kept environments and you get to be up close and personal with many of them.... I was happy to hear that none of these animals were taken from the wild but are parts of... More 

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