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Safari West

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Address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd., Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone Number: 707-579-2551

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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It's all about giraffes

If you have kids and you are in Santa Rosa area, this place is nice to visit. Easy drive, north of Santa Rosa, this place is good for day visit. If you have more time, then spend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
San Francisco, California
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you have kids and you are in Santa Rosa area, this place is nice to visit. Easy drive, north of Santa Rosa, this place is good for day visit. If you have more time, then spend night in the cabin.

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Santa Rosa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visiting Safari West is a wonderful experience as you get see large African animals up close and personal safely from a truck. (Think friendly giraffes and sleepy rhinos! Bird lovers especially will enjoy the guided walk through the aviary. It's easy to spend a few hours there as they have a place to eat and you can even spend the... More 

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Novato, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Finally did the Safari in Marin, was skeptical, but was pleasantly surprised. The tent was well appointed and comfortable. Nice view of the 'lake'. Dinner was really good; fresh and very flavorful. The tour was fun but too long and I was hoping for more diverse animal interactions. Great for families for sure!

Thank Michael P
Sonoma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I took the tour and it was incredible. I saw so many animals I will never get to see otherwise. It was nice that no kids were on the trip. No regrets.

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El Cerrito, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Safari West, a little north and east of Santa Rosa, presents a very nice alternative to walking around a zoo and looking at animals in cages. Instead, you ride, with about a dozen other people, in a jeeplike truck through a very large, open property in which the animals wander freely. The animals are used to the trucks, so the... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kids and us had a lot of fun at safari west. The tour starts with a 30-40 min walking tour, where you get to see flamingos, and birds up close and personal. You will literally be walking in a bird arboretum. Then take a look at cheetahs, monkeys, and tortoise. Then hop on a double decker jeep and start the... More 

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

Thank you for that lovely review! It’s always nice to hear that people enjoy our facility. We appreciate you concern about the giraffe enclosure and we’d like to offer a few details that you may not have been made aware of during your visit. Both of our herds of giraffe are offered browse (tree and plant trimmings) throughout the day... More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our trip to Safari West was to celebrate a birthday with friends. The safari was well organized with a walk to view birds, and monkeys, and small cats. This was followed by a landrover ride through the habitats of herd animals. The highlights were the giraffes and zebras. The safari is good for kids and adults with mobility issues.

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San Ramon, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited with our 11 year old grandson, picking the first morning departure on a weekday to 1) see the animals early and 2) avoid the summer heat later in the day. We all enjoyed the visit and the up close opportunity to see so many animals. The park started as an antelope breeding program, so you will see a... More 

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Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Admittedly this animal park is probably more popular with families, but my husband and I had a blast when we visited, and would go back. We took the wildlife tour, which was a fun jaunt in an all terrain vehicle close to the animals, especially the giraffes. We stayed the night in one of the tents, which was far above... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 9 (6 adults and 3 children, ages 2 to 7) were fortunate enough to be able to partake in the overnight adventure at Safari West. A beautiful drive through the countryside getting to this secluded 400 acre site. Once we checked in, we transferred our luggage to the awaiting jeeps that took us to our luxurious tents.... More 

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