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3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 6 Specialty lodging in Santa Rosa
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.
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TravelingOtter wrote a review May 1
Fair Oaks, California661 contributions55 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights in Tent 17 on Antelope Alley! This is LUXURY camping! king bed, bathroom with hot shower! Electric blanket for those cold nights, space heater, comfy bed! They provide you an ice chest with ice and water bottles. They will take you and your luggage directly to your Tent. Very Friendly staff. Meals are great- they include a fruit appetizer tray at dinner and your choice of brisket, or smoked chicken, very yummy Mac n Cheese, salad, vegetables and desert- brownie sundae one night and a frozen lemon pie. From our deck that had a table, chairs and umbrella- we watched Giraffes and Antelope roaming. We could see Flamingos in the distance. This was an easy walk to the Savanah Cafe for meals and where you catch the tour. We had WiFi at this location. But who really needs electronics with the wildlife all around!? Now we don’t need to go to Africa - we can see all the animals right here in Sonoma! Kids would Love this place! They are VERY COVID SAFE!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Bcoupe wrote a review Apr 2021
Sacramento, California91 contributions39 helpful votes
Planned an overnight stay for my husband’s birthday. Considering I scheduled 4 days out Safari West was great in getting us scheduled for a Safari tour and then dinner arrangements. The Safari was so fun. I saw baby giraffes running, a one week old baby lemur, and rhinos taking mud baths! Our tent was a doubles because no kings were available but it was lovely and better than expected. They are strictly following Covid guidelines which means less people and separated at meals. Very clean and careful. This was a highlight and I highly recommend. Not cheap but worth it. Tips: Bring your favorite beverages as they have an ice chest outside on your patio and will provide ice. Also bring cards or games to play in your deck as the wifi is super spotty and I had no cell reception. It was a total unplug and refreshing!! Enjoy and flexible. Nights are chilly dress warm and mornings too.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Grnbug2000 wrote a review Sep 2020
Phoenix, Arizona31 contributions14 helpful votes
I’ve heard about Safari West for years but never made it here- I was missing out!! I stayed in Tent18 which is apparently the best one on property for views. It has a comfy Queen bed and a bathroom. There’s no TV since the noise would disrupt the animals. It’s fully electric and there is a bathroom with a small shower. The electric blanket came in handy since this is a canvas tent and it got a little chilly. This was a one in a lifetime opportunity for sure. The staff is all amazing as well!! Definitely take a safari and explore the property with a guide!
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Third Day Adventures wrote a review Aug 2020
Seattle, Washington55 contributions68 helpful votes
I have visited Safari West both as a day trip and as an overnight stay ... if you have the time and budget and can find availability, it's definitely worth the overnight stay! We were able to secure Tent #18 which we felt was one of the best options available ... it's in the "front row" directly overlooking Antelope Alley as well as the Giraffe Pen a bit further away. You can view wildlife up close right from your window or deck! Antelopes (and similar) will come right up to the fence just a few feet away from the cabin to access the strategically placed watering trough. A bit further down the hill is the main complex and giraffe pen. This particular tent may have the best views of wildlife of any in the park. As far as the room itself, "tent" is a bit of a misnomer ... it's more of a rustic cabin with wooden floor, a comfortable bed and full bathroom with running water. Be aware that regardless of how hot it might get during the day, it can get very cold at night ... fortunately the rooms come equipped with space heaters and electric blankets. Decor is African and overall it's very nice! As far as why it's better to spend the night ... the main reason is that Santa Rosa can get very hot during the day when the tours are running so the animals can be lying low in the shade. Spending the night means being in the park during dawn and dusk when much of the wildlife tends to be more active. Spending the night also allows you many more opportunities to view the animals (at least the ones near the main lodge and facility). The park serves dinner (extra) and breakfast and also has a snack bar open during the day. The restaurant has a nice selection of local wines! Of course, the Safari Tour itself is the main attraction with giraffes, rhinos, zebras, ostriches, antelope, flamingos and other exotic birds, cheetahs, tortoises and many others. It's an extremely fun and memorable experience!
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Date of stay: October 2019
Room Tip: We felt that Cabin #18 was the best one to get. #19 and #20 are in the same area and are also...
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Response from Jared Paddock, Owner at Safari West
Responded Aug 6, 2020
Thank you for visiting us and taking the time to write this lovely review. We love hearing from our guests, especially when you have such wonderful things to say. This description of the overnight stay is spot on and exactly what we were aiming for when we built our luxury tent camp. Thank you again for spreading the word about our overnight experiences. I hope we'll be able to host you again sometime soon. Thanks!
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Deb wrote a review Aug 2020
El Dorado Hills, California106 contributions6 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in a tent cabin. Its a tent so the temp outside is the tent temp - plan accordingly. We were surprised by the dinner. The smoked tri-tip was great and my kids had seconds. Our tour was fantastic. Our tour guide Justin was very knowledgable and formally educated. He shared fun facts and stories about all the animals on our tour. He also kept us all engaged. (Including teens 😱) I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
$297 - $454 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Safari West
Which popular attractions are close to Safari West?
Nearby attractions include Safari West (0.4 miles), Paradise Ridge Winery (4.7 miles), and Petrified Forest (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Safari West?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Safari West?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Safari West?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Safari West?
Conveniently located restaurants include Norm's Kitchen, Bad Ass Coffee, and Homerun Pizza.
Are there any historical sites close to Safari West?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Luther Burbank Home and Gardens (8.4 miles), Church of One Tree (8.5 miles), and Hudson Street Wineries (9.6 miles).