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“Great Family Experience”
Review of Safari West

Safari West
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Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour
Ranked #1 of 99 things to do in Santa Rosa
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Owner description: 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!
California Hot Springs, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great Family Experience”
Reviewed August 29, 2013

We took our son on the 3 hour tour three years ago when he was 8 years old and has been asking ever since to go back and stay overnight. We finally did it this year and it was fantastic! The tour was just as fun the second time around and the tents are amazing . . . Fantastic experience!!!

Visited August 2013
2 Thank Rosanne S
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Vacaville, California
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Safari in Norcal”
Reviewed August 28, 2013

This attraction sprouting in the bay area of Northern California is really something! Who would have thought? The jeep ride was cool especially riding on top. The dusty roads, bumps, puddles, tree branches make it a unique safari experience. I just wish they can accumulate more animals-elephants, lions, tigers to make it more authentic safari.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Maestro2471
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New Hampshire
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Safari, Don't miss this one!”
Reviewed August 27, 2013

This was such an awesome time! Our guide was great, answered all our questions and told us so much about the park and animals. The jeep ride is fantastic, take a turn riding on top.. it truly changes the riding experience. The walking part of the tour is short, but you can go back and revisit those animals after the jeep tour. We did not have the lunch they offer, but there is a small snack bar for drinks and such. This is great with or without children. This is not to be missed while visiting the area! It may be a little pricey but worth every cent!

Visited August 2013
1 Thank wmcote73
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Saint Michael, Minnesota
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Everyone should do this at least once”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was a very fun place to stay for the night. We were with our 2 teenagers and they had a good time too. Our teenage daughter spent some time walking around the camp trying to find phone reception. Once she figured out there WASN'T any reception she settled down and had fun too. This is a great place to unplug from technology, talk, laugh and connect with your kids! I have been recommending this to all of our friends. The owners of the place live right on the grounds. The safari is their back yard. Lucky them!!

Visited June 2013
3 Thank WorldTravelers1987
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Fun, with or without kids!”
Reviewed August 20, 2013

What a great wildlife preserve tucked in the hills of Santa Rosa. The facility is extremely well maintained, the staff is very courteous, the animal variety is great and the ride in the "Dodge Power Wagon" up top is something not to be missed. Our guide was fantastic and made the ride around the preserve fun, entertaining and educational. Next time we will bring our kids and stay the night on site.

Visited August 2013
1 Thank Scott G
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