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Safari West

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3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
+1 707-579-2551
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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! 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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“walking tour” (100 reviews)
“tent cabins” (57 reviews)
“stay overnight” (51 reviews)
3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
+1 707-579-2551
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was wondering if this place will even be open considering the devastating fire that engulfed the area in October 2017. Luckily, they survived (thanks to the owner staying back and using garden hoses to fight back flames to save the animals) even though you...More

1  Thank Prakash N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome! Grandkids were speechless- staff did an incredible job maintaining the overall experience despite the recent fires!

Thank Carole H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an unusual attraction that I'd never heard of until the fires (which missed it)...You and about 7-8 others tour the very spacious grounds in a safari truck guided by a naturalist who points out (if you can't see beyond the end of your...More

Thank MarkSS1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't tell you how highly I recommend you taking your family on this tour! We ate lunch at their buffet, then set out on the tour. EXCELLENT is the best way to wrap this up, don't miss it. We would have liked to stay...More

Thank makjms
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my husband here as his Christmas Present. It was absolutely Wonderful! We began with a one hour walking tour of animals that were not out in the open range. Then the next 2 hours was a safari type ride of the safari west...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place, our guide Leslie was friendly and knowledgeable. We had a great time. It was interesting and well maintained.

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Thank kristenb118
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a family of animal lovers to this nice location in Santa Rosa. It survived the ravages of the wildfires earlier in the year. It is a mixture of smaller cages with a variety of smaller animals, birds and monkeys with open fields of...More

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely worth the cost. The animals are well taken care of and you experience seeing them in a natural habitat, happily roaming within their area. You get to see a huge array of cool animals up close, including the open-jeep tour portion through a big...More

1  Thank Nickole R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour in a Jeep is awesome, but the overnight stay is icing on a cake! I went with my family of young kids. With the overnight stay, you get to hear the animals at night!

Thank lindaloo2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this visit. My first impression - surprised at cleanliness and orderliness of the place, especially with the recent fires, which burned to the edge of the property, and did take home of owner, and others. Richard, our guide, was most accommodating and informative. The...More

1  Thank cate949
Jared P, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review! I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and introduced your granddaughter to the work we do here. I would like to clarify one point if I may. While most of our animals are...More

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10 December 2017|
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Response from MatthewThomas | Reviewed this property |
Our tour was at 10:00 am. The giraffes were out and moving around. My wife thought they were the highlight of the tour.
8 October 2017|
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Response from Diana L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, the cabins are plenty warm.
2 September 2017|
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Response from Marlene E | Reviewed this property |
It is 40 - 60 degrees, comforters on beds. Mornings are cold shower water was not heated. Could be a beautiful day or it could rain, that's CA. I don't think they do refunds but are willing to change dates. If you are... More