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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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3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best day ever together. This was our first major trip as a new family. We all had a great time. Would like to do it again and stay overnight. We'll see.

Thank Shandell B
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you have tweens, you know what I mean — they’re hard to please and whine too much. The tour is just the right amount of time - you walk for 45 minutes and see cheetahs porcupines, birds, and monkeys and then get to ride...More

Thank Jennifer C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide was great and very knowledgeable, but when I asked him if he thought the caged cats had enough space he hesitated. He said the staff has raised issues with the owner, but they haven't come up with a good solution. I can think...More

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Aphrodite C, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Roxanne, We are always happy to discuss and explain any and all animals here at Safari West, as we strive to provide them the best lives we can. All of our enclosures are designed to provide a secure area where our animals feel safe....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took two of our Granddaughters to Safari West and had a wonderful time. We have spend a lot of time in Africa so this was a way of giving Maya and Macey a snapshot of what Africa is like. The tents are similar to...More

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Thank artprf
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in CA for spring break with our kids and booked the safari for our last day. Wouldn't you know - it was monsooning on us! Sine we don't get to CA often, we decided to do the safari in the rain and it...More

Thank 969meghans
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First off, I LOVE animals, so much that it annoys my hubby. So I booked the safari for our family and he kind of rolled his eyes. But it’s hard to say which one of us enjoyed the safari more! First off, because of the...More

Thank Darkly_dreaming1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a great day here! Expensive but worth it. The lunch was reasonable, excellent and worth it for a rest and extra chance to enjoy the grounds.

Thank GinaB78
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was expecting a knock-off zoo and found it was much more. The staff is about 150 employees and all that I met were knowledgeable and friendly. The place is huge and you really need to take the jeep ride to see all the animals....More

Thank Traveler-396
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Safari West is an animal park with African animals. Close and informative is the norm. Accomadations are excellent, Employees are cheeful and helpful. Children are welcome. Reservations are mandatory.

1  Thank nmilsner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun safari with great guides. Wonderful to see animals able to roam, especially the giraffes and zebras. The jeep was comfortable, and be sure to sit on top, which has the best view. I Ubered there, but note that there is no cell service at...More

Thank DeeFry
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VickyPCC
27 June 2018|
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Response from ko1776 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in a one room cabin that was very comfortable. They are not fancy accommodations but they are clean and roomy. Do not know much about the cottages. I am thinking they would be nice to stay in.
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areligamae
20 June 2018|
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Response from Nicole H | Reviewed this property |
No, not at all. It just licked the perimeter but nothing happened in the park and all animals were safe. There is no fire damage in the park.
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kiwibutterflycath
13 June 2018|
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Response from Jim K | Reviewed this property |
I have taken the morning and early afternoon safaris, both excellent. Make sure to eat at the cafe, great food and service. Enjoy
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