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Safari West Sonoma Adventure Tour

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    Stop At: Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655

    In a region known for high-end wine and sophisticated food, Safari West offers one of the most family-friendly activities in wine country, so bring your kids along! When you arrive at the preserve, about a 20-minute drive north of downtown Santa Rosa, meet your safari guide and hop in your open-air Jeep to begin your wildlife tour of the ‘Sonoma Serengeti.’

    For three hours, explore the 400-acre (162-hectare) preserve both in the Jeep and on foot, and travel over rugged dirt roads in search of exotic animals. During the tour, your guide will tell you all about the wildlife at the preserve, including endangered species such as the Cape buffalo, springbok, blue wildebeest and red lechwe (a type of antelope). Learn how Safari West works to promote conservation of these beautiful wild animals.

    On your drive, pass by herds of African animals including gazelles, zebras, oryx, antelopes and — everyone’s favorite — giraffes, who may just come right up to the Jeep to look you in the eye. Then, hop out of your vehicle with your guide to walk for roughly 30 to 45 minutes. Admire flamingos and other colorful birds in the open-air aviary, observe cheetahs up close, check out the residents of Lemur Island, and laugh at the antics of the monkeys.

    When your tour ends, take some time to browse the gift shop for souvenirs such as jewelry, T-shirts and African art. You can also have lunch or dinner at the on-site Savannah Cafe (own expense; see the Exclusions for more details).

    Please provide your contact information (i.e. 'on the road' contact number) at time booking.
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    Departure Point
    Safari West, 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404, USA
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by Jeep
    • Entry/Admission - Safari West
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks (if you would like to eat at the on-site Savannah Cafe, please call Safari West to make a reservation after booking; the phone number will be on your voucher)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 4 years; all children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please provide your contact information (i.e. 'on the road' contact number) at time booking
    • Guests are not permitted to take food out on the tour, but water bottles are welcome; during the summer months, the snack bar is open and guests may purchase sandwiches, chips, fruit, drinks and other items to eat during the tour break or afterward; you may also dine in the Savannah Cafe at your own expense (reservations can be made after booking)
    • Not recommended for pregnant women, as the tour includes a 2.5-hour drive over rugged terrain that may be uncomfortable
    • Hearing-impaired guests: If you book at least two weeks prior to your tour date (to ensure that an interpreter is available), a sign language interpreter can be provided at no additional charge
    • Vision-impaired guests: If you book at least two weeks prior to your tour date, a tactile tour can be provided, during which a sighted companion can accompany a visually impaired visitor; if this isn't possible on your tour date, the guest will be accompanied by a guest service person; upon request, web materials in 18-point font can be sent or emailed to visually impaired guests
    • Safari West is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums
    • Please arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled tour time
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We had a great time again at Safari West. They have a lot more animals at the front of their zoo- lemurs, birds and big cats. I enjoyed walking around prior to our safari and after. Our guide on Safari was exceptional. He could talk...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Camper756519
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Second time visiting this place. I would suggest leaving very early because the traffic in Napa/ Santa Rosa can be seriously ridiculous. Took us an hour to go 15 miles on a Saturday. Expensive, but if you can afford it , it’s worth it. You...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    2  Thank Spartangal1
    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    You saw so many animals on the tour. Our guide stopped and explained everything along the way. Can't wait to come back

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank schellin2017
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed our safari and were surprised at how many different types of animals are there. Our tour guide (Ann), was adorable and obviously loves the animals and her job very much! Also appreciated that we were able to rotate seats and have a...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank kgarnette
    Reviewed 30 August 2019

    This was a fun filled day. Our tour guide was the best. She was so knowledgeable on all the animals and took her time explaining and showing us them and also the plants. It was such a great experience. I will visit this place every...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank monurse34
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    Response from Sharon G | Reviewed this property |
    The conversations with the tour guides were very much geared toward education and conservation. Our guide was actually a big cat biologist who travels to 3rd world countries trying to help endangered species. They looked... More
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    There are no elephants, but lots of other animals...
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    • Duration: 3h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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