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Safari West, Santa Rosa

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Enjoy an African adventure in wine country at Safari West. On the three-hour riding and walking tour, you'll see a variety of exotic wildlife, including gazelles, zebras, antelopes, Cape buffalo, and wildebeests. During the walking portion, admire colorful birds in the open-air aviary, and watch primates play in the branches on Lemur Island. After the safari, try some barbecue and local wine on the cafe's veranda. On-site lodging is available. For guided tours on an all-terrain vehicle, reserve in advance; space is limited. Custom and private tours are also available. For Safari West and beyond, use our Santa Rosa trip itinerary maker to get the most from your Santa Rosa vacation.
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  • We booked a private tour for 9 people, all adults, and we had a great time! Our guide was fun and extremely knowledgable. First, he walked us through the aviary where we saw some interesting rare bird...  more »
  • This is my third time over 10 years to Safari West and they keep expanding the property and adding new and amazing animals to their safari tour. We went with four teenagers who loved it as well. Highl...  more »
  • We stayed overnight in a tent on Antelope Alley. The tent was made in Botswana and the decor was pure African. I'll never make it to Africa, but this was a wonderful substitute. What a great experienc...  more »
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  • It looked like a great place for our anniversary weekend. Everything looked up said it was for kids 4 and up. That the animals could be a little talkative at night. We reserve a nice room that is kind if pricey but the experience should be worth it. What we got was a nice room and were lucky enough to get to listen to a baby cry until 2:30 AM. Then were woken up yet again by the baby crying at 5AM. Spoke to staff about it since the attractions said 4 and up they dismissed it altogether. We didn't hear the animals at all. Just crying. We go to try to eat breakfast and the tour guide says they wanted to head out early. So we had to miss that. Considering we paid approx. $600 for 1 night, dinner and the tour. It was so not worth it. Our tour guide was nice and she made it entertaining as she was very knowledgeable, yet we couldn't even sit together and it was our anniversary trip. Super disappointing.
  • What a fun place. Every single person we met face awesome care and attention. Safari tour was great. Tents were comfy. Had to leave early although we reserved for 2 nights. Staff waived the cost for the second night. They did not have to, but what great service. We will be back some day.
  • This was an unforgettable experience my husband and I will cherish forever! Thank you Robert (our guide) for giving us such an amazing tour around this magnificent property! What a way to celebrate our very first wedding anniversary!
  • Had the most amazing experience with my son's class on a field trip. Our guide was bubbly and great with the kids. We will definitely be going back!
  • Photo ops beyond counting Spread over very hilly pasture land between Santa Rosa and Calistoga Concentrated open and closed spaces with extraordinarily colorful and arresting African bird species and small mammals. After 45 minutes walking through that area it's time to get on board the impregnable open touring truck to visit most of the African grazing animals you can think and even more you never knew existed. All identified and given in depth bios by the avuncular and entertaining guide-driver for roughly 90 minutes. Outdoor restaurant-grill area. Highly enjoyable experience offered by owners and staff who love the animals and love to share with you