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Safari West

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Manteca, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved our stay here! The Tent cabins are so nice! We were not cold at all. Nice warm blankets and a heater. Animals are noisy at night but that is the fun of it. There is a table and chairs out on the deck to sit and watch the animals. It was worth every single penny! Clean and nice...

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Fiddletown, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a place to visit at least once in your life! Once you walk onto the grounds, you feel like you are in a different world. We went when they had a moonlight special so the overnight cost was discounted, but I did pay extra to stay down in Antelope Valley. I'm very glad we did because our tent was...

Thank lchang003
Jared P, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this review

Good morning! Thank you very much for your kind words. It's always rewarding to hear from people who've had a good time at Safari West. Based on your description, it sounds like your guide was probably Carson. He's a really good guy and a talented guide and I'm happy to pass your compliments along to him. I will also mention...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 April 2017

If you hope to see wild animals up close think again! They drive you with a car on a (i can only assume) purposely badly kept road to see mostly all kinds of antilopes. You don't come close to any animal - not like advertised. All animals are very shy and far away. The few giraffes and the three rhinos...

Thank Jane P
AphroditeCaserta, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this review

Dear Jane, Thank you for your comments. They are appreciated even though it saddens me to learn that you didn't enjoy your time at Safari West. We pride ourselves in being able to provide a wildlife experience that closely mirrors what you would find on an actual African safari. To that end, we have a collection that is free-roaming and...

Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

I am a tour guide in the area so I have high standards for tour guides. Troy gets five stars and so does the entire experience. Do the BBQ it was great, tour was great We hung on every word from Troy. Saw a birth of an ibex calf saw everything ! So thank you Troy and Safari West from...

Thank glenpoole
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Spent the night in the most comfortable luxurious bed in a tent cabin. Great food in the restaurant and abundant breakfast. Loved hearing the animals at night. What a treat ! The safari we took my daughter and friends on for her birthday and was super educational. Only thing is I feel they stop the jeep too much and the...

Thank spiccolo
Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was looking for something to do that was different than the standard hotel/crowded resort type getaway for our Silver Anniversary. I found a great off season deal on Travel Zoo. Safari West did not disappoint us. We both loved everything about the place. The Glamping Concept was oh so cool. I have always wanted to go to Africa, but...

1Thank Gio2020
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Came here from the East Coast to start a week-long trip culminating in my brother's wedding in SF. We had six adults, three in each tent and we were very comfortable. Unfortunately did not hear the native sounds as we had the heater on most of the night. Too cold to have dinner outside but the inside of the dining...

Thank juliecw2015
San Jose, California
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This place is not big (compared to going to Africa) but they pack in a wide range of animals, exhibits and activities in a well designed setting. There is a main compound, with the eating and sleeping areas, near the park entrance. There is also a small "zoo" with birds and small animals. Great for taking a walk after a...

1Thank Chris T
Reviewed 8 September 2016

We opted to stay one night in their tents on the property and it was a fantastic experience......think "glamping". The tents have canvas walls and hardwood floors and real (super comfortable) beds. There is no AC, no TV, no phone service and no Wifi (except by the cafe) and it was PERFECT! I wish I had known this beforehand as...

Thank Danielle R
Novato, California
Reviewed 1 September 2016

We live in the Bay Area (Novato) and wanted to take our 8 year old granddaughter as she LOVES animals. We all had a good time and it was a pleasant day. I thought some of the paths the jeep/bus drove on were somewhat narrow and with a drop could be dangerous though. Our driver was very pleasant and knowledgeable.

Thank amehiel
AphroditeCaserta, Guest Relations Manager at Safari West, responded to this review

Dear Guest. I'm glad to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable visit to Safari West. I'm especially pleased to learn of your granddaughters love of animals. Safari West exists to inspire connections between vulnerable wildlife and the generation that will have to learn how to coexist with them. That said, I am sorry to hear that some...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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!. Families who are curious and wild at heart can get close to nature...very close! Marvel under the gaze of a graceful giraffe or explore the Sonoma Serengeti alongside romping rhinos. Our guests enjoy enlightening African wildlife safari drives, and “glamping” tent cabin accommodations. The sounds of Africa will echo in your dreams. Stay one night in a luxury safari tent located on Giraffe Alley, meet some giraffes and go on Safari! Is Safari West Family Friendly?The entire Safari West experience is a kid-friendly adventure for families to enjoy together. ... more   less 

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Address: 3115 Porter Creek Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95404-9655
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Price Range: $408 - $589 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Safari West 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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“I would ask for a room closer to the Giraffes . We had the lake, which was also nice”
Babyduck47, 18 May 2017 | Read review
“Wifi is only available near the fire pit and the only service up there is ATT. We have Verizon and had no service.”
lchang003, 10 May 2017 | Read review
“The tent cabins on the hill offer a fantastic view. They are a little quieter than the ones closer to the bird area in the early mornings.”
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Gio2020, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Realize some tents require a 10 min walk to meals. This may be difficult over a dirt road or you may find it more peaceful and private.”
887christ, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“ALWAYS bring earplugs, as the animals are noisy at night.”
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, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
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