Safari West 4.0 (reviews)

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About Safari West

Who needs a passport when you can have an African adventure right here at your fingertips with Safari West!?

Nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California's wine country, Safari West is home to over 400 exotic mammals and birds, and it really is something special.

Safari West isn't a zoo, and it's not a drive-through park - here, it's a wildlife preserve where the entire family can experience some of nature's most beautiful animals in a natural habitat. Yep - you're going on safari!

The journey is via a pre-booked tour, and you're taken via entertaining and informative guides that will take you to meet our massive herds of wild antelope, buffalo, and giraffes. While traversing our natural landscape, your experienced guide will share fascinating stories about our collection of over 800 animals, as well as tales of their exotic counterparts in the wilds of Africa. 

You'll stroll beneath the wings of some of the most amazing birds in the world and come face to face with all your favorite animals that you might have only dreamed of seeing!

Want to walk on the wild side? Then this is the place for you!

Kids - keep those eyes peeled for some of the more curious animals! Perhaps you'll find yourself eye-to-eye with a towering, curious giraffe, or spot those cheetahs at full speed. 

The tour takes 2 hours, and with only 12 guests per safari time, you know you get the upmost attention.

So what are you waiting for kids? Are you ready to channel your inner explorer and head out on Safari? We are - so let's GO!

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Adults $105.00 for 2 hour safari

Children $45.00 for 4-12 years old

Last Update 2023

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Safari West FAQ’s

I’m Hungry! Can I get food at Safari West?

The Savannah Cafe is where you can experience a meal inspired by the legendary South African Braai! Booked with advance reservations, lunch and dinner will always include savory smells rising from their custom built wood-fired grill and a huge assortment of delicious sides and desserts.

Any top tips when visiting?

Why not spend the night! Extend your adventure with an overnight stay in a luxurious Safari West tent. Imported from Botswana and customized on property, the thirty tents feature a private viewing deck, en-suite bathroom, polished hardwood floors, and because it’s camping, all the wildlife sounds of the Sonoma Serengeti! Pretty cool!

Teachers corner

Experience a 90-minute educational safari led by one of our highly-trained naturalists. Alongside a highly-trained safari guide, you’ll encounter giraffes, primates, cheetahs, and birds from all over the world! Teachers, students, and chaperones split time between the lower grounds where exploration takes place on foot and the open enclosures which can only be seen from aboard the Nairobi minibus or the expansive African Queen.

Does Safari West have healthy eating or Vegan options?

They do advise you bring bottled water on the tour

Is Safari West fully accessible?

You are driven in the safari vehicle during the tour, so check with staff about the accessibility of the vehicles.

If you are staying over night, they have do have accessible tents

Any additonal information?

Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled safari time