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Safari West Wildlife Preserve African Tent Camp

 
Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa California lets you take a trip to Africa without leaving the Golden State. Safari West is a former sheep ranch transformed into an African Safari adventure.

Guests can take a three hour tour led by an experience guide. You climb aboard a Safari truck and head out onto the bumpy roads of the preserve. The trip lets you take a African safari without the danger of being charged by wild animals.

With 400 acres of preserve to explore you will get a chance to spot wild animals including cheetahs, zebra and giraffe.

All animals are fenced off, feeding is not permitted but photography is encouraged. After your jeep tour you continue on foot to the lower compound. Here you walk through the aviary, which houses an international bird collection.

You will also take a closer look at animals such as tortoises, fennec foxes and Indian porcupines. Next you have a chance to spot cheetahs and watch primates enjoying lush Lemur Island. Advance reservations are required.
 
Safari West Adventure Tour
Safari West Santa Rosa
 
Safari West Tent Camping - Guest can stay overnight at the wildlife preserve in an authentic safari tent. This is not like staying in a hotel room, the walls are made of canvas and there is no television or internet.

Cell phones do not work at Safari West due to its remote location. Phones are available for guest use in the office or in the Savannah Cafe.

Each tent has its own bathroom and a comfortable queen or king-size bed. This is not a luxury hotel so don't expect room service or hot tubs. After dinner there is not too much to do but read a book or sit on the veranda and enjoy the sounds of nature.

Safari Adventure tours are offered Spring through fall: 9am, 1pm and 4pm daily. Winter: 10am and 2pm Safari West Wildlife Preserve is not a a zoo or drive through animal park but an African Wildlife Preserve and Safari Tent-Cabin Resort. Santa Rosa

Day tour prices for adults are around $80.00. If you stay overnight they will give you a ten dollar discount. Luxury tent and cottages start at about $200.00 per night. Packages are avail bale that include the safari tour.
 
 
Safari West Wildlife Preserve
Safari West Wildlife Tour
Safari West Tent Camping
Safari Tent-Cabin Resort
 
Admission and reservations are required to visit Safari West so you just cant pop in. Travel time from San Francisco is about 1.5 hours and 2.5 hours from Sacramento. The nearest town is Santa Rosa which has numerous hotel and restaurants.

Safari West founded Friends of Safari West, now known as Safari West Wildlife Foundation, (SWWF) a research and educational nonprofit organization. SWWF takes an active part in educating the local community through seminars, workshops, wildlife camps for children and more.

Location: Santa Rosa, CA Hours: Tour Times (March 22nd through October 26th): Daily 9am, 10am, 1pm, 2pm and 4pm October 27 through November 31st Daily 10am and/or 2pm. Safari West 115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Phone: (707) 579-2551; 1 (800) 616-2695

 
 

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