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Safari West Wildlife Preserve

Safari West sign at main entrance - Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Santa Rosa, Somoma County Wine Country, California

See Animals in the Wild
— African Safari in CA Wine Country
You don't have to travel all the way to Africa to go on an an exciting Safari adventure. Safari West — a stunning wildlife preserve — is nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California's Sonoma Wine Country.

We saw more giraffes at Safari West than we've ever seen in one place before!

Home to over 400 exotic African mammals (we saw more giraffes here than we've ever seen in one place before) and birds from around the world, it's hard to believe Safari West is only 75 miles north (about a 90-minute drive) from the bustling city of San Francisco.

Google Map of Safari West

Bring Out the Kid in You!
Bring out the kid in you and get an up-close view of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat and see for yourself what makes Safari West one of the areas most popular attractions. Visited by over 60,000 people every year, the wildlife preserve is FUN for kids and big kids too!

Fun Day Trip or Overnight Stay
Safari West makes a great day trip or overnight stay in a Luxury Safari Tent. Enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch and/or dinner at the Savannah Cafe — and a complimentary breakfast for overnight guests.

During your visit, expect to see everything from Giraffes, Zebras, Cheetahs, Lemurs, Antelopes (including Bongos), White Rhinos and Watusi Cattle to Desert Turtles, Monkeys, Flamingos, Swans, Macaws, East African Crown Cranes (pictured right)... and a whole lot more!

Zebras in the wild at Safari West Wildlife Preserve

Entrance to Safari West Wildlife Preserve, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Country Wine Country, California

Don't Forget
— What To Bring With You

Wear comfortable, casual clothing. Bring layers. Don't forget a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and bottled water — temperatures can be high during summer months. Be sure to bring a camera, video-camera and binoculars.

Also, if you're planning on staying overnight, bring a flashlight if you have one — more are available at Safari West if needed. It's helpful in finding your way back to your tent at night.

Be prepared to take a break from talking, browsing and tweeting on your cell phone — we managed to get a weak signal in the Elephant Room at the Savannah Cafe :)

Enjoy reconnecting to nature and relax — the world can wait a day or two...

Beautiful Birds at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa, CA

Hiking Trails
Guests wishing to access the wildlife preserve's hiking trails must be escorted — morning hikes with Safari West staff are frequently available.

Safari West Wildlife Preserve grounds - the animal park sits on 400 acres in Santa Rosa, CA

Entrance at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Sonoma Country, California



Giraffe posing for a picture at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa -  Sonoma Wine Country, California

Stretch McCovey
— Baby Giraffe

Stretch McCovey (named after former San Francisco Giant, Willie "Stretch" McCovey) was born March 4, 2010. Stretch joins what is now the largest private giraffe collection in the U.S. at Safari West Wildlife Preserve.

Guided Safari Vehicle Tours at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa, CA

FUN Safari Adventure Tours
Safari West Adventure Tours and Wild Encounters include:

  • Safari Vehicle Tours
  • Private Safari Tours
  • School Field Trips
  • Virtual Adventures
  • Behind the Scenes Tour
    ...and more!

Guided Safari Tours
Guided Safari Vehicle Tours are approximately 21/2 to 3 hours long and available for groups of 10-12 people. Expect to see almost 87 species of animals and up to 400 individual animals on this FUN tour.

East African Crown Cranes at Safari West Wildlife Preserve

Tour Hours
March 8-November 2
9am, 1pm and 4pm daily.

Note: Reservations must be made in advance. No pets are allowed. Plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the Safari Tour.

Safari West Specials
and Wild Events
Safari West Specials include:

  • Romantic Specials
  • Full Moon Madness
  • Girls Getaway Special
  • Guys Weekend
    ... and more!

Special Wild Events are held throughout the year, including Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day and New Year's Eve.

Lemur at Safari West Wildlife Preserve in Santa Rosa, CA

Giraffes at Safari West Wildlife Preserve

Fun Corporate
& Private Events
Safari West Wildlife Preserve is a unique and fun venue for Corporate Retreats, Off-Site Events, Company Picnics, Safari Birthday Parties... and more!

Safari West can easily accommodate groups of 25–150 — ideal for Company Holiday Parties, Team-Building Events, Awards Banquets, Weddings and Family Reunions.

Trading Post - Safari West Gift Shop

Trading Post
— Safari West Gift Shop

Pick up a gift or souvenir from Safari West at the Trading Post — the shop carries a variety of exotic gifts, authentic African arts and artifacts, jewelry, t-shirts, toys, fun animal gifts... and more — bet you won't go home empty-handed!

Safari West Gift Certificates are also available.

Open 8am-7pm daily

More Info
Safari West Wildlife Preserve
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa

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