Bay Area — California
Sonoma Wine Country
Safari West Wildlife Preserve
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.
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
what makes Safari West one of the areas most popular attractions.
Visited by over 60,000 people every year, the wildlife preserve
for kids and big
Fun Day Trip or Overnight
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
White Rhinos and Watusi Cattle to Desert Turtles, Monkeys,
Macaws, East African Crown Cranes (pictured right)... and
a whole lot more!
— 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
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...
Guests wishing to access the wildlife preserve's hiking trails must be escorted — morning
hikes with Safari West staff are frequently available.
— 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.
FUN Safari Adventure Tours
Safari West Adventure Tours and
Wild Encounters include:
- Private Safari Tours
- School Field Trips
- Virtual Adventures
- Behind the Scenes Tour
Guided Safari Vehicle Tours are
approximately 21/2 to 3 hours long and available for groups of
to see almost 87 species of animals and up to 400 individual animals
on this FUN tour.
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
Safari West Specials
and Wild Events
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.
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.
— 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
3115 Porter Creek Road
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