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  • Location:Santa Rosa, California
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour

If you think wine is all that Sonoma has to offer, think again! Visit an African savannah at Safari West, a family-friendly wildlife preserve near Santa Rosa that’s home to more than 700 animals. From big ticket African animals such as cheetahs and giraffes to quirky lemurs and graceful flamingos, you’ll see a range of wildlife during a 3-hour Jeep tour. Bring your kids and have a fun and educational experience as you hear fun facts about the animals from a knowledgeable safari guide and learn about Safari West’s conservation efforts. Choose from a selection of start times when booking.


  • Wildlife tour at Safari West in Sonoma
  • 3-hour tour includes exploring the park by open-air Jeep and on foot
  • See more than 700 animals across 80 species, including giraffes, cheetahs, monkeys, zebras and buffalo
  • Family-friendly activity open to kids age 3 and up!
  • Choose one of five tour times throughout the day to suit your schedule (and leave you plenty of time for wine tastings!)
  • Each Jeep is limited to 12 people, providing a small-group experience

What You Can Expect

Safari West Sonoma Admission and Jeep Tour

African Safari in Sonoma

In a region known for high-end wine and sophisticated food, Safari West offers one of the most family-friendly activities in wine country, so bring your kids along! When you arrive at the preserve, about a 20-minute drive north of downtown Santa Rosa, meet your safari guide and hop in your open-air Jeep to begin your wildlife tour of the ‘Sonoma Serengeti.’

For three hours, explore the 400-acre (162-hectare) preserve both in the Jeep and on foot, and travel over rugged dirt roads in search of exotic animals. During the tour, your guide will tell you all about the wildlife at the preserve, including endangered species such as the Cape buffalo, springbok, blue wildebeest and red lechwe (a type of antelope). Learn how Safari West works to promote conservation of these beautiful wild animals.

On your drive, pass by herds of African animals including gazelles, zebras, oryx, antelopes and — everyone’s favorite — giraffes, who may just come right up to the Jeep to look you in the eye. Then, hop out of your vehicle with your guide to walk for roughly 30 to 45 minutes. Admire flamingos and other colorful birds in the open-air aviary, observe cheetahs up close, check out the residents of Lemur Island, and laugh at the antics of the monkeys.

When your tour ends, take some time to browse the gift shop for souvenirs such as jewelry, T-shirts and African art. You can also have lunch or dinner at the on-site Savannah Cafe (own expense; see the Exclusions for more details).

Please provide your contact information (i.e. 'on the road' contact number) at time booking.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

What a great experience. Everything that I had hoped for and more. Knowledgeable staff and happy to educate. Great way to spend part of your vacation in California!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Absolutely loved Safari West in Santa Rosa! Our tour guide Travis was wonderful, knowledgeable and made our tour extra special! Can't wait to go back and spend the night next time in their beautiful tents!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Safari West is a unique and wonderful experience. A guided walk through the aviaries and a two-hour drive around the 400 acres of animals roaming freely. Our guide, Tonya, was extremely knowledgable about the biology of each species, as well as the personal background of the Individual animals.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We really enjoyed ourselves. Our tour guide Danna was the BEST! She was very informative and addressed all our questions. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

It was excellent. Thank you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We have been to several africa themed parks and we both think this is the best. We were amazed when we discovered they also have breakfast, lunch, and dinner available by reservation and also have cottages for rent. Other visitors who stayed at a cottage say it was their best nights sleep because the mattresses were that good.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

this venue exceeded my expectations. It was a fantastic experience. I did not spend the night, however. But the people I know who have spent the night there raved about it. I've already told several people I know they have to come here and experience it. Our guide was exceptional and was not only knowledgeable but she had a great sense of humor too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great time, especially for kids. Very professional guides and overall operation.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


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