Address: 3115 Porter Creek Road Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: (800) 616-2695 | (707) 579-2551
Aphrodite Caserta, Director of Marketing and Communications | Direct Line: 707-566-3620 | Cell: 707-575-5275 | firstname.lastname@example.org
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Blog: On the Safari West blog we keep the public up to date on subjects ranging from events at the preserve to global conservation concerns. SafariWest.com/blog/
Accreditation: Safari West is fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Membership in this prestigious organization requires that we meet or exceed the highest standards when it comes to educational programming, conservation initiatives, and the quality of our animal care.
The mission of Safari West is to actively promote conservation and environmental education while imparting knowledge that helps each individual make well-informed choices in regards to the environment and wildlife conservation.
WHAT CAN YOU DO AT SAFARI WEST?
Inside the gates of this wildlife preserve, the opportunities are endless!
- Experience the sights and sounds of the Sonoma Serengeti; the wilds of Africa in wine country!
- Spend the night ‘glamping’ in a luxurious safari tent imported directly from South Africa.
- Explore! Embark on an authentic safari in a customized safari vehicle.
- Winos and Rhinos – Delight in private wine tasting safari!
- Brews and Buffalo – Beer tasting on the Sonoma Serengeti!
- Private Royal Safaris – Twilight Serengeti, Dinner at the Tree Top Aviary, and Cheetahs and Chardonnay are among the unique options available.
- Dine out...way out...at the Savannah Cafe and enjoy the quality wines and beer of Napa and Sonoma.
- Enjoy private and close-up encounters with animals and behind the scenes activities with our animal caretakers.
Learn about our work conserving wildlife and wild places across the globe and how you can join in!
Photography – You’d have to board a plane to Botswana to find better photo opportunities!
GO ON SAFARI!
Adventure abounds as you set out in one of our rugged, open-air safari vehicles in search of zebra, wildebeest, rhinos, ostrich, and more! Roam through lush oak woodlands, over rolling hills, and across open savannas on your quest. With terrain similar to that of untamed Africa, our vast herds are free to range virtually undisturbed over hundreds of acres.
Not everything can be experienced from the back of a truck however and your guide will also take you exploring through our massive open-air aviary and throughout our lower grounds where you’ll come face-to-face with cheetahs, lemurs, birds from around the world, monkeys, and more!
Throughout the safari, your highly experienced guide will share fascinating stories about our animal inhabitants as well as tales of their wild counterparts. Many of the species you’ll learn about are increasingly rare and exceedingly endangered. This safari not only introduces you to wild creatures living wildly but contains species that it’s now nearly impossible to find in their native ecosystems.
GLAMOROUS CAMPING (GLAMPING)
If you’ve ever dreamt of spending the night on the African plain, then you’ll love camping at Safari West. We have 30 luxury tents imported from Lobatse, Botswana. The heavy-duty canvas walls and mesh windows lend a rustic air to an otherwise lavish experience. The tents accommodate anywhere from four to six occupants and feature a variety of bedding arrangements from a single king to side-by-side doubles to a double bunk arrangement ideal for families. Whatever arrangement your heart desires, we’ve got a tent for you.
Each tent sits atop a high wooden platform with private decks providing panoramic views of the spirit of Africa in the heart of Wine Country. Inside the tents polished copper basins shine in the en-suite bathrooms that feature hot showers and real toilets. Polished hardwood flooring sets off the hand-hewn furniture, and ultra-plush linens adorn the comfortable beds. Each tent is even wired for electricity allowing ceiling fans in summer, heating in winter, and numerous outlets to meet all your charging needs.
DINING ON THE SONOMA SERENGETI
All this adventure builds up quite the appetite! Satisfy it at the Safari West Savannah Cafe. Inspired by the South African braai (pronounced “bry”), the Savannah Café specializes in selections of deliciously grilled chicken, pork, or beef prepared on our custom built outdoor barbecue pit accompanied by a variety of sides. There are always several kid-friendly selections to choose from and we can accommodate most dietary concerns. What’s more, we offer local Sonoma and Napa county wines as well as an impressive selection of beers; many of them brewed locally! Diners at the Savannah Cafe can enjoy their meal indoors in the Elephant Room, surrounded by authentic African murals and carefully curated artifacts, or they can enjoy the veranda with its panoramic views of the flamingo ponds and aviaries. Whether dining around the barbecue pit or out at Flamingo Landing, guests are certain to enjoy the backdrop of our ambling giraffes as they dine. For those on the go, there are also options for a quick refuel at our very own Delilah’s Deli. The Savannah Cafe provides a hearty continental breakfast to tent guests as well as barbecue lunch and dinner by reservation.
BEHIND THE SCENES
Take your adventure to the next level by peeking behind the curtain. On the Behind the Scenes tour, you’ll team up with one of our guides and discover how our animal caretakers keep this whole thing running. Meet and feed some of our most exciting and unique species including porcupines, warthogs, more birds than you can shake a stick at, and of course, our towering giraffes!
The Behind the Scenes tour is subject to adjustment depending on the mood and schedules of the individual species.
EXCLUSIVE SPECIALTY SAFARI ADVENTURES
A Private Safari makes your excursion even more intimate and personalized. Enjoy all the highlights of our African Safari Adventure with the unique freedom of having a guide dedicated solely to your group’s interests. By the way, this is an excellent way to guarantee a ‘Talk Nerdy to me Safari’. Depending on your occasion, needs and wishes, we offer several options for a fascinating experience so gather a group of your most adventurous friends and heed the call of the wild!
BITES AND BEVERAGE SAFARIS
Whether it’s the beer focused Brews and Buffalo or the vino-centered Winos and Rhinos, our food and beverage tours incorporate our classic safari experience with the carefully curated beer and wine tastings that have made our region famous.
CHEETAH VISIT & RHINO ENCOUNTER
Meet up with our hard-working caretakers and experience a once-in-a-lifetime face-to-face meeting with some of the most astounding creatures on the planet!
IS SAFARI WEST ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY?
Safari West is in a constant state of greening up our practices and property. In the last several years we’ve transitioned to biodegradable soaps and cleaning products and removed disposable dinnerware from the Savannah Cafe. We’ve restricted the number of printable materials produced in our offices and ensured all printing is double-sided. Nearly all our correspondence is handled via email and the website, severely reducing our paper consumption.
Most recently we’ve updated the plumbing in the tent camp. Now rather than being wasted, all gray water from the tent showers and sinks is diverted for use in landscaping. We’ve also added additional recycling bins around property to help reduce how much we send to landfills.
A major part of our ongoing mission is the promotion of conservation and environmental education and guests are guaranteed to go home with something to think about. Our entire staff, from the guides and keepers, to the restaurant staff and housekeepers, has a daily focus on conservation.