Safari West: The Sonoma Serengeti!

Here’s a pic of a jeep of other Safari guests (yes it was chilly that day — they provided blankets).

Walking Tour First (Before the Safari-by-Jeep Ride)


Lots of Cool Birds!

And Their Nests


Monkey (Black-and-White Colobus)



Fennec Fox

Safari by Jeep




Water Buck




Eating after

  • What animals are at Safari West? — Check out to see a full list of their animals (our pics above show just a fraction).
  • Safari West Yelp — Yelp reviewers give Safari West 4.5 stars. Check out the 797 reviews for great pics of animals and the experience (including the overnight stay stuff which we didn’t do)
  • Trip Advisor Safari Park West (4.5 stars and 1,777 reviews) (They rank Safari West as the #1 of 74 things to do in Santa Rosa)
  • What’s the best seat on Jeep? The seats on top and the back row.
  • Who gets to sit on top of the jeep? Everyone can (if you’re tall enough) — you take turns.
  • Can kids sit on top of the jeep? Yes, but only if they are 45 inches or taller.
  • Is Safari West safe? We felt safe the whole time. The Guides are sharp and you stay in the jeep when you’re on the safari with the big game.
  • Do you get wet if it rains? You don’t have to. They have light rain jackets you can use for the walking tour. And you can sit under cover on the jeep. Or just bring rain gear!
  • How long is the tour? It’s 3 hours long. It breaks down to Walking tour (60 minutes); Food/bathroom break (they have a snack bar) (20 min); Safari Jeep Ride (1 hour and 45 min.)
  • Are there Safari West discounts? — The weekday prices are discounted slightly from the weekend prices. We didn’t see any other discounts/coupons/promo-codes online
  • Safari West Fire — There are a lot of rumors that the California wildfires affected Safari West. Our guide said they were all rumors. The animals did not have to evacuate and there were just some small fires that had to be put out. Interestingly, Safari West was protected from the fires because the animals graze on the grass so it’s a natural barrier to stop the fire!
  • Safari West Palm Beach — In researching Safari West we learned of a similar safari in Palm Beach Florida that looked cool: Safari West Palm Beach Drive-Through

Lunch Afterwards at The Charter Oak Restaurant in St. Helena




Hi! I’m Maverick. My mommy, daddy & me are on a mission to take 52 day trips around the San Francisco Bay Area! Thx for joining in the fun!

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