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Discover wildest Africa in the heart of wine country! At Safari West, every day means adventure as we journey out in search of herds of wildebeest, romping rhinos and towering giraffes. From ring-tailed lemurs to the dazzling zebra, nearly 1,000 animals from over 90 unique species roam through our 400-acre preserve. All that’s missing is you.

Discover wonder. Discover wilderness. Discover Safari West!

Advanced Reservations Required

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  • Good to Know
  • Pricing & Times
  • Wild Manners
  • Accessibility

Age Requirement

For the safety and comfort of all our guests, children must be at least 4 years old in order to participate in the Classic Safari Adventure.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have options for our families with infants or toddlers! While we may not be able to put them on a vehicle, our youngest guests can always participate in the walking portion of the safari. One parent or adult guardian would need to hang back with the little one and continue enjoying the lower grounds.

*Parent-guardians skipping the drive to stay with the little ones are charged a discounted rate of $28.

Many of our Private Adventures are exempt from age restrictions.

Top Seat Height requirement

For the safety of our guests, children 4 and up wishing to take a turn on the top seat must be at least 45 inches tall.

Cancellation Policy

Safari cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of your arrival date. Your payment will be refunded less a $20 cancellation fee.

Gratuity and Tipping Policy

If you enjoyed your safari, feel free to tip your guide. They work hard and appreciate the recognition.

Please Note: If you reserved a private vehicle or made a group reservation for 10 or more, a 10% gratuity is included.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed at Safari West.

If you have a pet that is not a service animal, we ask that you respect the important work of service animals by not claiming that your pet is a service animal. Please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) description of a service dog noted below. This is for your safety, as well as that of your pet, fellow guests and the animals of the Safari West collection.

Please do not leave your pet locked in a parked car!

Service Animal Policy

We welcome guests with special needs who choose to bring their service animal to enjoy our facility and the wonderful creatures making their homes here. It is our policy to assist all guests in making their time at Safari West enjoyable.

A service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. “Companion” and “comfort” dogs are not “service animals” protected by the ADA.

  • Service animals are permitted to visit Safari West. However, service animals are restricted from all areas where our exotic collection is not separated from guests by a physical barrier.
  • Service animals may also be restricted in certain areas due to the sensitivity of our animal collection.
  • If you are spending the night, your service animal is allowed in one of our accessible tents.
  • Your service animals are restricted from accompanying guests while on tour.

If you’re going to need to bring your service animal, you must call (707) 579-2551 at least 72 hours in advance to make arrangements.

Safari Adventures are always in season!

Adults (18 – 61), Seniors (62+), Teens (13 – 17) and Children (4 – 12)

Weekday Safaris Weekend Safaris
Jan – May
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$83
$80
$80

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$93
$88
$88

$45
June – August
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$98
$94
$94

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$115
$100
$100

$50
Sept – Dec
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$83
$80
$80

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$93
$88
$88

$45
Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your safari is scheduled to begin!

Please Note: Weekend rates apply for Holidays. These include – President’s Day • Memorial Day • Spring Break (2 weeks before and after Easter Sunday) • Labor Day • Columbus Day •  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day • Thanksgiving Day.

Peak Season: April – August 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
March, September & October 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.
and 4:00 P.M. on select weekends
 November – December 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.
Winter: January – February 10:00 A.M. and/or 2:00 P.M. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
plus Holidays. Weekdays by Special Advanced Request.

Rules, Safety, and Etiquette

Safari West is the home of more than 800 wild animals, with all their natural behaviors and instincts. They are not trained pets, so we must act in accordance with their world rather than expecting them to understand ours.

We are pleased to offer you a truly enjoyable and memorable adventure on the Sonoma Serengeti, so to get the most from your visit, please keep these few common-sense safety rules in mind and practice your wild manners.

Respect our Wild Friends

  • Please stay at least three feet back from the animal enclosures.
  • These animals are not to be touched. Be especially aware of children who may not understand that these animals are not like your pets at home. They may bite, kick or otherwise defend themselves if startled.
  • If you see anyone harassing the animals, throwing objects or poking sticks into the animal enclosures or teasing them in any way, please alert a staff member immediately.
  • Never feed the animals. They eat special diets in the wild, and the Safari West animal staff sees that they enjoy the same appropriate foods here. Snacks that you love can be harmful to them.
  • No running! The animals interpret running as a sign of danger and are likely to panic and hurt themselves.

Safari Truck Etiquette

Safari West recycles! Throughout the lower area of the preserve are recycling bins. Please save your plastic water bottles, soft drink cans, and other recyclables until you can dispose of them in a bin.

Children who wish to sit on the top of our double-decker truck must be at least 45 inches tall. Our guides stop occasionally along the drive to allow seat changes so that everyone who wants a top-tier ride will get a turn.

Lost and Found

Safari West is not responsible for lost items. Please keep a close eye on your belongings during the course of your stay as you will be exploring a large, mostly undeveloped preserve.

Should you misplace an item, Safari West maintains a Lost and Found Location at the front office. Please check with us there if you should lose (or find) anything of value.

Welcome to Safari West!

We go to great lengths to ensure that our safari adventures are accessible to everyone. If you or a member of your family have special needs due to mobility or sensory issues, please contact us and we’ll work with you to plan your safari excursion. Safari West is indeed a special place and we will do everything possible to provide our guests with equal enjoyment of the wonderful experience offered by our park.


Mobility:

Our classic safari vehicles are customized Dodge Power Wagons and unfortunately are not equipped to handle wheelchairs or other mobility assisting devices. If a guest utilizing a wheelchair can transfer themselves unaided or with the assistance of a family member, friend, or personal assistant, the Classic Safari Tour remains a viable option.

For guests unable to transfer into our vintage Dodge Power Wagons and/or who choose a less jarring ride for medical reasons, we offer a paratransit van Serengeti Trek. This enclosed vehicle showcases large viewing windows. Utilizing the onboard lift, the vehicle can accommodate and safely secure two wheelchairs or scooters as well as up to four additional family members or other guests.

Please Note: Unlike the four-wheel-drive Power Wagons the paratransit vehicle cannot access the entire property. The Serengeti Trek covers our preserve’s savanna grassland tour route.  Like the Classic African Safari tour, the Serengeti Trek will vary based on animal location and weather and will be conducted by one of our trained and experienced safari guides. The Serengeti Trek typically takes about an hour and a half.

Both the Classic Safari Tour or the Serengeti Trek includes a 45-minute walking tour of the lower property. This entire area is wheelchair accessible although some of the pathways are packed dirt and guests with limited mobility may find some additional assistance helpful. We have wheelchairs available for guest use free of charge.

To confirm availability, we ask that you call our Reservations Department at 707 566-3667 and reserve the Serengeti Trek within 72 hours of your arrival. The tour price is $48 per person.


Lodging:

Two of the safari tents have been made accessible with modifications such as wheelchair ramps and appropriately equipped bathrooms. Both tents have designated parking spaces at the foot of the ramps for easy loading and unloading. They also benefit from close proximity to the restaurant, offices, and gift shop.


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Safari West; however, due to concerns about guest safety as well as the safety of the animal collection, service animals are restricted from all safari tours and anywhere where there isn’t a barrier between the collection and our guests.

While service animals are welcome to join you in our overnight accommodations, they cannot join you on tour unless you have reserved a Service Animal Serengeti Trek. This variant on the paratransit Serengeti Trek foregoes the walking portion of the tour and instead accesses as much of the lower grounds as are possible from within the paratransit vehicle.


Hearing Impaired:

We request that arrangements for an ASL Interpreter be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. You are also welcome to bring an interpreter at no additional charge.


Vision Impaired:

With advance notice, a tactile tour can be provided for a guest who is visually impaired. A sighted companion will almost always accompany a visually impaired visitor. Should this not be the case, the guest will be accompanied by one of our guest service personnel.


Parking:

Safari West offers free parking to our guests. Our parking lot has several accessible parking spaces for disabled persons supplying a valid disability-parking placard. Additional reserved parking spaces for placarded vehicles may also be available upon advance notice of arrival.

If you or a member of your party has any special needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 707 566-3667

Let us help you plan the safari adventure of a lifetime at Safari West!

Good to Know

Age Requirement

For the safety and comfort of all our guests, children must be at least 4 years old in order to participate in the Classic Safari Adventure.

That doesn’t mean we don’t have options for our families with infants or toddlers! While we may not be able to put them on a vehicle, our youngest guests can always participate in the walking portion of the safari. One parent or adult guardian would need to hang back with the little one and continue enjoying the lower grounds.

*Parent-guardians skipping the drive to stay with the little ones are charged a discounted rate of $28.

Many of our Private Adventures are exempt from age restrictions.

Top Seat Height requirement

For the safety of our guests, children 4 and up wishing to take a turn on the top seat must be at least 45 inches tall.

Cancellation Policy

Safari cancellations must be made 72 hours in advance of your arrival date. Your payment will be refunded less a $20 cancellation fee.

Gratuity and Tipping Policy

If you enjoyed your safari, feel free to tip your guide. They work hard and appreciate the recognition.

Please Note: If you reserved a private vehicle or made a group reservation for 10 or more, a 10% gratuity is included.

Pet Policy

Pets are not allowed at Safari West.

If you have a pet that is not a service animal, we ask that you respect the important work of service animals by not claiming that your pet is a service animal. Please see the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) description of a service dog noted below. This is for your safety, as well as that of your pet, fellow guests and the animals of the Safari West collection.

Please do not leave your pet locked in a parked car!

Service Animal Policy

We welcome guests with special needs who choose to bring their service animal to enjoy our facility and the wonderful creatures making their homes here. It is our policy to assist all guests in making their time at Safari West enjoyable.

A service animal is defined as a dog that has been individually trained to do work or perform tasks for an individual with a disability. The task(s) performed by the dog must be directly related to the person’s disability. “Companion” and “comfort” dogs are not “service animals” protected by the ADA.

  • Service animals are permitted to visit Safari West. However, service animals are restricted from all areas where our exotic collection is not separated from guests by a physical barrier.
  • Service animals may also be restricted in certain areas due to the sensitivity of our animal collection.
  • If you are spending the night, your service animal is allowed in one of our accessible tents.
  • Your service animals are restricted from accompanying guests while on tour.

If you’re going to need to bring your service animal, you must call (707) 579-2551 at least 72 hours in advance to make arrangements.

Pricing & Times
Safari Adventures are always in season!

Adults (18 – 61), Seniors (62+), Teens (13 – 17) and Children (4 – 12)

Weekday Safaris Weekend Safaris
Jan – May
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$83
$80
$80

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$93
$88
$88

$45
June – August
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$98
$94
$94

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$115
$100
$100

$50
Sept – Dec
Adults
Seniors
Teens
Children
Monday – Friday
$83
$80
$80

$45
Saturday – Sunday
$93
$88
$88

$45
Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before your safari is scheduled to begin!

Please Note: Weekend rates apply for Holidays. These include – President’s Day • Memorial Day • Spring Break (2 weeks before and after Easter Sunday) • Labor Day • Columbus Day •  Martin Luther King, Jr.  Day • Thanksgiving Day.

Peak Season: April – August 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M. and 4:00 P.M.
March, September & October 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.
and 4:00 P.M. on select weekends
 November – December 9:00 A.M., 10:00 A.M., 1:00 P.M., 2:00 P.M.
Winter: January – February 10:00 A.M. and/or 2:00 P.M. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
plus Holidays. Weekdays by Special Advanced Request.
Wild Manners

Rules, Safety, and Etiquette

Safari West is the home of more than 800 wild animals, with all their natural behaviors and instincts. They are not trained pets, so we must act in accordance with their world rather than expecting them to understand ours.

We are pleased to offer you a truly enjoyable and memorable adventure on the Sonoma Serengeti, so to get the most from your visit, please keep these few common-sense safety rules in mind and practice your wild manners.

Respect our Wild Friends

  • Please stay at least three feet back from the animal enclosures.
  • These animals are not to be touched. Be especially aware of children who may not understand that these animals are not like your pets at home. They may bite, kick or otherwise defend themselves if startled.
  • If you see anyone harassing the animals, throwing objects or poking sticks into the animal enclosures or teasing them in any way, please alert a staff member immediately.
  • Never feed the animals. They eat special diets in the wild, and the Safari West animal staff sees that they enjoy the same appropriate foods here. Snacks that you love can be harmful to them.
  • No running! The animals interpret running as a sign of danger and are likely to panic and hurt themselves.

Safari Truck Etiquette

Safari West recycles! Throughout the lower area of the preserve are recycling bins. Please save your plastic water bottles, soft drink cans, and other recyclables until you can dispose of them in a bin.

Children who wish to sit on the top of our double-decker truck must be at least 45 inches tall. Our guides stop occasionally along the drive to allow seat changes so that everyone who wants a top-tier ride will get a turn.

Lost and Found

Safari West is not responsible for lost items. Please keep a close eye on your belongings during the course of your stay as you will be exploring a large, mostly undeveloped preserve.

Should you misplace an item, Safari West maintains a Lost and Found Location at the front office. Please check with us there if you should lose (or find) anything of value.

Accessibility

Welcome to Safari West!

We go to great lengths to ensure that our safari adventures are accessible to everyone. If you or a member of your family have special needs due to mobility or sensory issues, please contact us and we’ll work with you to plan your safari excursion. Safari West is indeed a special place and we will do everything possible to provide our guests with equal enjoyment of the wonderful experience offered by our park.


Mobility:

Our classic safari vehicles are customized Dodge Power Wagons and unfortunately are not equipped to handle wheelchairs or other mobility assisting devices. If a guest utilizing a wheelchair can transfer themselves unaided or with the assistance of a family member, friend, or personal assistant, the Classic Safari Tour remains a viable option.

For guests unable to transfer into our vintage Dodge Power Wagons and/or who choose a less jarring ride for medical reasons, we offer a paratransit van Serengeti Trek. This enclosed vehicle showcases large viewing windows. Utilizing the onboard lift, the vehicle can accommodate and safely secure two wheelchairs or scooters as well as up to four additional family members or other guests.

Please Note: Unlike the four-wheel-drive Power Wagons the paratransit vehicle cannot access the entire property. The Serengeti Trek covers our preserve’s savanna grassland tour route.  Like the Classic African Safari tour, the Serengeti Trek will vary based on animal location and weather and will be conducted by one of our trained and experienced safari guides. The Serengeti Trek typically takes about an hour and a half.

Both the Classic Safari Tour or the Serengeti Trek includes a 45-minute walking tour of the lower property. This entire area is wheelchair accessible although some of the pathways are packed dirt and guests with limited mobility may find some additional assistance helpful. We have wheelchairs available for guest use free of charge.

To confirm availability, we ask that you call our Reservations Department at 707 566-3667 and reserve the Serengeti Trek within 72 hours of your arrival. The tour price is $48 per person.


Lodging:

Two of the safari tents have been made accessible with modifications such as wheelchair ramps and appropriately equipped bathrooms. Both tents have designated parking spaces at the foot of the ramps for easy loading and unloading. They also benefit from close proximity to the restaurant, offices, and gift shop.


Service Animals

Service animals are welcome at Safari West; however, due to concerns about guest safety as well as the safety of the animal collection, service animals are restricted from all safari tours and anywhere where there isn’t a barrier between the collection and our guests.

While service animals are welcome to join you in our overnight accommodations, they cannot join you on tour unless you have reserved a Service Animal Serengeti Trek. This variant on the paratransit Serengeti Trek foregoes the walking portion of the tour and instead accesses as much of the lower grounds as are possible from within the paratransit vehicle.


Hearing Impaired:

We request that arrangements for an ASL Interpreter be made at least two weeks in advance of your visit. You are also welcome to bring an interpreter at no additional charge.


Vision Impaired:

With advance notice, a tactile tour can be provided for a guest who is visually impaired. A sighted companion will almost always accompany a visually impaired visitor. Should this not be the case, the guest will be accompanied by one of our guest service personnel.


Parking:

Safari West offers free parking to our guests. Our parking lot has several accessible parking spaces for disabled persons supplying a valid disability-parking placard. Additional reserved parking spaces for placarded vehicles may also be available upon advance notice of arrival.

If you or a member of your party has any special needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 707 566-3667

Let us help you plan the safari adventure of a lifetime at Safari West!

Safari Tour

400 Acres of Exploration

From cheetahs to lemurs, giraffes to wildebeest, there’s always something amazing waiting just around the bend. Alongside one of our highly-trained safari guides, head out on a 3-hour excursion to get up close and personal with nearly a thousand animals. With over ninety species making their homes here, Safari West truly is Sonoma county’s very own slice of the Serengeti.

Hit the Road

Climb aboard one of our custom safari vehicles and roll out to explore the Sonoma Serengeti. From the canvas-covered shade of the truck, go in search of the marvelous megafauna of Africa. Your expert guide will track down graceful giraffes, nimble impala, imposing cape buffalo and maybe even a few hulking rhinoceros. You never know what you’re going to find!

Take a Stroll

While the view from the safari truck guarantees a great look at the herds, some animals need a more subtle approach. On the safari walk, saunter through the Amani Oasis Aviary where demoiselle cranes preen along the path and scarlet ibis soar overhead. Come face-to-face with a black-and-white colobus monkey, search out a cleverly camouflaged cheetah and watch the courtly parade of flamingos around their lagoon home.

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