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Safari West is located a few miles north of downtown Santa Rosa, less than two hours from San Francisco and a short drive from the Napa Valley town of Calistoga, famed for its mud baths.
Safari West Wildlife Tours
3115 Porter Creek Road
Santa Rosa, Calif.
The tours consist of approximately 45 minutes of walking and two hours in a safari vehicle. Reservations are required. For non-overnight guests, rates are adults $68-$78 (depending on season), children ages 3-12 $30, under 3 $15.
Safari West Luxury Tents
Rates range from $200-$315 per night, double occupancy ($25 each additional guest).
Safari West also has a two-bedroom, four-person cottage with kitchenette for $350 per night. Continental breakfast included.
A barbecue ranch-style lunch is served at noon (adult $15, child $12) and dinner is at 6:30 p.m. (adult $29, child $17). Reservations are required at least 72 hours in advance for meals. There is also a small snack bar.