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  • 3115 Porter Creek Rd. Map It
  • Santa Rosa
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

An unexpected bit of wilderness in the Wine Country, this African wildlife preserve covers 400 acres. A visit begins with a stroll around enclosures housing lemurs, cheetahs, giraffes, and rare birds such as the brightly colored scarlet ibis. Next, climb with your guide onto open-air vehicles that spend about two hours combing the expansive property, where more than 80 species—including gazelles, cape buffalo, antelope, wildebeests, and zebras—inhabit the hillsides. If you'd like to extend your stay, lodging in well-equipped tent cabins is available.

Sight Information


3115 Porter Creek Rd., off Mark West Springs Rd., Santa Rosa, California, 95404, United States

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707-579–2551; 800-616–2695

Sight Details:

  • $70–$95 ($32–$35 ages 3–12)

Published 07/06/2016


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