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Aruba Ostrich Farm, Oranjestad

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See the world’s largest birds at Aruba Ostrich Farm. Over 80 ostriches inhabit the charming stretch of the rough Aruba landscape, waiting to meet and interact with you. On a guided tour of the farm you’ll learn about ostriches and emus, and find out fun facts about the animals, their habits, and behavior. Encounter and feed the ostriches, see the incubators, and visit the pens where the young birds are kept. After the tour you can check out the African Art gift shop, get a drink at the bar, or sample dishes made from ostrich meat and eggs at the restaurant. Plan your Aruba Ostrich Farm visit and explore what else you can see and do in Oranjestad using our Oranjestad itinerary maker.
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  • Our De Palma Land Rover Tour made a stop at the Ostrich Farm. We went on a private tour and some of us volunteered to feed the younger ostriches. Great fun.  more »
  • You can walk in at just about any time during the hours of operation for a tour. The tour is about $10 a person and lasts about 30-40 minutes. Well worth it. Our guide was incredible. He was very frie...  more »
  • I was impressed, the tour guides are all volunteers and were very knowledgeable! A must see when visiting!  more »
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  • 10/05/17 The ostrich farm was interesting, seeing these big flightless birds and their beautiful eyelashes (girls – eat your hearts out!). There were some emu as well. Our guide gave a rundown of the average ‘vital statistics’ of ostriches and also of their breeding habits. We were allowed to feed the ostriches from a bowl filled with pellets, a time for the farm photographer to take photos for the guests which they could purchase at the end of the tour. The ostrich farm on Aruba is for tourism purposes only. No feathers or ostrich eggs were sold. We got to see an incubator for the eggs – if the male ostrich rejects an egg, a member of staff will remove the egg and put it in the incubator in the hope of being able to salvage the egg and get it to hatch. We were also shown the differences between emu and ostrich eggs, an emu’s eggs being smaller and a beautiful blue colour compared to the cream coloured large shell of an ostrich. Guests took photographs of our farm guide as she showed the eggs. Her brilliant sense of humour got the better of her and she posed like a film or catwalk star, batting her eyelashes! It was very funny. She then asked for a volunteer guest to hold an ostrich egg next to a painted ostrich on the wall, bending over a bit and hold the egg near the painting’s rear-end - as if catching the egg - for guests to take photos. However, unbeknown to the guest our guide bent down behind the guest and held an emu egg just underneath his bum, between his legs at a respectful non-touching distance! The other guests howled with laughter. The chap on display soon realised why! Unfortunately I forgot to press the capture button on my camera. The visit was interesting but I felt sorry for the ostriches – their pens were small and I sensed they were stressed. I have been to ostrich farms in South Africa and the pens were a lot bigger - they are huge birds and need space to move.
  • It could be a fun experience if it were not for the price. ($12 USD / person for 25 min of visit). It is not worth the cost.
  • Fun place to visit. Supports the animals.
  • Fun experience if not a little expensive. My 3 year old really enjoyed feeding the ostriches and holding such a large egg.
  • The farm looks deserted. When we visited farm where was no visitors. We found a few workers In the shop and they look surprised to see us. We paid for the tour, but have to wait until workers finish their conversation. They were laughing and joking and we were standing and waiting. The tour guide was virtually unhappy to go anywhere, but he told us about ostrich with mechanical voice. There used to be a restaurant, but 4 years ago it was destroyed by the fier.

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