Badoca Safari Park, Vila Nova de Santo Andre

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#3 of 16 in Wildlife in Alentejo
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  • Terrible experience the infrastructure of this park are completely careless maintenance free, becoming dangerous for whoever goes especially with children, shields with screw and nails the jump, broken seals, etc. Safari is a tractor trailer puller without security conditions, the smoke and exhaust all the powder (which is a lot) goes directly to the lungs, eyes and skin of the customers. The animals (birds prey) between presentations are left stuck in the Sun to suffer. The fun "Raffeting" that is sold on the side, is given the information to buy more that add-in, you can at times as we want. What actually happens is that the fun is only open from 3:00 pm to 4:15 pm what does that all park visitors go there at this time forming an endless queue what makes ride that attraction more than once, and if you get a time we should be so lucky. Both animals as customers who visit there are treated with a huge disrespect. The conditions of the animals shall be inspected immediately.
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  • Nice Park with some attractions. It's well done although it was expected something more, namely in the show of birds of prey. Has a large size so it is advisable to go with the infant.
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  • Like the day in and follow the recommendations given Badoca entry into the Park, with the schedules of different activities (rafting African safari, birds of prey exhibition ...) so that we take the time to the fullest. I suggest they get to the Park until the 11:00 tops so they can see everything calmly and enjoy all the activities. There are three presentation sessions, birds of prey, and I suggest you go to three times because they present different birds. For more €2.50 per person can do rafting African. We did and we like but as was a lot of people in the Park we wait more than 30 minutes to get our turn and then rafting lasts only 5 to 8 minutes. Take clothes that can get wet and watch out for cell phones because they can get wet. There are plenty of spaces for picnicking with family and friends, so I suggest you do! The quintilhas is very nice and the kids love to interact with the little ponies!
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  • Very nice place, to see a good set of animals in their natural state. Clearly recommended for children but also for adults with interest in nature
  • Small but nice day out...good for a couple hours max
  • Not a big fan. A bit far from Lisbon to justify the visit. For the same price range the Lisbon zoo gives you a lot more.
  • Been there a few times. It needs more infrastructures, but it's fun enough for kids. It deserves a visit if you're nearby, and your money will be well spent as they are constantly improving the whole park.
  • Good: It's a wonderful experience if you want to try something different during your vacation in the coast of Portugal. Doesn't have, however, anything in English (most of the people working there speak English though). But it's still fun to see all the animals, most of them in the wild. I really enjoyed to see the lemurs up close and I was pleasantly surprised to see an African bird (Abyssinian ground hornbill i think) in the birds of prey show. Even though they aren't real birds of prey, it was a nice change of all the other birds of prey shows I've seen so far all over Europe. Bad: Its expensive. If you want a full day/experience it will cost you, especially with kids. The entrance isn't that bad but there are a lot of extras in the way. The 12/10 euros extra for the lemurs interaction plus if you want your photographs they sell in the exit, you with the lemurs and with the birds of prey, is 7euros each (you can't take a camera with you when you go see the lemurs up close). The rafting is fun and adds a 2.5euros each. The worst is the restaurant. The food in their restaurant is bad considering the price they charge for it. I strongly advice you to take your lunch from home, and a lot of liquids if you go in a hot day. The safari ride is about 30-40 min and although it is very nice to see the animals in the wild and the guide is funny and informative (in portuguese), the trip leaves a lot of dust in the air (you go in a tractor-bus), so take a scarf with you to cover your mouth and nose. Overall it was my first safari, so I don't have anything to compare it too, but i enjoyed my day. Last note: they have 2 kangurus near the entrance, but they looked extremely depressed.

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