Rio Safari (Elche)
This park, located between Elche and Santa Pola, is an animal conservation centre and part of a European network of parks that actively work to help protect endangered species.
Río Safari Elche is located in a unique environment of over 4 500 palm trees. The park is organised in different areas: African Savannah, Reptile cave, Chimpanzee Island, Orangutan Sanctuary, Australian Environment, Lion Kingdom, Aviary and Educational Farm.
It houses over 100 different animal species, including white and brown lions, bengal tigers, orangutans, chimpanzees, giraffes and sea lions.
Río Safari Elche offers children a playful yet educational environment. The entrance fee includes a walking tour, a guided visit by train through some animal enclosures and access to three exhibitions: birds of the world, curiozoo and sea lions.
The park also offers vistors the chance to interact with animals with activities such as swimming with sea lions, visiting lemurs or feeding orangutans and chimpanzees.
The park has a restaurant with a ball park, a hamburger bar, picnic areas, photo and souvenir shop, children’s area, a go-kart circuit and trampolines. In the summertime visitors can also enjoy the park’s ‘Splash Park’; a lovely water park with swimming pools and slides.
Open every day of the year.