Billie Swamp Safari

Those looking for an Everglades adventure will want to experience the Billie Swamp Safari, one of the main attractions at the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation. This is where the whole family can explore 2,200 acres of untamed Florida wilderness and meet up with the "critters" Florida is famous for.

Top on the agenda here is a Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour through the wetlands to see deer, antelope, bison, water buffalo, wild pigs, and ostriches. Then, everyone can hop on an Airboat to glide through the grass-and-water trails beneath the cypress domes, where alligators, birds, fish, raccoons, turtles, and other animals make their home in the swampy environment.

The Billie Swamp Safari also features animal shows, including the Swamp Critter Show at 1:15pm and the Herpetarium Alligator & Snake Show at 2:15pm. The Birds of Prey Show is also held daily, as is an Alligator Wrestling Show. Refreshments are available at the Swamp Water Café, which serves alligator tail nuggets and frog legs as well as more traditional American fare.

Billie Swamp Safari is located on the Seminole Indian's Big Cypress Reservation at 30000 Gator Tail Trail, Clewiston, Florida 33440. Swamp Safari Day Packages cost $49.95 for adults, $45.95 for seniors aged 62 years and up, and $35.95 for children aged 4 to 12. The Swamp Buggy Eco-Tour departs every hour between 11am and 5pm, while Airboat Rides leave ever half hour from 10am 4:30pm.

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