Take your little tribe to the Sigean African Reserve between Narbonne and Perpignan, and enjoy an original experience during a safari in the bush and the savannah. A hymn to nature and wildlife to add an even more exotic touch to your holiday in the Aude region !
A little piece of Africa at the heart of the Narbonnaise regional nature park
To spend the day close to wildlife and experience an unforgettable adventure, head for the reserve, between Narbonne and Perpignan in Aude, 35 km from your holiday residence in Occitanie. The Sigean African Reserve is on the Mediterranean coast at the edge of the Narbonnais lakes. It is home to 3,800 animals in semi-captivity in an area over 300 hectares. The reserve aims to help protect the future generations of endangered species. Come and see it!
A day's safari by car and on foot
40 minutes away from Le Neptune, our holiday residence, a visit to the Sigean animal park combines a trip by car and on foot. Groups can also opt for a visit to the park in a minibus together with a park guide. A visit take 3 to 4 hours, but you can easily spend the whole day there.
During the 7.5 km (1 hour) visit, you first see the African bush parks, where giraffes, zebra, buffaloes, antelope and ostriches live, and then the Tibetan bear park and the lion park. Next up is the African Savannah, the kingdom of the white rhinoceros, warthogs and the Somali wild ass.
You then swap your car for your walking shoes. A long trail takes you on a journey into natural, wide-open spaces: heathland, pine forest, lakes, marshes, plains and hills. Almost all the animals of Africa can be found here, from African antelopes to chimpanzees, via cheetahs and African wild dogs. Here you can also meet all kinds of feathered friends, including flamingoes, white storks and pink-backed pelicans.
A quick detour to the Tropical House is an opportunity to get up close to American alligators, to watch the turtles, iguana and cameleons and to shudder with fright at the boas and pythons. In short, a total and close-up wildlife immersion!
- Location : 19 chemin hameau du lac, 11130 Sigean
- The park is open all year round.
- Online booking at : www.reserveafricainesigean.fr