Angolans invest €2 million in Safari park in Alentejo

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The Angolan company Africa Land is to invest €2 million in developing a safari park in Portugal’s Alentejo region.

The Africa Safari Park will be developed on the estate Herdade da Camacha, close to Almodôvar. The project will cover 147 hectares of land with the aim of “recreating the environment or biome of the safaris in Africa, and will feature 86 savanna animals.
The Savanna Biome is the largest Biome in southern Africa, occupying 46% of its area, and over one-third the area of South Africa. It is well developed over the lowveld and Kalahari region of South Africa, including Angola, and is also the dominant vegetation in Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe.
The park is aimed at tourists and will include a five-star hotel that will be built in a enclosed area which will be separated off from the safari park.
“The park will include lions, tigers, lynx, zebras, giraffes and other savanna animals in an area that will be designed with the health and well-being of the carnivores and herbivores, by providing them with conditions which are as close to their natural ecosystems as possible”, says the company.
The animals will have free range of a 141.9 hectare area. The park will also feature ancillary buildings, a vet and visitors centre providing information about the park and its activities.
Visits to the Africa Safari Park will be pre-booked and visitors will be ferried around the estate in special SUVs with a capacity of up to 12 passengers. The attraction will allow a 200 visitor capacity per day (around 5,160 per month and 54,810 per annum).
The hotel, Africa Safari Lodge, which has already received approval from Portugal’s tourism department Turismo de Portugal, will have 54 bungalows with 138 beds. The hotel also offers SPA, outdoor swimming pool, a restaurant, bar and a private room for events and conferences.
The company behind the project, Africa Land – Turismo e Natureza managed by Paulo Catalo who lives in the Angolan capital Luanda.