I'm not sure why the reviews are under hotels but after much research on price, place and value we chose Billie Swamp safari and were incredibly pleased. Everyone was kind, it wasn't overly crowded, the presenters very knowledgable and that which I recommend over the other trips is that it includes the Buggy ride. Since they feed the animals on the preserve (or supplement the feeding), you are guaranteed on the buggy ride to see wild pigs, water bison, several birds of prey, types of antelope, crocs & alligators etc. We too loved seeing the culture of the Native American Reservation. One thing that was a pleasant surprise was the fact that there is a discount for AAA members so we saved extra! Bring your AAA card along or see if you can find the coupon. Since we drove ourselves out there between the two of us we saved over $100 over the day long trip largely attended in the Fort Myers area (includes a pick up from the hotels and drive out). It took us about 1 hr 45 minutes to drive there but well worth it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Adventure in the Swamp! Learn about the unconquered Seminole Tribe of Florida at Billie Swamp Safari located on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation Splash through 2,200 acres of our preserve aboard a Swamp Buggy for an Eco-Tour or zip through the water and view the beautiful cypress domes and canopy aboard an Airboat and see native and exotic wildlife up-close. Sit in the shade and enjoy a Venomous Snake Show, and Swamp Critter Show. Stroll through our park and visit our animal exhibits, boardwalk nature trail and Seminole village. Dine in the Swamp Water Cafe and sample gator nuggets or enjoy American fare. Overnight packages, night activities and exclusive tours offered. Seminole Tribe of Florida owned. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Billie Swamp Safari Hotel Clewiston