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What Is This At Billie Swamp Safari?

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  Site Where: 30000 Gator Tail Trail [map], Clewiston, FL, United States, 33440
November 14, 2012 at 9:18 AM | by | ()

This is a shot we took at a Seminole Indian Reservation in the Florida Everglades known as Billie Swamp Safari. Geared toward families, school groups, tourists, or just anyone who likes roughing it in the backcountry, the 2,000 acre reservation offers guests the chance to go airboating through the swamps, spying on bison, water buffalo, heron, turtles, snakes, and, of course, alligators.

The two frisky reptiles you see pictured above? Those would be a pair of African spur thighed tortoises, who live in a herpetarium at the main visitor's center. Though the land-dwelling creatures get plenty of attention, it seems they couldn't resist putting on a little show for us when we arrived.

But the best part about this place are the "chickees," or thatched roof dwellings, where visitors can spend the night. The accommodations are certainly rustic, but isn't that part of the fun?

For more info on booking a chickee in the Everglades, click below!

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