Located just south of Narbonne, the Réserve Africaine de Sigean houses more than 3,800 animals on more than 300 hectares.
A visit typically consists of a 1 hour safari drive in your own car, followed by a 2.5 hour safari on foot. During your visit you can encounter up close exotic animals including chimpanzees, rhinos, giraffes, lions, cheetas and zebras.
The Réserve Africaine de Sigean opened its doors in April 1974. It was part of an initiative by the interministerial department for the Languedoc-Rousillon region to protect a large area of salt marshes rich in flora and fauna. The breeding programmes of African animals are combined with conservation of large areas of the coastline.
Since then, its herds have grown and contributed to European breeding programmes. A rough estimate puts the number of animals at Sigean at 900 mammals, 600 reptiles and 2000 birds.
Le Fort Pouzols-Minervois to the Réserve Africaine de Sigean at Sigean is a 23 mile (37 km) drive that takes around 45 minutes by car. For the latest information on entrance fees and opening times, please visit www.reserveafricainesigean.fr, where you can also find information on private tours and group packages.
Réserve Africaine de Sigean
RD 600919 Chemin Hameau du Lac