Jamaica Swamp Safari Village

by Denise Salmon
(Kingston)

jamaica_swamp_safari_village_falmouth_trelawny

jamaica_swamp_safari_village_falmouth_trelawny

jamaica_swamp_safari_village_falmouth_trelawny
jamaica_swamp_safari_village_ladies_posing
jamaica_swamp_safari_village_japeth_crocodile
jamaica_swamp_safari_village_chimpanzee

Jamaica Swamp Safari Village is an amazing little attraction found in Falmouth, Trelawny - a place where intruders will be eaten :-)


But those who visit during opening hours will be kept safe and will be able to see the animals and enjoy the wonders of nature as they tour the village with trained guides.

The Swamp Safari Village was founded by Ross Kananga. He came to Jamaica with a plan to set up a crocodile farm from as early as 1969.

The farm started out as a home to many endangered American Crocodiles, three American Alligators, a pair of Black Leopards, a Python, a pair of Chimpanzees and a pair of Lions.

In fact, a part of the James Bond movie "Live and Let Die" was filmed there with Ross Kananga performing as Roger Moore's stunt double.

The farm became an attraction for locals and visitors alike. They would watch Ross as he wrestled with the crocodiles and interacted with the Leopards and Lions, but Ross died at the age of 32 in America.

The village is now open from 9 am to 4 pm every day and guided 1 and 1/4 hour tours are organized.

Visitors are able to watch as Buddy, the renowned Crocodile handler, calls the crocodiles, feeds and handles them.

The Village is now home to the Jamaican Yellow snake and the almost extinct Jamaican Coney, Capuchin Monkeys, a pair of Barn Owls, a yellow billed parrot, 2 parakeets, a flock of Geese, an Anaconda, a male Green Iguana and other creatures.

Visitors are able to shop at the Kananga House Gift Shop, named after the founder Ross Kananga and enjoy nicely cooked meals at the Safari Jerk Restaurant.

The is also a Village Bar for those who want to enjoy refreshing drinks.

A tour of the Jamaica Swamp Safari Village is truly a wonderful experience both to visitors and locals alike.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Jamaica Swamp Safari Village
Foreshore Road, Falmouth, Trelawny
Jamaica
Telephone (Attraction): (876) 617-2798
Telephone (Operations): (876) 952-0889 or 940-6398

Flikr.com photos

Return to Places To Visit In Jamaica from Jamaica Swamp Safari Village

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Favourite Jamaican Attraction.

Thanks For Reading!
Like What You Just Read?

Great Articles You Might Have Missed

And Before You Go!

You are welcome to join my special friends list and receive exclusive updates (like this), tips, trivia and stories from lovers of Jamaica! Just enter...

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

Need Help?

We have a cherry list of top Jamaican companies that might be able to help you. Please click here to see them, our preferred partners and site sponsors.

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.

SEARCH THE SITE



Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Luna Sea Inn
Luna Sea Inn Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Jamaican Souvenirs
Best Jamaican Souvenirs Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Did You Miss These?

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Requirements for acquiring property in Jamaica by a foreign national

    Jun 27, 17 05:49 PM

    Hi, I know Jamaica well & wanted to buy a property near Mobay to retire. I think you have regulations for me to live there? For instance a friend there

    Read More

  2. Is it better to build or buy a home in Jamaica?

    Jun 27, 17 05:47 PM

    QUESTION about: Is it better to build or buy a home in Jamaica We are looking to purchase a modest home in Jamaica. My future husband works in Negril.

    Read More

  3. Jamaican History (Video) - The Real Account From An Old Man

    Jun 27, 17 09:33 AM

    I've learned and shared a lot about Jamaican history but this is novel. This is the first time interviewing someone so old with so much knowledge

    Read More

  4. Share The Site! Tell A Friend About My-Island-Jamaica.com - Share the Love!

    Jun 25, 17 11:01 PM

    Please help us to share the site . Let your friends and family members benefit from the wealth of information presented here.

    Read More