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Hungary’s First Safari Park Opens Near Budapest

Fanni Kaszás 2020.05.21.

A safari park, operated by the Hungarian National Circus, opened in Szada, Pest County, on Wednesday to visitors. The park, the first of its kind in Hungary, is operating with nearly 100 animals from Hungary’s two largest traveling circuses, the Hungarian National Circus and the Richter Flórián Circus.

Animals from the two Hungarian circuses are stationed in their 5-hectare winter accommodation in Szada. Following the idea of director József Richter Jr., Hungary’s first and only car safari park opened at noon on May 20th. The beautiful surroundings and exotic zoo provide an unparalleled opportunity for a safe outdoor experience, according to the National Circus.

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Visitors can only drive into the park with a car with no open roof, and will be able to watch the circuses’ giraffes, elephants, camels, horses, donkeys, and the most special members of the family, the donkras (zebra and donkey mix), up close.

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The Safari Park also operates in accordance with all epidemiological regulations as well. They introduced strict rules so that everyone can relax in the park safely. Arriving cars can only proceed on the designated route in the park and only a limited number of vehicles are allowed at a time, and visitors can only stay in the area for a maximum of 1 hour for the time being. To avoid congestion in front of the entrance, they can only accept guests on the tours who have pre-registered online.

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