Just 50 kilometres from Madrid, there is a real piece of the African Savannah. Unfortunately, the only way to get there is by car, around 40 minutes from Madrid, but well worth the effort as its a great day out and very reasonably priced.
Carretera de Cadalso de los Vidrios, Navalcarnero, Aldea del Fresno, Madrid, 28600 Tel.: (+ 34) 91 862 23 14
"The animals giraffes, camels, zebras, bears, rhinoceroses, monkeys and more live in semi-liberty, in surroundings that imitate their natural habitats. An exciting highlight is the daily lion taming show. In summer there is a swimming pool – with a large slide – where you can cool off." (AL)