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  • Are reservations required?
    Yes, please make a reservation or booking at least 24 hours but preferably 48 hours in advance. For last-minute bookings, please contact us by phone or email. We are quite flexible. When making a booking, please leave a phone number as it helps to confirm your booking and inform you of last minute information e.g. the weather, your transportation to the farm etc.
  • What type of gear/clothing do I need to bring or wear?
    Please wear sneakers or sturdy walking shoes, sun protection (hats, etc.), and eco-friendly insect repellent for farm and self-guided tours. If you are interested in hiking or birdwatching, please wear long pants and long socks, and bring binoculars if you have them. Swimwear is optional for river rafting. Cameras are encouraged. If you are on social media , please follow and tag us (# / @animalfarmjamaica) in your photographs.
  • What is the best time of day to visit?
    Anytime! During the rainy season, from June to November each year, we recommend choosing a morning tour to escape the afternoon rains.
  • How long will my tour last?
    Our tours last approximately 1.5 hours at minimum.
  • How long can I stay on the farm after touring?
    You can stay as long as you like after your your tour(s) to picnic and explore as long as your presence does not interfere with any other activity taking place on the farm at that time. We close at 5 p.m.
  • Do you offer transportation to and from the farm?
    Yes, we charge approximately $40 USD round trip from central Montego Bay for up to 2 persons.
  • Do I have to pay for my 3-year-old or baby?
    No, toddlers up to 3 years of age are free of charge!
  • Do you offer school tours/field trips?
    School tours are our specialty! From tiny animal-loving tots to curious teenagers, we ensure that our tours are both educational and fun!
  • What types of animals are on the farm?
    The farm is mainly dedicated to aviculture, so birds are predominant, but we have a cow, a sheep, a goat, rabbits, and guinea pigs as well. We also have the Jamaican Boa or Yellow Snake and the American Crocodile, both of which are protected species and kept with permission of the Natural Resources and Conservation Authority of Jamaica.
  • Do you offer food/meals? Can I bring my own food?
    We have drinks and snacks on sale and lunch can be arranged at the time of booking. Your other options are to a) bring your own food and drink and/or b) rent our grilling kit and have a cookout.
  • Will I get wet when rafting and how do I dress for it?
    You do not have to get wet when rafting but it's a good idea to wear shorts and canvas or rubber shoes (all the better to enjoy a relaxing limestone foot massage). Some visitors choose to wear swimwear and coverups to truly shine in their personal photoshoots! The best case scenario is having a change of clothes and shoes if you book a rafting tour.
  • What is the cancellation/rescheduling policy for tours?
    You may cancel a reservation without penalty up to 24 hours beforehand.
  • Can I host a retreat or event at Animal Farm & Nature Reserve?
    Yes, we offer fully customizable event options. We have a meeting area capable of hosting up to 50 people and open space for outdoor parties of up to 100. Visit our tours page and fill out the event contact form for more information.
  • Is parking available?
    Yes, we have parking for up to 30 vehicles.
  • Is smoking or vaping allowed? 🚬
    Yes, smoking or vaping is allowed in designated outdoor areas. We ask our guests to be respectful of other visitors and of the environment by not littering. (Did you know that cigarette filters are made primarily out of a type of plastic?)
  • What are the eco-cottages like? How would you describe them?
    Expect comfort and simplicity from our solar-powered, wooden eco-cottages. The cottages are clean and simply furnished with double to queen size beds, small tables, indoor and outdoor chairs, and books. With the exception of the purple Cottage by the River, our cottages are designed with the kitchens on separate floors than the bedrooms. Our eco-duplex is outfitted with modern showers, fridges, stoves, ceiling fans, and kitchen essentials so that you can comfortably cook. All windows are meshed but insects and lizards do sometimes join in on short-term rentals; mosquito nets are available. A shared outdoor washing tub and line are also available. Hot water, parking, access to the Great River and nature trails... what more do you need. Luxury views and atmosphere guaranteed plus the quirky bonus of sometimes noisy farm animals (cue the guinea fowl chorus) to really turn up the charm of an experience at Animal Farm & Nature Reserve.
  • Are there shops, restaurants, or attractions nearby?
    The nearest shops, attractions and restaurants are 2 miles away. The farm is located in a small rural district with limited public transportation. As such, we will be available to assist our guests in acquiring meals and in arranging transportation when needed.
  • Are toiletries provided?
    Cottages are rented with soap, toilet paper, and towels. Other toiletries are available on sale in our gift shop.
  • What is the noise level like in the area?
    We are off the beaten track where there is no vehicular traffic and can be peaceful and quiet, but can also get quite noisy with the sounds of the numerous chickens, guinea fowl, and other birds on the farm, including at night.
  • Who has access to the accommodation?
    No one is allowed entry to your room without your knowledge and permission.
  • What is the cancellation policy for eco-cottages?
    You may cancel a reservation on Airbnb without penalty up to 24 hours beforehand.
  • Where can I purchase Copse Valley Organic Produce?
    Copse Valley Organic Produce is available for purchase at the farm. We also facilitate purchases from Freeport Shopping Centre in Montego Bay. Delivery is available for bulk orders.
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