If you talk about seeing ostrich in the Philippines, one would say it is not possible. Well it is. And it only happens to be in the island of Camiguin where ostriches are bred and taken care of. A few kilometers away from Benoni port, head north for 3.3 kilometers and you will reach the Ostrich Farm.
The Ostrich Farm can be seen inside the compound of Camiguin's Provincial Animal Breeding and Ostrich Production Center. It is a research center for improving the breeding of farm animals in Camiguin and not only ostriches.
In the ostrich farm, you would be able to enjoy and interact with ostriches, goats, ducks and pigs.
|Ostrich Egg about 6 inches in length and weighs 1.5kg|
|Poster for you to learn about the embryo development of ostriches|
|Interact with them? Yes it's possible :D|
With a Php 5.00/person entrance, the stop to the farm is a sure worthwhile and educational especially if you travel with your kids along.
We were able to check out the Ostrich Farm using a rented motorcycle for P500/day. Other tours will allow you visit it using a multicab. The rentals are available just right outside the Benoni port
For more information you can contact the following people who helped us out for our Camiguin Road trip.
Sauro (for tours) - +63 927 4055966
Jonel (for motorcycle rental) - +63 927 6307606
The data gathered in this Camiguin Roadtrip has been contributed to the +OpenStreetMap Philippines project for free use of travelers who plan to roam around Camiguin with GPS assistance.
Openstreetmap Philippines Map (link)
Schadow1 Expeditions Contributions (link)
How to use for your Navigation System (link)
For a more detailed account of Schadow1 Expeditions on its 4- day Camiguin Adventure and Mapping Expedition, check on the links below:
- Camiguin Island Roadtrip - discovering the best of Camiguin for four days
- Conquering Hibok-Hibok Volcano 1337 MASL
- Mt. Vulcan Trail 580 MASL
- White Island - A majestic solitary sandbar at Camiguin
- Gui-ob Church Ruins - a reminder of Mt. Vulcan's Eruptive Past
- Sunken Cemetery, a cemetery turned coral reef
- Katibawasan Falls, grandeur with the waterfall flowing from Mt. Campana
- Ostrich Farm, Camiguin - the only ostrich facility in the Philippines
- Sto. Niño Cold Springs, Camiguin
- Ardent Hot Springs - relaxing dip after an H2 Traverse
- Paguia Cottages, a budget resort with big hotel-type rooms