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We were situated behind Oroklirii village just outside Larnaca (just drive to the top of the village, turn right and follow the signs)  with adjoining play area Cafeteria and kiddy karts for young children.
Oroklini village is in the Larnaca district approx. 25 mins by car from Nicosia, Limassol and Ayia Napa. The motorway turn off is 5 mins drive.

We were a donkey farm with 38 donkeys, all the donkeys come from Cyprus. Most came to us in very poor condition suffering from mal-nutrition, internal and external parasites, many had almost no fur because of this and were a very pathetic looking bunch. All needed immediate farrier and veterinary services. We are pleased to say they look much better now. All the donkeys have been named by children who have visited the farm. We encouraged the fit donkeys to work with rides around the farm and treks through the countryside. However some of the donkeys will never be able to work and for one or two a gentle walk around the farm is quite enough. 
We do have donkeys of breeding age and had aimed to commence an active breeding programme, as the Cypriot government has expressed concern over the dwindling population of the Cyprus donkey (approx. 2000 many of whom are too old to breed). 

We have worked intensively building a trusting relationship with the animals 
which has taken many months, as many had very little or no trust in humans.
With the exception of Flossy and Emily, all our animals are friendly and now enjoy the company and attention given to them by visitors.
We are not a charity and therefore do not survive on donations. If we have no visitors we support the donkeys ourselves.

However we were forced out due to a whole series of local skullduggering machinations. We do not feel like telling the whole story yet, some of the donkeys are still there, we had to give them all up. We will warn anyone coming here with innocent trusting ' aren't they nice' feelings about helpful locals.

PLEASE don't leave anything to trust. If you rent somewhere and do any work on the property, make sure it is all in black and white with a good lawyer - DO NOT let anyone tell you that here it is normal for a lawyer to act for both parties, it is true, but if you are not local then you are in a very bad position.

 


The donkeys enjoy the view

What was on offer and for how much.....Prices were per person in Cyprus pounds.

1 a round -(under 5s only) once round the track with one of the quiet donkeys.

3 -10 minutes on the track either on a lead reign or on your own.

6 -THE TREK. A trek through the countryside with one of our experienced riders for approx half an hour .

15 -THE GET AWAY. Take a donkey out for the morning or afternoon (approx 4 hours) Go where the mood takes you. We provide you with a mobile phone, ropes and as much tuition as you feel you need. For most people usually not longer than half an hour.

22 -THE ROMANTIC. As above but also a pack donkey with a local champagne lunch and a blanket for the ground, ahhh!

30 -THE PARTY .(Friday and Saturday only) starts at 3pm. Tuition from one of us then its off with the donkeys, mobile phone and ropes. Return to us by 7 pm. Transfer to the Corfu Taverna situated in the village for a traditional meze with village wine and live music (Cyprus and European). Includes food and wine.

Transfers to and from your accommodation on the island to the park was arranged. Costs did vary depending on where you are and how many were in your group.

The Offer

Print this voucher for a 10% discount on all the above.

To validate , either fill in the details and fax to 00357 24 627489 or bring it with you.
You may also may have used it as a reservation form.

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These guys let you know who in the races is as slow as these donkeys, apparently you then bet on them losing!
Its a novel twist on the standard backing them to win that we all know. Sounds like the odds are better too.

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