Bali Safari and Marine Park
Indonesia consists of more than 10,000 islands across the country. Across the archipelago, thousands of attractions are scattering all over the country, either natural attractions or manmade. Among the manmade attractions dotting the islands of Indonesia, Bali Safari and Marine Park have been one of the most famous attractions in Bali. Bali Safari and Marine Park is the perfect spot to enjoy your vacation while staying in Bali especially if you’re traveling with family or friends.
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It has become the largest animal theme park and is one of the most visited animal theme parks in Bali. It was established by Taman Safari Indonesia and was opened back in 2007. Bali Safari and Marine Park spans around 40 hectares in Gianyar Regency and is home to more than 60 species which freely roams the park. They built the Safari as in their natural habitat; therefore, the animal may feel at home in the enclosure.
Especially those traveling with children, visiting Bali Safari and Marine Park will be the perfect opportunity to introduce nature and animals with firsthand experience. The journey will surely be remembered and leave a lasting impression on your children to take care of the environment and is one of the missions of this wildlife conservation.
Bali Safari and Marine Park collect animals mainly from three regions – Indonesia, India, and Africa. You may enjoy riding the bus to visit your favorite animals. Watch orangutans holding their baby which are rare animals in Indonesia, see the mighty sharks for those who seek adrenalin pumping experience, or see the spotted deer. Baboons, ostrich, lions, and wildebeest are all can be spotted in this park, and the most legendary animal you would want to see is the Indian white tigers. Indian white tiger is a pigmentation variant of Bengal tiger from states of Madhya Pradesh.
The white tiger roams at Ranthambore, a key exhibit of the park where they built a replica of an ancient fort city of Rajashtan. While the elephant enjoys their life at Kampung Gajah or Elephant Village where retired elephant spent their life on a sanctuary. You can also see the magnificent and dangerous Komodo Dragon, the largest lizard on earth which is an endemic animal from Indonesia.
Once you’re inside the safari park, you can take tours using modified trams to see the wildlife in their natural habitat. Take as many photos as you can in the safety and air-conditioned trams, listen to the tour guide and enjoy the most amazing experience in Bali Safari and Marine Park. Don’t miss out the chance to take close-up photos with some of the animals.
Things to Know About Visiting Bali Safari and Marine Park
Visiting this park will spend almost an entire day to enjoy all the fun. Bali Safari and Marine Park offers various packages, such as Jungle Hopper, Elephant Back Safari, Night Safari, Breakfast with The Lions, 4×4 Safari, Agung Show and Stay in the Park. Jungle Hopper is the bestselling package where you can get one-time safari journey, freshwater aquarium, an animal presentation, harimau and elephant show, silver seat of Bali Agung Show, waterpark, and afternoon tea at Uma Restaurant.
Night Safari offers a different ambiance where you can have an adventure of your life seeing the wilderness in the night. You will be riding a specially designed caged tram and feeding the animals at close range. After that watch breathtaking Afrika! The rhythm of Fire Show and have BBQ dinner at Nkuchiro Restaurant. Ever wondered how it feels like to have breakfast with the lions? Then try the “Breakfast with the Lions” package where you will have breakfast at Tsavo Lion Restaurant from 8:30 AM to 10 AM. The Restaurant is separated safely with glass panels thus allowing you to watch these magnificent creatures while savoring the delightful cuisines.
The ultimate package is a 4×4 safari, with this package you can have experience as in Jungle Hopper plus you can ride an elephant for 10 minutes, the gold seat of Bali Agung Show, photo picture and souvenir, also the package includes lunch at Uma Restaurant. All of those packages must be booked one day in advance. If you just can’t leave the park, you can stay the night at Mara River and Safari Lodge. This lodge is located within Bali Safari Marine Park with open terraces. Thus, giving the guests the chance to see the animals closely. All rooms are equipped with 4 stars facilities and are decorated with Safari inspired atmosphere.
How to Get to Bali Safari and Marine Park
Getting to Bali Safari and Marine Park is the easiest. First, certainly, you need to take a flight to Ngurah Rai International Airport. Once you arrived in Bali, make sure you have checked your accommodations, to find great deals, click here right away! Then you can reserve shuttle service to Bali Safari and Marine Park, or you can rent a car to give you more freedom!