SAFARI WORLD: SAFARI PARK AND MARINE PARK

safari world ticket booth
Early in the morning we were picked up by our tour guide and headed off to Safari World for a full day tour. Good thing, our travel agency provided a private van just for us and we were all ready to go in perfect comfort. After more than an hour of travel we arrived at this huge open zoo and leisure park that covers an area of approximately 200 acres.
our private van
Safari World is divided into two parts - Safari Park and Marine Park. We started off first to Safari Park that houses a variety of animals like zebras, tigers, lions, giraffes, rhinoceros, deers, birds, camels, buffaloes and Himalayan bears in a natural habitat. Along with many other air conditioned coaches and private vehicles, we drove in the comfort of our car through the recreated vast African wilderness setting. On the other hand, visitors are advised not to get out of the vehicle for safety precaution.


The best part of the tour was the wildlife feeding show where we got to see the lions being fed by the zookeeper inside a cage.



I couldn't believe what I just saw! There was a little bird strolling casually around the lion's territory. Hahaha... I would give a commendation certificate to this lilliputian feathered vertebra for showing bravery. Hats off!!!



On our way to Marine Park, we saw this peacock sauntering through street side meadows. When our car stopped in front of this male peafowl, he proudly spread his magnificent long green plumage marked with iridescent eye-like spots in fan-like form.



The Safari Park was very convenient and safe for us while enjoying the sight and taking photos of these animals. Next we continued the fun exploring the other part of the zoo - the Marine Park.

Marine Park houses a gamut of animals from land, sea and air. Visitors can enjoy stunts and live-action performances as well. Please remember that all the programs are of a specific time and only one showtime per day. So, if you are on your own better jot down all the schedules. If I'm not mistaken, scheduled shows are posted near the entrance of Jungle Walk or you can directly ask at the information center. The only downside for foreigners is that all the shows here are in Thai language.



Our tour guide led us to the first show in Safari World - the Orangutans Boxing Show that started at 10:30 am. The highlight is the fight between two primate contenders dressed up in boxing shorts and gloves mimicking the world-famous Muay Thai Boxing. Other Orangutans also showed a few nifty tricks.



Then we went to the Sea Lion Show at the Lighthouse Cove. These mischievous sea lions showed lots of tricks and displayed their popular high flying somersaults by obeying the zookeeper's command.

Next was the Safari Hollywood Cowboy Stunt Show. We had the chance to watch the lawless Wild Wild West showing stunts and a comedy of crazy antics,. This show is about the fist and gun fights between the cowboys and the outlaws that also features bullwhips, horseplay and explosive effects. It was a little bit boring for me but I guess the most exciting part for the male viewers was the half naked woman. :)


ooops .... censored!
Safari World has two buffet restaurants: Jungle Cruise and Safari. We had our buffet lunch in an air-conditioned Jungle Cruise restaurant that can seat up to 1,700 people. The huge place was in chaotic ambiance and hundreds of people surged forward to the buffet stations in a higgledy-piggledy line. There were plenty of food but I wasn't very impressed with most of the offerings. Some tasted pretty bland, this I believe the result of mass production where the method of cooking is below quality.



Subsequently we strolled along the Jungle Walk. We passed by at the Safari Station where hb and I paid for 300 Baht to have photos and cuddled our charming friends - the Orangutans. It was a rare opportunity for us to get an up close and personal encounter with a fully grown arboreal anthropoid ape. I won't forget these two Orangutans especially the other one who touched my hand and started caressing my fingers. Boy, oh boy! hahaha...

bangkok

bangkok
As we walked a little further, we saw a Caucasian guy posing with colorful birds perched on his shoulders, arms and... and... ah, you know what I mean. :)



On the lower level of the bridge is the Rungsit Boat Noodles and we stopped by at Macaw Land for picture taking. You can witness several long-tailed brightly colored parrots here .


Soon we headed off to Safari Spy War, a live action stunt local version of James Bond. We really enjoyed this show, which is way better than Hollywood Cowboy Stunt. The Spy War has visual extravaganza that combines the rapid crossfire, latest of pyro and special effects, breathtaking para-tropping stunts in a state-of-the-art amphitheater. I suggest you take your sits on the center, first or second lower level. I assure you that you'll have a memorable time. But please remember to bring extra clothes. *grin*


the sexy leading lady of secret agent Sean Sacco
(the local version of James Bond)

Shortly we went to Safari Terrace, a feeding station in an elevated porch where you can see the towering Giraffes at very close range and you get to actually feed them. You can buy a pail of bananas at the counter.



The last exhibition that we witnessed was the Bird Show.



We had a little picture taking at the entrance / exit gate. Soon after it was time for us to bid farewell to Safari World and we were transferred back to our hotel.


To be honest, at first I had a very low expectation about this trip but surprisingly hb and I and the rest of the family had a great time and we enjoyed it so much. Safari World offers a full, fun filled day out with a great variety of entertainment. It is one of the best attractions in Thailand for the young and the young at hearts.

Safari World is located at Km 9, Ram Indra Road, Minburi, more than an hour drive north of Bangkok.

Till next time,

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27 comments:

  1. where is safari world? singapore?

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  2. Henry, it's in Bangkok, Thailand. You can check the labels. If I'm not mistaken, Singapore has "Night Safari" and "Singapore Zoo". ;)

    I just blogged the first part of Safari World for now. I'll blog the other part on my next post. :)

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  3. Nice safari. I didn't make it to Singapore's Night Safari in my last visit there. Tight schedule

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  4. @Borneo Falcon:
    In my opinion, Safari World in Bangkok is much nicer and worth a visit than Night Safari in Singapore. At least in SW, you don't have to wait in the dreadfully long line. Check my Singapore entries for more info located below my header. :)

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  5. First time here and a wonderful post on Thailand..I have been there before but never seen it from this persepective

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  6. Welcome Lakshmi! I'm glad you stumbled on my site. Thanks for the nice comment. :)

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  7. I thought you're now in Africa . Haven't heard of Safari World in Bangkok. Looks like the tigers aren't too scary at all. I enjoyed viewing the photos. I just wish our postponed travel to Bangkok would push through soonest. Any advice for a would be Bangkok tourist?

    Btw, Thanks for the link. I have linked you on both my blogs.
    http://beng-gee.blogspot.com
    http://ailecgee.i.ph

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  8. @Ailecgee:
    Africa? Wow, how I wish. I hope it will come true. hehehe...

    If you're planning a Bangkok travel vacation please remember to wear comfortable and light clothing because the weather in Bangkok is excruciatingly hot most of the time. But please do not wear revealing clothes when you visit their temples. Bangkok is a great place for shopping and food. Organize your activities before you go there so that you'll make the most of it. For more info and some tourist traps please read my previous entries under "Bangkok" topic. Enjoy and let me know your escapade. :)

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  9. Lol.. The scorching heat has made all these animal very lazy ! The tigers are sleeping , and the rhino and the camel are taking mud baths !! he he :)

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  10. Great review :) I've been to Bangkok couple of times but never know this place exist. Haha...

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  11. Welcome Rintjez! So, now you know there's a beautiful zoo that exist in Bangkok. hehe.. I'll visit your blog soon friend. :)

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  12. hey, i suggest you post your pic, re. the lion and the fragile inquisitive bird in you tube. might be nice to watch by others!

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  13. Hey anonymous, don't you have a name? :)

    I love the idea, but Youtube is a video sharing website.

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  14. I love Orang Utan!!! The Orang Utan boxing looks really fun!! The pictures with Orang Utan is also cute...

    Hahahaha, I'm laughing my ass off seeing that caucasian guy with the birds!!! Hahahaha....

    Likewise, great review my friend!

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  15. So many activities can be done here. Really nice place to hang around.

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  16. Rintjez, I didn't enjoy much the Orangutan boxing show. Unfortunately, I couldn't understand a single word what the hosts were saying. Plus there was one minor drawback, lack of spontaneity. :(

    @Borneo Falcon:
    Yup! Overall, it was really a fun day-out for the family. :)

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  17. oh! i wanted to visit this but didn't have the time. thanks for sharing!

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  18. so much fun n so many sexy babes!! LOL! Why was there a half naked woman? Why only show her back here? haha

    The orangutans love you!

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  19. @japerjugan
    You're welcome. :)

    @Eunice:
    That's for you to find out sis. hehe The half naked woman was one of the intense scenes of the show but she only spent a few seconds onstage . :)

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  20. I enjoyed viewing your photos. I just wish I could enjoy the scene personally! Didn't know that Thailand has that beautiful theme park.

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  21. @Ailecgee:
    Thanks. I'm glad you like the photos. :)

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  22. HI, I have tried to find the website that can tell me the price of the ticket to Safari World but what I have found are just about what they have in there. Safari World official site does not even have that info on. Where can I find that?

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  23. I have to ask this, why is there a need to blur or smudge the faces of some people in your photographs? For privacy? ;-)

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  24. Hi Adrian,

    Yes, for privacy reasons.Anyways, we do not hold a celebrity status and I do not blog my personal life, so it's better to blur our faces. =)

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  25. Thank you for sharing the outstanding post.

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