What I equally loved was the ambiance - broken statues, temple-style building, cave-like structure, driving through the water, and the well-maintained greenery. You see, the environment they created makes the travel through the wildlife safari even more interesting. Otherwise, you have seen plenty animals in life. But the ambiance always takes the experience a level higher.
You spot the hippopotamus in picture above? This is the guy we were feeding. It was less of feeding and more of basketball, actually. Hah.
Then we entered the main park. Once we decided the shows we wanted to watch at the given timings, we visited the other attractions on the way. There is SO much to do here; just not possible to see all of it within one day! We missed taking the cable car (they call it Safari Sky Lift), and I recommend everyone to take a tour of the amusement park and safari park by the cable car the very first thing after you enter. You get to enjoy the beautiful view as well as get an idea of the entire place.
There are lots of activities for kids: several rides, baby zoo, bird aviary, wildlife 'edutainment' presentations, and so forth. There is a big water park too! We did not have enough time, neither had we carried swimsuits with us. But I saw many adults and children enjoying the water park even in the cold temperature! Since the location is hilly, it is pretty chilly.
|space shuttle, one of the many rides for children|
|Safari Water Park|
|Various Animals Presentation - absolutely for kids, boring for adults|
|Tigers & Lions Show|
|Globe of Death - motorbike stunt show|
Verdict: I have been to zoos in India in my childhood, visited Safari World numerous times in Bangkok, seen the Dallas Zoo in Texas, and the shows at Sea World in San Antonio. So far, I feel Taman Safari in Indonesia has had the BEST open safari, activities, and shows. There's an elephant trail, camping area, safari trek, and a lodge nearby as well. Taman Safari - must visit.
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