Getting Close to the Wild Africa at Safari World Bangkok, Thailand

Getting Close to the Wild Africa at Safari World Bangkok, Thailand

Balancing a ball at the tip of its nose, the mischievous and fun-loving sea lions are one of many animals you will encounter at Safari World!

Safari World has got to be one of the top family destinations in Bangkok. Although it is one hour away from the city, it is definitely worth the visit. Opened in 1988, it occupies approximately 480 acres of land and consists of an Open Zoo and a Marine Park.

Getting to Safari World

We hired a mini van (handles 10 passengers), which comes complete with an English Speaking guide,  to take the family out here, We had the Mini Van for the entire day, and the whole mini van and driver costs us about 2000 Baht,

What to expect at Safari World?

Visitors to the Park are advised to head out to the Safari World as early as possible, with the gates opening as early as 9am. Try to avoid going on Public Holidays, as you can expect huge crowds at the park. Unfortunately, we did not have knowledge about the overflowing crowds, and we were caught in huge traffic as we were there on a public holiday.

The best way to enjoy the park is to head out to the Zoo in the morning, have lunch and head over to the Safari in the afternoon. The thing about the Zoo is that it is characterised by shows. Each show is staged within minutes of one another and almost immediately after each show, we had to rush off to the next. In this aspect, our guide was very useful as he led us through the many shortcuts around the zoo. This ensured that we got to the next show on time and gave us an opportunity to get good seats as well!

The kids enjoyed the shows as they got to see performances involving Orang Utans, Dolphins, Elephants, Sea lions and many others. Shows are also staged in English.

Personally, the best part of our visit was when we entered the Safari Park. Being born and bred in tiny Singapore, seeing all the wildlife up-close was the closest that we can get to Wild Africa. Check out how close Nicole and the family was, when we entered “Lion Country”. The Lions were just sleeping on the road, and they provided us with many Kodak Moments! wlEmoticon smile4 Safari World Bangkok Thailand

We enjoyed these moments best as we also had the whole minibus to ourselves. We saw some tourists who were in those Big Tour Buses that seem to diminish the whole experience of the Safari Park as they were much higher and further away from the animals. Therefore, getting into a good transport that is lower and nearer to the ground will greatly help the whole experience!

Admission Details to Safari World:

Ticket prices can fluctuate, due to flexible pricing by many tour agencies. When you buy a package, they tend to include an International Buffet in the deal.  Frankly the buffet is “no big deal”, and I don’t think you will miss much by giving it a miss. I think your money would be more well-spent on an authentic Thai restaurant back in Bangkok.

Overall, this is a really fun attraction for the whole family, and worth the day out of Bangkok if you have the time! wlEmoticon smile4 Safari World Bangkok Thailand

To find out more about this attraction, visit the Safari Wold Thailand Website.


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Ed is a Daddy Blogger based in Singapore who loves to write about his Parenting journey. Here, he shares some of his travel stories, tips and adventures with his family.


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