We visited Bangkok during the National Day long weekend in August. Because we were travelling with kids, we deliberately incorporated some kid-friendly activities into our Free & Easy itinerary.
The website provided scanty information so I turned to my friends’ blogs, A Million Little Echoes, My Lilbookworm and Growing with The Tans before I finally decided we should give it a try. There was an option to purchase a private guided tour option to the Safari World but I still reckoned it was a tad pricey. So I booked a taxi driver (for half a day) to bring us there in the morning en-route to the Husky Cafe.
Take a peek here with us:
The Safari World consists of a Safari Park and a Marine Park, with several animal shows (such as Dolphin Show, Bird Show, Sea-lion Show, Hollywood Cowboy Stunt Show, Orang Utan Boxing Show etc.) throughout the day to entertain visitors. There is also a Jungle Cruise and Jungle Walk. It is apparently Thailand’s biggest zoo, and about 40mins’ drive from Bangkok city centre.
Upon arrival at the Safari World, our taxi driver alighted from the car and accompanied Daddy to the ticketing counter to buy tickets. As our main intention was to let the kids experience the Safari Drive through, we only bought admission tickets to the Safari Park. After buying the tickets, they returned to the taxi and we started our leisurely drive, through the Open Zoo, in the same taxi we came in. The drive through turned out more fun than I had expected. We saw the animals at close proximity, strutting around in their natural habitats, resting, feeding and interacting with their free roaming herds. We had fun calling out the names of the animals and little Buddy was especially thrilled!
Because I had devoted only two hours to the Safari World (in order to reach the Husky Cafe for lunch by noon), we had to give the giraffe feeding a miss. Dana, our 8 year old was rather miffed about it but well, this gives us a good reason to return. By the way, the giraffe feeding activity is only accessible through the Marine Park so it might be more worthwhile to purchase the Safari Park and Marine Park Combination Package if you plan to bring the kids to feed giraffe. To visit both the Safari World and the Marine Park, you would need to set aside minimum 4 hours.
BANGKOK SAFARI WORLD
Address: 99, Panyaintra Road, Samwatawantok, Klongsamwa, Bangkok , 10510. THAILAND
Opening Hours: 09:00 –16:30 hrs (Weekday), 09:00 –17:00 hrs (Weekend).
Admission Prices (in Baht): Safari Park Alone (Adult) 800; (Child) 700. Marine Park (Adult) 1000; (Child) 800. Safari Park and Marine Park Combination Package (Adult) 1200; (Child) 900.
P.S. If you need a reliable taxi driver to bring you to the Safari World or tour around Bangkok, feel free to contact Mdm Khemika (Mobile/Whatsapp Number: +66 83 305 5270). She and her husband runs a fleet of taxis. A reader informed us that she managed to book a private tour at a much cheaper rate via Klook.com. Feel free to check it out. Do click here for to read other family friendly things to do in Bangkok!