Bali Safari & Marine Park

After N, S and T left Bali we decided to take V to the Bali Safari & Marine Park one day. We all went – my parents, A, V, his nanny and me.

We left home at about 12.30 and it took an hour to get there. There were three packages on offer – we took the cheapest one at $45 each (there was no charge for V).

Like Bali Zoo, the park was very Balinese – lots of carved stone statues – and it was very pretty.

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The first exhibit we saw was a replica temple.

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V got to have his photo taken with an orangutan.

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Unlike traditional safari parks, you don’t go in your own car and drive through the park. There are air-conditioned buses that come along every few minutes with guides pointing out the animals. V was very excited to be in the bus and we were lucky to be sitting in the front. We went on a journey through Indonesia…

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… through India…

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… and through Africa…

The hippo submerged itself for a while and popped up a few seconds later at my window.

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After the safari tour, we went to see the Komodo dragons. (You can read about my trip to Komodo here.)

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(That last one isn’t a real dragon!)

And then we saw this interesting sign.

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The last line made me laugh – who wouldn’t wear pants??

We then stopped to have some lunch.

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After lunch we went to see the white tigers.

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There were pythons in the same enclosure.

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On our way out we spotted some parrots playing hide and seek with each other.

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As we left I saw an exhibit I missed completely on the way in: the false gharial and the cougar…

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I had been looking forward to the Marine Park but we discovered it wasn’t open yet! They did have a freshwater aquarium though (but we didn’t venture all the way in).

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It took us about an hour to get home – and most of us dozed off on the journey home!

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To read more about Bali, click here.
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