Day 3 we follow local tour to visit Safari World, I took the tour package from Mama Tour that cost $950 per person and trust me it well worth the value, walk in customer need to pay $1100 for Safari Park and Marine Park but we pay $950 for transportation from hotel to Safari World, English speaking tour guide, entrance ticket, buffet lunch and return transportation to hotel. We pay less but get more.
We wake up in the early morning and wait for our driver to pick us up 8.30am at hotel, driving to Safari World is around 1 hour from Bangkok City depend on traffic condition. After a long ride to Safari World we continue to sit on the VAN and the driver will be driving us through the open Zoo Safari Park, feel so excited as it is our first time to visit a open zoo where we can get close to the animal. we are welcome by Zebra and Camel, the Zebra is very well taking care and look healthy.
The Camel is enjoying their lunch under shady place.
Driving further we saw Ostrich, since Ostrich tend to attack and run fast hence they are kept behind fence for their own safety.
After Ostrich we saw the big guy Rhino which can easily weight more than 1 ton, the Rhino is enjoying their life walking under hot sun with their big fat ass. LOL! Lot of shade is build for the animal as well.
Wait, what that? OMG, there is a lot of Giraffe, they are gathering at one place which we later found out that is the area where visitor can feed giraffe.
Continue driving down the open zoo we saw various species of deer and a super big horn cow that might be Watusi Bull, I am not sure whether the name is correct or not. That the end of piece open zoo and we continue to something extreme next.
Open up another layer of fence and we moving into the wild open zoo where the tiger and lion are kept. In the Lion country we saw quite a lot of lions running around the field and this is the first time we get up close to the lion, we are amaze by how wild it look and the big body size.
Again we go into another fence and this time we into the Tiger country, Tiger is much better in term of look since it black and orange stripe making it more visible. I can tell that the tiger is enjoying their life here since they look pretty healthy and well taking care off.
Last but not least we into the bear zone where a couple of bear lying and playing around.
After the open Zoo Safari Park, driver drop us at the main entrance and tour guide start to brief us on what is the next show and where is the location, she even highlighted in the map with the show time for us, lovely. We are now in a mission to enjoy 5 shows that is Orang Utan, Sea Lion, Cowboy Stunt, Dolphin and Spy War. If you don’t like the Cowboy Stunt then you may proceed to Elephant Show which happen at the same time.
Below is the time for various show but it may change according to Safari World management, it is advisable to get the map and timetable from information counter.
10:20am Orang Utan Show
11:00am Sea Lion Show
11:40am Elephant or Cowboy Stunt
01:30pm Dolphin Show
02:30pm Spy War
03:20pm Bird Show
We rush our way to Orang Utan Show luckily the show haven’t start yet, the stage is pretty well design with Thailand famous kick boxing style which also tell us that later on the Orang Utan going to show us how well they can be a kick boxer.
The show is extremely funny as Orang Utan is so well perform and making all of us laugh non-stop, credit goes to the trainer as well who is well intergraded in the show and perform all the funny scene with Orang Utan.
After the Orang Utan Show we rush to Sea Lion Show, by the time we reach the Sea Lion Show it already pack with people and we got no more seat. We stand at the very last row and waiting for the show to start, even though Bangkok is so hot but Safari World has lot of cooling fan around the stadium making it much more colder.
Three sea lions starring at today show and showing us how intelligent these animal can be by playing with various toys and making fun of the hosts.
We are laugh so loud when the trainer bring out Ultraman and have the Sea Lion to balance it with it nose and swim across the pool at amazingly fast speed, it look like the Ultraman is flying across the pool. It is so brilliant.
At one point the famous Oppa Gangnam Style music kick in and those sea lion start to dance. Seem like the Korean song is so famous that you can hear it everywhere and it no doubt very entertaining.
Another awesome show from Safari World, we truly enjoy the Sea Lion Show.
Next show is Cowboy Stunt, the stage demo a very old 60’s wooden house with cow boy generation design. The show demo great skill of horse ridding and pretty stunning gunshot throughout the whole show. It has a very simple story line together with impressive explosive scene.
It lunch time, the buffet lunch is very simple lunch and the food is not tasty but the hall decoration is pretty impressive.
Indian Food Corner
After taking lunch it time to go for the most awaiting Dolphin Show, the stage is big and decorated with blue background to simulate the actual ocean.
We are so excited. Bing! Here come the lovely dolphin. Dolphin always showing a smiling face and their intelligent is really on top notch, they can really perform a lot awesome stunt.
Look the dolphin is wearing a big white spec and swimming.
Here come the famous jumping dolphin, it can just so high and it look to be easy for them.
Suddenly we saw a white color thing coming out and we are so surprise to see Beluga Whale. AWESOME! The Beluga Whale is so cute even though it doesn’t perform much but from the look itself it win the heart of everyone.
Dolphin continue to perform their jumping skill by flying through the circle, both dolphin is so smart to carry out the same action at the same time, so well coordinated.
Suddenly all 5 dolphin swim and jump together, can you imagine how shocking the scene is? We are truly impress.
Then it come the superman trainer flying in the water with the help of dolphin.
Then another high jump up to the sky.
Awesome! We are truly impress by the performance and great thanks to the trainer and dolphin.
Before we went for our last show we spend some time on the White World where white tiger and polar bear are kept.
We then saw this Orang Utan asking for food.
Sea Lion sitting and waiting for their food.
It time for the last show “Spy War”, the stage is a combination of water, stone wall and some high end laboratory. A simple story of how the bad guy trying to end the world and hero coming to save. Showing of gun power, explosive, fighting sexy lady.
For those who want to get wet you are welcome to sit at the first 6 row, I am telling you the truth the wet level is soaking wet.
When the thing explode you can really feel the heat. Bomb! Bomb! Bomb!
Another impressive show, our mission to enjoy 5 shows is done and we have some free time to walk around now.
Walking to the Giraffe feeding area and LOOK the Giraffe is so big! I thought it only tall but it actually VERY big, even the head is almost a human height. Be extra careful when you here as the friendly Giraffe like to use it tongue to show you some love.
Some other animal kept in the Zoo.
Visiting Safari World is definitely a must for those visit Bangkok, for just $950 you got to enjoy 5 awesome shows and viewing those lovely animal. The environment is well kept as it doesn’t smelly and all animal look to be quite healthy.
We back to Hotel around 5pm, take a bath and rest for a while then we heading to MRT Huai Khwang for our dinner at Somboon Seafood Restaurant.