Safari World Bangkok: Safari Park

Safari World

Part 2: Safari Park

Safari Park is the other half of the Safari World estate. If the Marine Park is where intelligent animals perform tricks to the delight of the humans, the Safari Park is where they chill and act naturally not giving a rat's ass over the visitors admiring their raw musk and ungroomed furs.

The Safari Park is a miniature African Savanna that stretches 8 kilometers and lasting a 45 minute slow drive. It is the closest encounter you can experience with the animals of the wild in their natural habitat. If you like to see the animals up close, you will not be disappointed. The herd of animals are literally right off the car's pathway. You can easily capture good photos without having to get out of the car or zoom your camera to blurriness.

Here's what I was able to capture from the right window of our van in chronological order. I wasn't able to capture any photo from the left side so God know's what exotic animal I missed.

The uncooperative ostrich. It won't bring its head up until the car was far enough for a close shot.
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Zebras chomping down dry grass.
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There's a thin wire fence separating the zebras and the rhinos. It is kinda useless right? The zebras can just jump over that wire because they are afterall just striped horses.
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The rhinos having fun in the mud.
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A camel cooling down under the shade which it can't do at the Sahara.
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Those tall and lanky giraffes who can't be bothered to get away from their tall and lanky huts.
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More zebras who can't seem to get enough of the grass.
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A buck relaxing with its fawn.
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A herd of wildebeest and deer hanging out together.
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Horns and antlers stick together.
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This is probably where storks wait for babies to deliver.
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 And this is what pelicans do when they're not helping to find Nemo.
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 A painted stork who's sexy and she knows it.
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Here's Nala and Simba just chilling and not having to hunt for food. Notice the tinted color of the photos. We came seriously near to this wild cats so we had to roll up the window and not risk getting our hands devoured.
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 Simba is alerted by the smell of our fear.
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  The tigers found a cozy hangout under a plank of woods.
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 And here's the wild felines bonding together and not having to compete for preys.
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This gemsbok is fierce. There's no way it can blend in, it is bound to standout with its zebra face and super long horns.
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 I am not sure if these antelopes are fighting or just fooling around but they are seriously stuck.safari park bangkok
One may overlook these black bears which tend to look like shadows.
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 But there's no overlooking this one who's way above the shallow water.
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 It was a hot and humid day and this bear splashes himself all over to cool down his thick fur.
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And lastly the best camouflage of all. You can easily step over this sneaky croc if you're not careful.
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The park is a vast open field that resembles a real Safari but it is still a zoo and the animals are well fed and maintained. They roam around freely together with other species but the herbivores are still separated from the carnivores. The green eaters are all friendly and living in vegetarian harmony while the wild animals are bored out of their minds with their fangs and claws rusts to uselessness. Despite the Safari setting, it is still a zoo. Do not expect a lion to chase and wolf down a gazelle. It won't happen, they're like Hakuna Matata friendly over there like Timon, Pumbaa and Simba.

So there's the two parks of the Safari World. Simply put, the Marine Park is like the goofy and well rehearsed sitcom while the Safari Park is the unscripted and raw footage of reality television. Two different experience but both equally worth your time and money.

Safari World Bangkok: Marine Park
Safari World Bangkok: Tickets and Location


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