Indonesia

Taman Safari-Bogor

Things to do in Bogor

Taman Safari is a breath of fresh air from the congestion of Jakarta.Located in puncak, bogor, amidst the greenery, you can spend a whole day wondering at animals and their behaviours.

How to reach there:

Bogor is an hour journey in train from Jakarta , and Puncak is around another hour journey from bogor station , by using a bike or , two hours in car depending on traffic.

The trains run at 15 minute frequency to bogor from Jakarta , and the railway system is clean and efficient.

The journey from bogor to taman safari might be a little tricky and painful , if you choose to go in a bike. But , if you wish to rent a car , then you might be sitting in it for a long time , given the traffic.

The details:

Timings :

Opening hours
AttractionsWeekdayWeekend
Day Safari8:30 am – 5:00 pm08:00 am-
5:00
pm
Night SafariVarious Animal: 9 PM – Fire Dance: 10:10 PM

Ticket Info:

Prices
TypeChild (under 5 years)Adults (over 6 years)
Domestic Tourists WeekdayRp170,000IDR 195,000
Domestic Tourist WeekendIDR 210,000IDR 230,000
Domestic Night SafariIDR 160,000Rp180,000
International TouristIDR 350,000IDR 400,000
Night Safari InternationalIDR 300,000IDR 350,000
Vehicle Tickets
Wheeled Vehicle 6IDR 60,000
Wheel Vehicle 4IDR 20,000
Wheeled Vehicles 2IDR 10,000

If you are an Expat ,do not forget to carry your permits with you , to get the domestic ticket price.

The vehicle costs will apply only when you hire/rent a vehicle, to go into the safari.

The ticket has free bus ride included for the safari.

If you are going in a car/own transportation , do not forget to buy the carrots you find on the sides of the road on the way to safari. You can get a unique experience , of feeding the animals from your car.

What can you do there:

Safari:

The ticket includes a free safari ride in the bus(approx 45 mins) , if you do not have a private vehicle. You can hire a private car just outside the safari. Note that you will have to pay extra , to get the car into the safari. If you wish to use the bus, note that the bus has closed windows. It means that , you cannot feed any animals , but can see them all around, just as in a car.

You can also visit the night safari on Saturday nights. To enjoy the fire dance show, and an open train ride , to watch the animals in their habitat at night.

There are a variety of animals including tigers, lions, giraffes, elephants, rhinos , hippos ,mountain goats. The safari route has feeding and no feeding zones, in feeding zones you can feed carrots to deers, giraffes, hippos that peep into your window. In non feeding zones, you will of-course be safe , in your car while the carnivores taunt at you.

See tigers from a touching distance 1
Bengal Tigers

Visit the Panda Palace:

Who doesn’t like Panda’s? meet Cai Tao and Hu Chun, a cute pair of Giant Pandas on loan from China.you can watch them play around, feed the red pandas, enjoy the amazing view from the top.The weather is cold and the views are green, you can sit and soak in the views.

Pandas lazing around
cute Pandas !

Baby zoo:

Here you can get closer to animals. In fact, you can interact directly with some animals in a fun way. You can take pictures with various animals.

Aviary:

Watch and listen to squawks and screeches of birds and their colourful feathers, beaks etc

Stare, at the Komodos

Observe the Penguins swimming around from various levels.

Penguins flopping around
Penguins flopping around

Watch the primates swing around and play with each others.Watch Orangutans , chimpanzees and wonder about our ancestors.

Reptile tunnel: watch nocturnal animals and reptiles in minimal light and clear cases.

You can also spend time in the water park, take the cable car ride and watch the free shows entitled to your tickets.

Various animal shows can be witnessed at this Zoo. Here are some shows and show schedules:

  1. Elephants Show : Everyday at 11:30 am and 4.30 pm.
  2. Dolphins Show : Every day at 1:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  3. Cowboy Show : Everyday at 2.00 pm and Weekend & Holidays 1.30 pm and 3.30 pm.
  4. Various Animal Show : Everyday 11.30 am and 3:00 p.m.
  5. Tiger Show : Everyday 1.30 PM and 4.00 PM.
  6. SEA LIONS SHOW : Everyday 11.30 am and 3:00 p.m.,
  7. Birds Of Prey Show : Everyday 2.00 PM and 3.30 pm.
  8. Globe of Death : Everyday 2.30 WIB and Weekend & Holidays 2 pm and 4.00 pm.
  9. Safari Theatre  : Every Day 3.30 pm and Weekend & Holidays 1.30 pm and 3.30 WIB.

The safari also has various animal rides and attractions.

It seems to be catering interests on individuals of multiple age groups, and is a best weekend getaway.

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