Bukit Gambang Safari Park is really a good place to take kids and I am glad that my son, Yassin, suggested the place. We really had a blast and will revisit the park when it fully opens next year. Currently, the safari park is on it’s pre-opening stage and offers ticket at a cheaper rate since March 2013.
Sprawling across 138 acres, the Safari Park currently has four areas that we can visit: Wild Savannah, Simba Hill, Foreign Village and Night Jungle. Other areas under construction are Forest Land and Land of Predators.
First region we visited was the Wild Savannah which is only accessible by taking a tram. This is an area where animals roam freely and we were advised not to open door or windows for safety purpose.
Wild Savannah is divided into few areas and those we visited was African Savannah, Tropical Rainforest and Australian Outback.
We spotted these animals:
After making rounds around the region on a ram, we were sent back to the station. Later we went to Simba Hill by foot. By escalator, actually, hehe. Simba Hill is where a couple of rare White Lions reside. White Lion is a rare colour mutation species in the lion family. The DNA – recessive gene causes the colour of the lion range from blonde to near-white. These lions may live up to 20 years and weigh up to 250kg for males and 182kg for females. These lions spend up to 20 hours per day resting and the remaining time is left to feed or walk around.
Female White Lion. The male was sleeping somewhere.
Later we walk up the Hill and reached Foreign Village. This area is divided into small areas like Petting Kingdom, Malayan House, Saddle Castle, Farm House and many more.
Here we interacted with animals like Llama white kangaroo, Alpaca, Llama not to mention ‘kampung’ geese!
Malayan House – Replicating the Malaysian typical ‘kampung’ house environment.
Just outside the Malayan House, we were able to see the ‘good old day’s’ animals which are not often seen in our concrete jungles.
Me interacting with a Llama at Petting Kingdom.
Pretty Swiss goat at Farm House. It was smiling for the camera
Another Swiss goat that likes to be petted.
Yassin petting a horse.
And that was all. We did planned to go for the Night Jungle but after having dinner, Yassin fell asleep like a baby. We will take that trip another time as we got a set of free tickets for next visit.
If you like to visit Bukit Gambang Safari Park, here are some useful information:
Adults: RM38; Children: RM18 (with MyKad/MyKid)
Adults: RM68; Children: RM48 (without MyKad/MyKid)
* FREE Admission for children below the height of 90cm
Daily operation hours: 2.00pm – 10.00pm daily
Night Jungle: 6.00pm – 10.00pm daily
Website: Bukit Gambang Safari Park