Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Exploring Jakarta: Taman Safari

Our family's first safari experience and it was in Indonesia! Our favorite part of the world - Southeast Asia! Of course, we are biased!

The trip to Taman Safari, albeit challenging with kids, is so delightfully educational and sweet. What an adventure is was to see all the animals so free and happy. So unlike the animals in Doha Zoo (well, at least before, now that Doha Zoo is undergoing rehabilitation - we will see!)

But then this was a safari, not a zoo, duh! The good thing was that we went with our hosts' car all throughout the safari - pretty cool just driving through the safari. There were lions, elephants, giraffes, lama, camels, zebras, rhinoceros, monkeys, gorillas, anteaters and all other animals the kids would love to see (if I have missed out anything at all!)

We intend to see more safaris in the future and Taman Safari is a great kick start for this type of family adventure!

More about Taman Safari in the link.

i was really very tempted to talk about "interdependence" during the safari ride hahaha

taken really close to the car window - yikes, Mr. Deer!

gotta love all the animals coming at us! the shout and the scream of the kids - priceless! 
hello there, Mr. Zebra - the donkey with the black and white stripes! 

Our Little Mr. Elephant was too overwhelmed with elephants - he insisted on getting out of the car the moment the safari ride started - we saw elephants first! 

and oh look - elephants!

uuugghh - this is too close for comfort! 

okay not so amused here as we are so used to camels! hahaha

all set with her tiny carrots!

hello there again Mr. Deer!

here you go Mr, Lama! What pretty eyelashes you have!

don't stick your head inside pleaseeeeee!

bamboos - I can't believe they are so amused with this - their mother grew up with bamboos everywhere! 

the cheeky monkey all set with his bananas to feed the animals - if only he was not that scared - haha!

Thanks be to God for great friends and great adventures with family!

Keep exploring!

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