Bukit Gambang Safari Park has many interesting animals to see but at the date of publication (August 2013) is not yet completed, with many animals still to arrive.
Located in Gambang, around 35km from Kuantan, it can be found by continuing straight on the old road to KL from Kuantan after the turn-off to the Gambang toll. Bukit Gambang cannot be missed on the right, where the Water Park and Safari Park are a short distance inside.
|Inside Bukit Gambang Safari Park, a long queue forms for the buses for the Night Safari|
We immediately went up to the second floor, where the restaurant is located, and where the lions hang out behind a wall of glass.
|Two lions doze on a rock at Bukit Gambang Safari Park|
From the Second Floor, there are also other animals to see including turkeys, rabbits, snakes and horses, as well as the theatre where the night performance is held. More of the lions later.
|Posing for a photo at Bukit Gambang Safari Park|
|This snake can stand up taller than me!|
|A squirrel eats sweetcorn|
|One of my favourite animals - the meerkat. They just couldn't keep still!|
|Look at the neck on that turkey!|
|Sharmayne and Lauren relax on a swing|
|A beautiful horse at Bukit Gambang Safari Park|
In the afternoon, we got to hold a baby crocodile and the large snake from earlier in the post. A proud moment for me!
|Fidelia holding the baby crocodile|
|I loved this moment holding the baby crocodile. Lauren and Sharmayne seemed pretty excited behind me too :)|
And here we are with the snake!
|The male lion watches people eating in the restaurant|
|A sheet of glass separates man from beast at Bukit Gambang Safari Park|
|The lion yawns on a lazy Sunday afternoon|
Unfortunately the auto focus on my camera malfunctioned shortly after these pictures of the lions were taken. We did take the 30-minute bus ride for the Night Safari, but it was near impossible to snap any decent photos as the bus rarely stopped and the windows were dirty. We very briefly saw some giraffes, elephants, ostriches and tigers.
Later at night we watched the night performance of Tarzan which the children enjoyed but I didn't find it funny at all and thought it was rather rubbish. The fire performance afterwards was much better. We stood and watched some guys play with and swallow fire.
Overall it was a nice day out. Will I go there again? I don't know. Perhaps when it is fully completed and all the animals are there, we might pay another visit.