After arriving in Bali, we proceeded directly to the Safari Park Lodge which is 1hr 30mins from the airport. The journey cost 300,000 rupiah.
While we are doing the check-in, we were given the welcome drink.
The guest itinerary are as follows:
2pm: Check-in the room
2.30pm: Walk around the park (no guide)
3.30pm: Watch the elephant talent show
6.30pm: Elephant will pick up from the room to show area
6.45pm: Watch the elephant talent show
7.25pm: Night Safari Ride (it is either the night or day one)
7.50pm: Dinner (to pay)
7am - 10am: Breakfast
8am: Elephant Bathing
9.30am - 10.30m: Pick up for day safari ride
11am: Watch the elephant talent show
The staffs are friendly and nice. Past the entrance to the lodge, we have a swimming pool to chill off the hot afternoon sun.
We have the Park-view rooms with beautifully designed elephant themes. The main difference between the Padi view and Park view is that elephants can pick us up from our doorsteps.
According to AJ, a lot of thoughtful considerations have been made in the arrangement of the washroom.
They also have a specially draft welcome letter with my name on it.
And off we go to the Elephant show at 3.30pm.
The elephants sitting down.
Some elephants also know how to draw.
They have a scenic path from the entrance to the performance / restaurant area.
And many benches / beds to just relax.
Here we have a few elephants having their afternoon tea break in the park.
It is feed the elephant time!!
There is a nice Ivory Cafe which offer affordable meals. It closes at 5pm. We ordered burger, pizza and a few drinks for dinner just before it closes.
We walked to the Taro Village temple.
The beautiful paddy field just behind the park.
We took a stroll in the morning and observe the sun rising behind the mountain.
And down the paddy fields again.
There is a quiet-peaceful village around the area.
The sun rays warming the fields.
It is breakfast time.
A sumptuous breakfast.
The elephants are also having their breakfast.
It is time to help the elephants bathe.
And we begin our safari ride with the elephants coming to our doorstep to fetch us at 9.30am.
Our ride through the forest.
Elephants crossing, please wait for the elephants to cross first.
The elephants having a water break together.
And here we are below.
We strongly recommend visitors to stay at night at the Elephant Lodge if they are visiting the Elephant Park. They will have more opportunity to take a slow walk through the park and enjoy the tranquility of Taro. The paddy fields are also fabulous to visit in the morning around 6am plus.
Before we arrived to the Elephant Safari Park in the afternoon, there is a road toll which we have to 'donate'. We gave 10,000 rupiah.