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Bali Zoo Overview

Home to one of the most impressive collections of wildlife in Indonesia, Bali Zoo stands out among the biggest highlights of this stunning island city. While the sheer variety of biodiversity is staggering, Bali Zoo is better known for its range of immersive experiences- whether it be dining with jungle beasts, going on elephant safaris, or nighttime tour of the Zoo.

Bali Zoo celebrates the richness of Indonesia's nature, exhibiting some of the rarest indigenous wildlife in the world. This one-of-a-kind zoological park is an excellent place to observe over 450 unique and exotic animals in a lush green, simulating atmosphere. Visit this zoo with our Bali vacation packages from India for an immersive experience, witnessing and interacting with the wildlife it cradles. 

The very entrance of the zoo is flanked by a family of zoo lions. The trail leads to incredible glimpses of the world's rarest faunas, including White tigers, Sumatran tigers, Sumatran elephants, kangaroos, orangutans, sun bears, binturongs, and deers. In the midst of the tropical foliage, reptiles such as pythons, iguanas, green snakes, and turtles can be spotted.

The Bali Zoo offers an enthralling variety of special experiences. The Night Zoo, for example, lets one explore the zoo grounds in the dark, while Breakfast with Orangutan quite literally sets a table for your family and the friendly monkey. The Bali Zoo goes beyond its way to cater to its younger guests as well. The Jungle Splash Water Play is the on-site water amusement park at the zoo, allowing visitors to unwind in the water after a long day of touring in the sun. Pony Rides can be an excellent fun activity for children as well, while the Petting Zoo is a great way to interact with baby animals.

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Highlights

• Marvel at the stunning range of wildlife and fauna preserved in the Bali Zoo, all thriving in their natural habitats
• Take a safari at night to witness all that happens in the jungle after the sun sets, topping the experience off with a Fire Dance show at the end
• Start your day with a breakfast with the zoo-kept orangutan, relishing a range of local and international delights for your meal
• Spend a while at the Jungle Splash Water Play, enjoying a quick respite from the harsh Bali sun
• Take a mud bath with the elephants at the Bali Elephant Sanctuary within the zoo, and later enjoy a lunch at the resident villa here
• Take turns petting the little baby animals at the Petting Zoo

How To Reach

Bali being an island town, can only be reached by air. The Ngurah Rai International Airport in Bali is well connected to both domestic as well as international destinations via air routes.

Once at the airport, the best way to reach the Zoo would be to take the Line 5 Bus and disembark at the Bali Zoo Stop. Alternatively, one can rent a car or take a taxi as well. 

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Best Time To Visit

The best time to visit the Bali Zoo would be during the early hours, ideally between 09.00 AM- 12.00 PM as these early hours remain less crowded at the zoo. Those aiming for the Night Safari, however, should ideally visit after 05.00PM to avoid the midday heat.

Recommended Read: Best Things to Do in Bali at Night

Other Essential Information

Places to dine at the Bali Zoo:

Just because you’re visiting the zoo shouldn’t compromise your dining experience. Here are some of the best luxury and standard dining options scattered across the Bali Zoo:

  • Wantilan Restaurant: Wantilan is the main restaurant at the Bali Zoo, with the menu featuring a variety of local main dishes, along with a few international options and refreshing drinks. The main attraction at the Wantilan is the open-air seating, which commands a 360 degree view of the entire zoo and promises a truly immersive experience. 
  • Gayo Restaurant: Located just beside the Elephant trail, Gayo Restaurant promises fantastic, unobstructed views of these majestic creatures. The decor of the restaurant is inspired by the architecture of Angkor Wat, and strikes a brilliant contrast against its natural setting. The menu here features a range of Asian and Western Delicacies. 
  • Snack Snack: Snack Snack is the in-house snack bar and cafe at the Bali Zoo. Like its counterparts, Snack Snack also features outdoor seating, although seats here are comparatively limited. The snack bar specializes in a variety of small bites and ice creams.
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Point of Interest for Bali Zoo
Breakfast with the Orangutans:
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Breakfast with the Orangutans:

Step into the Bali zoo and dine with mighty orangutans. The zoo's restaurant not only allows visitors to dine with orangutans, but also offers a wide range of foods, both local and international, on its menu. Don't miss out on the legendary Balinese Kopi Tubruk, a must-try for coffee connoisseurs.

Elephant Mud Bath and Expedition:
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Elephant Mud Bath and Expedition:

The Bali Elephant Sanctuary within the zoo lets one get up close and personal with the majestic elephants. These huge, benign creatures may be observed up close, played with, fed, and bathed in a huge mud pond.

One can even take an elephant ride along the set trails with the help of a local guide who also takes care of these elephants. After that, you can return to the Sanctoo Villa for a delicious lunch with your family.

Night Safari:
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Night Safari:

 Take a stroll through the nocturnal wonders of Bali Zoo, where you can get up close and personal with exotic lions, orangutans, freshwater crocodiles, elephants, and other wild residents. After an exciting adventure into the jungle, settle down for a spectacular buffet to quench the taste buds meters before the lion's enclosure for a truly natural wildlife experience.

Jungle Splash Water Play Park:
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Jungle Splash Water Play Park:

Nestled within the Bali Zoo premises, this watery oasis offers a quick respite from the scathing Bali sun. The water park is designed keeping in mind the interests and needs of the Zoo’s younger guests, and has a shallow lagoon with forts designed especially for children. Jungle Splash also has a poolside cafe, and several cabanas for lounging.

Petting Zoo:
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Petting Zoo:

A fun interactive experience for the entire family, Petting Zoo allows one to come in close contact with the baby animals reared within the zoo. Children and adults alike can now pet, hold and feed the little rabbits, sitatungas, and timor deer at the special zoo pen.

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Bali Zoo FAQs

What are the timings for the Bali Zoo?

The Bali Zoo remains open between 09.00 AM and 05.00 PM on all days of the week. The Night Safaris generally take place after hours- usually from 06.00 PM- 09.00 PM, although the timing is variable and should be inquired at the zoo or on the official website before visiting.

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Are the special zoo experiences included within the admission ticket fee?

No, each experience requires a separate ticket, which must be booked along with the admission ticket. The ticket prices also vary according to the session timings for each experience.

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Does the Bali Zoo offer zoo tours?

Yes, the Bali Zoo does offer special tours, although the nature of these tours vary throughout the year. Some tours even include meals at the zoo and transfers to the location. Information regarding these tours is regularly updated on their official website.

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Bali Zoo Reviews

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Amish Chopra
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
5.0/5
Had breakfast with Orangutans. What an experience! Also, the breakfast menu was absolutely amazing.
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Rajendra Reddy
Reviewed: 08 Jul 2019
5.0/5
Got the tickets of the Bali zoo at the best price. Explored the unique wildlife of Bali.

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