Wildlife Sanctuaries In Bali
Uluwatu Monkey Forest
It is a good idea to be aware of your belongings when you visit the forest since these mischievous animals can sneak up on you and snatch loose items from you. The temple grounds within the forest are also another major attraction here, where you can see the monkeys roam about freely, linger on the paths or simply frolic around in the area.
Location: Jalan Pura Uluwatu, Pecatu, Badung, Bali 80362, Indonesia
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Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park
One can witness as many as 1000 birds throughout the manicured gardens of the park, along with individual enclosures of reptiles like pythons, lizards, crocodiles, geckos as well as a giant Komodo dragon.
The Park is also home to several species of turtles and toads. However, the main attraction of the park is its Hatchling Area, where you can see the early stages of reptiles and amphibians progress into maturity, along with the bird park, which has over 40 protected species of birds and rare parrots.
Location: Jalan Serma Cok Ngurah Gambir, Singapadu, Batubulan, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Timing: 09:00 a.m. to 05:30 p.m.
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Bali Bird Walk in Ubud
On this tour, you get to explore some of the most beautiful nature trails in Ubud, while also witnessing the sights of several bird species. Some of these include the endemic Bali species like the Java Kingfisher, bar-winged Prinia, Java Sparrow and the Scarlet-headed Flowerpecker. You can also see many butterflies during the tour, including the rare Helena Birdwing and Red Lacewings.
Location: Jalan Campuhan, Ubud, Gianyar, Bali 80571, Indonesia
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Bali Butterfly Park
Around 15 different native species of butterflies are present in the Bali Butterfly Park, including the common Birdwing, Bali Peacock, Paradise Birdwing and more. You can also see several stick and leaf insects, along with beetles, tarantulas and scorpions inside glass cases within the park.
Location: Jalan Batukaru, Sandan Lebah, Sesandan, Tabanan, Bali 80351, Indonesia
Timings: 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
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Bali Safari & Marine Park
This park is also one of the largest wildlife parks in all of Bali, with a majority of the animals here being natives of Africa, India and Indonesia. In addition to seeing animals like Himalayan Bears, Spotted Deer, Blackbucks, African Hippos and Zebras, Camels as well as Indian White Tigers, you can also watch unique dance and music performances here.
Location: Jalan Prof. Dr. Ida Bagus Mantra Km. 19.8, Serongga, Gianyar, Bali 80551, Indonesia
Timings: 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m
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Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali
Located around 9 kilometres to the southwest of central Ubud, the park boasts of butterflies like the bright Papilio Peranthus, the giant Attacus Atlas Moth as well as the bright orange Common Cruiser butterfly, among others.
You can also visit the small nurseries to see the beautiful butterfly cocoons. After your visit to the park, you can also head over to nearby attractions, like the art markets in Sukawati and Kuwang, the Tegenungan Waterfall and more.
Location: Jalan Raya Kemenuh, Kemenuh, Sukawati, Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
Timings: 08:30 a.m. to 05:30 p.m
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Makepung Buffalo Race
These jockeys ride the buffaloes on traditional wooden ploughs (the same way as charioteers). Once they are set, these buffaloes, who are also traditionally known as Kerbau Pepadu, begin competing against each other in open-race circuits.
Location: Jembrana, Bali, Indonesia
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Sangeh Monkey Forest
Famous for its majestic nutmeg trees, the Sangeh Monkey Forest is also home to many different plants and trees as well, some of which are over three centuries old. You can also find the ancient 17th century Bukit Sari Temple here.
Location: Jalan Brahmana, Sangeh, Badung, Bali 80353, Indonesia
Timing: 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m
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Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest in Bali
You can also find the ancient Pura Dalem Kahyangan Kedaton Temple in the middle of the sanctuary. Considered as a sacred forest, the mist-laden canopies of the sanctuary offer stunning views of monkeys and long-tailed macaques, in addition to a few flying foxes as well.
Location: Jalan Raya Alas Kedaton, Kukuh, Tabanan, Bali 82121, Indonesia
Timing: 09:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m.
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Elephant Safari Park
Dating back to 1997, the park has 27 Sumatran elephants, along with 4 naturally bred elephant babies who you can interact with here. You can also play with these gentle giants, and if you are lucky enough, their mahouts also let you hand feed freshly cut palm stems to the elephants. Set across 4 hectares of land, the park has been landscaped in a way that mimics the natural habitats of these elephants from Sumatra.
Location: Jalan Elephant Safari Park Banjar Desa Taro Tegalalang, Taro, Kec. Tegallalang, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80561, Indonesia
Timing: 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m
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