10 Best Wildlife Sanctuaries In Bali To Explore In 2021!

Wildlife Sanctuaries In Bali

1. Uluwatu Monkey Forest
2. Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park
3. Bali Bird Walk in Ubud
4. Bali Butterfly Park
5. Bali Safari & Marine Park
6. Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali
7. Makepung Buffalo Race
8. Sangeh Monkey Forest
9. Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest in Bali
10. Elephant Safari Park

Home to some of the most exotic species, you must visit a wildlife sanctuary in Bali during your holiday in and around Indonesia. Serving as the abode of animals, birds and reptiles from various regions around the world, the wildlife sanctuaries in Bali are a treat to the eye. Being a tropical island, Bali has verdant jungles for these animals and birds to thrive in their natural habitat. Furthermore, the wildlife sanctuaries in Bali are also great to explore or indulge in a jungle safari with your near and dear ones.

When visiting a Wildlife Park in Bali, you can witness sights of a wide range of exotic birds and butterflies, in addition to exploring monkey forests like the Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest, seeing flying foxes or even long-tailed macaques, in addition to catching glimpses of the giant Komodo dragon at the Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park. You can also head over to the famous Elephant Safari Park and play or interact with these gentle giants.

Here is the list of best wildlife sanctuaries in Bali:

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A new scheme of travelling - "The Travel Bubble" introduced Updated: 21 Jun 2021

The agreement which states that Bali will be open for Indians states that it will only happen with the use of a travel bubble scheme. In this scheme, people will get their RT-PCR testes done as a group, will travel together as a group in a chartered plane, will tour as a group, and will stay out of contact with the outer world. They will also stay as well as leave together thus ensuring that they do not contract Covid to themselves or others.

Bali might open for Indian tourists with a travel bubble agreement Updated: 21 Jun 2021

Foreign tourists might be able to visit Bali again as soon as June under a travel corridor program

Bali announced a three-phase reopening plan Updated: 04 Sep 2020

The government of Bali has recently announced a gradual three-phase reopening plan. This suggest that international borders could open as early as 11th of September, thus, resuming travel. Read More

Domestic tourism in Bali has been allowed Updated: 04 Sep 2020

Domestic tourism has started in Bali, allowing travellers from other islands in Indonesia to visit the place. All domestic flight requirements are still active for visitors.

01

Uluwatu Monkey Forest

Located in the forest near the cliffed edges of the famous Uluwatu Temple in Bukit, the Uluwatu Monkey Forest is a major Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali. Known for its thick green shrubs and plants, along with fragrant frangipani trees, the Uluwatu Monkey Forest is dominated by uncountable grey long-tailed macaques.

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
02

Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park

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It is here at the Bali Bird Park & Reptile Park where one can not only catch close sights but also touch and feed over 250 different species of exotic and indigenous birds. In addition to the many types of birds, the park also serves as the abode of numerous reptiles and amphibians.

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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03

Bali Bird Walk in Ubud

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The Bali Bird Walk is a top Wildlife Park in Bali, where you can avail yourself of several birdwatching tours that take you through the verdant forests and countryside of Ubud. Spread across 5 kilometres, the bird walk tour was the brainchild of ornithologist Victor Mason and dates back to 1990.

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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04

Bali Butterfly Park

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Another top Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali, the Bali Butterfly Park is actually an insect conservatory located in the small hamlet of Wanasari, towards the northwest of Denpasar. Sprawling across 10,000 square metres of verdant greenery, the park serves as the home of hundreds of different butterflies, in addition to being tropical flower gardens as well.

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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05

Bali Safari & Marine Park

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This unique Wildlife Park in Bali is the abode of more than 400 wild animals, ranging from 80 different species. The best part about the park is that all the animals have large enclosures that mimic their natural habitats, wherein they can roam freely without any danger. Spread across 400,000 square metres of forested area in the Gianyar Regency,

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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06

Kemenuh Butterfly Park in Bali

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The Kemenuh Butterfly Park is yet another famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali, known as the home of some of the most beautiful and vibrant butterfly species in the region. The flowering gardens of this butterfly park serve as perfect habitats for these Lepidopteran species.

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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07

Makepung Buffalo Race

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Looking to explore something unique near a Wildlife Park in Bali? Head over to Jembrana in West Bali and witness the important annual event of the Makepung Buffalo Race. Taking place between the months of July and November every year, the Makepung Buffalo Race is one in which the majestic Indonesian buffaloes are teamed up together in pairs along with their jockeys (who also farm these buffaloes).

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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08

Sangeh Monkey Forest

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Another famous Wildlife Park in Bali where you can see monkeys, the Sangeh Monkey Forest covers over 60,000 square metres of lushly forested lands in the Badung Regency in Bali. Serving as the natural sanctuary for grey long-tailed macaques, the forest also boasts of over 30 wildlife species, out of which 22 are birds, 5 are mammals, 3 are reptiles, 2 are amphibians and 5 species are arthropods.

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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09

Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest in Bali

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The Alas Kedaton Monkey Forest is the most famous natural Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali, known for being the home of grey long-tailed macaques. Also referred to as the Obyek Wisata Alam Alas Kedaton, this wildlife sanctuary is situated towards the western end of Bali, in a more offbeat location in the region.

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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10

Elephant Safari Park

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Another famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali is the Elephant Safari Park located in Ubud. Said to be one of the best eco safari lodges and parks in the world, the Elephant Safari Park offers you a chance to stay amidst nature, while also catching sights of the largest herd of rescued Sumatran elephants in Asia.

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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  1. Which are the best national parks in Bali?

    1. West Bali National Park: The West Bali National Park is undoubtedly the best Wildlife Park in Bali. Also known as Taman Nasional Bali Barat, this park dates back to 1941, and served as an area to protect the endangered Bali Starling bird and the Balinese wild banteng, in addition to more than 150 bird species. As of now, the park is a great place to explore, or indulge in diving and snorkelling.

    2. Elephant Safari Park: Another top Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali is the famous Elephant Safari Park, where you can spend time with, play and interact with rescued Sumatran elephants. Tucked in amidst verdant botanical gardens, the park offers a wide range of activities to visitors so that they get to spend as much time with these elephants as possible.

    3. Bali Safari and Marine Park: This Wildlife Park in Bali, located in Gianyar, is one of the finest national parks on the island. You can find more than 100 different species of animals here, most of which are species from Africa, Indonesia and India. You can also enjoy thrilling jungle safaris here.

    4. Bali Bird and Reptile Park: This Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali spreads over 2 hectares of land and is home to the most extensive collection of birds and reptiles in all of Bali. Breeding endangered bird species is the mission of this national park, in addition to preserving them. From watching the birds to enjoying different performances and interesting shows, there is a lot to do here.

  2. Which are the best places to visit in Bali?

    1. Uluwatu: In addition to being home to the most famous Wildlife Sanctuary in Bali, Uluwatu is also famous for the jungle temple and the world-class surf breaks that you can get here. Offering some of the most magnificent views of the ocean, Uluwatu is also great to spend a weekend getaway at.

    2. Ubud: Known as a complete package, Ubud is one of the best places to visit in Bali. From exploring the serene natural landscapes and paddy fields to visiting the ancient bamboo mansions, seeing the macaques at the Monkey Park and learning about the land’s culture in the many temples, there is a lot to do in Ubud.

    3. Kuta Beach: Said to be the most famous beach in Bali, Kuta Beach is one of the best places to soak in the amazing Balinese sunsets or enjoy surfing and cruising. Owing to its proximity to other attractions, one can also explore the surrounding areas, or simply head over to a beachside café to tuck into delicious food.

    4. Tanah Lot: Tanah Lot is the home of seven sea temples located right next to each other. It is essentially a large rock formation where you can explore the ancient Hindu temple called Pura Tanah Lot. You can also enjoy watching the sunset here, or dining near the beach.

  3. Which are the best things to do in Bali?

    1. Watch sunsets: When in Bali, you must head over to one of the many stunning beaches here and soak in the picturesque Balinese sunsets. Some of the best beaches to watch the sunset while tucking into lip-smacking food and sipping on drinks include the famous Kuta Beach, Jimbaran Beach, Seminyak Beach and more.

    2. Enjoy a ride on the Bali Swing: On your trip to Bali, you must definitely enjoy a ride on the Bali Swing. Get an amazing bird’s eye view of the city from 78 metres above sea level. And if you are scared, you can always soak in the verdant views of the island near the swing.

    3. Visit the Tegenungan Waterfall: Head to Ubud to the beautiful Tegenungan Waterfall during your visit to Bali, and enjoy soaking in the verdant views of the falls. Tucked in amidst dense forests and pristine natural landscapes, the waterfall is also located close to several restaurants where you can indulge in local Balinese delicacies while enjoying the stunning views.

    4. Surfing: Lovers of adventure sports are in luck when they visit Bali for the holiday since the island is one of the best places to enjoy surfing. Head over to Kuta or Jimbaran and conquer the waves in the major surfing destination of the country.

  4. How to reach Bali?

    The best way to reach Bali is by air. The island is well connected to the rest of the world by the Ngurah Rai International Airport. Many major flights, including Thai Airways, Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines and AirAsia operate direct and connecting flights from India to Bali on a regular basis.
  5. What is the best time to visit Bali?

    The best time to visit Bali is between the months of April and September, during the dry season on the island. These months are perfect for tourists to enjoy the beach activities, nightlife as well as sightseeing in and around Bali, without having to worry about the rains dampening the mood.
  6. What is Bali famous for?

    Bali is famous for being the most popular island in all of Indonesia. It is known all over the world for its scenic rice paddy fields, lip-smacking traditional cuisine, a wide array of beautiful beaches as well as a rich culture and traditions. In addition to an endless number of temples and forests, Bali is also home to a wide array of exotic flora and fauna, miles long coastlines, and some of the best coral reefs in the world.