More than a year after it was officially opened to the public, I was finally able to visit the much-talked-about Cebu Safari & Adventure Park. The Cebu Safari is probably the biggest attraction of its kind in Cebu and it is only natural that people would want to experience it first hand. Sadly, the rate to be able to access the park is quite steep. And with its distance from the city, my initials plans to visit it was ultimately pushed back.
Fortunately, my organization of local bloggers (the Cebu Bloggers Society) received an invite to visit the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park and to experience the park’s new rides and attractions for FREE. Knowing that this was an opportunity of a lifetime (hehe), I immediately signed up. Take a look at my photos from the recent visit!
Welcome to the Cebu Safari and Adventure Park!
According to the instructions, the coaster that would take us to the park would leave the city at 6 am. On the day of the trip, however, I woke up not to my alarm but to numerous text messages from my friends. At 6:30 am. I was so freaking late and I was pretty certain that they would all never wait for another 30 minutes just for me. So I contacted the person in charge (Glyth) and told her to not wait for me and that I would just be heading straight to the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park on my motorbike. Tsk!
I arrived in Carmen town an hour and a half later at around 8:30 am. I was kinda worried that the whole group had already started with the tour and that I would be missing out on a lot of wonderful attractions. To my surprise, however, I learned that the coaster was still somewhere in Danao City when I arrived because they got stuck in traffic in Mandaue City. I guess I wasn’t that unlucky that day after all!
While waiting for the whole team, I took photos of the arrival pavilion. The place looks pretty neat!
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They have a kiosk where you can choose your photos from the tour and have them printed straight away.
If you don’t want to bring your cash during such an ‘outdoorsy’ activity, you can always pay with your credit card or other cashless payment systems and applications like Alipay and the very popular Paymaya.
Several minutes later, the team from the city finally arrived. In this photo, you can see the official mascots of the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park welcoming the whole team.
We went straight to the briefing area for a short briefing on what and what not to do inside the park. Then, it was time for the start of the tour!
On the other side of the gate was a jeep/truck which took all of us to the Basecamp in one go. At the Basecamp, we got ready for such a long day with a delicious breakfast.
On our way there, however, we passed by the gorgeous water fountain which features life-size sculptures of African and wild animals. It was such a sight to behold!
Take a closer look at the very realistic life-size animal sculptures inside the fountain pool.
After a quick photo op at the fountain, it was officially the start of the tour. Our first stop was the African Lion enclosure which featured one male lion and two lionesses.
Our second stop was the African Savanna enclosure which features some species of animals from Africa. It was simply gorgeously breath-taking!
Outside the African Savanna enclosure, we saw other interesting-looking animals we don’t normally see here in the Philippines like these llamas.
We also saw one of the park’s most popular residents – the giraffes.
Our third stop was the Birds of the World enclosure. The attraction features different species of birds gathered together in a gigantic caged garden.
Park guests (we) had to wipe their shoes clean before they were allowed to enter the enclosure.
Our fourth stop was the White Lion Safari enclosure. For this tour, we had to board a truck with glass and steel windows. All safety precautions are done because the lions are allowed to roam all over the enclosure and approach the actual tour trucks.
During our visit to the enclosure, we were able to see three very huge male White Lions resting in the shade.
After our animal tour, we dropped by the park’s massive Gardens of the World. This section features amazing species of plants we can never see here in the Philippines.
The section also features various icons from various parts of the world to indicate the origin of the different plant species on display.
Another interesting area that you will love at the Cebu Safari & Adventure for sure is Michel’s Garden. Michel’s Garden spans several hectares and features Michel’s Lhuillier’s massive orchid collection.
The next order of business was to visit the park’s different adventure offerings. Our first stop was the ATV and Buggie adventure track.
Next, we tried the park’s very exciting Zip Line. The Zip Line at the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park is one of the longest in Cebu with a length of about 1.3 kilometers.
We also tried the exhilarating Sky Bike ride which lets guests cross from one platform to another on a sky bike.
We also tried the very exciting Giant Swing, which, I’m sure, will soon become the park’s most popular adventure ride. (Watch the full video below to see the Giant Swing in action.)
For our last stop, we checked out the Safari Camp – the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park’s very well-designed garden cabins for overnight accommodations.
Check out the lovely interiors of some of the cabins that we visited at the Safari Camp:
Last but not least, take a look at the lovely infinity pool which offers an amazing view of the vast property below.
Now, imagine spending a quiet late afternoon here while enjoying the company of those who are very dear to you.
- Attractions (Php800.00)
- Bird Show, Flower Gardens, All Animal Exhibits (except White Lion
- Attractions (Php900.00)
- All Attractions + White Lion Safari
- ATV Adventure Ride
- Beginner (Php600.00)
- Intermediate (Php800.00)
- Advanced (Php1,000.00)
- Zipline Adventure (Php450.00)
- Sky Bike Adventure (Php450.00)
- Giant Swing Adventure (Php450.00)
- Zipline + Sky Bike (Php800.00)
- Zipline + Sky Bike + ATV Beginner (Php1100.00)
- Zipline + Sky Bike + Giant Swing (Php1100.00)
Cebu Safari & Adventure Park
Address: Toril, Corte, Carmen, Cebu 6005, Philippines
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: (+63) 917 839 6758 (GLOBE)
(+63) 917 837 2243 (GLOBE)
(+63) 961 298 6336 (SMART)
(+63 32) 344 1095 (Mondays to Fridays 8:00 am – 5:00 pm)
Overall, my first visit to Cebu Safari & Adventure Park was truly memorable. I was finally able to see a lot of animals I would never have see on my own.
Have you been to the Cebu Safari & Adventure Park? What do you think about this popular tourist destination? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!