If you are ever in Indonesia near Jakarta I recommend visiting the Taman Safari. You’ll drive through big can enclosures. It’s pretty amazing.
My husband worked in Indonesia the first 10 years of our marriage, he rotated working 28 days on and 28 days off, but he had to travel on his days off. In the years he worked there, I went and visited Indonesia three times. The first time I went I was seven months pregnant with daughter #3 and took daughter #2 with me, she was 11 months old at the time. Our oldest stayed in California with my mom.
On my second trip to Indonesia, I flew to Jakarta with all four of our kids. We used my husband’s frequent flyer miles, so we basically flew for free. The trip was a blast, we stayed three days in Singapore before heading over to Jakarta. While in Indonesia, we visited the Taman Safari. The safari is a drive-through, you stay in your own car and drive through all the exhibits. At the end of the drive, you have the chance to interact with animals.
Taman Safari Indonesia
These pictures are from my second trip to Indonesia when I took all four kids with me.
Taman Safari Indonesia Tiger Cub
My son with a real tiger cub.
Taman Safari Indonesia Leopard
Daughter #3 with a leopard.
Taman Safari Indonesia Elephant
Daughter #2 with an elephant.
Taman Safari Indonesia Oranguatan
Daughter #1 with a baby orangutan.
Taman Safari Indonesia Video
My husband had a short-term consulting job in Jakarta in 2012. He was staying in a really nice hotel apartment so I went over and stayed with him. We got the chance to go to the Taman Safari again.
Taman Safari Indonesia Lions
My husband and I sound like total dorks in these videos.
Taman Safari Indonesia Hippo
This hippo was hanging out in the road begging for carrots.
I’m not sure what this guy is.
Below looks like a display but these animals were real. I’m not sure what they are called.
Taman Safari Indonesia Bears
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