09.02.2010 - 09.02.2010 18 °C
Last night we went to Chiang Mai Night Safari with Clara and Kenneth and it was amazing! It is a government owned attraction located in the area of Doi Sutep-Pui National Park which is approximately 131 hectares in size. There are four main attractions to the park the Predator Prowl Tram, Savanna Safari Tram, the Jaguar trail and the fountain light show. The grounds were immaculate and surprisingly there was no one there. We pretty much had the whole park to ourselves which was great!
As soon as we arrived we were greeted by an elephant!It was 5:30/6:00 so there was still daylight so we decided to go on the Jaguar trail first then the tram rides at night. While we were walking to the trail we came across a two year old lemur and a baby hyena. We were able to touch and play with them which was neat. The lemur was the best. He was sooo soft and cuddly and had really soft hands.
Next was a couple of lions with their trainers.
We continued to walk down the Jaguar Trail and came across a lot of unique and interested animals. We weren't allowed to use a flash because it would spook the animals so the pictures that we took aren't too great - they are really blurry. But luckily Kenneth has an awesome camera (jealous) and he got some really nice shots so he's going to give some to us, which is great! Here are some of the animals that we came across that had enough light to actually take the picture.... sorry for the blurriness!!
It was dark by now and we decided to go on the Savanna Safari tram. It took us around to see the animals and some were able to come right up to the tram which was cool. It was neat doing it in the dark, it just added to the experience. Obviously my pictures didn't turn out because you can use flash but here are a few that you can kind of make out haha.
After the Savanna Safari tram ride we noticed an area that you can take a picture with a white tiger cub. Of course we couldn't pass that up! It was such a great deal. They took more than one shot and we got all the image files on a disk plus a print out of the best one for $8. They also took some more photos on our personal camera which was nice of them!. We then had a something to eat and watched the fountain light show. It was pretty good.
We finished off the night with the Predator Prowl tram ride.It was similar to the Savanna Safari tram but had larger more fierce animals. Both tram rides where nice how the animals were surrounded by a cage but instead they had large motes surrounding the area that separated them from everything else. The really dangerous ones had a cage or a tall fence.
It was around 10:30 pm and we were finished at the Chiang Mai Night Safari but we were definitely happy that we went. We are planing to go to a Muay Thai fight tonight which will an experience!
Talk to you later about the Muay Thai fight!!!