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Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park – A Little Wild Africa in Bangladesh
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park is one of the best tourist attractions in Bangladesh. You will get the taste of visiting wild Africa here. It is new and attractive visiting place. Everybody will be satisfied making a tour at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park. It is mostly known as Gazipur Safari Park.
Many tourists visit India, Nepal, Thailand, Indonesia or African countries to experience jungle environment. Now, you don’t need to go there. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park of Gazipur is enriched with such kind of thrill.
Location of Gazipur Safari Park
The Park is in Gazipur district which is just near to Dhaka city. At first, you have to go to Gazipur Chourasta. Then go forward along the Mymensingh road and come to Bagher Bazar.
The distance between Dhaka and Bagher Bazar of Gazipur is forty kilometers. After that you have to choose the path of west side. You have to use rickshaw or CNG as transports to reach at the park. Bangabandhu Safari Park is three kilometers away from that place.
Bus fare from Dhaka to Bagher Bazar: Per person TK 50(normal), TK 80(sitting service)
Auto rickshaw fare from Bagher Bazar to Safari Park: Per person TK 20
Entry and visiting cost of Gazipur Safari Park
Entry fee: TK 50/per adult
For Kid: TK 20
Foreign visitors: $5 or Bangladeshi currency (TK 450)
Food: Inside park (light food available)
Safari by AC Bus for Adult: 100 Tk
For Kids: 50 Tk
(The bus will take you into the Lion and Tigers area. Don’t worry about your safety. You will be fully secured)
Living with Bird: 10 Tk
Living in the Jungle: 10 TK
Paddle Boat riding: 50 TK
Excursion cost from Educational Institutions in Gazipur Safari Park
Group size 40 to 100: TK 400
Group size more than 100: TK 800
*You have to take advance permission through respective educational institution to avail of this concession.
Visiting time of Gazipur Safari Park
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park is open from 9 AM to 5PM.
Day off/Holiday of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Gazipur Safari Park
Food Arrangement in Gazipur Safari Park
Outside food are not allowed. You can have your food from “Tiger Restaurant” or “Lion Restaurant” inside Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park.
Lunch: BDT 220 to BDT 300
You may take or change your food with extra payment.
Transports’ parking fee in Gazipur Safari Park
Per Bus/Truck: TK 200
Per Minibus/Microbus: TK 100
Per Car/Jeep: TK 60
Per Auto rickshaw: TK 20
*** The amount of money might be little changed.
Difference between zoo and safari park
Zoo is the place where people are free and the animals are confined. On the other hand, the environment is opposite in a safari park in which jungle environment is maintained. The safari park is much better than any kind of zoo.
Inside of Gazipur Safari Park
After getting inside the park, you will see tiger, lion, kangaroo and even dinosaur. But these are not alive. All of these animals are sculptures indeed for welcoming the visitors.
The whole park consists of about 4000 acres of land. At present, 31 local and international species of animals are seen here.
Tiger Restaurant of Gazipur Safari Park
You can start your visiting with “Tiger Restaurant”. It is a big and safe restaurant surrounded with glasses so that you can see the roaring tigers and take coffee or tea. The workers of the park can call the tigers and they respond to him.
Your feeling will be that you are watching National Geographic or Animal Planet channel. After that you can start visiting with using microbus.
Kingdom of Lions in Gazipur Safari Park
Now, come to the kingdom of lions. You can talk to them as you like. But never try to open the window of the microbus. If you see white lion, then you will be lucky enough. In fact, the lions move with vanity.
Move your transport forward to see more. You will see bear, deer, zebra, African wildebeest and more. The elephants are adorable. They will salute you according to the order of worker of the park.
You can watch giraffes going to nearer to them. Don’t disturb them and take some snaps. You have to use transport for moving and visiting some areas. You should walk watching the other areas.
You will be happy seeing macao birds. If you wish, you can take a snap with this macao keeping on your shoulder. But, keep safe your ears. Grey parrots are very much attractive and beautiful.
Fancy Duck Garden of Gazipur Safari Park
Another great area of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park is Fancy Ducks Garden.You will see a lake here. Get on a boat and watch big black swans, white swans etc. Try to look at the beauty of various kinds of birds.
Never forget to visit the areas of crocodile, vulture, emu, ostrich etc. Make a visit to see python and various reptiles. It will be enjoyable if you see peacock. The two lakes and the other watery zones are fantastic to enjoy for the tourists.
Elephant riding in Gazipur Safari Park
If you come to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Safari Park, then you should take a chance of elephant riding. Never miss it. I hope it will entertain you. The caretaker of the elephant will help you to have this opportunity.
Nature History Museum of Gazipur Safari Park
Specimen and stuffing of about 2000 species are kept here. The authority has built a herbarium of about 300 types of trees. The tourists, the students and the researchers can obtain huge knowledge from this museum.
Instructions to follow in Gazipur Safari Park
- Throw any kind of wastage in the dustbin.
- Don’t make a noise.
- Avoid giving food to animals.
- Don’t tease the animals.
- To use the rest house, take permission in advance.
- Park your transport in a disciplined way.