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Cebu Safari and Adventure Park

From the sleeping town of Carmen Cebu, comes the biggest and premier Safari Park in the country. Aligning with international standards, Cebu Safari and Adventure Park offers a sanctuary for flora and fauna, serving as a refuge for guests who wanted to reconnect with nature. Cebu Safari has always been the the talk of the town among Cebuanos and tourists. This is yet to be another destination that would attract tourists, and will definitely promote local tourism. It’s a 100-hectare land owned and developed by pawnshop tycoon Michel Lhuiller.

 

The Place

The Safari is divided into major stops, starting off from the base camp. All visitors will be taken by van to be dropped off to where you want to start exploring. Top 3 favorites on these stops are Michel’s Garden, which houses a 40-year collection of orchids. Another favorite Tiger turf where the tigers, and deers were housed, and lastly the Aviary dome where you got the chance the feed the birds!

Cebu Safari Map

Cebu Safari map which will be given right after admission, showing every route on each animal group.

Taken at Michel’s Garden which houses a 40-yr collection of orchids.

 

The Animals

Capybara – The largest living rodent in the world. A mammal native in South America freely roaming around. 😀

 

Impalas inside African Savannah

Gibbon, privately munching his lunch.

Meerkat, showing off that “puppy eyes”.

     

Rates and Other Information

 

PARK SCHEDULE:
• Wednesday to Sunday
• 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
• Last entry/ticket selling is 2:00pm
ENTRANCE FEE:
• Adult: ₱800.00 (lunch not included)
• Kids 2 to 3ft: 50% off
• Kids below 2ft: FREE
• Senior Citizens & PWDs: 20% off
FOOD / MENU:
• Strictly NO outside food is allowed.
• Buffet @ ₱300 per head (Optional)
• Ala carte meals are also available
RESERVATIONS:
• Email: sales@cebusafari.ph

LOCATION:

 

FAQs

1. Are we officially opened?
– Not yet, we are still in our soft opening stage.

2. What are the pre-opening days?
– Wednesday, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

3. What are the operating hours?
– We open 8am up to 5pm but last entry/ticket selling is up to 2pm only since the tour requires at least 3 hours to complete.

4. What are the rates?
– Admission is P800/head, kids 2-3ft are 50% off while kids below 2ft are free of charge. Senior Citizen and PWD discounts are available.

5. What are included in the admission fee?
– Admission includes Birdshow.

6. What are the attractions that can be seen in the park?
– What we offer are the beauty of nature by showcasing flora and fauna and the majestic mountains of Carmen.

7. How can we get there?
– Once you hit the National Road in Carmen, look for the Carmen, National High School. Turn left if you came from the south and right if from the north, follow the road signs and you will reach our place after 8kms. of up hill climb. You can also use Google Map or Waze by looking for M Lhuillier Cebu Safari.

8. Do we need a reservation to visit or we can just walk-in?
– Better to have a reservation to guarantee your slot. At the mean time we are limiting our visitors to just 2,000 per day, if you walk in and we are already full, we will not allow entry.

9. Where can we make our reservations?
– Email sales@cebusafari.ph to book your dates. We don’t accommodate reservations via cellphone or this facebook account, just email us.

10. How long before we can get confirmation of our reservation?
– We process email request first in, first out and we are getting hundreds of emails per day. So please be patient.

11. How can we make payment?
– Once booking is confirmed, you will receive an email for the payment instructions.

12. Can we bring food and drinks inside the park?
– Sorry, but we don’t allow outside food and drinks to be brought inside the park. Don’t worry, there are food outlets around the park.

13. Do you have transportation service from Mandaue, Cebu City or Carmen National Highway.
– There is none yet from Cebu City or Mandaue, but from Carmen Municipal Plaza to safari there is at P100 per head, one way.

14. Are the adventure rides already open?
– Not yet, we will make an announcement once the adventure rides are already available.

15. Do we accept credit cards?
– For the mean time, we only accept cash.

 

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16 Comments

  • Reply
    Gene Rose
    August 1, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I vaguely remember stepping inside a zoo when I was like in grade school. Then it never happened again. Also, I’m not a fan of caged animals of sorts. Yet, this place makes me want to fly over to Cebu and see it for myself.

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:47 am

      Hope you can visit soon. 🙂

  • Reply
    Teresa
    July 31, 2018 at 2:05 pm

    I have taken the kids to the zoo before. We went to Avilon Zoo in Rizal. The kids loved it. We also went to a minizoo last summer. Maybe when we go to Cebu again and the zoo is fully operational already and has lots of animals, we will bring the kids there. The price is quite pricey, though.

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:49 am

      I agree to the pricey part. Not the usual zoo fee, although I would say, I got the value of my money on this visit. 🙂

  • Reply
    siennylovesdrawing
    July 31, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    I love to visit zoo since young, to visit, touch & feed the animals 😀 This zoo is so so big, wish I will have chance to visit this zoo myself one day 🙂 Enjoying reading your sharing, so informative & useful
    Cheers, siennylovesdrawing

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:49 am

      Would you believe I just visited a zoo once too, before this? hehe!

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    Johna
    July 31, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    It’s hugee! But looks so fun anddddd just in time for my Cebu trip in August hehe. Hopefully we get some free time to pass by even just for a little while. One of my friends suggested this place actually as well so fingers crossed that we’ll get to visit!

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:50 am

      Awwe! Hopefully you can squeeze it in your tour scheds! 🙂

  • Reply
    Myla Taup
    July 31, 2018 at 9:33 am

    Its great to see that places like this are being introduced in our country. More places for families to visit aside the mall. Great pictures!

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:50 am

      Thank you, Myla. 🙂

  • Reply
    Irma
    July 31, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Wow, it really is huge! And I love it! The orchids part of the zoo is beautiful, I have my own, a rather poor collection of orchids at home. So, I would love to see these. And I also love the fact that you can actually feed the animals and thus have a closer contact with them. In most of the zoos, you are not allowed to feed animals.

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:52 am

      They have fruits, meat on site for feeding with a small price to pay. (I think we paid 20-50 php for the fruit to feed the birds).

  • Reply
    Maria
    July 31, 2018 at 3:16 am

    Sounds a great place to have an adventure and sight seeing. What caught my eye is the tiger! Though we feel amazed by the animals, a part of me worries about their welfare. I always think about their lifestyle in zoos especially if they are taken care of. Nevertheless, I wish to visit someday!

    • Reply
      kris
      August 6, 2018 at 1:53 am

      The animals looked like they were well taken cared of, not skinny and they roam at a bigger area than the usual. 🙂

  • Reply
    Lorelee
    July 28, 2018 at 4:08 am

    Very informative and amazing photos 😍😍😍 making me want to visit the zoo

    • Reply
      kris
      July 28, 2018 at 5:15 am

      Visit naa!! 😀

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