Jan 24, 2011

Zoobic Safari Adventure


Last Friday, Basti and I went to Zoobic Safari for his annual school field trip. Zoobic Safari is located at the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.

Traveling to Subic was a breeze. Having born, raised and traveled mostly South, I don't know what's the traffic situation at any given day going North but I marveled at how fast we were able to get to Subic that Friday morning. We went through the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX), the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX), and the Tipo-Subic Expressway. Thank God for all these expressways, haha. 

Basti had a great time. He said that there were so animals that he haven't seen before (and he's had his share of zoos and seen more than I have in my lifetime). The highlight of the trip, of course, was the close encounter with the tigers.  All in all, it was a great experience. Basti said he was happy and his classmates seemed happy too, although tired from walking and trekking.

Truth to tell, I had more fun than Basti had. I just wish that we had more time. Our guide seemed to be in a little bit of a hurry -- just a little bit. :) I don't know if the experience would have been different if we didn't have our own bus or if we were not on a field trip. We were not able to ride the trains because those were for walk-in customers only. We traveled from camp to camp with our bus so I don't know how long walk-in guests wait before they can ride a train. We had to wait for more than 30 minutes for our Tiger Safari ride and spent our time either inside the bus or buying souvenirs. The only thing that I was disappointed about was that we did not visit the Butterfly Farm, because it's not part of the package. 

So here are some of the photos of the trip. Photos are mostly of the animals found there. Basti refused to have his picture taken so I took pictures of some animals instead.

MORONG GATE

We stopped by Morong Gate and got settled in the cottages among the bamboos and tall trees for an early lunch.


INSIDE ZOOBIC 

Waiting for the walking tour to begin

camels


Preserved ostrich and egss at The Forbidden Cave
The Zoobic Cave, there's a short man-made hanging bridge inside. Fun!

White Tiger


TIGER SAFARI RIDE

Tiger Safari ride
where we fed chicken meat to the tiger.
Cost of chicken is P200 but you can chip in amongst yourselves. 
This is about the time everyone shrieked and scream.
AETAS TRAIL
The aetas trail 

Our native Aeta brother danced the Dragonfly dance
Arrow shooting. Basti loved this! P10 a try. Not bad eh, for the experience. 

CROCO LOCO 

Croco Loco, imagine falling into that pool of crocodiles. yikes!!!

Notice the timeframe? We were heading out of Morong gate at 11:00 going to Subic. Last shot was taken at  14:47, (2:47pm). After that 2:47 shot we went through the breeding ground, the Savannah, to see ostriches and other animals. We can't get out of the bus because the guide said the ostriches are kinda hostile. 

So our Zoobic adventure trip took us around 3 to 4 hours, with all the trekking, walking, and waiting in between. Out trip going there and coming back to Manila took longer. But it is definitely worth it, especially for someone like me, who only have Manila Zoo to compare it with. LOL! Love it!

2 comments:

  1. mukhang in-demand ang Zoobic Safari sa mga field trip ah..hehe. we also went there December last year field trip ng daughter ko. it was really tiring but as you said, enjoy naman and it's worth it. :)

    i agree, it would've been more fun if you went there with your family and not for field trip kasi limited yung time and places na pinupuntahan.

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  2. yup, in demand sila. when we were there, there were like 3 or 4 schools that's on a field trip as well. kaya siguro mejo in hurry, to give way to everyone.

    Thanks for dropping by, Trish!

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