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Safari :: Africa! Dangerously close-by

Together with The Brabant Adventurers ;-)

Thought you've to go all the way to Africa for a safari? Nope, at Beekse Bergen, Africa is dangerously close-by! Check out all the details on their site: http://www.safaripark.nl  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ENTs0AgxF4w

Practical info:

Address:

Safaripark Beekse Bergen

Beekse Bergen 1

5081 NJ Hilvarenbeek


Public transport from Amsterdam:

http://9292.nl/reisadvies/station-amsterdam-centraal/hilvarenbeek_dierentuin-safaripark-beekse-bergen/vertrek/2013-10-05T0808

(Car pooling is recommended)

Opening times: 10.00 - 17.00 

Entry prize: EUR 21.50 per person

Order your tickets online here: https://ticketing2.wheretocard.nl/beeksebergen/  (Discount of EUR 1.50 if ordered online)

With one ticket, you can do all the 4 following safaris:

1) Bus safari: http://www.safaripark.nl/Bussafari

Two different bus routes, each of 45 min duration.

2) Boat safari: http://www.safaripark.nl/Bootsafari

A 30 min guided boat trip.

3) Car safari: (with your own car) http://www.safaripark.nl/autosafari

Takes approx an hour, depending on "traffic" on the road.

4) Safari on foot: http://www.safaripark.nl/wandelsafari

 A walking track of 3.5 KM

Warning:

Bringing your own car for the car safari is at your own risk! Rumour is that none of the inhabitants of the safari park have the Dutch driving license and are prone to occasional antics :)

And don't forget to read the FAQ: http://www.safaripark.nl/faq

Update (4-Oct):
* If you've already bought the ticket, don't forget to get the printout.

* Meeting point: the main entrance: http://goo.gl/maps/8nzdS  See above for address.

* For those who are driving: planned maintenance works on A65 between Den Bosch & Hilvarenbeek. Check out: http://vananaarbeter.nl/werkzaamheden/wegwerkzaamheden/default.aspx?search_road_nr=A65&search_road_submit=1#.UkrlYx1g9PY

* All the 4 safari routes are between the two junctions: the main entrance and the Kongo restaurant on the opposite side of the park. Assuming you have no particular preference, I suggest the following:  

1. Bus safari from entrance to Kongo  

2. Boat safari from Kongo to entrance  

3. Car safari (if you drive there) from entrance to Kongo & back      

4. Safari by foot

* The essentials: camera, something to eat/drink, rain gear, etc

* My nr: [masked]

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  • Marie-José D.

    The Safari was quiet nice and variously with car, by feet and boat. We had a great day together and don't forget the weather: warm and autumn sun ;-)

    1 · October 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Venkat! It was a really nice trip!

      1 · October 5, 2013

    • Sarmauli M.

      Great fun ! Glad to meet new friends as well ..

      October 6, 2013

  • Aymen Ben G.

    Great experience! Thanks Marie and Venkat!

    2 · October 5, 2013

  • Bidisha

    Guys...we are running late. So go ahead and we will catch up with you ASAP.

    October 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm staying in Oss temporarily, I'm not sure of how to get there, go to Tilburg first and then get the bus to the safari park? Any Suggestions?

    September 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Elizabeth, texted you privately *just in case you did not see* :-)

      October 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi ya, sorry have been crazy in work, will message you later and arrange the meetup in Tilburg, just need to look at the train times, but shouldn't be an issue to meet you at 9.45, chat later

      October 4, 2013

  • Venkat

    I've an extra discount ticket. Anybody wants one?

    October 3, 2013

    • harish A.

      Yea.i ll take it venkat,if dats possible

      October 3, 2013

    • Venkat

      Harish, sorry sold out :(

      October 4, 2013

  • Venkat

    Folks, added some updates. See above. Hopefully everybody has sorted out their transport. See you all on Sat :)

    October 4, 2013

  • Sarmauli M.

    just got my ticket !!

    1 · October 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    And for the 'offer-spotters'. Here is a nice offer. No big commitment (like the group booking from the website).
    'A Duo-ticket for 23.50 EUR'
    http://webshop.telegraaf.nl/product/safaripark-beekse-bergen

    1 · September 29, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Kasia! Yes, I would like doing it together! How do we arrange?

      September 30, 2013

    • Kasia Ł.

      Tanja, sorry too late. I got my ticket already.

      September 30, 2013

  • Gaurav K.

    going to october fest, so will have to miss this one :((

    September 29, 2013

  • Ana M

    Do we aim for group booking- its 17 Eur pp then!Looking at RSVPs we have required no. of course everyone needs to pay in advance...

    1 · September 21, 2013

    • Venkat

      If anyone would like to coordinate the group-booking, feel free to do so. Personally, for me, it's a hassle, based on past experience. Drop-outs, last min cancellations, no-responses, .... :(

      September 21, 2013

  • Ana M

    So are you proposing to do all the safaris or a couple. I would be most interested in the foot safari & boat safari :)

    September 14, 2013

    • Venkat

      Depends on each one's interest :) I'm planning to do Car, boat & foot. Looks like bus & car are similar, so I'll skip the bus.

      September 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cool ;-)

    1 · September 14, 2013

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