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
Safaripark Beekse Bergen
Beekse Bergen 1
5081 NJ Hilvarenbeek
Public transport from Amsterdam:
(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
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
* 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]