We spent the Christmas weekend this year at Clark, Pampanga. This is our first time to visit Clark. We stayed for two nights at Quest Hotel, visited Clark Safari and Adventure Park and also spent an afternoon at the Air Force City Park.
Like most boys, our son loves animals. We decided to visit Clark Safari and Adventure Park after Christmas. It was on soft opening promo and ticket prices were as follows. Do note that kids 4ft and above are considered adults in the ticket pricing (which is something I cannot understand, as kids are kids no matter the height).
Since we were staying in Quest Plus Conference Center, we were given 20% discount on tickets. We were initially given a discount on one ticket only, but Frank, a staff of Clark Safari, was very helpful and offered to give us the discount for our whole family.
Clark Safari and Adventure Park is huge. It sits in a 40-hectare property. It is open-air as most zoos are, so make sure to bring umbrellas with you. We spent almost 2hours roaming the place, even on soft opening phase.
I have been to Manila Ocean Park during its soft opening phase, so I did not expect much of Clark Safari and Adventure Park during our visit. Yes, there are a lot of animals – and I think they plan to add more on the coming months – but I was expecting more than what we encountered as the entrance fee was quite steep for soft opening prices. Some fences and cages have not yet been properly cemented (construction steel rods are still evident on some), so exercise caution when you visit, especially if you have kids.
There’s a space where you can hold the animals and have your photos taken (on a separate fee, of course).
Food and drinks are not allowed inside. We were allowed to bring our vacuum flask with water in it, though. Food stalls as well as tables and chairs are available at the entrance of Clark Safari and Adventure Park, so grab a bite before entering. If you find you need drinks, they sell bottled water inside.
Even in soft opening, our little boy enjoyed his visit. I was tired, yes; but all the happiness our kid has identifying animals were all worth the sweat I had roaming around Clark Safari and Adventure Park. I do hope to visit this place again when they are already in full operation and I also hope they would lower the entrance fee as I think it is quite steep for soft opening prices.
Sharing with you a vlog of Clark Safari and Adventure Park: