Calauit Safari Park
The vast plains of the Calauit Safari Park were re-created to become the new home of various species such as giraffes, zebras, and antelopes. It’s Philippines’ little Africa.
Occupying a total land area 3800 hectares, Calauit Safari Park is a haven to different frolicking animals — in here, you’ll see tall giraffes grazing from one tree to another, a group of zebras noisily racing against each other, and Calamian deer freely scouring for food. A friendly guide assists tourists in mirage-laden roads with his land rover, and he knows the most interesting stops — this includes a stop to the area where you can feed the giraffes, get close with zebras, and a sanctuary where you’ll find Palawan’s most endangered species. Although it is no longer as well maintained as it was during its heyday, Calauit Safari Park is still one of the top places to see when you’re in Palawan.
Calauit Safari Park is located in Busuanga, Palawan.
Opening Days and Hours
The park is open starting 06:00 daily.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Group tours cost PhP 2500 (USD 50) per person. DIY travelers need to pay PhP 400 (USD 8) for the entrance fee.
How to Get There
- Fly from Manila to Busuanga Airport via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines.
- From the airport, board a van to Coron.
- From Coron, hire a private boat to Calauit.
- Backpackers/solo travelers
- Group of friends
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 2 to 4 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
Best time to visit the park is between 07:30 and 10:30.
- Guided land tour
- Feeding the giraffes
Breakfast and lunch are already included in tour packages.
- North Cay
Coron is filled with budget and luxurious hotels offering accommodations. Options include Diamond Lodge, Mount Tapyas Hotel, One Avery Hotel, Jimm’s Castle Inn, and Coron Gateway Hotel and Suites. Rates range from USD 35 to USD 120.