Papapreneurs Can Now Take Their Children To Dine With Orangutans And Ride Elephants in Bali Zoo

Papapreneurs might be intrigued to know that although breakfast might be an everyday thing, but having breakfast with Orangutans, now that would be a one-of-a-kind experience! For the first time in Indonesia, the award-winning Bali Zoo has launched a ‘Breakfast with Orangutans’ program that takes visiting the zoo to the next level. Now, you are not only able to breakfast like a king but breakfast with one of the noblest creatures in the jungle – the charismatic orangutan. This is the perfect family adventure and a great opportunity to teach your children about the wonderful world of animals.

Breakfast With Orangutans at Bali Zoo

The package comes with a hotel pick-up straight to the zoo. Once arrived, you can breathe the fresh air of Gianyar, feel the breeze, embrace the light morning fog, and hear the chirping birds as the zoo animals are just waking up ready to invigorate your senses for an amazing day ahead.

Family enjoying Breakfast With Orangutans at Bali Zoo

The Zookeepers are on hand to guide you to see the playful orangutans enjoying their Kampung Sumatra playground by the zoo’s Gayo Restaurant which also allows you to witness the alluring beauty of Bali Zoo’s elephants relaxing in the Elephant Pool which is the largest of its kind in Indonesia measuring 1000 m2 fenced by a limestone relief wall inspired by the ruins of Angkor Wat.

Located strategically in the heart of Bali Zoo, you can enjoy an open-air view of the elephant trail complete with its lush garden full of dazzling tropical birds. During your time at Gayo Restaurant you will enjoy a scrumptious breakfast served alongside the beautiful Orangutans and Elephants.

Breakfast With Orangutans at Bali Zoo

Your breakfast includes an assortment of refreshing tropical fruits and fruit juice followed by freshly baked bread and a choice of main courses ranging from traditional Indonesian breakfast of Nasi Goreng Fried Rice to the more Western-style Buttermilk Pancakes, children-friendly breakfast cereals and much more.

Traditional Indonesian breakfast and Western-style Breakfast at Bali Zoo

You will also be able to enjoy the unique flavour of Balinese coffee or traditional English Breakfast tea to complete a perfect ending to your breakfast dining experience.

Woman feeding an Orangutan at Bali Zoo

Although the Orangutans are the main charm of the experience, you will also be able to feed the elephants and get to hold and take pictures with the tropical birds before touring the rest of Bali Zoo. What better to start your morning than seeing the adorable animals of Bali Zoo who are guaranteed to make your visit to Bali Zoo one you will remember with fond memories long after the wonderful day ends.

Family enjoying breakfast at Bali Zoo

A trip to Bali Zoo is no ordinary day out.

Entrance at Bali Zoo

It’s not just orangutans, you and your family will be greeted by different species of deer and wallabies who were all eager to make your acquaintance.

A deer at Bali Zoo

The next part of your adventure can include seeing the Bali Zoo’s Sumatran elephants. These critically endangered elephants live up to 70 years old on average and Bali Zoo is doing a wonderful job protecting these gentle giants.

Family enjoying elephant rides at Bali Zoo

Children will be delighted with their first encounter with the Northern Cassowary. A cousin of the Ostrich and Emu, the flightless Cassowary is on the world’s most endangered species list with only around 1500 surviving in the wild. It can reach speeds of up to 50 kph through dense rainforest and is the most dangerous bird in the world. Cassowaries are descended from dinosaurs and have a helmet-like structure on top of their heads called a casque which many dinosaurs are believed to have had.

Bloated Cassowary at Bali Zoo

Another great thing about Bali Zoo is they encourage safe interaction at all stages with their wildlife so if you fancy feeding a giant saltwater crocodile…

Feeding a Saltwater Crocodile at Bali Zoo

… or swinging some meat towards the jaws of an African lion…

African Lion at Bali Zoo

… or getting up close and personal with a Bengal Tiger then Bali Zoo is the place for you.  You really get to be feet away from this beautiful animal and get to experience first-hand the size and sheer power of this magnificent beast as it devours the food you feed it.

Feeding a Bengal Tiger at Bali Zoo

Another of the zoo’s great attractions is Jacky the Bornean Orangutan. He is 35 years old and is in need of a new home so Bali Zoo is campaigning to raise money for him. I was fascinated to discover that this dignified gentleman of the jungle shares 97% of his DNA with humans!

Jackie the Bornean Orangutan at Bali Zoo

Bali Zoo looks after many other exciting animals and even has a petting area for young children. The zoo is perfect for families and is a must-see for all those visiting Bali as it really gives you an experience you won’t get elsewhere.

For prices and to find out more information, please visit

Bali Zoo
Jl. Raya Singapadu, Singapadu, Kec. Sukawati, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80582, Indonesia
+62 361 294357