All aboard the River Safari in Singapore
Are you one of those people that is always on the lookout for something completely different to do on your next holiday? If so, the all new river safari in Singapore might be right up your alley. This is a once in a lifetime activity and you will be sure to have a story or two to tell once you return home.
What to Expect
When you hear River Safari in Singapore your mind will probably start to race and imagine all sorts of exciting possibilities. But what can you really expect the safari to offer? First of all, this is the first safari of it's kind and will prove to be extremely popular with tourists visiting the nearby Singapore Zoo. It is not quite ready yet though, the boats are due to be rolled out in late 2013 and you can then move along the river viewing all sorts of wonderful creatures on both sides.
The river safari is sectioned off into various eco-systems from all famous rivers all over the world. These rivers include such legendary water ways as the Mississippi, Ganges, Mekong, Nile, Congo, Murray, Yangtze and the Amazon. Set on a 12 hectare site in a rainforest, there are over 300 different land dwelling animals on show. Of these, 42 animals are on the WWF endangered list so not only will this attraction be fantastic for tourists, it is hoped that the endangered animals can breed and inflate their desparately low numbers. There are also approximately 5,000 water based animals to peer at under the waters surface.
Some of the rarer animals on display include freshwater Stingrays from the Yangtze, Anacondas, Giant Catfish and Manatees. You can also coo at the Polar bears and Giant Pandas on the trip. You will want to hold off until late 2013 when the boats will be fully operational in order to get the full experience of the river safari.
All in all, animal lovers will be in heaven by on the river safari in Singapore and also taking in the world class zoo next door. The sheer diversity in eco-systems means that Singapore offers an unparallelled wildlife selection in one location. Make sure your camera batteries are fully charged, as you will be taking a lot of pictures.