Published on : Friday, August 4, 2017
Baobab Safari Resort is going to be a major landmark for Indonesia Tourism, after the Tourims Minister of Indonesia Arief Yahya opened this resort in the midst of the wildlife, when he travelled to Pasuruan, East Java.
Baobab Safari Resort is integrated with Taman Safari Indonesia II Prigen Conservation Park, and thus making a first ever resort surrounded by the wildlife.
Baobab Safari Resort takes its name from an African tree and represents the African culture and tradition in Indonesia. It will enhance the tourism prospect in the midst of wildlife.
This African styled resort boasts 148 rooms, 120 deluxe rooms, 24 premium rooms, 4 junior suite rooms and one ball room for business conferences.
Baobab Safari Resort can help in strengthening the development of Bromo – Tengger – Semeru attractions and its surrounding area.
The Tourism minister also wishes that the resort in the wildlife will generate more revenue. This resort is located in the biggest Taman Safari in Indonesia, occupying 350 hectares of land.
Baobab Safari Resort is one of the biggest parks in Asia. The difference between Taman Safari and a zoo is in Taman Safari the animals roam free while in a zoo the animals are caged.
At the grand opening of Baobab Safari Resort, Arief Yahya was also given the honor to name a male baby giraffe that was born at the safari park.
Arief Yahya named the baby giraffe Bimo, a wayang (shadow puppet) character that is said to be the second child in the Pendowo Limo clan.
Baobab Safari Resort is located in one of the 10 priority destinations of the Tourism Ministry. A Tourism Authority Board for Bromo Tengger Semeru will soon be formed that will accept the single-management-single-destination approach. The goal for the board is to form a Tourism Special Economic Zone (KEK).
Bromo Tengger Semeru is spread throughout four section of Eastren part of Java: Malang, Probolinggo, Lumajang and Pasuruan.
In Pasuruan, apart from the Baobab Safari Resort, the regency also has other tourist attractions such as Kaliandra Eco Resort & Farm, Jawi Temple, Belahan Temple, Taman Dayu Golf Club and Resort and Finna Golf & Country Club Resort.
Currently, Indonesia has four Safari Parks, which are located in Bogor, Pasuruan, Batang and Bali.
The safari park in Pasuruan allures 2,418 international tourists and 431,625 local tourists in a year.
The highest number of international tourists comes from Malaysia, followed by Singapore, China and Taiwan.
Meanwhile, the Safari Park in Bogor draws mostly tourists from Middle Eastern countries and the Arabian countries. The Bali Safari Park also allures 90 percent foreign visitors every year.