Is ESN Pardubice a serious organization? Do they want to lead us to Safari??? Here, in the Czech Republic, almost in the middle of nowhere???
Yes, dear friends, definitely! There is such a unique place, and, fortunately, close to Pardubice, Hradec Králové and Liberec and not so far from Prague that worth to visit before you leave our small country forever…
What am I talking about? Safari park ZOO Dvůr Králové nad Labem is the third largest coherent ZOO complex in the Czech Republic. Furthermore, unique Lion and African Safari parks are integral parts of this touristy attractive destination. The Lion Safari park, opened in 2015, represents only Safari park of this kind in Eastern Europe. Do you like exotic scents? And exotic animals? So do not hesitate, sign up and meet them all face to face! Enjoy a little relaxing trip with ESN Pardubice!
The trip fee 300 CZK doesn't cover travel costs from your city to Dvůr Králové nad Labem and back. However, we'll manage to purchase the cheapest combination of tickets for you! For more info, contact responsible person of the trip in your ESN section.
REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
To approve your participation, it is necessary to pass two tradition steps. First, you have to signed up for the event. To do that, click on the registration form and fill it out
Registration deadline is on Tuesday, 22nd May. Once you’re registered, you’ll be entitled to pay for the trip. You'll be informed soon about the payment days by your ESN section.
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO?
Trains from Hradec Králové (dep. at 9:24 and Liberec dep. at 8:00) will meet ESN Pardubice buddies and international students at the Dvůr Králové nad Labem railway station at 9:55. Then we'll move altogehter to the city centre for a mini city tour and to the ZOO. After short instructions you’ll have free time there. Do you desire to admire long-necked giraffes, atypical chops and tusks of elephants, underwater hiding hippo or tuberous rhinoceros? And many many other exotic animals? Although the ZOO size is around 70 ha, we hope 5 hours will be enough to meet all of them… If you get hungry or tired from walking, plenty of kiosks with food and drinks might make your time spent there much more enjoyable! If finishing works are completed, new ZOO brewery will welcome their first guests as well (can’t be promised!)…
However, the main highlight of the trip is scheduled on 4 p.m. All of us will take seats in a special truck (an open-space trailers hauled by a tractor) and will experience an adventurous ride in a wild nature of local Safari parks. Within 50 minutes long ride, we’ll get as close as possible to lions, buffaloes, watusis or wildebeests. In order to you get to know all the interesting facts about animals living there, we have already reserved a professional English speaking guide just for you! So fasten your belts, get your cameras ready, be patient, be alert and take unforgettable photos of beasts running around you! Duma, Okawango, Serengeti or Swala – have you ever heard about these worldwide Safari parks? Taste a little bit of them in Dvůr Králové nad Labem. After we leave the entertainment complex, we’ll take a bus to the train station. We suppose to be back in Pardubice at 18:55, in Hradec Králové at 18:34 or in Liberec at 19:56.
It is strongly requested to follow all the instructions of ZOO & Safari employees as well as information and warning signs in the ZOO & Safari parks. Especially for the truck ride, it is forbidden to carry your own cat or other small beasts in the vehicle. If you intend to bring your own one(s), please, avoid that from the security reasons. Thank you ;) Regarding food & drinks, the complex is equipped with many kiosks with variety kinds of food & drinks. You can also have a lunch in the restaurant there. However, I would like to kindly ask at least vegetarians and vegans to bring your favourite food with them to avoid problems with lack of offer for people with food restrictions. Sporty clothes and comfortable shoes recommended. Student cards for getting discount tickets obligatory, otherwise you'll pay more!
For more info contact your ESN section or ESN Pardubice team :)
- Public transport tickets in Dvůr Králové nad Labem
- ZOO group discounted ticket for students
- 50 minutes truck ride in a wild nature of Lion and African Safari parks with an English professional guide
- Money for lunch
- umbrella / raincoat in case of bad weather
- Registration is necessary
- An ESNcard is required.