Karachi Safari Park, opened in 1970, is a public funded 'family-only' safari park covering an area of 148 acres (0.60 km2), located in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. It has a zoo, geared with viewing facilities like a chairliftand safari tracks, as well

as two natural lakes. A privately funded amusement park, Go Aish, is located in the Safari Park's vicinity.

 

Karachi Safari Park was inaugurated in 1970 by Lieutenant General Atiq-ur-Rehman. It was an independent project of the thenKarachi Municipal Corporation. The creation of an independent zoo, safari and aquarium department followed in 1995. Karachi Safari Park is now an independent wing of the Community Development Department of City District Government of Karachi and has been designated as a 'family park'.

  • Swan lake: A natural lake is located inside the safari park featuring a pagoda style sitting place.
    Chairlift: The 10 minutes long chairlift ride was set up at a cost of US$ 2 million and was inaugurated by the Karachi City Nazim Syed Mustafa Kamal on March 8, 2006.
  • Go Aish: A private theme park featuring ropes course, paintball, quad biking, indoor climbing and a mini golfcourse.
    Elephant enclave: An enclave of about 65,000 square including a bathing space and resting area for the elephants has been constructed in the park for the joy of visitors and the elephants.
  • Future projects
  • Aviary: In June 2012, administrator of KMC, Muhammad Hussain Syed, told The Nation that the country's biggest aviary was being constructed speedily inside the safari park.
  • Boating: In September 2012, it was announced that pedalo boating would be introduced in the lake.
  • Camping site: A 300 acres of scouting land and camping area was also reported to be under development in October 2012.
  • Museum: A 3000 yards expanse will be used by KMC to develop a unique museum for the endangered birds in Safari Park in accordance with the International Standards. This move will help raise awareness about the ongoing extinction alert for rare bird species.

 

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We tally up the Pakistan’s most-visited attractions, and gathered the most recent data supplied by the attractions themselves or from government agencies, industry reports, and reputable media outlets. We defined “tourist attractions” as cultural and historical sites, natural landmarks, and officially designated spaces.