Here are some of the day trips we did on a recent family holiday to Jakarta.

1. Taman Safari. Set in the mountains about two hours from Jakarta, this is a world class day trip. A drive through the safari part is a chance to meet a lot of zebras and other African animals. The zebras are partial to carrots; you may want to take some. They are also incredibly adapt at walking directly infront of the car to force you to stop. There are lions and tigers as well, and rhinos and hippos. Great fun. The rest of the park includes a wonderful water park, a collection of small carnival rides for kids, some kangaroos, an aviary and more.