Can you imagine witnessing two lions eating in the middle of the night? Or a wolf howling to the moon just 16 feet from you? Would you believe me if I told you all this is possible in Puebla? It is! All this and more is what you can experience in the Night Safari at Africam Safari in the Valsequillo Area, just 11 miles from Puebla. This park is a great place to spend the day, whether your a kid, a teenager, an adult or a grown men with a child’s heart. But now, is also the best way to spend the night.
Every winter, Africam Safari offers an unique experience, a chance to live an adventure in the middle of the night, just as if you were in the middle of the African Continent. This year, between December 25th until January 2nd, and then, every Saturday in January, the park will open at night so you can witness how the animals change habits as soon the sun is set.
I know what I’m writing may sound like an advertising blog, but the truth is I really believe in the work Africam Safari does, and I think is one of the best institutions taking care of endangered spices, such as the Golden Eagle, which is pictured in the Mexican Flag. And honestly, I would love for you to be a part of this experience and kwon a little bit more of what they do.
Africam Safari is a zoo stablished in 1972 by Capitan Carlos Camacho, an environmentalist who created this park with the idea of educate and create conscience about the protection of animals. But what makes it unique. is the fact that the animals run free, while you’re the one trapped in your car!
The park is divided in 9 natural regions, which closely resemble the wild, where animals roam free. The cars follow a road that goes through all these regions. Lions, Tigers, White Tigers, Giraffes, Lemurs, Elephants, Rhinos, Antelopes, Llamas, Sheeps, Crocodiles, Bears, Hyaenas, and many more accompany you through the visit.
The experience itself is amazing, but now is your chance to take it at night! The Night Safari idea is great, and I can assure you none if you will regret going. How many times do you have the opportunity of doing it?
The admission is 215 pesos, but if you decided to do both the day and the night safari, you’ll pay only 275 for both of them. (Ok, that did sounded like a commercial). Buses leave the Zocalo at 6 and 6.30 pm for the park, and they’ll bring you back to Puebla 15 minutes after the last show is over. So you really don’t have an excuse for not going, what are you wanting for?
Let me know what you think about this amazing experience!
[photos courtesy of Vica Amuchastegui]