Leicester, United Kingdom
November 21, 2004
I purchased my ticket in the corner of the park, in front of the cathedral. For 150 pesos, I was promised to get a coach from cathedral to African Safari and ride around the safari included in the entrance fee and coach back. Safari provided its own bus, and we got a nice young lady explaining all that we could see around. The park is placed in the nice zone of Valsequillo, 16.5km from Puebla. It is extended over 3,000 hectares and separated into different sections to provide home to 3,000 animals from 250 species.
In more then 1 hour, you will see the calmness of giraffes, the majesty of lions, and the tranquillity of tigers. If the windows from the bus weren’t so dirty, you would be really be able to enjoy almost direct contact with all these wild animals including rhinoceros, chimpanzees, bears, and others. In the middle of the tour, the bus makes a stop at a souvenir shop, where you can buy also some refreshments. After the tour is over, you continue to the local zoo. Apart from parrots flying everywhere, there are other zoo animals, and you can also see the butterfly house and the bat cave, which I found especially interesting.
At the end of the day, I was feeling much better than before, but to be honest, it is not a real safari. It is just like a better zoo, where you can take you children or where you can spend extra day off. So it’s up to you, your desires, your time . . .
From journal In the Darkness of the Pyramid’s Heart