Monday, December 26, 2011

Africam Safari...Big Holiday Fun??

So this morning we got up all excited to go on a trip down to Cuernavaca to see the sites, have a nice lunch, etc.  It's a holiday and we want to get out!  Then we came to the startling realization that it was, in fact, a Monday, and on Monday almost all the tourist sites are closed.  BOO!!  So we were flipping through our guidebooks for something else to do, when Eric's eyes lit up ad he whispered, "Africam".

So what is Africam you may ask?  According to the guidebook some rich maniac noticed that the arid, dry area just south of Puebla was the exact same climate as one might find on the Serengeti.  He then imported a bunch of animals and set up a safari park called Africam.  One can drive his car through and spot exotic animals.  Eric had worked himself into a frenzy over Africam before we even arrived in Mexico, and finally a perfect opportunity presented itself to visit!

 The safari begins....with a handy ATM machine located just to the right too!

Here are some giraffes.  I never thought about it before, but I like how they tie the giraffe food to a tree.

Here are some possibly insulting, definitely authentic native tents.

This extremely exotic llama is hamming it up for the camera.  Please don't spit, please don't spit...

I dub this creature the Ratpig!  I do not know what its real name is, but Ratpig works for me.

Best watch yourself.

There he is!  The extremely dangerous Rhino having a very menacing nap!

So zebras are cool to hang out with the Rhino but I'm not?

 Flamingos!!!  Finally, I get to see some flamingos in Mexico!!
A vulture, vulting.

Yikes, this animal looks supernaturally scary.

 Yes, that's right folks.  Someone hired a cab to drive him through Africam.  I wonder how that fare negotiation went...

Towards the middle/end Africam got really boring.  We just had to sit and wait in our cars forever because there were about 10,000,000 people there and traffic to get into the vicious animal enclosures was crazy bad.  Eric was heartbroken, having built Africam up in his head over the past year and half.  He looked at me and said, "It's my Xel-Ha."  Aww.

 One last look at a sleepy tiger.

Did we have fun at Africam?  Sort of I guess.  Will we go back?  Probably not.

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