With over 450 species of African and Mexican animals and several bug and butterfly exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do at Africam Safari. Highlights include seeing giraffes and elephants roaming freely through the park, as well as visiting the red panda and kangaroo enclosures in the Adventure Zone. Meanwhile, daredevils will appreciate the ziplines and toboggan runs.
Book admission tickets in advance to save time on the day or opt for packages which include round-trip transfers to Africam Safari. You can even combine a visit to the park with a city tour of Cholula during multi-day excursions ideal for families and first-time visitors.
Things to Know Before You Go
Africam Safari is the ideal destination for families in Puebla.
There are several gift stores, snack bars, restaurants, and restrooms on-site.
You can tour the park in your own car or hop on one of the park’s buses.
Africam Safari is both wheelchair and stroller accessible and disabled visitors enter for free.
How to Get There
Africam Safari is situated just 10 miles (17 kilometers) outside of Puebla and is easily accessible by private vehicle. Buses bound for Africam Safari also depart every morning from both the CAPU bus terminal and the Puebla zócalo. Alternatively, save yourself the hassle of renting a car or navigating public transport by opting for an Africam Safari tour that includes round-trip transfers from your hotel.
When to Get There
Africam Safari is open daily from the mid-morning until the late afternoon and the ticket office generally closes an hour before the park. In select winter months, you can tour the park after hours for a thrilling nighttime experience. Otherwise, visit midweek to escape the larger weekend crowds.
What to Do in Puebla
Food fans won’t want to skip Puebla City, one of the best eating destinations in Mexico. Look out for dishes like mole poblano, chiles rellenos (stuffed chiles), and overstuffed cemita sandwiches. For culture, visit the nearby town of Cholula and climb to the hilltop pyramid or take a tour of the colonial city’s numerous churches and cathedrals.