Monday, September 25, 2006

Saturday at Casela


2006-09-23 - Casela 029
Originally uploaded by ledodo.
Started with my friends who decided to make a list of places that we could possibly visit during the weekends since we were missing Birmingham's Bull ring so much.

We thought hey why not visit the Casela as most of us hadn't set foot there since junior school... I know that was a weird thought.. I haven't set foot in the Champs de Mars children playground too since junior school ..maybe thats where we are heading next week :P..

After a long journey through port-louis , petite-riviere and bambous .. the traffic jam ..the endless pointless humps on the roads..the shady oasis of Casela greeted us.

Didn't have much hope that it would be a really exciting day but when we saw the duckies funnily moving their little tails , we thought hey its not going to be too bad after all.

Had a really nice saturday there , the cost of the ticket is a little bit expensive at Rs200/something but hey they do have a lot of beaks to feed.

It was really hot though, the 2 tigers were hiding in the shades. There are a number of birds such as the peacock who roam freely inside the zoo , at one point we saw like 4 peacocks staring at a seagull's cage as if mockingly saying hey buddy look at us we managed to escape ..heheh...or more preciseky.. quiiiiik quiiiik quiiiiiiiik (I Know i can talk peacock now )

There a host of other animals such as wallaby , kangaroo , thousands of different bird species , gold fishes , endemic plants ,etc...

As activities there is tilapias fishing (...which you need to release them afterwards...thats dumb) , quad-biking (requires reservation and does cost quiet a lot of money) , a safari and mini-golf courses..

There was also a giant draughts set , which you can play its located just behind the restaurant.

I wanted to bring one little orange duckie with me but the thought of waking up every morning to feed it made me give up any ideas for little duckie's prison break.

Dont expect to see any noise making , ferocious wild beasts at casela but strangely its a really relaxing place to be in and you really wanna come back ..believe me.

Category: Mauritius,Zoo,Casela,Animal

2 comments:

clive said...

GUess what? I too went to casela on Sunday. However unlike u , i find the tour quite boring. It was hot and there were too many birdies.. And it smelt!!!!I could not view the panaroma up the hill as the observatory point was closed, locked...The tilapia fishing is a whole hoax thing. Paying rs 135 for just catching planktons...

javed said...

Well depends with whom you went .. we had a cool group of friends so we didn't mind the heat and actually loved the birdies loooool :).

Maybe if I went with another group I would have felt the same as you :) .

Thank god i didn't do the fishing thing then loooooooooooool.

cheers,
Javed