The Birds Valley or Vallée des Oiseaux is not only an aviary, but also a small zoo. This zoo with mouflons, lama's and monkeys is as zoo itself not really a very interesting and exciting 'must see', but the as a whole with the green ambiance and waterfall in the middle of the town makes it enjoyable to walk around for a while.
For families it's a popular place to go, not only because of the birds and animals, but also because of the playground. When I made my walk from the seaside to the citycentre throught the park I saw lots of families and groups of children having fun.
Opening hours of the Valley of the Birds:
daily from 09:30-12:30 and 14:30-18:00.
Entrance fee: 5 dirham for adults and 3 dirham for kids.
The Valley of the Birds or Vallée des Oiseaux is created in a dry riverbed running down from the Boulevard Hassan II to the Boulevard de 20 Aout close to the beach. This narrow green park is a popular place for families to have a look at the birds and to visit the playgrounds.
The park has two entrances, so you can make a shaded and green walk coming from the seaside to the citycentre, like I did. You start at the entrance at Bv de 20 Aout. The entrance fee is only 5 dirham for adults. Without hardly any notice during this lovely walk you undercross the Avenue Mohammed and walk along the Place d' l'Esperance. And all of the sudden you stand at the Bv Hassan II close to the Central Market in the citycentre.
Opening hours of the Valley of the Birds: daily from 09:30-12:30 and 14:30-18:00
I wasn't to impressed with the Valley of The Birds Parkland but if you got a couple of kids then this will be ok. If the keeper is about he may let you help feed the animals.
Entry to the Valley Of The Birds is about 10 dirham.
Open from 09.30 - 12.30am & 14.30 - 18.00pm
click on 4 more photos.
Bird Valley is located next to Odyssee Park Hotel and is only 15 MAD to enter. Their is more than just the birds to see, thay also have Wallabies, Lamars and some kind of Antelope (see pic.2) whom were a little unsure of us..
We were lucky enough to meet one of the Animal keepers who took is into some of the pen so we could get some better pictures and see the animals closer up.
As John said to me 'why do i always have to do the silly photo's.
See pictures 2,3 and 4 to see some of the birds