If you have ever dreamed of having a safari adventure in South Africa, take a moment to browse through some memorable moments of a recent trip. In December of 2015, I travelled to South Africa with my husband to spend six days on a wildlife reserve. During that time we moved through the wilderness in a jeep, as we tracked giraffes, zebras, elephants, cheetahs, hippos and rhinos. This trip could become a reality for you, or at least an armchair excursion, with Fodor’s The Complete Guide to African Safaris, or a video of South Africa.
Some awesome interactions we witnessed were: an elephant and white rhino confrontation, zebras and giraffes running from a charging rhino, a cheetah on a casual walk…right by our jeep, and a group of hippos munching on dried grasses. Just imagine that you were in the jeep with us, so close that you could see the eyelashes of an elephant, the spots on a cheetah, and ticks on a giraffe’s neck! If this leads you to wanting to know more, you can research all these facts in our South African mammals collection.
Along with these interesting memories, I also enjoyed reading the book, The Elephant Whisperer: My life with the herd in the African wild, by Lawrence Anthony.
This inspirational story takes the reader on a journey; with the true -to- life guide that purchased a reserve, and adopted a herd of wild elephants to roam across his magnificent land. This was definitely a trip to dream about!
Posted by: Deb