The morning light had yet to spill over the bush as our Jeep sped along the bumpy, dirt path and a pair of long necks interrupted the terrain before us, creating a much-wanted road block.
I think giraffes are the most fascinating creatures; of all the animals we saw on safari, they’re far and beyond my favorites. How can you not love their pointy ears, lanky silhouettes and knobby knees?
We saw giraffes all over the park, but they weren’t always so obvious. They’re curious, but shy, so you have to peer closely to sometimes spot them watching you from afar, high among the tree branches.
In contrast to our tall, lean, spotted friends, we drove a little further to find some squat striped fellows.
I find zebras some of the silliest of animals. How about them mohawks?
When we were at Safari West last winter, we saw zebras with inverted stripes. This was my first time to see the real deal.
Did you know that their stripes serve multiple functions? They camouflage them, and also (allegedly) attract the opposite sex. Zebra stripes are like fingerprints: No two sets are the same.
I wanted to slap a bridle on one, sling my leg over its torso and ride it bareback. Something tells me that wouldn’t have gone over to well with our safari guide.