Our first "Safari" by Chris
|Thank the Lord that Karen thought to take a picture of the map at the entrance to the National Park...|
as that was the only map that we had to find our way around...
|Jack wanted to be up on top to have the best view of the wildlife!|
|The first animals we saw (other than the baboons picking through the garbage can at the entrance) were giraffes....Wow, it was so amazing to see them in their natural setting. Up until this we had only seen them at the Detroit and Toledo Zoos!!!|
|Jack inspired Katelyn and Michael to get up on the hood to improve |
their view and to be able to be the 1st to spot something cool!!!
Good thing the maximum speed at the park is 40 km/h which is about 25 mph.
|I volunteered to undo the hi-voltage electrical fence opening to enter into the black rhino viewing area...I could hear the loud buzzing sound as I approached....Thank you Jesus for insulated shoes!!!|
|You can get a feel for how big these black rhinos are by the width of the two-track in the photo.|
|I believe this is called a waterbuck, which is a type of antelope|
|I believe this is a Grey-headed Kingfisher|
|Impala???? Not really sure but those antlers are sweet!|
|Up close and personal with 2 black rhinos|
|We came across 14 giraffe all hanging out together....there was even a really cool albino giraffe in the bunch!!!|
|Just looking at this, I can hear Sir David Attenborough saying "The majestic Grevy's Zebra".....|
but you have to pronounce zebra like Deborah
|This is the elephant that was 50 feet away flapping it's ears and tooting it's horn to protect it's family from us. |
It was quite a display!
|This ostrich ran out in front of our vehicle and then bolted for the bush!|
|This gnarly old tree seemed like the perfect backdrop for a family photo!|