Safari is the life for me!
When I was a small girl I dreamed of living with the animals in Africa. I played “safari” where I had to save the hippos or elephants or monkeys. They would become my friends and like Dr. Doolittle I would have a special relationship with them forever. So, when we finally booked a safari in southern Africa I was beyond excited.
We arrived in Johannesburg and were there just to transit to Livingstone where we would start our safari. We killed time with a tour of Soweto, which was a perfect introduction to the continent, but I was so anxious to get going.
As soon as we arrived at our accommodation, we signed up for an evening safari into the national park, Mosi-oa-Tunya (the Smoke that Thunders). We were told not to expect much, but hey, it was our first safari ever. No matter what we saw, it was going to be great! And it was!
Our safari was that very evening. We were introduced to our driver and into the jeep we jumped. Right away we started seeing birds, antelope, giraffes, zebras, and these gorgeous wildebeest. We were thrilled.
The driver told us this animal park was one of the smallest on the continent, yet we were able to see such a diversity of wildlife. If it had been our only safari, I would have been content. Instead we had a few more weeks of safari-type travel, and it was amazing! I highly recommend doing a self-drive in southern Africa; ours was through Zambia, Botswana, and Namibia. It ranks up there as one of our favorite trips…ever!
Have you ever been to Zambia? Did you do a safari? Tell us all about it in the comment section!
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