Safari Sightings & Favorite Pics (Africa Series: 5 of 5)

OK, so it wasn’t ALL missionary work.

On our last day, we piled into Range Rovers for some safari sightings!  Can you hear the theme music of Daktari playing in the background?  No? How bout Born Free?  Does the phrase Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom ring a bell? Bueller? Bueller? Anyone?

I remember my brother and me getting our PJ’s on and horsing around in front of the TV, while we excitedly waited for our show to begin.

Marlin Perkins

Credit: Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom

Anyway, here are a few favorite shots from our sensational safari day:

First, we spent the night at a beautiful lodge overlooking the Nile.  Here’s a view of the river from our patio:

And one more.  Can’t you just picture lil’ baby Moses in a basket, nestled in those bullrushes?

Then we loaded up.  That’s our good friend, Kat, in the back of the Range Rover along with Marla and Shawn, who we met while on the trip.  Kat’s crazy about animals.  As in Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs kind of crazy.  In fact, she’s the proud surrogate mama of a donkey, a goat and several chickens.  Hey, we love it, because she brings us fresh eggs now and then. But I digress.  The point is… she was happy as a pig in slop on our safari!

So, why did the chicken cross the road?  Wow, the chickens look a lot different in Africa than they do back home!  (By the way, Kat snapped this great shot.)

Then he waved his trunk at us as we passed by.

Wasn’t it accommodating of these two giraffes to pose for us?

They were everywhere!


“Where the deer and the antelope play”…

This ends my series on Africa.

Africa, you’ve stolen my heart.

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