As the third largest land animal, the hippo can reach up to five meters long. It’s easy to understand why seeing them in their natural habitat is always such a thrilling experience. On a hippo safari, you will be able to observe these epic animals from a bridge or from the side of a river. You will witness them grunting and yawning, as they slowly swim around. Be warned that they are also considered some of the most dangerous animals in the world. So during your safari trip, rest assured that you’ll be observing them from a distance.
By the time we got to Amboseli, passing colorful Maasai men and women, who rightfully called this area, too, home, I had gone through many states of tiredness, boredom, indignation, seen the slums of Nairobi and then let them all go down with a teasing French fry.
Going on a safari in Africa is inspiring and exciting. It is also wild. And while wild animal encounters make the experience that much more memorable, they are the biggest reason why we should discuss safety.
This article is dedicated to all my friends who love cheetahs, lead their lives as passionately as these elegant big cats, and continue running as untamed and as wild as them.
After all that day’s heat, it was late afternoon and we were arriving in Nakuru Town in the rain. Only the purple flowers in the trees along the road seemed to smile back at us, as my travel partner and I were both excited because that’s the feeling that new places seed in travelers.
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