FEEDING A GIRAFFE IN DAR
Do you ever take unplanned trips and end up in unexpected places? I usually do this when I’m bored. Yesterday was definitely one of those days. It was a public holiday and I was tired of staying indoors all day so I went for a drive, On the road I saw a billboard written ” Bahari beach zoo” so I was like meh! why not?
I turned left and followed the direction based on the road signs. I must say I wasn’t too impressed when I got there. The zoo looked like a private property in someone’s house and the fact that I paid 5000 Tshs for the entrance made me feel like I was being ripped off. Also introducing me to a 14 year old guide (son of the owner) made me think that this whole place is a joke (turns out he was really good at what he does by the way).
But never judge a book by its cover. My perception quickly changed when I began my tour, apparently they have lions, turtles, snakes, wildebeests, Storks, different varieties of monkeys, and….wait for it, A giraffe! Here are some pictures I took of the property, enjoy!!
Turtle climbing is a popular activity in Tanzania, its mostly popular in the Prison (Changuu) island in Zanzibar. But don’t worry, no turtles are harmed. I personally tried to limit my weight load on this beautiful creature by slightly standing.
The Giraffe sighting was my favorite part of the whole tour, I personally have never been that close and intimate with a giraffe before, and if that wasn’t enough, the icing on the cake was getting to feed the giraffe. I never knew such activity was so close to where I live! I mean I know there is a giraffe ranch in Nairobi but you definitely have to pay a lot more just to feed the giraffes. The experience was extremely unforgettable and I will definitely visit there again. Here are some snaps of the experience.
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