Beginning of our Safari Vacation

Holy bananas, this is the greatest family vacation we have ever been on. I am so lucky to have such a great family who is willing to going on a vacation like this. Our first few days on safari have been just great. Our first hotel was called Ol Danuy Was in the middle of this huge game reserve. It was such a fantastic hotel, with rooms built into the sides of large hills. The rooms look out towards the reserve and a waterhole just below the hill. All day long, there are animals parading into the watering hole, including herds of elephants and giraffes.

The hotel has built up a viewing up down by the water hole, so you can get incredibly close to the animals. It was really cool to see the giraffes drink because they are too tall to reach by just dipping down their heads. They have to do this funny squatting thing and it puts them in a very vulnerable position so they only drink when there are other giraffes around to keep a lookout.

Everyday we go out on a safari drive, usually one in the morning when the animals are just waking up or eating and one around sundown. The animals are the most active during these times because it is not overly hot or sunny. So we make a nightly tradition of packing drinks and snacks while watching the sun go down over the hills of savanna. It’s a tough life…

Author: Megan Arz

I am a travel and food obsessed Midwesterner living in Chicago and dreaming of the world. I work as a full-time program manager for Greenheart Travel, but I am also committed to integrating the travel lifestyle into my every day routines. I am passionate about ethical travel, meeting new people, creating unique memories and eating local cuisine!

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