Monday, September 23, 2013

African Safari Holiday

Twitter
Giraffes @ San Diego Zoo Safari Park
One of the parks in San Diego that I never get tired of going to again, and again, is the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. Unlike traditional zoos, the animals are not contained in small spaces, but rather they are enjoying a vast field. I know we always wanted to be up close when we view an animal, but it is also great to view them from afar, and watch them enjoy the vast field. It is great to see them also interact with the other animals, on their own. 
Parading Rhinos with little antlers, San Diego Zoo Safari Park
Being in the San Diego Zoo Safari Park is the closest I could get to living one of my dreams, that is to enjoy African safari holidays. I would like to experience one day seeing the great migration in Serengeti Safaris. If I already take delight in seeing parading rhinos, running antlers, slow walking giraffes, running elephants, etc, I just could not imagine the happiness I would have when I see herds of various animal in their natural habitat. 

There are various tour companies in Africa that offer safari holidays, and I know, it can be confusing sometimes to choose which one to go with. I know several people who were frustrated as well from their African trip not seeing anything. Somehow, whenever we hear Africa, we feel like we are assured already of seeing wildlife at their best. However, to increase our chances of seeing wildlife at their best, we also need to do our little research, such as: the type of wildlife interaction and migration you want to see, best time to travel and to see wildlife of your priority. Though we love to have them all, but usually, each animal have their own migration patterns. After which, we search for the best safari tour company that serves our kind of safari dream. 
For now, while I still have to realize my African Safari dream, I could just get content with seeing and hearing animals roar and snore at San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
But I know, one day, time will come, where I would see the fastest running animal on Earth, cheetah, at full speed, not from the cheetah tracks of San Diego Zoo Safari Park, but in the wilds of Africa. 
African Safari Holiday...... here I come.....soon! How about you, are you dreaming of an African Safari Holiday too?
♥♥
Facebook Twitter StumbleUpon Digg Delicious Reddit Technorati Mixx Linkedin

17 comments:

  1. We were blessed to be at the Night Safari in Singapore this year. The animals there lived pretty much the same way as you mentioned above. It was an awesome experience to see the animals in that environment. I love the photos you captured. Unlike you, we were only able to see the animals in the dark, and photography was not permitted.

    ReplyDelete
  2. dreaming with you Beth! i think, nothing beats the natural "home" of the wild animals.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fantastic photos to see, and I like watching in open field like this rather than in a cage! There is a great feeling to see them free but available for the human eyes to see too!

    ReplyDelete
  4. thats some real solid images there...
    real safari stuff,
    cheetah !! my fav :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome roaring lion shot! And the cheetah in action too, "caught" well! I would enjoy going about there too! Wow!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely photos sis! I haven't been in a safari yet but I am a bit scared of the big "5" in Africa. I'm not that keen to visit the continent so if you do visit, I'll just check out your pics. :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I am not really an animal lover, but if even a chance to go on an African Safari for free -- heck, yeah!

    ReplyDelete
  8. They have truly recreated a wonderful habitat for the animals and probably safer than their actual home. You have captured some wonderful shots- bet they would pay you for your photos for a brochure. They are absolutely amazing!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. wow another adventure that i have read here. thanks for sharing sis, i love to see those wild safari animals, although they were very scary specially the chitah...still i want to see them..it feels like your finally in Africa.

    ReplyDelete
  10. You are sooo good capturing these amazing creature in action AteB!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great captures as usual (not sure if my first comment went through, naghiccup ata PC ko wahh). You are such a pro in taking photos.

    ReplyDelete
  12. that safari is incredibly amazing! i love to see and nice to know that animals are free here great place!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Animals here look like the ones we see in pictures from Africa.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sino naman ang hindi nangarap ng African Safari Holiday, specially when not even one zoos in our country has complete array of animals.

    ReplyDelete
  15. omgooodness, I would love to be there right now, hehehe, i love to see and experienced safari holiday. and I am sure my kids will have so much fun in this place! :) anyway, we have Safari World here in Bkk but never been there, hopefully soon, we can visit it. :) thanks for sharing po Ate Betchai, love all the pictures...captured so well...love the details. galing. :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Can I ride over giraffe's back? Yung tiger and lion looks scary for me.

    ReplyDelete
  17. It's nice to learn of a safari outside from Africa. I don't know if a safari in the Philippines still exists.

    ReplyDelete

THANK YOU SO MUCH!!