Thursday, May 13, 2010

'A Few of My Favorite Things'- Kilimanjaro Safaris

Your guide takes you on the hunt for some poachers that have abducted a baby elephant. On the way you get to see some wild animals. I absolutely love this ride because it is very similar to an actual African Safari. A variety of animals (Antelope, Crocodile, Baboon, Rhino, Cheetah, Elephant, Warthog, Lion, Okapi, Hippo, Gazelle, Ostrich, Giraffe, Zebra, and Wildebeest) are left to live in the (large) enclosed savannah that is a total 100 acres!

The jeep simply follows a path through out the savannah and each time you ride it is different becasue not all of the animals might be visible at once, there are spots for them to hide if they wish.
This ride has been opened since 1998 and there are NO visible fences up keeping the animals away from each other or the jeep, but don't worry, they are very well fed and really have no interest in the jeeps :-)
I emphasize that there are no visible fences because The first time I went on this ride (1999 i think) there were fences. Needless to say I was very disappointed but was excited to go back and see that the fences had been temporary and that everything looked natural and the animals were free to roam as they please.
The animals all go inside at night (except for the flamingos) to their own separate holding facilities by species so there is a good chance that they will just naturally have separated themselves from each other by habit.

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