What do giraffes eat?

Every guide out there has had this question before “what do giraffes eat”? This seems to be a straight forward question and very easy to answer. Have you ever explained to your guests that giraffes feed almost exclusively on the succulent green leaves of the trees...

Lions vs Giraffe Calf

On yesterday evening’s safari, we were at one of the waterholes close to the lodge, watching a group of old male Buffalo lying about doing what they are best at, when we noticed a large group of vultures in the trees, a few hundred meters away from where we were!...

Lions Vs Giraffe Calf

On yesterday evenings’ safari, we were at one of the water holes close to the lodge, when we noticed a large group of vultures in the trees a few hundred meters away from where we were. We figured that there may be a kill in the area and me and one of the other...

Giraffe Eggs

Giraffe eggs? I recently had guests visiting South Africa for the first time. This was their first “safari” ever… we were driving down the road and bumped into a giraffe. I was explaining to them all the bits and pieces… until I got a question… “does...

When giraffe get thirsty

Have you ever seen a giraffe drinking? Well if you haven’t, it is a very awkward position the animal gets itself into. This is caused by the neck muscles that are connected to the dorsal spines of the thoratic vertebrae, which prevent the easy lowering of the head....