A stunningly beautiful 1930s manor house turned all-inclusive boutique hotel, Giraffe Manor is set within an indigenous forest where critically-endangered Rothschild’s giraffes roam freely. The recipient of countless accolades, Giraffe Manor has enjoyed an avalanche of publicity in recent years, becoming an Instagram icon, so much so that you may recognize the photos before you recognize the name. After all, where else in the world can you eat breakfast with giraffes?
However, staying here does come at a price and the question I am asked most often is, “Is it worth it?”
The answer is a resounding, “Yes, it’s worth every single cent!”
Perhaps the second-most often asked question is, “What’s it like to stay there?” Simply put, Giraffe Manor …
Africa’s answer to the horse, its iconic stripes make the zebra easy to identify. Black, white and adorable all over, zebras are half horse, half donkey and are easily one of my favorite animals to watch while on safari. But there’s much more to this mesmerizing creature than meets the eye. Here are just a handful of wild-ass facts about one of Africa’s most beloved beasts.
1. Zebras have mad self-protection methods! Vulnerable but powerful, zebras are prey to nearly every four-legged hunter. Lions, hyenas and even Nile crocodiles hunt these beautiful creatures. Because they must be on the defensive constantly, zebras have excellent methods of self-protection. Did you know that zebras sleep while standing up and only in groups?