Photo Blog: Quench your thirst for a Safari

November 28, 2017


“Travel. As much as you can. As far as you can. As long as you can. Life’s not meant to be lived in one place.”
– Unknown

There’s a certain type of thirst that just can’t be quenched by water. It’s a thirst for travel; for adventure; and for new experiences. It’s a burning desire within to escape the routine of everyday life – even if just for a short while. Ideally, we’d all be able to hop on a plane and jet off to some exotic location every time we get ‘itchy feet’, however, that’s just simply not the reality for most people. Rather, trips of a lifetime can take weeks, months or even years of planning and saving. So, while we wait for our turn to journey off on a thrilling safari through Africa, here are some wildlife photos to temporarily ‘quench your thirst’ for a safari.

A baby elephant that hasn’t yet learned how to use his trunk at Ghoha Hills in Botswana. A fully grown adult elephant can drink up to 200 litres of water every day. Photo by Ghoha Hill Savuti Lodge:

Ghoha Hills

After travelling long distances to reach the Masai Mara plains, these wildebeest are in need of a good drink. They drink approximately 8 – 12 litres of water every 1 to 2 days. Photo by Patrick Shah:


Burchell’s Zebra taking a dip and a drink in the Mara River. Zebras can easily drink up to 20 litres at a time. Photo by Patrick Shah:


Hippos spend the majority of the day in water so it’s not surprising that they drink over 200 litres of water every day. Photo by Patrick Shah:


Just like your typical house-cat that will drink out of everything but it’s water bowl, this lioness was spotted drinking from a puddle in Uganda’s Murchison Falls National Park. Usually lions will drink between 2 – 4 litres of water every day, but can go for several days without drinking if necessary. Photo by Patrick Shah:murchison-falls

If photographs aren’t enough and you’d like to witness spectacular wildlife sightings like these, and many more, then get in touch with us and we’ll help you plan your perfect tailor-made safari itinerary.

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