My mom was afraid it was going to be a tourist trap. She had seen signs for it ever since she’d lived here. She really wanted to go even though she thought we might not see much. Yesterday my mom, Bracken, and I went to Lion Country Safari. I’m happy to report that driving through the park exceeded our expectations. We saw so many animals right out our windows (since they are used to cars driving through, many animals will come up close), and all of these pictures were taken from inside the car, through the glass. I was amazed so many of them turned out as clear as they did. As I was going through the pictures to pick some favorites for this post, Bracken wanted me to include them all “so dada could see.” But even with narrowing it down (necessary, trust me), there were still so many to share.
The abundance of animals we saw included some endangered species, like The White Rhinoceros. The park is also a rehabilitation facility. It says: “As the nation’s first “cageless zoo,” Lion Country Safari has been a leader in the conservation movement since 1967.”
My mom’s dog, Ole, was not able to come through the park with us, since they don’t allow dogs in the cars for good reason. He had to wait in a kennel while we drove through and Bracken kept saying “poor Ole.” But he joined us back in the car happy as can be, as you can see, and I snapped this picture of him on our drive home. (P.S. No YarnAlong today, thought I’d share these pictures instead.) After driving through the preserve, it felt like we had just been on an African Safari!