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Zany Zak in Africa

Zany Zak just returned from Africa! We spent 2 glorious weeks in Kenya and Tanzania. Our first stop was Nairobi where we spent 3 days visiting the city, markets and most importantly, the elephant orphanage operated by The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

The orphanage is run by Dame Daphne Sheldrick who for the past 40 years, has been caring for baby elephants whose mothers have been killed for their tusks. Some orphans are found next to their mother's who have died of natural causes, however most of the orphans are there due to human wildlife conflict. Please consider adopting an orphan to help their on-going cause.

Our travels took us to Amboseli National Park where herds of wild elephants roam free. Breathtaking views of Mt. Kilimanjaro can be seen off in the distance. Wild zebras, wildebeests, giraffes and many more animals were seen.

After leaving Amboseli, we traveled to Tanzania and spent the majority of our time in the Serengeti. The highlight of the trip was seeing wild lions, cheetahs, leopards and rhinos. We also visited two Masai villages where we traded some of our beaded dog collars for their beautiful necklaces! What a treat to meet these friendly and welcoming people.

We returned back to the United States feeling sad that we left our guides, new friends that we made and seeing all the animals running and living free. We may be home, but we feel like we left our heart in Africa.