We rounded another bend and came up on a raised embankment where our guide had chosen a safe place for an afternoon snack and drinks when the ‘wild-scape’ took an unusual turn. There, by the edge of the river were half a dozen giraffes; four calves and two adults close to the water with several more adults further back in the bush (a group of giraffes is called a tower). The adults were watching the youngsters frolicking by the water in what appeared to be a kind of crèche situation. Quite a scene to enjoy while we sipped our drinks and munched on home-made cookies.
Though we encountered many more giraffes on our safari drives in the South Luangwa Natonal Park this was, without doubt, the most memorable.