The Best Places in Africa to See Wild Giraffes in Their Natural Habitat

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One of the most favorite among the African wild animals is the giraffe. It's one of the most popular animals in the zoos, with so many people milling around to get a glimpse. But what about in Africa? Where are the best places in Africa to see wild giraffes in their natural habitat?

Right now, the wild giraffes are under watch since they are a threatened species. It's because of man's eating into their habitat and the hunting that is being done to the African animals. But in West Africa, the tourism boom is helping the African people earn more money than they can get through hunting. This at least has ensured the wild giraffes will flourish.

Niger is one place in Africa which is a good place to see the wild giraffes. In fact, this is a place where man and animal have formed a symbiotic relationship of sorts. In the Yeni and Haoukoussa villages, the wild giraffes live side by side with the villagers.

It's become a usual sight to see giraffe grazing while the villagers are working in the fields. This unusual relationship came about because of a conservation project that was started a few years ago that helps the villagers care for and watch over these gentle giants. This has uplifted the villagers in ways no one even thought possible.

Nairobi and Lake Nakuru in Kenya are among the best places to go. The famous Masai Mara is dwarfed by Mt. Kilimanjaro, the only place in Africa where there is snow all year-round. The highest mountain in Africa attracts tourists, who also fund the conservation of the wild animals, foremost among them the giraffes, by allowing their habitats to flourish and not become decimated as the others have become.

Among the more popular places to head to when the wild giraffe is being stalked by photographers is the Serengeti, which is Tanzania's national park. With the savannas that are the natural habitat of the acacia, numerous herds graze in plains that reach as far as the eye can see. There are other plains animals in the national park as well, with the zebras and the wildebeest leading the pack.

Known forever as the setting of Hemingway's "Green Hills of Africa" is Lake Manyara National Park. It's possible to ditch jeeps and safari trucks here and take walking safaris instead. Many wild animals can be seen here, from the wild giraffes to the hippo, elephant, buffalo, and the black rhino.

Of course, one must be careful of predators like lions and leopards that also have free rein of the park. Many people also opt to watch the animals come to the lake at night to take some water. In the daytime, the lake is just as decorated with numerous flocks of pink flamingos around the water.

Near the famous Victoria Falls in South Africa is the Zambezi River. This is home to the Matetsi Game Lodge in Zimbabwe where not only do the wild giraffe come to the river but numerous birds, hippos, and elephants do, too. Leopards and lions, though, aren't that numerous in that area.

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