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Digital Subscriptions > Travel Africa > October-December 2018 (84) > Great expectations

Great expectations

Mike Unwin considers how to survive our safari frustrations

Oh please. Not another giraffe! Of course, you don’t say it out loud. You know how small-minded that would appear. But you’re almost back at the lodge, and as your guide pulls over for a closer view, you try to hide your disappointment.

Yet surely you should be delighted? Here you are, with this magnificent animal so close you can count its lashes. It’s a wildlife moment for which most people would give their eye teeth. What’s wrong? There’s nothing wrong with the giraffe, of course. Your problem is that it’s not a leopard.

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