By Meyam, August 15, 2014
I have always heard of people talking about giraffes crossing the Luangwa River, but I have never seen one giraffe cross the river before.
Every minute of a game drive is important. As we were driving back towards Kaingo Camp after our morning drive we came across this fabulous sighting of 13 giraffes on the bank of the River. They seem to be heading towards the opposite side, the Nsefu Sector.
I could not believe my eyes, and that what was happening in front of me was real. Some say that male giraffes cross rivers in search of other females but here we had a full herd with an old male, some females and then youngsters – male and female. It was really spectacular to watch them starting off in the water. They hesitated, backtracked and then made the crossing for good.
There even was 3 other giraffes on the other side watching them as well. Amongst them was an old male who did not seem to welcome the old male of the crossing herd. We watched it all until the bigger group disappeared into the woods.
I hope they will cross back soon!