Carrie Lyman - Zimbabwe Elephant

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe, May 2011

I wanted to share two of my favorite photos from my past trip to Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. I was fortunate enough to visit this beautiful park while I was on a group trip with Heifer International. This was my first safari and one of my favorite travel experiences. We saw lots of wildlife but my favorite was driving into the trees in our open air jeep and just sitting in silence while a pack of 30-40 elephants, all different ages and sizes surrounded us. It was amazing to see elephants in the wild, outside of zoos and touristy elephant riding parks. The one animal I am still on the hunt to see? Zebras! We didn’t see any but I will definitely be going back to look for them!

Carrie Lyman - Zimbabwe Giraffe