Giraffe, Camel, and Ostriches Highlight Serengeti Camping Trip

This weekend Lauren and I joined our friends the Viviritos and their friends the Andersons for a camping trip to the Serengeti Resort about 90 miles south of Austin. This place was fairly odd–they had a variety of lodging options from huts to bungalows to a small campground area, which is where we were. Unlike some other campground, they had an African safari sort of theme with a big grazing area for a small selection of unusual animals. There was a giraffe, a camel, two zebras, three angry ostriches, a bunch of oryx, and gazelles. They rented golf carts and just set everyone free out in the animal grounds with a bag of food to give the animals… no supervision, no guidance… just go interact with the animals. Pretty much none of these animals would cause harm to a human except for the male ostrich which chased us a couple times.

The three couples camped for two nights for a total of $55 thanks to a Living Social deal, so it was extremely cheap. We left the site briefly to swim in a nearby river, and returned later for some badminton and bocce ball. But a wedding took over the whole resort Saturday night, basically shutting everything down to the other guests of the site. We attempted to crash the blaring wedding dance just a football field away from our tent, but they quickly caught on to us and refused to serve free beer to the group.

Lauren in our little 2-person pup-tent that was dwarfed by all the other tents on the campground. It's stood up well over time but we may need to invest in something new soon.
Lauren in our little 2-person pup-tent that was dwarfed by all the other tents on the campground. It’s stood up well over time but we may need to invest in something new soon.
Here's me with some zebras. I threw them some pellets to eat and they ate them and everyone was merry.
Here’s me with some zebras. I threw them some pellets to eat and they ate them and everyone was merry.
Duane fed Clyde the giraffe. That was pretty cool being right up next to a giraffe like that, I must admit.
Duane fed Clyde the giraffe. That was pretty cool being right up next to a giraffe like that, I must admit.
The gang keeps warm over a roaring campfire.
The gang keeps warm over a roaring campfire.
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Oh, nothing to see here. Just a creepy Mickey and Minnie out wandering the campgrounds in the dead of night. Apparently they were part of the wedding celebration but when it’s pitch dark out and you’re wandering over to use the bathroom and run into these guys, it’s a little jarring.

 

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One comment

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