Tuesday, August 26, 2014

passport to fun | Ghanzi, Botswana


we were supposed to go to Botswana in July, but life got too busy and we had to push it back to August. i picked Botswana because one of their local meals is spaghetti with broccoli and i wanted to make it! however, since we were fitting two passport to fun dates into one month, we decided to do food for Thailand and adventure for Botswana! 

we decided to go to a local animal park so we could see & interact with some animals that live in Africa. this place has lions, monkeys, zebras, camels, rhinos, and more! the thing we love about this animal park is that you can feed (most of) the animals! they also do safari rides where they take you out to pasture in a safari bus and you get to feed the animals from the bus! 

this is my favorite zoo to go to because you can actually interact with the animals rather than just look at them. all of their animals are very used to humans, so it's probably one of the only places you can actually pet a zebra & the zebra like it! typically zebras are very skiddish of humans, but Holly is unique and loves humans (and crackers)!

i am an animal lover, so this date was my favorite! we have been here before, but i had never seen the camels, so this trip was the first time i got to pet a camel & it was awesome! we got a selfie with said camel too & i die laughing looking at this picture! that camel is one of my favorite animals i've ever met! even after i ran out of bread, he let me pet him for a while!

we were going to watch The Lion King as our African themed movie, but we found a DVD we bought a few months ago about the wildlife of Africa & India so we decided to watch that instead! it was a DVD we found at a dollar store we frequent & we both love animal documentaries so we got all the different ones they had! so even though this date was foodless, it turned out pretty awesome! :)




what's your favorite safari animal?
have you ever pet a camel?


15 comments:

  1. Such fun pictures! They seem to capture the moments perfectly :) Also, so cool that you can actually interact with the animals!

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  2. I love all these photos from your zoo trip! The one with the ox (I think) taking a cracker is so cute! These posts always inspire me. I've been trying to plan a passport to fun date with my guy, but I am seriously lacking in the creativity department. I love the idea of a themed date/movie to pretend you're in Africa.

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  3. I have never pet a camel - or at least not that I remember! You got some awesome shots of such unique animals - what a fun date!

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  4. This is so fun! Your selfie with the camel is AWESOME! I like zoo's where you can interact with animals. Oh and you should tell your husband they have elephant refugees in Thailand and you can bathe the elephants, feed them and go for a ride on them. =) I'm really trying here to recruit people. ha ha!

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  5. thanks Sarah! it was such a fun day! i love the huge variety of animals they have! :) i never thought i'd get to feed a camel & zebra!

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  6. thank you Caitlin! :) it was a fun date! they love those crackers & stick their tongues out haha it's kinda gross but funny too! i got licked a few times though! ):

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  7. i never knew camels were so friendly! (at least these) but i guess they do ride them over in India, so makes sense! :)

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  8. right?! never thought i'd get a selfie with a camel! he is hilarious! you can bathe elephants?! what!!!! now i am fully convinced i need to come visit you!!! :)

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  9. I love this! It's so fun! You guys do such an awesome job of documenting your time together! Also, you change up your design look! Looks great!

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  10. thank you Samantha! this was definitely such a fun day date! :)
    and yes! i used some of your CSS to help out with that! thank you!!!

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  11. thank you! it was SO much fun! aren't those camels just the cutest?? :)

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  12. I am falling in love with this idea!!! Is this at Holywild?!?! I love that park!

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  13. Victoria! it was been SO much fun! :)
    and yes! it's Hollywild!!! do you live in the area?!

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  14. oh neat!!! yes i love Hollywiild! i went for the first time 2 years ago & have gone back many times now! :)

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