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  1. Poorwa Vishwakarma says

    Oh wow! Thanks for sharing that video, I loved it! Hey I was curious, isn’t it very dangerous to stay so close to a lion😅 I’ve seen a lion only once in my life when I was 5 I guess. And that was so cute when she was rolling on the grass😍 I love animals just so much! I wish I could also enjoy a safari in India

    • Shelly DS says

      😀 I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂
      And yes it is dangerous but apparently the lions won’t attack during the day unless they are provoked or feel as though something is threatening them. We basically had to sit in the car very still and let them just look at us.
      Hopefully one day you can come to Africa and do one here 😉

  2. vaniheart says

    What a wonderful experience it is ❤❤😍😍
    You must have enjoyed a lot
    Ps- so which one is your pet 🤔🤔😂😂😉

  3. Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

    This is fabulous. I love so many of the animals that are native to Africa. There’s something so majestic about giraffes and lions. Here in North America, we just have to stick to bears. They’re cute but also very dangerous.

    I am with you on the camping but I also enjoy a good campfire.

    The only time we’ve gone without Internet for any stretch was on our two cruises. On-board Internet access cost the earth so we didn’t bother. It was nice to have a break.

    • Shelly DS says

      I’ve never seen a bear in my life. And squirrels are things we only see in cartoons… Raccoons too. So it’s safe to say that we each have a selection of stuffed animals that is unique to our region. I’d love to see a bear some day! lol

      That must’ve been such a lovely cruise!

      • Michelle (Boomer Eco Crusader) says

        We have squirrels, raccoons and rabbits living in our back garden. Luckily, we don’t usually have bears where we live. You need to be 2 or 3 hours north of here to get into bear country. When we were on vacation years ago, they warned us when we checked into our cabin that there was a mama bear and three cubs roaming around the area. The next day when we arrived back, there were the cubs playing in the trees beside the parking lot. My daughter, who was about 18 months old at the time exclaimed “TEDDY”. I think she wanted to play with them. We sat quietly in the car and waited for them to leave. We didn’t want to be mama bear’s dinner.

  4. LoseWeightWithAng says

    I’m not sure how I would handle being around a bunch of people without internet. It’s a coping mechanism for my anxiety, which I’m aware takes away from me fully living in the moment.

  5. Suzanne says

    These pictures are gorgeous! What an incredible experience! And you are so right about nature being a balm for the mind and soul.

  6. Maya says

    Amazing post Shelly thanks for sharing the video!!!!! I have ever been to a game reserve! I love ❤️ animals so much!! The actually only safari I have been in my life are desert safaris in my home country UAE. I love camping in the desert but not other types of camping 😂 great post Shelly

    • Shelly DS says

      Thanks Maya 😀 I’m glad you enjoyed it!
      How do dessert safaris work? It might sound like a silly question, but aren’t there only camels and snakes in the dessert?

  7. bosssybabe says

    Wow that video is crazy cool!!! If that was me I’d be shaking and keeping my eye on that mama lion wooah… You’re brave!! Was it just your family on that tour?? Does the guide tell you what will happen in the event an animal pounces??
    Also, that giraffe, wowww so majestic.. You don’t realize how big they are until you see them munching on trees the way we much on Broccoli!!!! 👀😱😱😱😲

    • Shelly DS says

      Hahahah so basically it was just hubby as me on the ride. It was a bit of a dumb move to be honest, especially since if the lion decided to have dinner, my daughter would have a very strange story to tell 😅
      Absolutely no safety guidelines were given… that is, until I decided it would be cool to start speaking to the lion 😂 Life tip – don’t ever try that. Let them ignore you!
      As for the giraffe, you’re right! I never realized how big they were until I saw them in person 😅

  8. Cherryl says

    In Ranthambore, India – I guess I simply gained a deeper appreciation for the beauty in this world and what a privilege it has become to be able to experience it. The closer we get and the more time we spend in nature, the simpler life seems, the more apparent all of our ‘life-clutter’ becomes.


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