GUESS WHAT THIS IS???? It’s a giraffe’s tongue – looks exactly like a snake and is soooo scary and quick! A giraffe’s tongue is purplish-black and can extend almost 45 centremetres! It’s thought to be pigmented to keep the tongue from sunburn during their all-day feeding. This is a hand reared giraffe at the Lion Park, that you can feed if you’re brave enough.

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The Incidental Tourist

The Incidental Tourist is a Personal Travel Blog of a conscious traveller with a deep love for Africa, its people and the environment.

Here I bring you narratives, stories, video and photographs from my travels around the globe, including accounts of gorilla trekking in Uganda, tree planting in Zambia and turtle rescue in Kenya, accommodation and restaurant reviews, as well as details of the conservation efforts that I support.

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