I’m finally getting around to telling you a bit about my trip to South Africa. Yesterday’s story was all about how I might have been flattened by a bull elephant reeking of musk. Fortunately (very fortunately) that didn’t happen and I live on to show you photos from the Kruger National Park.

We started the safari drive at 6.30am and, around 6.45am, we came across three giraffe gently nibbling treetops. On the head of one giraffe was a hitchhiker – a bird known as an Oxpecker or tick bird. These birds are often seen on the heads and backs of giraffe. They help keep giraffes parasite-free by eating ticks and other parasites off the skin of the giraffe.