Monarto Zoo has an interesting set up. You drive into the park and park in a visitors center. At the center you get on a bus. The buses go ever 20 minutes. The buses take you through the enclosures. At a few locations you can get off the bus and follow walking trails to amazing lookouts over the various enclosures. These lookouts gave some of the most amazing views.
Nic looking for a new trophy at the waterhole lookout, which looks out over the giraffe, ostrich and some types of antelopes.
Nic lent me his telescope to get a better view.
Dad, just enjoying the day.
Dad and Nic looking for the elusive cheetahs. It was a warm day and we found them sleeping under a tree on the far side of their enclosure.
The footpaths to the lookouts were really nice. Volunteers have been planting a lot of local native plants to re-vegetate the area.
We had a picnic lunch at the Visitors Center (not very period I know, but I have been very busy with sorting out work this week).
We ended the day at the Chimpanzee Enclosure. They were amazing. We were able to watch them go into their night quarters for dinner. Wow they are scary when fighting over food.
On the walk back to the Visitors Center we saw this amazing Yellow Tail Rock Wallaby. So Pretty.
To end the day we had a group photo. Left to right Jessie, Paul (dad), Nic and Me.
The group photo was taken near the Meerkats. This little guy was fascinated by the size of my skirt and came over to investigate.