No passport needed for this trip around the world. From African safaris to rainforest treks to a hop around the Australian Outback, it’s all possible just a short drive from Orlando at the Brevard Zoo.
Our day began with a kayaking tour on the Nyami Nyami River, an expedition through Africa.
As we paddled down river we passed cheetahs, rhinos, zebra, lemurs and more.
Did you know Lemurs cannot swim?
I didn’t know that. Our guide said it was a good thing or else they would quickly become our boat companions, grabbing anything and everything we had in hand.
The main attraction: Giraffes.
What a thrill to be so close to such graceful animals. Such a fantastic experience and one I recommend for everyone. The kayaking tour is about 30 minutes long and moves at a leisurely pace.
If kayaking is not your thing, you can still get a good view of the giraffes on the viewing platforms. I felt transported to another continent.
Bye bye Africa!
Our journey continued on through Australia and Beyond. For this close encounter, we were greeted by birds, lots and lot of birds.
For $1 you can get a cup of nectar or bird seeds to feed the little guys, and they are ready to eat. They will also come from out of nowhere to get some nectar.
This bird flew onto the tree branch, obviously not sturdy enough to hold him, and smacked me right in the face.
Luckily, I made it out without being pooped on. My husband, not so lucky, or is it lucky?
*Sidenote: If you are afraid of birds, which I heard several times while we were in this exhibit, this is not for you. They are everywhere and are not afraid to land on you.
Onward we go. Kangaroos, Swans, and Warty Pigs, oh my.
And a vocabulary lesson.
Chris Hemsworth, if you are reading this, I promise when we meet I will speak fluent Aussie 🙂
Continuing on through the rainforest and then back to Florida. What an adventure!
There is so much to see and do at the Brevard Zoo, it’s easy to spend an entire day exploring.