This is a bit of a twist on a zebra crossing! A group of tourists were left stunned when their safari tour was held up – by a herd of giraffes strolling across the road.
Sonali Dudhane, 43, was travelling to Maasai Mara, Kenya, when she spotted a huge group grazing in the distance.
The tourists got down from their vehicle and began snapping shots of the African wildlife.
The giraffes were spotted emerging from the brush in Kenya as awed tourists watched from their vehicles while the herd cross over the road
Sonali, from Lucknow in Upper Pradesh, India, said her car stopped when giraffes were spotted, only to then emerge from the brush landscape moments after her driver said they would.
‘We watched the Giraffes in the bushes for almost 20 minutes,’ she said.
Thirty of the animals casually strolled across the road in Africa after they were seen grazing in the brush in the distance by the tourists
‘After that our driver told us to get into the vehicle and he predicted that herd would cross the road.
‘We got to witness this great moment and were able to capture the moment on camera
Wildlife enthusiasts in Africa captured the moment the giant animals emerged to walk by the tour cars after grazing in the brush
A herd of 30 giraffes made their way across the road, blocking the path of tour cars taking wildlife enthusiasts on safari
The last of the giraffes emerge from the brush to walk across the road as stunned tourists on safari in Kenya watch in awe
‘I had never seen this big herd before, I was trying to count the number through my viewfinder.’
Giraffes, the tallest living land animals, can reach a speed of up to 37mph.
Living on the Savannah or in open woodland, no two giraffes have the same pattern of spots. Their conservation status is listed as ‘vulnerable’.