SISIYEMMIE'S SOUTH AFRICAN TOUR | DAY 3 | I KISSED AN ELEPHANT & I LIKED IT!

I touched almost every part of the elephant and it was only fair that it had to steal (suck) a kiss at the end of my "touchy-touchy". What does an elephants Kiss feel like? You will have to go all the way to the bottom of this page and press play. I also fed a Giraffe, it was so cute, the cutest part was when it posed for an awesome selfie with me. Let's start from the top so I can tell this story better! So let me show you in pictures AND video of how I spent my day! If you are not SUBSCRIBED to my YouTube channel you dey miss oh, SUBSCRIBE HERE to get access to all my videos. Follow the hashtag #nigeriameetsouthafrica , @travel2sa and @sisi_yemmie on instagram to see photos from everyone on the trip.

I told you in the last post that one of my favourite parts of this trip was breakfast! LOL. After breakfast on this day we drove to the Elephant and Money Sanctuary. Did you know that Monekys are Kleptomaniacs? Now you know. While we were at Cascade Hotels in Sanctity we were advised not to open our windows because Monkeys can come in and rob you, but guess who opened her window? Me? Why? So I can catch the monkey. LOL. I was disappointed, no monkeys visited me.



 When we got into the entrance of the elephant and money sanctuary, we were greeted with souvenirs that were eye popping! I wanted to buy everything UNTIL I remembered that there was a special day set aside for us to do some shopping. I did buy a key holder sha, make e nor be like say I didn't get anything from there. AY bought the monkey T-Shirt and wore immediately, no time!








The Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary is situated in Hartbeespoort Dam. Founded in 1999, it is a mere 45 minute drive from Sandton.On the tour, guests were informed that the sanctuary had grown from housing five elephants to a total of twelve African Elephants.



Now, before we were allowed to go in to see the elephants we were given a talk, just like the last one when we went quad biking. These talks are very important oh. We were told how to feed the elephants, how to act around them and one important piece of information I got is that the way to an elephants heart is through the stomach-shebi you see similarities with elephants and "man"? "The way to a man's heart is though his stomach"...."OLobe lo ni oho" See? Men are like elephants!



These Elephants have been so well domesticated that they obey short phrases given to them by their trainers; For example, the elephants were instructed to flap their ears. The reason for this was given as protecting them from fleas and dust. And flap they did! How amazing! The elephants were also instructed to open their mouths and then raise their legs which they did too… These were to check for bruises, the instructor stated.





Can we take a moment to discuss my elephant kiss? LOL. I posted it on instagram and it was so hilarious! I dey fear my head as the elephant's trunk got closer to my cheek...how was the kiss? Wet? Slimy and Grainy! See the video 







These Elephants have been so well domesticated that they obey short phrases given to them by their trainers; For example, the elephants were instructed to flap their ears. The reason for this was given as protecting them from fleas and dust. And flap they did! How amazing! The elephants were also instructed to open their mouths and then raise their legs which they did too… These were to check for bruises, the instructor stated.
As we were leaving, I saw Dami taking a beautiful photo by the door. Oya, me I jumped there too! LOL. 
Next stop was the Lion Park, only a 30 minute drive from Sandton, Johannesburg, it offers terrific close encounters with lions, other predators and large herbivores indigenous to Africa. The Lion Park is home to over 80 lions including the rare white lions and many other carnivores such as cheetah, wild dog, brown hyena, striped hyena, spotted hyena, black-backed jackal, side-striped jackal, and a wide variety of antelope which roam freely in the antelope area.

Did you know that Lions are nocturnal? Sleeping all day then hunting at night? I was not impressed. I mean, I travelled all the way from Nigeria to South Africa for these Lions to come and be sleeping?Imagine that! LOL. I was so happy we were inside a cage because me I no wan hear stories that touch but these lions were so drowsy that I doubt they had any interest in seeing humans.





Once again, souvenirs as we were about to step out of the Lion Park. This is where I got my bag which I will be rocking in the next coming days-A very bright colourful bag with South Africa inscribed all over!


On our way to lunch, because we were a bit behind (taking photos) we saw a giraffe, some of the others didn't see it. Noble and i just sharply fed it and took photos. This was one of the highlights of this day. Check it out, me and the giraffe who posed better?


Finally it was such time and I was starving! We all had the same thing, Peri Peri BBQ Chicken, Vegetables, and Fries. It was so yummy!!!!!


After lunch we lodged in our new hotel for the next two days. Here's a tour of the room, I love the ambiance-the grey white, black and a touch of red. Definitely taking home styling ideas from here.




I had an amazing day at the Elephant and Monkey Sanctuary. The truth is, I can show you better than I can tell you, so click play on the video below to watch everything that happened that day!


5 comments

  1. Awesome


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  2. Oh my, this is amazing!!! mehn that elephant kiss, me I nor go fit oo anyways you na strong woman sha, me I nor get mind. You are really having fun sisi n you deserve it. #sisiyemmieblogaddict#

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  3. I honestly think I'll be slightly afraid if I came across a real life elephant!! Looks Hugeeee! But oh so exciting. These photos are so so lovely!!

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  5. Looks like you are having fun. I probably would have shrieked and ran away once I felt the elephant trying to kiss me. I can't even imagine it.

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