What species of giraffe you can expect to see on safari

They are at home on the savanna... bushy tails.. floppy yet muscular lips and long tongues.. hours of fun watching through binoculars as they elegantly go about their business of feeding the high branches of acacia

You should expect to see the following species:

The Masai giraffe can be found in central and southern Kenya and in Tanzania. It has distinctive, irregular, jagged, star-like blotches which extend to the hooves. A median lump is usually present in males.

The Reticulated giraffe is native to north-eastern Kenya. Its distinctive coat pattern consists of sharp-edged, reddish brown polygonal patches divided by a network of thin white lines. Spots may or may not extend below the hocks, and a median lump is present in males. Largest worldwide zoo population.

The Nubian giraffe is found in Kenya and Uganda. It has sharply defined chestnut-coloured spots surrounded by mostly white lines, while undersides lack spotting. The median lump is particularly developed in the male.

The Rothschild's giraffe  is addition to the Nubian subspecies. In 2003, this group numbered 14. Its range includes parts of Uganda and Kenya. This giraffe has large dark patches that usually have complete margins, but may also have sharp edges. The dark spots may also have paler radiating lines or streaks within them. Spotting does not often reach below the hocks and almost never to the hooves. Around 1,500 individuals believed to remain in the wild, 10% of which live in the Soysambu conservancy. You can visit this conservancy on your safari

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