The twelve safari days of Christmas

On the twelfth day of Christmas... my guide, he showed to me...
Twelve crowned cranes flying,
Eleven lovebirds perching,
Ten dogs a-hunting,
Nine ellie’s crossing,
Eight geese a-swimming,
Seven zebras running,
Six giraffes a-dozing,
Five gold kudus!
Four waterbucks,
Three carmines,
Two lion cubs,
And a leopard in a bare tree!!

On the first day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...a leopard in a bare tree!


On the second day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...two lion cubs!


On the third day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...three carmines!


On the fourth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...four waterbucks!


On the fifth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...five gold kudus!


On the sixth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...six giraffes a-dozing!


On the seventh day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...seven zebras running!


On the eighth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...eight geese a-swimmimg!


On the ninth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...nine ellie's crossing!


On the tenth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...ten dogs a-hunting!


On the eleventh day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...eleven lovebirds perching!


On the twelfth day of Christmas...my guide, he showed to me...twelve crowned cranes flying!




Photos by Johan Elzenga, Ian Salisbury and Tamsin Herbert