We found ourselves caught in the midst of a thrilling staring contest as we stumbled upon Windy and Baldy, their gazes locked onto a hillside where four lions returned the intense scrutiny. While adult giraffe are not typically targeted by lions, it was wise for Windy and Baldy to remain vigilant.
With over 22 years of life experience, Windy seemed unfazed by the encounter, though she did seek temporary refuge behind our vehicle. After what felt like an eternity, both giraffe eventually decided to continue their journey. We’re relieved to share that a few days later, we spotted them again, perfectly healthy and thriving. Just another exhilarating adventure in the vast landscapes of northwest Namibia!