Fodor's Expert Review Shai Hills Resource Reserve
A bunch of baboons is the welcome committee here, but although they look cute and friendly, don’t engage them—they are wild animals and will snatch what they want. That’s why visitors who walk this park do so with armed guides. Four-wheeled drive vehicles may be the best option. Arrive early in the morning or at dusk to see the baboons, as well as birds, antelope and monkeys. The landscape is breathtaking. Hike to the 76-meter (250-foot) -high Tsenku Falls, to sacred caves full of bats, and to a cool, dry evergreen forest, which is a striking change from the tropical jungles associated with Africa. Wear long pants and sturdy, closed-toe shoes, preferably boots.