Our adventures in the "bush" are what I learned Africa could be—a vast land where animals live freely. I enjoyed seeing rhino spray their territory, lions mating in the setting sun, hippos freely gliding in and out of view. I was struck by the confidence of the giraffes who towered over the entire kingdom. The experience taught me that even animals prefer freedom. I believe this is why they are calm and kind to humans in the reserve—they are free!