Unusual in most airfield of the world, the go around because of giraffe runway incursion becomes a classic to tell your fellow at beer o'clock.
The Selous game reserve and Ruaha national parc are full of surprise, everyday you hope for lions and from times to times it's a giraffe, majestically standing in the middle of your landing strip, staring at you noisy bird, coming for landing, full flashing lights on...the flaps go up to 15 degree, the lever smoothly increased for delivering half of the power, sufficient enough to lift us again, making a fly by obvious to communicate with the unwelcomed intruder. Some times it's elephant or zebras close by, but the trophy goes to the giraffe which doesn't get afraid at all of an airplane diving towards her...
|Tembo on the air side|
Some of the birds are pretty impressive too, especially when they are circling in a flock at 500 feet on final, the plane goes up cause the birds goes down.
|Airstrip in Msembe, Ruaha|