Turns out, if you’re craving a safari experience, you don’t have to fly halfway across the world. You can mingle with zebras, kangaroos, giraffes, and more just 30 minutes outside of Waco, Texas — and we’re not talking about a trip to the zoo.
Blue Hills Ranch is a 150-acres giraffe and animal sanctuary in McGregor, Texas. (That’s slightly south of Waco and an hour-and-a-half northeast of Austin.) The ranch offers a variety of animal experiences, as well as cabins and an RV resort if you’d like to stay the night.