The leopard saw us coming. As we edged toward the Yellow Fever tree where he had draped himself across the branches, keeping a close eye on the antelope feeding nearby, he started to twitch. After eyeing our open-topped jeep, he made a nervous split-second decision to pounce, scattering the prey below.
As Robert Frost knew well, the road less travelled is often the more interesting choice – at least when it comes to talking about one’s travels. In order to find some routes both less-trodden and worth bragging about, we asked the users at question-and-answer site Quora “What are the world’s most interesting roads?”
I had not expected to see a giraffe at the breakfast buffet. The 6m-tall herbivore had bent its elongated, spotted neck through the open conservatory-style windows of Giraffe Manor, a luxury guesthouse in Nairobi’s Karen suburb, and was hoovering up nuts and food pellets from pots placed next to the jam.