Monkey - South Africa

Monkey Monday! – South Africa

The lodge we stayed at during the safari/game drive portion of our trip to South Africa had tons of Vervet monkeys that hung around nearby.  Right away, the guides pointed it out and said we’d probably be sick of them during our stay.  I thought the monkeys were super adorable, but boy oh boy could they cause trouble.  One monkey was pretty bold and grabbed someone’s glass of juice off the table they were eating at outside while they looked away just for a second.  Doors to the restaurant were usually kept closed, but when they weren’t sometimes a monkey would be sitting nearby waiting for a moment to sneak inside.

Monkey - South Africa
Vervet Monkey
This little lady really enjoyed hanging out on our porch.  We were sitting outside taking pictures of some giraffes out in the distance and she jumped down from a tree.  We went inside our room to get another camera lens… and the little stinker was very quick to show interest in letting herself into our room.  Fortunately my husband was speedy quick and closed the door faster than the monkey could run to it.  I can’t imagine what would have happened if she made it inside!  Eek!
Monkey - South Africa
Vervet Monkey

She was was only a couple feet away from us, and so funny to watch.  Clearly she found us amusing too, she stared into our window for quite some time after we went back inside.

Monkey - South Africa
Vervet Monkey

Although I really enjoyed watching the monkeys, I can see how it may get old for some people.  They’re good at getting into trouble, and keep you on your toes!

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