A more iconic species one could not hope to find on the African plains. Not only striking because of their stripes, but the thundering hooves and reverberating vocalisations of these active animals make them an integral thread in the vibrant tapestry of the savanna. An intricate social system, an intriguing behavioural repertoire and familial links to the beloved horse makes spending time with these charismatic creatures nothing short of delightful. And nothing short of breath-taking when the herds amass to migrate across the Serengeti, braving crocodile-infested river crossings on their way. Three species of zebra are found in Africa. The plains zebra is most common in savanna systems, the larger mountain zebra taking its place in more hilly country and the mule-like Grevy’s zebra, with its pin-striping and frayed ears, occurs in the semi-arid habitats of Kenya and Ethiopia.