It’d been three days and by this point we’d seen just about every animal in Africa: lions, antelope, more lions, leopard, cheetah, an extremely rare rhino even. Our guide finally asked us: “What do you want to see? What really?” I chimed in right away, “Hippos!” We drove about 20 minutes and parked maybe 20 feet from the water. They might have been my favorite animal the entire trip. These, I’m told, were all females. Their bite looks scary!