06/01/2011 AT 4:30 PM ET
While most people hit the beach over Memorial Day weekend, Ciara had something a little different in mind.
“Riding on a Safari in South Africa!” she Tweeted Tuesday. “This is Surreal! This was something I always dreamed of!”
During her visit to the African country, the singer stopped by “the oldest reserve in the world besides Yellowstone Park,” where she shared photos of zebras and a cheetah she met.