06/01/2011 at 04:30 PM EDT
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.
"Here's me trying to catch the cheetah," Ciara Tweeted. "He can run from 0 to 110 km in 3.3 seconds."
But it appears that wasn't fast enough for the big cat, with the singer Tweeting shortly after, "I finally caught her! That's a girl."
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