Ciara Catches a Cheetah on Safari

Courtesy Ciara

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.