FOTD: A Red Dandelion?

I do not know the name of this flower, but discovered it on the guided hike we took our first day in Tanzania. I saw several of them in Arusha National Park but didn’t see them after that.  It reminded me of a dandelion. Cee’s Flower of the Day, 3/12/18

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Mother and Cub on Serengeti Plain

Feb. 8, 2018 At long last (or so it seems!) we have seen our second species of big cats – cheetahs!  We came upon a mother cheetah and her cub and watched them for quite awhile. Imitation Mom stretches. A little cleaning and then… …rest. Watching Relaxing C’mon, Mom, let’s play!Mom’s reluctant – she wants […]

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Where the Tall Grass Grows

Feb. 4, 2018 In Tarangire National Park, the tall grass offers cover for animals to hide. Today, in fact, we saw our FIRST LION! Here’s what we could see of what seems to be a young male: A young impala also has cover, but prefers to raise her head and look around: On our first […]

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WPC: Lion Desire (Rated R!)

Feb. 6, 2018 This day could be called the “day of the lion” because we saw several of them, males together, females together and females with cubs.  When a female goes into heat, she will spend about four days exclusively with a male. Our guide told us they mate up to 16 times a day […]

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Giants of Tarangire

Elephants are fascinating and intelligent animals. We saw many on our safari: in herds, small groups, and alone. They are social animals and usually travel in matriarchal herds, consisting of several females and their offspring of varying ages. Male elephants leave the herd when they are adolescents. They are sometimes alone, like this  young bull, […]

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CFFC: Trees in Tanzania

The most common tree species we saw on our safari were acacias and baobabs. The baobab tree was most common in Tarangire National Park. One of our drivers said baobab trees look like broccoli, and I think he was right!     Then there are good “rubbing” trees – elephants and giraffes scratch themselves by […]

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FOTD: Aloe Flowers

For yesterday’s Flower of the Day, I posted aloe buds. Right next to them was another aloe plant where the flowers had begun to bloom. Taken at Ndutu Safari Lodge, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania. Cee’s Flower of the Day, 3/6/18

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