Feb. 12, 2018 Our last day at Serengeti National Park, and our last safari day, was spent looking for kopjes and spotting some new animals. We also spend some time observing hippos. Once again, we were up at dawn. Our first animal of the day joined us during our breakfast – a praying mantis! The […]Read More Serengeti NP: Topis, Kopjes and Hippos, Oh My!
Feb. 9, 2018 The first thing I saw this morning was a yellow weaver tending to his nest, just outside the main building at Ndutu Safari Lodge. Yellow weaver finishing its nest On our morning drive, we saw some lions – first a female pair, one of whom is pregnant and the other wears a […]Read More Predators and Prey in Ndutu-Serengeti
Feb. 7, 2018 The wildebeests (also known as gnus) in the crater don’t take the long migration of the Serengeti, but they’re always on the move to find better grassland. Large herds of them migrate from one side of the crater to another. Most of the time, you also see zebras migrating alongside the wildebeest […]Read More New Life and Danger in Ngorongoro
Feb. 5, 2018 Tarangire National Park, Day 2: WP Weekly Photo Challenge this week is “I’d Rather Be…” Back in the winter (although admittedly mild) weather in Chicago, I look back on our sojourn to Tanzania with longing, as I do with any trip we take, so I’d Rather Be Traveling. I’d rather be riding […]Read More WPC: Hit the Road!
We had about a 3-hour drive to our next destination, Tarangire National Park. I took a few shots of the noisy colobus monkey that resides at Rivertrees Country Inn, but there were other monkeys too – blue monkeys and grey vervet monkeys. I was sad to leave – it seemed our stay here was so […]Read More Tanzania Safari Journal: Arusha to Tarangire
Saturday. Feb. 3. 2018 Today, our first full day in Tanzania, I awoke to a loud, animal sound, “Brau, brau, brau, brau, brau, brau, brau!” I didn’t know what it was but found out it was one of the colobus monkeys that hangs around our lodgings, Rivertrees Country Inn. I got lost looking for the […]Read More Tanzania Safari Journal: A hike and a drive in Arusha National Park
Paula at Lost In Translation has a weekly challenge “Thursday Special.” This week’s topic is pairs. Elephants (mother and offspring) in Arusha National Park after a mud bath! A pair of Bare-Faced Go Away Birds up in a tree Curious mongooses check out what’s going on from the safety of their hole in a termite […]Read More Tanzanian Pairs