Feb. 13, 2018 Our last day in Tanzania was spent in transit. We had a nice breakfast at Ang’ata Camp and bid farewell to the staff. A group photo was taken, while the drivers packed the vehicles with our luggage. We were headed toward the Serengeti NP Visitors’ Center and the airport, where we would […]Read More Kwaheri*, Tanzania!
Feb. 11, 2018 Although we’ve been on the Serengeti Plain since we arrived in Ndutu, we were officially in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. Today we would enter Serengeti National Park. A song has been going through my head since we got to Tanzania, one that I like from several years ago. The “one hit wonder” […]Read More Day 1 at Serengeti National Park: Awesome Day!
For Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week, with the topic of Heads or Facial Features, I am featuring animals of Ngorongoro Crater. Photos in black & white (or nearly so) allow one to see details that normally wouldn’t stand out, such as the individual hairs on this vervet monkey’s head: The horns on […]Read More CB&WPC: Animal Heads
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 […]Read More Where the Tall Grass Grows
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