WordPress’s Your Daily Prompt’s word for today is gambol. Miriam-Webster’s definition is (verb) to skip about in play. Synomyms are frisk, frolic. In Tanzania, we watched the gamboling of a mother cheetah and her cub. Watching these two play (always instigated by the cub, of course!) was the most pleasurable half hour of the safari!Read More Your Daily Word Prompt: Gambol
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is cameras or photographers. Usually I take pictures of people taking pictures while traveling – after all, that seems to be when most people take out their cameras, from cellphones to sophisticated SLRs. I got a new camera and a new haircut right before our Baltic cruise. In March-April, […]Read More CFFC: Point and Click!
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. 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!
Some synonyms for prolific are: fruitful, abundant, bountiful. If you want to see bountiful, prolific wildlife, I would recommend an African safari! Here are some examples of Tanzania’s prolific wildlife: WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: ProlificRead More WPC: Prolific Wildlife
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!
Feb. 8-10, 2018 we stayed at Ndutu Safari Lodge in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area in the Southern Serengeti. The woman who runs the lodge is British and a long-time friend of our guide. This was the only place we stayed three nights and it was my favorite of all the lodgings we had, primarily because […]Read More Flora & Fauna of Ndutu Safari Lodge
Feb. 10, 2018 We had an early morning departure on our game drive this morning – 6:30 with no breakfast. We’d take boxed breakfasts to eat during the drive. Because we were up before dawn, we saw a lovely sunrise. We were with Livingstone again and only five passengers. Three members of our group had […]Read More Tanzania Safari: Out at Sunrise on a Windy, Dusty Day
I don’t join this challenge very often but I do enjoy it! Here’s my contribution for this week: This path on the Serengeti plain was made by a hippo! A safari vehicle stirs up dust as it drives past a lion walking. Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge, 4/13/18Read More Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge
Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week is People or Objects Over 50. Two years ago, we had several rooms in our house renovated. The walls had to be stripped of wallpaper. One of the things the painters uncovered was this old doorbell, installed in the 1940s or possibly earlier. Since I am over […]Read More CB&WPC: Old