Africa 2 : Tarangire

[It has been so long since I’ve blogged because I have had these Africa pictures hanging over my head. John took over 6,000 photos and that is an insane amount of pictures to  weed through. I think I may have gotten it down to a manageable (and interesting) few.]

After a night in a lodge in Arusha, Tanzania we headed off by road to Tarangire National Park. We did a game drive along the way and were surprised to see just how close the wildlife was to our lodge. In some cases actually in the camp itself.

Click on the pictures to really get a good look.

I wouldn’t dream of it.
At the entrance of the park. Thankfully it’s huge.
Our chariot.
Mammals hanging out by the river. Or in the case of the zebras, in the river.
One of the amazing things about seeing animals in their natural habitat is that they hang out together in ways you never get to see in a zoo. I call this mammal salad.
Zebras do this move so they can keep an eye on predators from all directions.
Impala with a giant termite mound in the background.
Baby impala is proud of his new horns.
Everything reminds of us Lucy.
How is this a real animal?
Tarangire has some of the largest numbers of elephants in Tanzania.
Oh, hello.
We have much better leopard photos coming up. They are one of the rarer sightings on safari so we were quite surprised to see one on our first afternoon.
We didn’t have the heart to tell him we could still see him.
The ladies are light colored because they sit on the eggs during the day and need to blend in. The gentleman are black because they sit on the eggs at night.
Pictures never quite do the landscape justice. If you click on this one you will notice the kind of muddy looking stripe in the foreground is chock full of zebras.
The golden grass really sets off the zebra.
Cape buffalo with bird friends feasting on ticks.
The view from the veranda at our lodge.
The monkeys got more use out of the pool than we did.
John took 99.9% of all the photos you will see.


4 thoughts on “Africa 2 : Tarangire

  1. David Nolan (David73277) September 24, 2017 / 11:16 am

    The “do not take liberty with wild animals” pic, reminded me of a book I have which is filled with humerous attempts at English from all over the globe. I say all over but there aren’t actually that many examples from the African continent. Here’s one I did find from Nairobi, Kenya; “Customers who find our waitresses rude ought to see the manager.” Unlike many examples in the book, there’s not anything wrong with the English here, despite the scope for misunderstanding.

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  2. BookerTalk September 24, 2017 / 12:10 pm

    It’s dry season maybe at the moment so the animals are easier to see at the watering holes?


  3. Karen K. September 26, 2017 / 4:43 am

    Wow. Love the stripe effect on the landscape photo with the zebras.


  4. Thinking Makes It So September 27, 2017 / 12:22 pm

    The giraffe and tree is such a beautiful, classic shot. Well done, John!


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