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African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park (2)

African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park (2)

On our way down toward the lake, we stopped at one spot where the number of bird species flitting in and out was unbelievable. Probably could have sat there all day but other spots were waiting to be explored.

Grey-headed Kingfisher (Halcyon leucocephala)

Peter’s Twin Spot (Hypargos niveoguttatus)

Emerald-spotted Wood Dove (Turtur chalcospilos)

African Grey Hornbill (Tockus nasutus)

Striped Kingfisher (Halcyon chelicuti)

Hadada Ibis (Hagedashia hagedash)

Everyone needs an embarrassing moment once in a while. This was mine. Everyone could see this hornbill at its nest int he hole in the tree limb directly in front of the van. Everyone except me that is. I was looking off into the distance, looking above, looking below, etc. I even changed my location in the van a couple of times. Even had folks in the van behind us shouting out directions to me. Once I finally locked in on where everyone was indicating, pointing and directing, I was amazed!

Link to third part of our Lake Manyara National Park safari.

By Ron

Ron has long had an interest in photography and traveling and, in recent years, has had more time to devote to both activities. Long a Pentax user, Ron switched to Nikon gear when he went digital. The advent of the digital SLR camera, and the ease of the internet blogging process, has provided a venue for sharing his photography and travel experience at the local, national and international level. More about Ron

3 replies on “African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park (2)”

Ron & Graeme: I have been following your updates. Excellent photos. My trek up Kilimanjaro went very well. I made it to the crater at Gilman’s Point about 5:30AM and to Uhuru Peak at 7AM on Wednesday November 10. It was a beautiful morning and I took clear photos of the glaciers at the top. I had no trouble with altitude sickness, although most of the people I met did have trouble with the altitude. I was in my own group, with my own guide, which made the trek very unique. I hope you are making good progress sorting through and editing your safari photos. I took around 700 shots on the safari and another 300 on the Kili trek, although I can’t compete with the quality of your images. Best regards, Tony

Glad to hear from you. I was talking about you and your quest earlier today. Glad you survived the climb with no ill effects. Graeme and I took a few more photos than you did and I will admit to being a bit tired of working through them :-). Still have a few more to post from the hippo night and the leopard on the rocks moments.

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