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African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park – Background information

African Safari – Lake Manyara National Park – Background information

The entrance to the park is quite nice with an interpretive centre, a nice nature trail and modern washrooms.

Our directions were simple for the day “Show us the tree-climbing lions”. We saw monkeys, owls and baboons in trees but alas no lions in trees during our visit to the Lake Manyara area.

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African Safari – Arusha to Lake Manyara

African Safari – Arusha to Lake Manyara

As we were driving along the road from Arusha to the Lake Manyara National Park we would pass by some Maasai villages and many donkeys doing their thing as beasts of burden.

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African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha and “Elsamere”

African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha and “Elsamere”

After our morning drive around Lake Nakuru, we traveled back toward Nairobi and stopped at Lake Naivasha where we would be spending the afternoon and then staying overnight at “Elsamere”, the former home of Joy Adamson, author of “Born Free”.  For further background information about this area see the previous blog entry: Lake Navaisha and “Elsamere”.

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African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha boat trip

African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha boat trip

Graeme did have the opportunity to go on a boat ride to see the hippos in their natural habitat. The ride started out fine under blue skies and billowing white clouds but a storm moved in and added a few high waves and a bit of excitement. Early smiles changed a bit as the weather worsened a bit later in the boat trip.

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African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha, Kenya – Background Information

African Safari – October 26th – Lake Naivasha, Kenya – Background Information

This description comes from the background itinerary info provided by GAP Adventures.

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Animals to Photograph on Safari

Young Giraffe - Audubon Zoo - New Orleans

Animals to Photograph on Safari

As we prepare to go on our trip, I’m starting to develop a “hit list” of animals I want to capture photos and videos of (in the wild, outside of a zoo) while on our Safari. Of course, the “Big Five” come to mind, but there are some other animals I would love to get pictures of while in Africa.

Cheetah – I have yet to get a picture of a cheetah in my collection. What I’m hoping for on this safari is to get some footage of one in action (running down some prey).