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African Safari – Ngorongoro Crater – Exploring the crater floor We survived the tricky driving down the side of the crater walls and found ourselves on a rather flat piece of the earth with wildebeest and zebra being the predominate … Continue reading
Black-winged Stilt (Himantopus himantopus) African Safari – Serengeti – Morning Drive part two We moved from the grasslands into a damper area where we were able to observe some wading birds including the Black-winged Stilt and the Goliath Heron. At … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
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.
African Safari – Masai Mara – Evening safari This was our last evening safari on the Masai Mara and we were still hoping to locate that elusive Leopard or one of the rare Black Rhinos. We didn’t see either of … Continue reading
African Safari – The big sale During our period of R&R, I wandered down the pathway from the lodge to the small, three hut model Maasai village nearby. I was interested in buying a small mask. Seven Maasai women were … Continue reading
African Safari – A restful afternoon at the lodge After our early morning outing on the Masai Mara, we returned to the lodge for breakfast and a bit of R&R.
African Safari – Masai Mara – Breakfast with the Vultures Not sure of i.d. of these vultures.
African Safari – The Vantelope Phenomenon The Vantelope phenomenon is really quite an amazing sight to see. At any given moment, in the touristy parts of the Masai Mara, there may be a hundred or more safari vans with their … Continue reading
African Safari – The Masai River The nice weather continued and our destination for the afternoon was the Masai River, home to many hippopotamus and African crocodiles.