Post # 1
Ok, after getting back Friday evening we’ve sorted through some of our 5,000+ photos (yes, we went a little picture crazy) from our 2 week honeymoon to Tanzania.
First, let me say, if you ever have the opportunity to go to Africa you *have* to do it. This really was the most amazing trip ever and exceeded ALL my expectations.
We took the red-eye flight from London to Dar Es Salaam and then took a tiny 6 seater plane to Arusha. We stayed the night at a nice coffee lodge there and just tried to get rested up.
The next day we met with our driver and headed to Tarangire Park where we would spend two days/nights on safari:
Immediately upon entering the park there were animals EVERYWHERE and they had no fear of the safari vehicles. Immediately we found zebra, elephants and baboons. We took some pictures from far away, but our driver kept says “Just wait, just wait you will see all of them two feet from the jeep” and he was right:
Baby Elephant carrying sticks
Up close and personal:
Baboons on the move:
Some blocked the road!
We also saw giraffes:
Big Male Impala:
We were super lucky on our trip and even saw lions on our first trip out (and then proceeded to see at least one big cat every day on safari):
And that was just our FIRST day on safari. After a all that dusty driving we arrived at our home for 2 nights. Treetop little cottages in the wild. We had to be walked to our room by an armed guard every night since there were big cats in the area.
Our “room” from outside:
This place didn’t have/need mosquito nets because the main lodge was built around a large baobab tree which was home to 1,000s of bats. Those bats, took care of all the bugs.
Definitely much more to come, but I’ll try to spread it out as to not wear out my welcome.
Post # 3
Wow, this is such a fantastic trip; I am so jealous!
Post # 4
OMG this is awesome!!! I’m adding this trip to my bucket list!!! I love how close you got to the animals 😀
Post # 5
This looks amazing! Can’t wait to see more recaps!
Post # 6
Yay, so glad you had such an amazing time!! Love the place you are staying, can’t wait to see more!
Post # 7
Beautiful! I would love to do this…your room looked awesome!
Post # 8
No worries on bombarding us with too many pictures. I can wait to see more!
Post # 9
@MrsSl82be: That place was awesome! The only slightly non-awesome part was that the bathroom didn’t have a door (or a wall) to separate it from the bedroom, not even for the toilet. So that was a little awkward, but we got over it.
I will try and put more than 1 day into the other re-caps or else I’ll end up with 15 recap posts!
Post # 11
Wow!!! What an awesome trip. I can’t wait to see more pictures!
Post # 12
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
Eeee! I’m going to Tanzania for a month in April. I’ll only be doing Safari on the weekends, but I’m so excited! Your pics are great. We’ll be staying in Zanzibar and Mwanza. Did you make it to any cities, too?
Post # 13
OMG, your pictures are AMAZING.
Post # 14
@LGenz: I loved the baby elephants. We saw SO many baby animals too. Baby elephants, baby impala, baby zebra, baby wildebeest, even a baby rhino VERY far away. There were lion cubs too that we saw. SO cute. I never expected to see so many baby animals running around, but they were adorable.
Post # 15
It looks like your trip was fantastic! I can’t wait to see the rest of your recaps!
Post # 16
@eagle: We were only in cities very briefly.
We spent one night in Dar Es Salaam before flying back to London, but really only saw the hotel.
We also did a walking tour of Stone Town on Zanzibar. That was really cool. I almost wish we had cut our beach resort vacation one night shorter so we could have spent one night in Stone Town itself. It seemed like a really neat city with some fun nightlife/culture.
Do you know which parks you are going to do your safaris in? We went to several parks and I could let you know what we thought about them. We went to Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro crater, and Serengeti National Park. It was pretty cool how they all had different landscapes and different feels.