- 8 years ago
- Wedding: September 2011
Recap 1 of our first day (yes only one day) on safari can be found here:
We spent our second day on Safari in Tarangire as well. We saw a lot more of the same animals we’d seen the day before. Lots of zebra, giraffes, impala, elephants, etc. No pictures of big cats from that day, but we saw a leopard dashing through a bush near a huge heard of zebra. It was really cool to watch all the zebra running around and “talking” to each other.
Second day in Tarangire photos:
Mama & Baby Zebra crossing the road
Zebras drinking (yes I know this was on the other thread):
Darling Husband taking photos:
Ostrich displaying their feathers:
Black Faced Monkeys (they were SO cute!):
We had a moment of excitement where we got charged by a female elephant for getting too close to her baby:
We only had to pull 5 feet forwards to let her know we meant no harm and she and her baby happily crossed the road.
Portrait of a baby baboon:
Getting a piggyback ride:
The oh so lovely cape buffalo:
Our driver had worked for the parks department before he became a safari guide. He told us that at one point when he was working in the parks, he got attacked by one of these buffalo and dragged 4-5miles by his leg. He was in the hospital for 2 months, but made a full recovery.
This seemed to be the day for animals drinking.
Giraffe drinking (very cool to watch them do this):
Then he ran away:
Gotta love the baby elephants:
Big male bull elephant deciding the road was the best place for a dust bath:
Our spot where we stopped for lunch:
Mongoose in the road:
Resident bats at our resort (the kept the bugs at bay):
Ok…. so I’m trying to make each recap more than one day (so there aren’t 15 recaps). The next day we got up and left our treetop camp and headed the 2 hours to the Lake Manyara game reserve. On our way we went through a local town where they were selling all sorts of goods.
When we got to the gates of Lake Manyara there were monkeys all over the place!
They were clearly used to being near people:
Ok… we’ll have to continue with what was on the other side of the gates in another recap. Next up will be Lake Manyara (with hippos, lions in a tree and flamingos) and Ngorngoro Crater (with more lions, hippos, and the elusive rhino)!