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Tanzania Adventure Part 3 East African Safari

January 27, 2014

After coming down off of Kilimanjaro we spent an afternoon and evening. resting in the hotel and letting our gear dry a bit before heading off on a traditional East African safari for 4 days in three different parks. We visited Lake Manyara, Ngorongro  Conservation area and the Serengeti national park. Below is a pictorial version of our journey that shows the landscapes and animals we got to observe during the trip.

A few snaps from Arusha and the hotel before departing. All the rooms had mosquito netting as a malaria precaution.

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These turkeys lived in the hotel and actually just made me think about hunting in Oklahoma in the spring.

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On the way to Lake Manyara

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Libby in out truck getting ready to see animals in the park. Apparently all safari vehicles in Tanzania are Toyota land cruisers.

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Baboons were all over

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Some hogs having a disagreement

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Think this is just a bunch of animals enjoying the sunshine on a perfect day.

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Zebra enjoying life

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Impala

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Verdet Monkey, also known as the blue ball monkey

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Elephants of all sizes

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Libby, Victor and I looking over the park. Such a cool first day on safari.

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Overlooking Ngorongoro crater on the way to the Serengeti national park

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These guys were headed somewhere.

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Hard working dung Beatle

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Wrapping up in the Ngorongoro crater was pretty amazing end to the safari. All in all Victor too great care of us on the whole trip. Below is his contact and company information. Also he is a contact of mine on LinkedIn if anyone plans a trip to Tanzania I highly recommended shooting him am email.

In the last few hours before our return flight Libby and I had Christmas dinner in Dar Es Salaam at the Sea Cliff hotel. That place is great the staff service food everything was a really nice way to spend Christmas Day including a trip to the beach. Think Libby and I were the only Anglos on the beach that day. Last few pictures and that wraps up Tanzania, highly recommended and a wonderful introduction to Africa for a novice traveler.

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Our great guides company and contact info:

Gaze Africa Safaris & Tours Ltd

Manyanga E. Victor

Managing Director

Cell: +255 787 145 515

victorz2000@yahoo.com

http://www.gazeafricasafaris.com

 

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