Our rejuvenating stay at Essque Zalu on the north coast of Zanzibar was the idyllic tropical end to our weeks in Tanzania
From the Central Serengeti, we flew on two small planes; the first to Arusha where we briefly met up with ADS staff and watched these ladies in the airport parking lot and from there we flew about an hour southeast until we crossed the most translucent waters, so clear we could see the sandbars from the sky. The turquoise waters were so bright, they were almost dreamlike The airport was pretty much an empty space and we chatted with a few hikers who had just descended from Kilimanjaro. From…
Final sightings in the Central Serengeti included lions, zebras, and monkeys!
We finally spotted the rare leopard in the Central Serengeti.
Lamai Triangle with flat plains, rhinoceroses, and elands
The Great Migration of the wildebeests and zebras across the Mara outdid our expectations with an unbelievable sighting!
From Migration Tented Camp in the northern Serengeti, we followed along the Upper Grumeti River to find lots of lions, elephants, oribi, and more!
We saw topi, eland, water buck, lilac-breasted rollers, agama lizards and so many more (new to us) species in the Lobo Valley of the North Serengeti.
Lions and hippos and zebras, oh my! Adventures in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, Tanzania.
Before we peak at the animals on our third day in Africa, take a look at our hotel: a bonafide treehouse! More of that soon, but let me back up. We left Manyara and drove about 90 minutes through similar landscapes with narrow cows and cube-like houses in colorful strips lining the roads We were headed toward our second national park, Ngorongoro Crater, more formally known as Ngorongoro Conservation Area. If you, like us, are curious about this pronunciation, kindof swallow the n sound and…