Our rejuvenating stay at Essque Zalu on the north coast of Zanzibar was the idyllic tropical end to our weeks in Tanzania
Stone Town, Zanzibar
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…
The Last of the Serengeti
Final sightings in the Central Serengeti included lions, zebras, and monkeys!
Central Serengeti, Tanzania
We finally spotted the rare leopard in the Central Serengeti.
Lamai Triangle, Northwest Serengeti
Lamai Triangle with flat plains, rhinoceroses, and elands
Mara River Crossing, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
The Great Migration of the wildebeests and zebras across the Mara outdid our expectations with an unbelievable sighting!
Grumeti River, North Serengeti, Tanzania
From Migration Tented Camp in the northern Serengeti, we followed along the Upper Grumeti River to find lots of lions, elephants, oribi, and more!
Lobo Valley, Northern Serengeti, Tanzania
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.
Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Lions and hippos and zebras, oh my! Adventures in the Ngorongoro Conservation area, Tanzania.
Arriving at Ngorongoro Crater and the Lodge, 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…