153 Photos - Feb 26, 2014
Photo: OATS Serengeti Safari June 8-18, 2013. See KENYA MAASAI MARA ALBUM for the June 3-7 pretripPhoto: Tanzania Key Points on the Oversea Adventure Travel (OAT) tourPhoto: Arrive at nearest Arusha major airport, over an hour drive to the Kibo lodge for the start of the tour.Photo: Where are these places? Kenya & Tanzania below South Sudan, East AfricaPhoto: Our first lodge near Arusha. Anyone have photos of large evangelical church next door?Photo: Only location in lodge with good wi-fi, plus Tusker beer.Photo: Nice rooms, many with porch or balconyPhoto: Photo: Some street scenes from Arusha. Not the uptown, more like the strip mall areas of US cities.Photo:                                Photo: Outdoor furniture storePhoto: Many small shopsPhoto: Outdoor markets also commonPhoto: Lots of bikes, Matatus (mini-buses), tuk-tuks in cities and rural areasPhoto: Lots of religious activityPhoto: Photo: Photo: Beads (shanga in Swahili), wine glasses, paintings, etc. made by the workers sold here.Photo: Emanuel, Brother by Another Mother, showing us around the adjoining coffee plantation.Photo: Tanzanian peabody berries?Photo: Shanga glass blowing works using recycled bottlesVideo: Video: Making a wine glassPhoto: River House Restaurant is well-known in townPhoto: Typical Tanzanian fare prepared by Chef BabuPhoto: Cats like Jane even in Africa. Lunch at the River House RestaurantPhoto: On the road toward the Serengeti the Cultural Heritage CenterPhoto: A "Tree of Life" carved by the MakondePhoto: Photo: Several floors of art and crafts for salePhoto: Really liked this painting!Photo: Photo: Gate to the Tarangire National ParkPhoto: Small antelope, usually in pairs (not herds)Photo: At your own riskPhoto: Early sighting, a cheetah!Photo: Just after this photo, cheetah took off and caught an antelope, at speeds I failed to capture.Photo: Our first "Parade" of elephants. See the E AFR SAF ELEPHANTS album for more photos & videos.Video: VideoPhoto: One tired elephant?Photo: Fish EaglePhoto: Baobab treePhoto: Elephants created hole? Hiding spot for poachers.Photo: Video: Photo: Photo: Impala, the McDonalds of the plainsPhoto: WarthogsPhoto: See E AFR SAF GIRAFFES album for more photos & videosVideo: Photo: Our second overnight spot, about a 45 minute drive from the parkPhoto: Bar, restaurant, meeting areaPhoto: Tented cabin at Lake Burunge CampPhoto: Closeup of tented cabinPhoto: Bedroom, bathroom. Electricity off at 10 pm, on at 6 am.Photo: Male Red Bishop outside our cabinPhoto: Arts & crafts store near the campPhoto: Saw many people waiting for busses along the highwayPhoto: Typical stores, markets in small towns on our drivePhoto: Boys on way to schoolPhoto: Another Kibo property, a very nice lodge on the edge of the Ngorongoro CraterPhoto: A typical bedroomPhoto: Note solar water heaters. Ecological-awareness center.Photo: Much of food served comes from their gardensPhoto: Photo: Photo: Ngorongoro CraterPhoto: View of CraterPhoto: Maasai villagePhoto: Oldupai Gorge Site MuseumPhoto: Sign from museumPhoto: View of the Gorge areaPhoto: Photo: Photo: One finding in the GorgePhoto:                                Photo: Photo: Jane enjoying the viewPhoto: Note the Kibo trucks. One of many Safari companies.Photo: In the Serengeti National ParkPhoto: Photo: Photo: Lions hiding as much as possible from the afternoon sun. See the E AFR SAF LIONS album for more photos & videos.Photo: Staying in firm control of her tire.Photo: Photo: Our home for four nights. No electricity, running water, land modification.Photo: Our front porch.Photo: What a view!Photo: Warm water every morning for shaving, washing. Bucket of water for washing up.Photo: ClotheslinePhoto: Maybe 30 minutes of LED light in tent.Photo: 20 liters warm water for each person for evening shower, heated in iron kettle.Photo:                                Photo: No longer have to leave tent for night bathroom use. Less danger of running into cape buffalo, etc.Photo: Bed, somewhat leveled. Note the uphill walk to the shower and commode rooms in the back of the tent.Photo: Our dining hall. Solar panel on right for electricity to charge camera batteries, many plugs on table.Photo: At least six support people at tent camp. Even gasoline for game drive trucks must be brought in.Photo: Photo: The "brilliance" of zebras observed by a "pride" of lions.Photo: More giraffes in E AFR SAF GIRAFFES albumPhoto: Photo: Some Thomson Gazelles -- a small antelope that are part of the "McDonalds" for larger predators.Photo: See the E AFR SAF FELLOW TRAVELLERS album for other views of folks having fun on a game drive. With the pre-trip we did more than 20 game drives.Photo: Cheetahs watching some Tommies passPhoto: High point! We saw a leopard with fresh kill. Definitely view the E AFR SAF LEOPARDS album for more photos & videos. Saw one estimate that only 100 leopard families are left in the park.Photo: We were not alone. One of the cubs going over to the tree.Photo: Resting after moving prey into tree. Can't defend against lions, hyenas, vultures, baboons, so must get kill up for later consumption. 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