Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Our first day was a trek through Tarangire where we found very dry conditions - the "short rains" season had just begun - but a variety of animals were still active. The animals appeared to be very accustomed to the safari jeeps as they did not get skittish or avoid us at all although we were clearly warned that getting out of the vehicle was not an option.
We were greeted by a very playful group of elephants.
My favorite shots from this day were the giraffes.
We tracked this lioness for quite a while.
Swalehe explained that she probably was looking for food for her cubs as from her looks she was a nursing mama.
We never did find her cubs, but we did discover another pride deep in the grass.
That night we enjoyed an incredible camp-cooked dinner (leek soup, chicken, best instant coffee ever....) by Bakari and after a long day in the sun on the safari road, were glad to find our beds waiting for us!
Next week: Serengeti and wait, where did the beds go?