After our climb on Kilimanjaro, Chloe and I got to go on a 3 day Safari. My favorite part of the safari was our guide, Sam. He was perfect. We had lots and lots of time with him so we did our best to learn everything we could. Good guy, we really lucked out.
We spent one day in Lake Manyara, one day in Ngorongoro Crater, and one day in the Tarangerie. It was all so incredibly beautiful. So typical of the Africa we think of in America. Beautiful scenery, incredible trees, and amazing animals. It was so so so dry and quite hot. It will start raining in a few weeks and everything will turn nice and green but for now there’s just a whole lot of dust.
The highlight of the trip was seeing the lions. I’ve been on a couple other safaris and had yet to see a lion. I was paranoid that it would happen again but fortunately we lucked out and saw five lions. They were magnificent. Seriously, it’s like you have to whisper when in their presence.
We also saw two cheetahs chillin’ out by a rock:
And a leopard eating a warthog in a tree:
There were plenty of elephants, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, water buffalo, impalas, wildebeest, hyenas, dik diks, and birds to keep us highly entertained.
The trees were amazing:
This was also the first time I’ve ever seen an ostrich outside of the zoo:
And way off in the distance you can see some tiny little pink dots…Flamingos:
This was the view from where we ate lunch:
It was all so AMAZING!!! The perfect way to end our 3 1/2 week adventure. Now on to a 10 hr bumpy, hot, and dusty drive to Nairobi, a quick farewell to my sweet traveling partner Chloe, a sleepless night at the airport, and a flight to Zambia.