Airport in dar es salaam
airport dar es salaam
dar es salaam
36 hours travel, no sleep.
LOTS of traffic in DAR (3 p.m.)
flight from dar to loliondo air strip
flight from dar to loliondo
landing in loliondo
bar area/ loliondo camp
view from loliondo camp
our yurt.. loliondo camp
mess tent/ loliondo
mess tent - loliondo camp
inside our yurt.. loliondo camp
inside our yurt
wild hunting dog
pair of wild hunting dogs standing, one in back
halifa herding cattle
our yurt, w/ attached bathroom (and bucket shower)
us with staff at loliondo camp (guy in gap shirt is masai chef; guy to the right in green is masai scout/rifle guy)
turtle in the serengeti
vultures feeding on a zebra
WARNING: not pretty but vultures cleaning out the carcass of a zebra. (video).
wildebeasts migrating. one randomly leads; the others follow (notice they change direction for no apparent reason)
wildebeasts as far as the eye can see
our first lion!
young elephant dining
elephants drinking (left) and eating (right)
perfect elephant (and so young!)
inside the tent at serengeti
bar tent at serengeti
hippos on the mara river
2 lionesses in the morning
eating breakfast in front of the lionesses
mmmm. breakfast sandwich. the staple of the picnic breakfast. (and lions over my shoulder)
wildebeasts at the river. thinking of crossing. too wimpy.
wildebeasts walking one way and the other.
standing on the flooded bridge crossing the mara river
inside the tent.. serengeti (where the snake was!)
sunset on the serengeti
lion w/ broken jaw washing up at breakfast
she purrs, he roars. every 15 minutes.
hmm. wonder if she's ready?
what d'ya think?
it starts with a zebra. a lone zebra. his friends turn back. then it starts when a wildebeast gets crowded off the edge and falls in.
Wildebeast crossing the mara river (view original size for best results)
they keep coming and coming...
staff from serengeti safari camp
halifa and the land rover
lions bidding us farwell
for some reason they're always in 3's.
safari.. screeching halt. sitting outside the pool at rivertrees hotel in arusha (and not hanging in the selous)
room at selous sand rivers lodge.
view from the room. river full of crocs and hippos.
running water! flush toilet! monkees who steal toothpaste!
on the river
our own special fire.. a night of fly camping (and mosquito bites and back to the short drop toilet)
our fly tent (the square to the right) and changing tent (canvas tent on the left).
our dinner table
the other tents hold our guide and the guy with the gun
croc. they blend in well.
off to mark more territory
mess at selous sand river
dubai view from hotel room
it really is life size
john in the gulf
few day old camel
bunny the camel
why john wants to dump me. he's found love in the desert
our hotel... dubai