Safari Journal and Photos

Leopard time! In the Serengeti

The Serengeti is where we saw pretty much all the lions, leopards and cheetahs.  This is one of the reasons we’re really glad we went to this park last.  While the entire safari was great, it would have been a bit of drop in excitement to have gone from watching cheetah chases, to watching zebras rolling […]

February 19th, 2014|Safari, Safari Journal and Photos|

Flamingos and hiking at Empakaai Crater

The hike at Empakaai Crater was a great way to stretch our legs.  We made the “reservation” in advance, well before we arrived in Tanzania.  But you could probably easily book it as soon as you get there.  The day of, we drove along, then stopped and picked up someone – it was a Maasai, […]

February 19th, 2014|Safari, Safari Journal and Photos|

Best bush walk ever, Arusha National Park

Arusha National Park was the first park on our list, and we’re glad it was!

First, the park was just a short drive from our lodge.  Since we’d just gotten off a lengthy flight from the United States, we were glad not to have a long drive immediately afterwards.

Second, there pretty much are no cats – leopards, […]

February 19th, 2014|Safari, Safari Journal and Photos|

Cheetahs in the Serengeti

We saw cheetahs on three different days on our safari – twice in the Serengeti, and once in Ngorongoro Crater.  The Serengeti (‘endless plains’ in the Maasai language) was where we saw the most leopards, cheetahs, lions.  For this reason, we’re really glad we saved the Serengeti for the last part of our vacation.  It […]

February 19th, 2014|Safari, Safari Journal and Photos|

Canoe safari at Arusha

We spent days debating the canoe safari in Arusha, and whether we should go on it.  So it gets its own special mention, because it was so hard for us to find information about it (which, as some folks in our group of six pointed out, should have been a sign in itself).

Anyhow, the debate raged […]

February 19th, 2014|Safari, Safari Journal and Photos|