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Travel Blogs from Arusha
... was all exciting at first, but we then seen thousands of these guys. It was a long exciting day driving through the Serengeti in the safari jeep standing up, roof up, sun blaring and animal spotting in the wilde, couldn't get better than this. We got to camp just before sun set, as we were driving towards the already put up tents, literally in the middle of the Serengeti, I said where are the gates? There were no boundaries, ...
... the best viewing spot, shouting to each other to move. The lions seem unaffected, but the whole experience is sickening, not the natural tranquility you should experience around game. As cute as the cubs are, and as much as I would love to have been able to watch them longer, this is not what we have come to see, it would almost be better to be in a zoo, so we decide to drive away from the chaos and leave them be. We drove back to the rhinos and they ...
... by the lineman with the lights at airport to direct plane to gate. We could see him out the window but the signals he was giving to pilots were not anything we were taught in flight school. Looked like he was doing the YMCA dance. Either that or the signals were in Swahili. Smooth through immigration. Just wanted our $100. The visa picture they took looks like I'm on a most wanted list. But they won't find me in the bush ;) Good breakfast and we are off to Manyara Ranch ...
... of hours to let some water drain and to try to get out and go back to Arusha. Ok back in Arusha ...had coffee with Simon King who owns the company that I organised this trip through. Passionate and interesting guy keen on wildlife preservation. Now at hotel relaxing. Off to Mafia Island at lunch ...
... birds, and giraffe (see last picture).
In the afternoon I canoed around a lake (middle pictures) and really enjoyed seeing the wildlife from that perspective. Very peaceful - you could really hear the birds singing and were able to quite a few from the waters edge. Saw hippos from a distance, but stayed far away.
Life here is very different. I haven't taken many pictures as I don't want to be disrespectful of whether they want ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
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