Day 30 (Tarangire National Park)

Trip Start Feb 01, 2008
Trip End May 06, 2008

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Saturday, March 1, 2008

Our good news at Entebbe was that Kenya Airways could check us right through cos they are affiliated to Precision Air, which saves a dicey 1 hr mad rush at
The flight is normal save one frikkin mindblowing moment, the captain says look out the right window as we are going to fly past the peak of Kilimanjaro, I almost fell out of my chair with excitement
The mountain is cool, I pointed at it and whispered "I am coming for you" - Any takers, gotta be the next 18-24 months - I have heard global warming is gonna goose the ice caps, that wouldn't be the same now would it
Land Kili airport, and my dude is there waiting...Arnold my guide with John my driver outside in the comfy game cruiser with openable roof
We set off immediately on our 6 day/5 night safari
First stop Arusha for cash, what a mess, ATMs queues of up to 30 people, I eventually get cash, I would recommend the airport when you arrive
First park, Tarangire National Park - a full afternoon game drive
We spot a couple of elephant families, in fact loads of elephant sighting, over 100 elephants, with a few little youngsters, all pretty close, giraffe at distance, mongoose horde, warthogs, zebra, baboons, ostrich, impala, tons of waterbuck which I have seen very little of before, thompsons gazelle-another new one for me, and then the smallest of antelope weighing only a max of 7kg-the dik dik-cool little chap, always with his partner
The park also boasts hundreds of baobab trees, and an abundant birdlife
Its a great afternoon, its hot, and Tanzania is great, and then we set off for that nights lodging, Lake Manyara Hotel, an awesome lodge in the Rift Valley
We immediately hit the pool, that evening we have a feast and sleep well
Tomorrow we enter the famous Serengeti, 14763 sq kms large, huge day
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