MT. KILIMANJARO & SAFARIS – SAFARIS: 17 – 30 Nov 2016

After summiting Kilimanjaro, we went back to Arusha for the night and then were picked up for 3 straight days of safaris.  Below are some links if you are really interested in details on each of the safaris we did.

Sat, Nov 26th:  Tarangire National Park
Sun, Nov 27th:  Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Mon, Nov 28th:  Lake Manyara National Park
This is the vehicle we used for 3 days.  The top pops up and you get a great view of the surroundings.  In addition, the animals are desensitized to the vehicles and you can drive up right next to most of them.

Below are some of the best pictures of the animals we saw.

Cape Buffalo

Wildebeest and Zebras (inside the Ngorongoro crater)

Ostrich

Warthog

Hyena

Hippos

Monkeys

Elephants

Giraffe

A couple random observations on the safaris:
1.  Most of the animals were hanging out together like it was a Disney movie – they would be eating right next to each other.  My assumption is they were mostly vegetarians and just eating grass and bushes all day so they aren’t a big threat to each other.  The lions we saw were mostly sleeping or resting.  I suspect once the lions start hunting things get a bit more interesting for the vegetarians…

2. Almost all of the animals were eating, constantly, all day it seemed unless they were moving somewhere or resting. Their full-time job seemed to be getting calories into their system.

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