Yes you read that correctly, I just came back from two days of intense safari-ing!! The other wanafunzi and I spent the last two weeks on the mainland of Tanzania, capping the trip with a three day excursion to Mikumi National Park. Monkeys and zebras and elephants OH MY!!
There is not much to say about this adventure as the photos will give you a better story than I could ever type.
With that said, I present to you…. MIKUMI!!!
These animals are real right?
Look how close I am! Ah look at the safari animals in their natural habitat.
Don’t make a noise, you may frighten them.
Amber taking the impala for a joy ride!
First animal sighting. Look at his lumbering gate.
A grazing elephant (tembo).
He is so close to civilization!
Chilling like the elephant boss he is.
This one got in our way.
He stepped into the road, turned towards our van, and flapped his ears.
Eventually he moved out of the way.
I supposed you could say we were the ones in his way.
Ah and then there were ZEBRAS!
Apparently they are stripped black and white because that makes them more difficult to see when they run away from predators.
This one is apparently not running fast enough to be blurry.
Still looks faster than I can run though.
Who is ready to see some giraffes???
Their Swahili name is fittingly twiga.
Can you spot the twiga?
Teehee get it? SPOT!
Water buffalo are so cute when they flap their ears.
Half of the group, popping their heads out of our safari van!
True animal sleuthing at place.
Now for my favorite photos.
Got to love the scenery.
The clouds were spectacular.
Can you see the rainbow?
It did not even rain that day. I declare an act of safari magic.
My FAVORITE photo!
This scene is just too gorgeous.
Everyone should go on safari and some point in their lives.
I plan to go back and stay for even longer so if you want to join, come tag along!
The next time I WILL see a lion!!
Be wild. Be free.