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So…. I went on Safari.

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.

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Amber taking the impala for a joy ride!

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First animal sighting. Look at his lumbering gate.

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A grazing elephant (tembo).

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He is so close to civilization!

Roaming, strutting.

Chilling like the elephant boss he is.

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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.

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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.

Fascinating!

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This one is apparently not running fast enough to be blurry.

Still looks faster than I can run though.

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Who is ready to see some giraffes???

Their Swahili name is fittingly twiga.

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Can you spot the twiga?

Teehee get it? SPOT!

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Water buffalo are so cute when they flap their ears.

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Half of the group, popping their heads out of our safari van!

True animal sleuthing at place.

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Now for my favorite photos.

Got to love the scenery.

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The clouds were spectacular.

Can you see the rainbow?

It did not even rain that day. I declare an act of safari magic.

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My FAVORITE photo!

This scene is just too gorgeous.

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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.

~Olivia (Fatma)~

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