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Tanzania Safari 2019

Greetings all,

Recently returned from my 9th wildlife safari in East Africa. I’ve been asked why return so often? Haven’t you seen all the wildlife you’re going to see? (Over 130 species are presented in my Wildlife Safari: A Photo Journal .)  Those are both difficult questions to answer, but there are always wonderful surprising moments you come across while on safari and perhaps that is the real reason for all the repeat visits: for two weeks, your senses are fully engaged and prepared to experience the unexpected. My Top Ten Tanzania Safari 2019 experiences were: 1. Introducing Pickleball to a new community of players in Arusha, Tanzania; 2. Spending ten days on safari with six new safari companions and a safari guide and friend I first met in 2006; 3. Experiencing the full impact of the Great Migration on the Serengeti; 4. Coming across lions resting in trees; 5. Seeing a four-month-old cheetah cub; 6. Watching hippos move about nearly covered by water plants; 7. Viewing a male lion surveying his kingdom from the top of a kopje (a real Lion King moment); 8. Enjoying a massive assortment of water birds at Lake Manyara; 9. For a few hours, seemingly having the Ngorongoro Crater almost to ourselves surrounded by a grand collection of wildlife; and 10. Returning to the majestic Baobab forests of Tarangire National Park. Below are a few photos.

Pickleball clinic – Arusha, Tanzania

Safari companions – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Great Migration, wildebeests – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Great Migration, wildebeests – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Lions resting in tree – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Lion resting in tree – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Four-month-old cheetah cub – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Cheetah and cub – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

Hippos resting in a salad bowl  – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Male lion scanning its horizon – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Male lion roar – Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Water birds – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Water birds – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Black-winged stilt – Lake Manyara National Park, Tanzania

Elands and Tommy gazelles  – Ngorongoro Conservaion Area, Tanzania

Secretarybird  – Ngorongoro Conservaion Area, Tanzania

Male leopard  – Ngorongoro Conservaion Area, Tanzania

Baobab tree and elephants – Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

2 Comments Post a comment
  1. Simply beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

    June 29, 2019
  2. Curtis D Smeby #

    Great pictures Michael. A unique experience that is full of surprises and wonder.

    July 3, 2019

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