What Happened? Tanzania!
Well, I had big plans to tour the US in a self-contained vehicle, but then something kind of wonderful happened. My husband invited me to join him for a two-week trip to Northern Tanzania this October. Also, a perfect vehicle had appeared, but since the dealership sold it before I could get my financing together, I decided to let that sit for awhile and concentrate on preparing to travel to Africa.
So we left on October 7th, and had a fabulous 12-day photo/wildlife/birdwatching safari. We joined friends from San Diego, the Petersons, and shared a guide who drove us all over six parks in Tanzania: Arusha National Park, Manyara National Park, Central Serengeti, Northern Serengeti, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, and Tarangire National Park. We spent two nights each in an assortment of lodges and tented camps, always with hot water, toilets in the rooms/tents, and with real beds, plus amazing food and service. I’ve never eaten so much or been cared for so well.
Along the way we stopped at a Maasai boma and danced with the Maasai, saw a lion stalk and kill a zebra, watched lions mate (not especially exciting, FYI), and saw an unbelievable number of animals in the Great Migration.
I’ll share photos soon, after I’ve caught up, and after I’ve sifted through nearly 850 photos.
Steve and me, with our guide’s safari vehicle, where we had hours of “African massage” (road jolts) daily for 12 days.