SAFARI: More Gorgeous Animals And The First Of Several Amazing Lodges We Had To Ourselves

Lake Manyara - You Never Forget Your First Wild Giraffe
Lake Manyara – You Never Forget Your First Wild Giraffe

SAFARI – LAKE MANYARA

  • Tanzanian Tourism–of which safaris are a huge part–took a 40% nose dive due to basic geographical ignorance on the part of many tourists who labeled the entire African continent with the stigma of the Ebola epidemic that broke out last fall. Never mind that Tanzania is in east Africa over 3100 miles away; to put that in perspective, it would be like canceling a trip to Key Largo, Florida because someone in Seattle got the virus. Moreover, Western Europe, including Spain, which did have Ebola cases, are closer than Tanzania to the western Africa outbreak. And the final depressing fact is that although the US and Europe reported both Ebola cases AND deaths resulting from it, Tanzania has to date reported zero (0) cases of the epidemic. The net result was that the four of us stayed in some grand old lodges all by ourselves – polished timber throwbacks to the 1800’s English hunting lodges. Amazing and a little sad. I hope Tanzania rebounds soon.
Lake Manyara Baboon
Lake Manyara Baboon
Lake Manyara Young Baboon  In Tree
Lake Manyara Young Baboon In Tree
Lake Manyara Blue Monkey In The Grass
Lake Manyara Blue Monkey In The Grass
Lake Manyara Impala Mom and Baby
Lake Manyara Impala Mom and Baby
Lake Manyara Impala Sprint
Lake Manyara Impala Sprint
Lake Manyara Dik-dik (Tiny Little Fella)
Lake Manyara Dik-dik (Tiny Little Fella)
Lake Manyara Southern Ground Hornbill
Lake Manyara Southern Ground Hornbill
Lake Manyara Warthog Power Trot
Lake Manyara Warthog Power Trot
Wildebeests A-Plenty
Wildebeests A-Plenty
Lake Manyara Simba - Our First Sighting
Lake Manyara Simba – Our First Sighting
I'm Not The Elephant You're Looking For (1st One We Spotted)
I’m Not The Elephant You’re Looking For (1st One We Spotted)
Junior Crosses The Road
Junior Crosses The Road
Clouds Above Lake Manyara Cliffs
Dramatic Clouds On The Lake Manyara Cliffs
Lake Manyara Lodge Restaurant
Lake Manyara Lodge Restaurant – We Had The Place To Ourselves
Lake Manyara Lodge Pool View
Lake Manyara Lodge Pool View
Lake Manyara Lodge Terrace View
Lake Manyara Lodge Terrace View

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