Thursday, 17 December 2015

Lake Manyara NP & Amani Nature Reserve

The Maasia steps decent on to Lake Manyara
Our Christmas trip to the Serengeti had been put on hold thanks to car trouble on the way north from Dar es Salaam to Arusha.  So instead, after a delay in Moshi to get the car sorted, we'd changed plans and headed to Tarangire national park.

But now, the tsetse flies of Tarangire national park finally got the better of us and we decided to check out Lake Manyara national park which is about an hour away. 

Sunday, 13 December 2015

Tarangire National Park - December 2015

Home of the elephants, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
2015 was a disaster for us in terms of bush time as a result of work in Kenya for 6 months and then car trouble! Car trouble has finally caught up with us and I guess in hindsight, if there was ever a good time to cop it, may as well be the year that has already been a bad one in terms of bush time.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Saadani National Park - January 2015

The isolated beach by the campsite is a highlight
After spending Christmas in the Serengeti and new years in Selous, the 3rd long weekend in a row in January could not be missed to get in to the bush again. After weighing up Mikumi with the rain around, we decided to check out Saadani National Park for the first time. 

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Selous GR: New Year's in the South

The focus of Selous is the Rufiji River
The decision to visit Selous with the rains in December was made on the way back from the Serengeti as we had only 3 days after Christmas to decide where to go for the New Year's Eve long weekend. Selous is expensive and very difficult in the wet and the game would be off the river this time of the year.  But...