Monday, 22 May 2017

Goodbye Tanzania, thanks for the memories!

Storm clouds gather over the plains in our favorite place in Tanzania....
After nearly 7 years it is time for us to leave Tanzania. The Tanzanian journey has been an amazing adventure for us. In a country that is not the easiest for self drivers, we have experienced the best wild life on earth on our terms. From pushing a broken down 4x4 on the main Dar - Arusha highway to negotiating black cotton in the Selous to surviving the bone crunching Ngorongoro - Serengeti road, Tanzania has been a tough destination. 

The wildlife has been nothing short of sensational with the migration crossing the Mara River being the highlight without a shadow of a doubt. We were able to positively identify 334 of Tanzania's over 1,300 bird count. We have also been able to share the Tanzania experience with both sets of our parents who caught the migration in the Serengeti. After arriving in Tanzania via the Tunduma border where it took us 24 hours to clear, we leave via air headed to Kigali in Rwanda in search of the next adventure.  

Kwa heri Tanzania!

Thursday, 12 January 2017

Mikumi NP: January 2017

Us and our road block
Ten days after spending New Year ’s Eve at Mikumi and opening our 2017 shooting with Super Sub on the road, we were back at Mikumi. It was the first long weekend of the year and last one before the April holiday season so we were back looking for shooting opportunities. The rains were late and except for the odd spot of green, the landscape was still waiting for the rains in January. Metres from the gate there was a fresh buffalo carcass by the side of the road and the hope was the lions were in the vicinity.