Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Safari in Tanzania, Africa

If you've ever thought about a Safari, this may be the way to go. It's pricey, but even if you do it only once, it's worth it. Also, it's a great way to get completely away from everything and get a real break from the rat race. We took the 'Wings over Tanzania' through Abercrombie and Kent tour agency. They were class act, and we went to three camps, all different. One camp was in the Serengeti National Park, the other was at the NgoraNgora Crater (7500 ft. altitude), and the other was in what they call the 'Jurassic Park'. All the camps were class acts, luxury tents, they had any and everything we could want to eat, drink, and cigars for me. Every night, the fireplaces were blazing, and we had the most incredible views of the Milky Way I've seen in 30 years.

I would suggest doing the 'Wings over Tanzania' instead of driving to the different camps, it only takes about 45 minutes to fly vs. 8 hours or so to drive. The flight was in total, about 38 hours, with stopovers in Amsterdam and Kenya. No phones, we took an Iridium satellite phone, and the time in Africa was about 10 days (that's the minimum, considering all the transport to get there).

Here are a few pictures, there are animals of every kind and plenty of them, I just put a few with lions, giraffes, elephans, a couple of one of our camps and tents, and some of the Masai that came to check us out.
You are really in the jungle, and the animals visit the camps, but the Masai warriors guard them at night, so it's definitely heart pounding.

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