S: Tanzania, Africa Family Safari- Volume 2
BC: Goodbye Tanzania... We'll be back!!! | THANK YOU, HOTDADDY & NANA! | WE LOVE YOU!
FC: Tanzania, Africa Family Safari Volume 2
1: Acacia Trees
7: A group of zebras together is called a Dazzle. Isn't God Amazing?
8: Hungry, Hungry Hippos!
9: We all loved Eddie! Ava loved playing games with Hotdaddy and Nana in the Land Rover! Rock, paper, scissors!
10: Cal was fascinated by the banana trees! | Ngorongoro Crater is home to over 25,000 animals!
11: Ngorongoro Farmhouse & Coffee Plantation! Beautiful grounds & neat cottages!
12: Thank goodness for Dr. Frank! He made Cal feel better quickly!
13: The Maasai seeking a watering hole for their priceless cattle!
15: The Maasai Village was Fascinating!
17: I believe white men really can JUMP!
18: Mom literally bought these earrings right out of his ears!
21: Nana enjoys dancing with the Maasai women!
25: Leaving the Maasai Village to go to the Serengeti National Park where the Maasai are not allowed to take their cattle.
26: Entering Serengeti National Park!
28: Lions use these rocks called Kopjes to sun themselves and search for prey!
36: Pride Rock!
37: The tent camp where the infamous male baboon visited Craig and Cal early one morning! | June 19, 2011 Father's Day | Mbuzi Mawe Camp
38: Serengeti National Park stretches for endless miles across the wilds of East Africa. A world of calm beauty and quick violence, it is home to over two million animals and witness to daily dramas of life and death played against a background of sublime grandeur.
39: Notice the birds on the baby giraffe's back!
47: Serengeti means "endless plain"
48: Ava & Max | Klipspringer | Cal and Ryan hunting for lizards!
52: On a beautiful evening game drive we spotted this giraffe and many other amazing animals!
56: Safari means "Journey" in Swahili
61: Nestled in the Serengeti - Mbalageti Tented Lodge was our last and favorite camp!
66: We heard wildebeests, hyenas, and elephants all night long!
68: Hakuna Matata!
70: Jambo! Jambo! (Hello in Swahili)
73: UP, UP AND AWAY!! | A Hot Air Balloon Ride over the Serengeti... at Sunrise on my Birthday!!! | We rose 1,000 feet up and took an hour long flight!
74: June 21, 2011 | HAPPY #43 TO JOY!
75: Pilot Frank made sure we were safe!
77: Our Safari in the Sky!
78: Warthogs on the move!
80: The number of wildebeests alone is 1.6 million, and their journey is not easy. The migrating mass is composed of small herds of one to ten thousand.
84: The animals would all run like lightning when they heard the hot air from our balloon!
87: The giraffe's stride is 15 feet!
89: Safe and Sound! A smooth landing despite the termite mound! CHEERS!
91: We were served a lovely English-style breakfast under this tree in the middle of the Serengeti... Awesome! | The balloon's "Black Box"
92: We loved our Tauck tour guide from Wisconsin, Susan Wahlen! | Spectacular Views!
93: Allan, Godson, Eddie & Bosco | Dr. Jerry & Sherrye | Dr.Frank & Kerri Vittimberga | Susan | Celeste & Bonnie | Caleb & Harrison | Ryan & Max | John & Pat Boden | Cal & his Fanta!
94: After the "bush plane" took us back to Arusha (with Cal in the cockpit) we visited this 2,000 acre coffee plantation! | The last night at Mbalageti - the girls in their "Kangas" | Danielle, Sarah, Kelly & Ava
95: Ava's Top Ten Highlights... 1) Seeing our first lion! 2) Spending time with our family 3) Talking to people from the Tauck group 4) Seeing the leopard 5) Playing with the kids from our group 6) Swimming with the kids 7) Getting to know everyone 8) Seeing all of the animals 9) Dining together 10 Being together
96: Cal's Top Ten Highlights... 1) Seeing the lions 2) Serengeti National Park 3) Family 4) The lodges 5) The food and Fanta orange soda! 6) All of the animals 7) The balloon ride 8) The jeep rides 9) The Maasai villages 10) The culture
97: Joy's Top Ten Highlights... 1) All 6 of us being together in the jeep! 2) Sticking our heads through the roof! 3) Arriving at each new luxury lodge! 4) Hot-Air Balloon Ride over the Serengeti on my 43rd Birthday! 5) Pride of Lions on the rocks! 6) Visiting the school in Tanzania! 7) Each and every "game drive"! 8) Maasai Village 9) Kikoti and Mbalageti Tent Camps 10 Hiking Mt. Kilimanjaro
98: Craig's Top Ten Highlights... 1) Seeing 17 lions on "Pride Rock" 2) Hot Air Balloon Ride over Serengeti 3) Visiting the School/Meeting the kids 4) Seeing the leopard 5) Ngorongoro Crater - 25,000 animals! 6) Mbalageti & Kikoti Tented Camps - and sleeping in National Parks with wild animals all around! 7) Baboon breaking into tent in Mbuzi Mawe Tent Camp while still in towel after a.m. shower! 8) Zebras, Giraffes, Elephants! 9) Game Drives - never knowing what you would see! 10) Getting to know the guides & their personal history
99: "Every morning in Africa, a Gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest Lion or it will be killed. Every morning a Lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death. It doesn't matter whether you are a Lion or a Gazelle...when the sun comes up, you'd better be running!"