S: TANZANIA 2012
BC: DEPARTED | AFRICA | 10 SEPT 2012
1: TANZANIA | TANZANIA | ARRIVED 19 AUG 2012 | The largest country in East Africa, includes the spice island of Zanzibar, the wilds of the Serengeti and contains Africa's highest point Kilimanjaro, at 5,895 m (19,340 ft).
2: On our 25th anniversary we are finally going to a place that has always been on our travel list... A place where lions and elephants roam, where the wildest animals in the world run free. Africa Here We Come!
4: Tarangire National Park Tarangire National Park is a quiet park lying just south of Lake Manyara and is famous for its high concentration of elephants. It is a very seasonal park that becomes more active during the dry season when the area's animals all move towards the Tarangire river and Silale swamp system. | TARANGIRE
14: walking safari | Alex
20: Lake Manyara | National Park
21: LAKE MANYARA A beautiful National Park in the shadow of the escarpment of the Great Rift Valley, with placid waters frequented by flamingos and many other water birds.
22: Ngorongoro | Crater
23: NGORONGORO CRATER Sometimes described as an 'eighth wonder of the world', the Ngorongoro Crater is one of Africa's most famous sites and is said to have the highest density of wildlife in Africa.
32: Serengeti National Park The Serengeti National Park is one of the most celebrated wildlife reserves in the world. This phenomenal National Park was created to preserve the path of the world's largest migration circuit with the Masai Mara in Kenya, and covers an absolutely vast area of pristine East African Savannah. | SERENGETI
34: Serian Camp | Alex Walker's
46: Wildebeest | Migration
47: THE CROSSING The clock-like migration of Wildebeest and Zebra from the Masai Mara to the Serengeti leads them through the Mara river, a treacherous crossing with deep waters full of crocodiles
52: Selous Game Reserve Africa's largest and oldest game reserve is one of its most scenic wildlife destinations; the Selous is utterly beautiful. The beauty of the park is matched by the quality of a safari here; boating and walking compliment standard game driving in thriving wildlife areas. | SELOUS
54: Alex | walking safari | Selous | Safari Camp
74: Ruaha National Park Ruaha is the 'other park' in the southern circuit and is perfect for those seeking that elusive, raw Africa experience in a truly wild landscape. Famous for its large prides of lion and elephant. Ruaha is ancient and wild, studded with thick baobabs hundreds of years old, and carved through the centre by the Great Ruaha River. | RUAHA
76: Jongomero | Safari Camp
90: Zanzibar Island Zanzibar is an archipelago of historic Indian Ocean islands, awash with atmosphere, intrigue, and idyllic beach experiences. As the birthplace of the Swahili, site of Sultans' Palaces and renowned for its spice plantations, the little island republic of Zanzibar features larger than life on the world map. | ZANZIBAR
92: Pongwe Beach | Hotel
96: Stone Town
97: STONE TOWN Stone Town is a city of prominent historical importance in East Africa. As the former center of the slave trading market and its architecture, mostly dating back to the 19th century, it reflects the diverse influences of the Swahili culture, with a unique mixture of Arab, Persian, Indian and European elements. The town was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000.
98: Farewell Africa, until next time....