Monthly Archives: April 2012

Endless plains and endless wildebeests

Endless plains is translation of the Maasi word for Serengeti and they are not wrong – although only 35% of the park is actually grassland and the rest is woodland area. It took about 7 hours to get here driving … Continue reading

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New species and Tanzania politics

The lodge I stayed in may have been outside of the park but it was in the middle of nowhere on the edge of Lake Manyara surrounded by game and lets face it – when they say tents they can … Continue reading

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Elephants, elephants and more elephants

Today’s safari was at the Tarangire National Park – this park is huge and is mainly composed of long grassland – as a result it makes it quite hard to see animals but when you do boy do you see … Continue reading

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Up close and personal at the Crater

We left the lovely Bougainvillea Lodge with its nice large spacious rooms (so much different to the place I am in as I write this – I hate the Ngorogoro Wildlife lodge with a passion, its everything I despise about … Continue reading

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Traffic jams the world over

Today I left Nairobi and Kenya to head back to Tanzania.  It was quite nice to be leaving the big city – I just cannot understand the two volunteers on the Kenyan project who haven’t left Nairobi since they arrived … Continue reading

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