Tanzania 2007 safari

 

Here are some photos from the 2007 Northern Tanzania safari. Overall, the 14 days trip was great. After some initial communication failures, I got along well with the guide and the cook. I even managed to help the cook to become a guide after returning home, by writing a recommandation letter. He later e-mailed and thanked me. This of course was a big step up for him, because the safari guides and drivers were kind of "king of the road" in Tanzania.

All in all, and after having visited Kenya again in 2010, I think the people of Tanzania are among the nicest and most friendly in Africa. The guide played songs by Tabu Ley Rochereau all day and all night on the car stereo. When setting up camp, he always played the same song. So whenever I think about my 2007 Tanzania trip, I imagine hearing the song "Ibeba" by the great Tabu Ley. During my 14 days in Northern Tanzania, I guess I heard the song playing at least 50 times.

 

 
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Pelicans and hippos at Lake Manyara National Park

 

Toward Lake Natron

Lake Natron and Lengai mountain

 

At Lake Natron campsite

Ngare Sero River trail, Lake Natron area

 

Old human rock shelter. Walking the Ngare Sero River trail with Peter, the maasai guide

The crew, the cook (left) and one driver/guide (right)

 

Maasai's fetching water

Lake Natron

 

Partly dried-out Lake Natron

Village in northern Tanzania, between Lake Natron and Serengeti NP

 

Shepherds. This strech of "road" was rather rough

Dry landscape

 

Vervet monkey youngster

     

The great migration in Northern Serengeti, an impressive view

 

Dinner at the campsite in Serengeti, Nyani Camp Site at Seronera

Very basic accomodation, here at the Lake Natron Campsite

 

Here Camping at the Serengeti Stop-Over Logde, near the western Serengeti Ndabake Gate

Roof hatch wildlife watching

 

Safari congestion

The cook in action, all food were made on charcoal

 

Fishermen at Lake Victoria

Safari gear, here at Serengeti Stop-Over Logde

 

Refreshment, a tusker for me, city of Lamadi next to Lake Victoria

Overview of the Ngorongoro crater

 

Ngorongoro campsite, at the rim of the vulcano

The Grumeti River in Serengeti

 

Lamadi Beach Hotel, yeah ...

The witchdoctor, he was good predicting my future, I must admit

 

Acacia tree

Hadzabe bushmen around the campfire early morning

 

Breakfast, that is ..

I had to try the bushman bow and arrow, without too big success

 

Bushman landscape north of Lake Eyasi

Sunset at Lake Eyasi

 

Entertainment at Tarangiri National Park

Typical safari view

 

Buffalo skull

Olduvai Gorge, one of the most important human fossil sites in Africa. In 1959, Mary Leaky found the Australopithecus boisei (now Paranthropus boisei) at the Frida Leakey Korongo (FLK) site near the red cliffs at the center of the image

 

The museum at Olduvai Gorge

Homo habilis remains, Olduvai Gorge

 

Olduvai Gorge