Late 2016, I decided to book a spontaneous safari. I visited the famous national parks in Northern Tanzania in 2007, and now wanted to revisit some of the most renown parks in Africa. A travel agency helped me organize my trip, even on very short notice. Although not optimal due to lack of planning, I managed to spend about one week on safari in the Tarangire National Park, the Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. It was a nice safari, and I managed to see "the big five" (although the black rhino only from a long distance in the Ngorongoro Crater). Some of the wildlife observed during the trip are shown on this site (see links to the right).
After the safari, I spent a relaxing week in coastal Tanzania about 60 km north of Dar es Salaam. From the lodge terrace, overlooking a lagoon, I watched for birds and other wildlife. One day I went for a dhow trip, and another day I had a guided walk in the neighboring fishing village. I also visited the nearby Sadaani National Park, located about 2 h drive north of the lodge. There I went for a short boat trip on the outlet of the Wami River. Some impressions from this region can be viewed on a separate page. Mainly for my own purposes, I have listed mammalian and bird species seen during the trip on separate pages.