This week’s #FriFotos theme on Twitter is “Clouds”, so I have decided to contribute yet another of my favorite photos from my trip to Tanzania. This was a beautiful day in the Serengeti, surrounded by zebras and other wildlife, and, as you can see, breathtaking scenery. I can’t wait to go on safari again!
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This week’s #FriFotos theme on Twitter is “Faces”, so I have decided to contribute one of my favorite photos from my trip to Tanzania. The face point is part of a Maasai ritual that marks the boys’ passage into adolescence. I was lucky enough to capture this photo while on the road between game drive sites. The image was so striking that I took several shots and had a hard time choosing just one–fortunately for you, I finally did!
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If you have a great picture of “Faces” (however you interpret that) from your travels, please join in the Twitter fun with the #FriFotos hashtag–see you there!
Remember when I said that I would have some travel writing news to share? Well, here it is: The Sole Sisters blog is featuring me today in their Inspired Thursday Travel series! You can read all about it here. The post includes a few photos from my trip, but, if you would like to see more, you can check out my Kenya and Tanzania pictures. If you want to read more details about my safari, you can read my earlier posts on this very blog. Finally, if you have been bitten by the travel bug and want more information on the G Adventures safari that I took, here is the info. Thanks for reading!
And now my Tanzania pictures (both from safari and from Zanzibar) have been edited and posted! Check them out here. You can also read about my time in Tanzania here, here, here, and here. It looks like I’m on a roll, so I hope to have my South Africa pictures (and final blog posts about my trip–yikes!) up soon. In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for me as I should have some exciting travel writing news to share in the near future….
We finally made it to our last stop, the Ngorongoro Crater, a picture of which had kick-started my safari dreams in the first place, almost two years before. The inside of our lodge was absolutely beautiful, but it paled in comparison to the crater itself. Each of our rooms had spectacular, clear views across and down into the crater. As an added bonus, although this lodge was run by the same management as our lodge in the Serengeti, the service was much better here, meaning that I was able to enjoy two gin-based, pre-dinner cocktails with my group on the hotel’s outdoor verandah, overlooking the crater. Solid.
Our evening game drive in the Serengeti started off incredibly enough. Our guide pointed out that what appeared to be a broken-off tree stump, sticking out of the ground, was actually a hard-to-spot owl! It kept rotating its head almost all the way around, blinking at us from time to time, and just generally staring at us. Awesome. Later, we got so close to an old bull elephant that I couldn’t even capture his full bulk with my zoom lens (and my heart was beating a little too rapidly for me to think straight enough to switch to my wide-angle). As he passed behind our van to cross the road, he turned his head to his right and stared right at us. We knew that, even though elephants have poor eyesight, this one could definitely see us. Fortunately, he wasn’t motivated to throw his weight around, focusing mostly on getting his evening meal.