• Tanzania Trippin': Part II

    Travel • By Marc Nelson • 31/08/2016 • 0 comments

    Continued from last week...

     

    After another couple of restful nights in more impressive lodges (this was the budget version??), we headed off for days 3 and 4 of our safari in the Serengeti, and Ngorgoro, hoping to see the elusive cheetah and the even more elusive rhino. My wariness and scanning of the skies had paid off so far, and my shoulders remained squeaky clean. Luckily, April was not so fortunate and, with this pungent blessing from the sky came our assurance that Yes, we were going to have some luck in our ques 

     

    Sure enough, we came across a pair of cheetah brothers as they hunted for breakfast in the morning. Then on our final afternoon, we came across one of the rarest animals in Africa, the endangered black rhino. Not only did we see him, but he came trotting right towards us, which can be a little hairy when you hear stories of them ramming and tipping safari vehicles when they’re angry (which they always seem to be). Consider them the animal kingdom version of the Hulk. Great to watch in action, but you don’t want them too focused on you. And don’t make him angry. You wouldn’t like it when he’s angry... Thankfully, he turned in front of our stationary vehicle at the last minute and trotted right past us with a snort and a shake of his massive, horned head, giving us an incredible view of this prehistoric looking creature from just a couple of arm lengths away.

     

     

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    With this last rush of adrenaline, we were well and truly sated, and headed back to Arusha for our last night in this part of the country. Four days of safari, hours of bumpy dirt roads, more game than we dreamed possible, a hell of a lot of laughs, and memories to last a lifetime. And at the end of it all, I’ve got to admit, my fears were totally unfounded. My old home didn’t disappoint one bit.

     


     

    For a couple of videos of our safari downtime foolishness, check out the following videos:

     

    Marc & Rovilson’s Safari Life hack: 

     

     

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    Marc & Rovilson’s Wildlife Observations: 

     

     

     

     

    (Special thanks to ROX for my backpack, Powermac Center for my iPhone 6

    and Lifeproof for its indestructible and poop-proof phone case.)

     

     

    For more information: 

    Travel Tours: 

    Abercrombie & Kent

    www.abercrombiekent.com

    +1 888 611 4711

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