Some Maasai boys undergoing a traditional ritual…
Trifecta! Monkeys, Egyptian Geese and a monitor lizard.
The monkeys hang around the park entrance waiting for food handouts. (Make sure you close all the windows on your vehicle!)
A young male lion – almost full size – the mane is just starting to grow, and you can still see the spots that younger lion cubs have.
A young elephant. Obviously, he has a ways to grow still.
This is a rarity – a giraffe sitting down. They don’t do this unless they feel particularly comfortable and safe from attacks.
This little fellow was just outside our tent in the morning – a dik-dik, a tiny antelope not much bigger than a rabbit.
Tarangire Park Lodge
A marvelous lodge in the middle of a wilderness park – overlooking a river valley where elephants typically pass by; patrons must be escorted to their tents after dark because there is no fence around the lodge, wildlife can wander through occasionally. (Although all we saw was a salamander, an owl, and a dik-dik – a tiny antelope.)
The pool – we didn’t get a chance to try it…
Dining room -excellent buffet meals.
The view from our tent – see the elephants in the distance…
The modern age meets “roughing it”. there is no electricity in the tents, so you must charge anything you need at the bar. A sign of the times that the devices were overwhelmingly cellphones and computers, not camera batteries.