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East African Safari

"East Africa is the Africa of childhood longings, a wild realm of extraordinary landscapes, peoples and wildlife in one of our planet's most beautiful corners." - Lonely Planet

Kenya & Tanzania September 2018: A 'bucket list' adventure and a first attempt at wildlife photography.

The road, pitted with holes and dips, are less like roads than animal tracking trails. For hours your body is shaken like a martini. Your lungs fill with road dust and the fumes from huge trucks and buses in the urban areas. It's all just part of the adventure. You don't come here for a gentle drive through a Disney safari park. The most difficult part of the trip has nothing to do with conditions on the animal drives. That is the 24 hour flight time from L.A. via Amsterdam, on to Nairobi and 24 hours back again.
But the hotels and lodges are full comfort 3-4 star rated, with swimming pools, hot showers and fine Western-style buffets with omelet stations, beef, fish, lamb, pasta & wines followed by cheesecake, tiramisu and other treats. At the end of your dustiest day, a good meal and a hot soak can wash away the worst of any day.
And what you see and experience of raw, wild Africa is worth every minute of it!

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Maasai Chief Buffalo Lion King...looking the part Quiet on the Maasai Mara Monkeys
Family on the Move Baobab tree - Africa's Tree of Life Family Support The Leap Wildebeest
Hippo Watching Us Picnic Lunch in the Bush The King at Rest* Cheetah: Mother & Young Springbok
Ready to Leap On the Plains Zebras - Early Morning; Taken from Hot-Air Balloon Cheetah Lioness Drinking
A Passing Glance Maasai Boy Lioness Early Morning Light Maasai Leaper
Young Cheetah Learning to Stalk Prey Giraffe: A Beautiful Big Guy Africa Calling Young Cheetah Cheetah with baby hidden on the grass mound behind her
Cheetah On the Run Wildebeest Migration Giraffes Egyptian Geese African Silhouettes
Wildebeest at Rest  Zebras Scattering: Shot from Hot-Air Balloon Giraffe Out of Africa Elephant
Female Lions Napping Elephants & Baobab Tree The King: Eyes Open Crossing Paths Game Drive
Waterbuck In the Cool Shade Crowned Cranes Keeping an Eye on a Lion in the Marsh Grasses Portrait of a King Patrolling the Tall Grass
Mother / Teacher Females and Juvenile Cubs at Rest Staying Close to Mom Leaping Maasai Loves that Shade...
Cape Buffalo Cheetah Hippo Pool Healthy Lioness Crowned Crains
Egrets Perched on on Hippo Backs Impala Cape Buffalo Cross the Road Wildebeest Giraffe & Wildebeest
Giraffe A Variety of Tanzania's Trees Maasai Dancers A Temporary Breakdown in the Bush At Rest
Monkeys Young Zebra Champagne Breakfast Awaits! Shielding the Young One Juvenile Elephants Play
Kenyan Landscape The King in His Element Springbok Curious Giraffe Nap Time
Marshland of Ngorongoro Conservation Area Thomson's Gazelles Hippo Pond A Flock of African Sacred Ibis Maasai Villager
Massai Herdsman Pink Flamingo Lurking in the Marsh Grasses Egrets on Hippo Backs Morning Balloon Ride Landscape
Outdoor Bar at the Sunbird Lodge Drilling for Water Maasai Village Chief View from the Sunbird Lodge Recuperating from an early morning hunt
I bless the rains down in Africa... Grazing Zebras Lunch time Mongoose Crossing Grant's Gazelle
The former Karen Blixen Home of Out of Arica Fame The Dining Room of the Karen Blixen Home Bedroom of the Karen Blixen Home Drifting Above Kenya African Sacred Ibis
Dik-Dik Maasai Greeting Newly Circumcised Maasai Boys Antelope: Seen here from Hot-Air Balloon That's Close Enough!
Inflating the Hot-Air Balloon Acacia Trees Leaping Maasai Villager Baby Elephant Chasing a Land Cruiser Grazing
Black Stripes on White? Or white stripes on Black? Love Birds in Acacia Tree A First Lesson on Hunting Dark Capped Bulbuls & Love Bird Maasai Women
Clouds Over Tanzania Ngorongoro Crater, First View The Matriarch Day's End Pink Flamingos
Hand-Carved Antelope Mask Tree of Life Baobab Tree Welcome Baobab Tree: Africa's Iconic 'Tree of Life' African Grey Heron
Black Heron High Fives All Around Big Male at Rest The Pride Morning Hues
White Flamingos Foraging Love Bird Well-Fed Lioness Female Cheetah
Maasai Mara Sunset Hippo out for a Stroll Zebra Jewelry Stringer Trying to Keep Up
Grazing in the Marshes Wildebeest Drinking 0038.jpg Hippos Wildebeest in the Marshes
Ostrich Nairobi Color Woman Selling Collectibles, Masaai Village Lunchtime Duckbill
Wide-Open Kenya Pelican Zebra Hornbill Woman, Maasai Village
African Fish Eagle 2167.jpg Masaai Children Maasai Hibiscus
Tanzania Landscape Dik-Dik Antelope Mother's Protection Kenya's Vast Plains Shielding Her Calf
Day's End Proud Maasai Hand -Carved African Mask Carved Wooden Zebra Mask Tribal Mask
Guiding the Herd Baboon Elephants Disappear into the Landscape Marsh Sandpiper African Jacana
Anthurium Blossom Africa Banner.jpg