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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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Quiet on the Maasai Mara Monkeys Family on the Move Baobab tree - Africa's Tree of Life Family Support
The Leap Picnic Lunch in the Bush The King at Rest* 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 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 Big Thirst 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