Back to the southern parts (and parks) of Tanzania!
Nice gift from the stewardess: Nuts, Water and "Stroopwafels" ! Thanks KLM!
Roll banner 1 at Julius Nyerere International Airport
Roll banner 2 at Julius Nyerere International Airport
Roll banner 3 at Julius Nyerere International Airport
Enjoying a glass of wine in the garden after a long flight. At Transit Motel Airport.
Bar, Restaurant, Breakfast room at Transit Motel Airport. Small but comfortable.
Now just passing thru but we will be back later!
Looks like i'm trying the free wifi but actually i'm looking at our new GPS tracker...
Sparrow, House (M)
Our "cabin" at Rivervalley Campsite. It's to far to drive from Dar-Es-Salaam to Ruaha in one day so this is our pitstop for the night.
Impossible to make a good photo with this light!
Ismila Stone Age Site
No no stones but prehistoric tools.
Enjoying the view at Ismila Stone Age Site. Behind me our driver and a local guide.
For us it was the startingpoint!
Do you see the face?
Here I lost my iphone somewhere. Found later!
Trying to take a picture of a Bunting that is actually too far away.
See next photo for explanation.
Almost every item in Africa is colorful
This time we don't take "the never ending road"
Finally we arrive at the main gate of Ruaha NP and are welcomed by a leopard.
Registration takes it sweet time so we look for photographic opportunities of the smaller creatures.
Tip, Common Orange
White, African Common
Skipper, Spio grizzled
Eagle, Crowned (I)
Plenty of this kind of roads in Ruaha National Park. You never know what comes after the next bend or hill.
Kudu, Greater (I)
Kudu, Greater (I/F)
Could this be a Ruaha Carnivore Project Camera-trap?
Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi
Pano of the Great Ruaha River
Driving down these roads, looking for animals. Just beautiful!
Agama, Dodoma Rock
Our tent (River Banda 18) near the Great Ruaha River.
The view from our veranda is fantastic
They use controlled fires in early dry season to prevent large forest fires later.
Camera-trap: just surroundings
Kudu, Greater (F)
Kudu, Greater (M)
Is there a more beautiful country on this earth?
Such an enjoyable roads.
Francolin, Red-necked (I)
Hornbill, Von der Decken's (I)
Hornbill, Von der Decken's (F)
Hornbill, Von der Decken's
Hornbill, Von der Decken's (M)
Camera-trap: just surroundings but look at the temperature!
Waxbill, Crimson-rumped (ssp. centralis)
Sparrow-Lark, Fischer's (M)
Sparrow-Lark, Fischer's (F))
Sparrow-Lark, Fischer's (F)
Taking the suitcase for Ruaha Carnivore Project to reception for pick-up by Ana
Kobus ellipsiprymnus defassa
Hornbill, African Grey (F)
Pytilia, Green-winged (M)
Whydah, Pin-tailed (F)
Palms along the Mwagusi River
Sometimes you find small obstacles on your way.
Elephant, African Bush
Vulture, African White-backed
Vulture, White-headed (I)
Guineafowl, Eastern Crested
The kids we had breakfast with while waiting for some petrol.
Room at Camp Bastian Mikumi
The exterior of our chalet at Camp Bastian
Great place to chill after a game drive
Beautiful entrance of Mikumi National Park
Park fees MIkumi National Park
When we just entered Mikumi we encountered this big herd of Impala (with warthogs) and on the other site Zebra's and even a wildebeast.
Mikumi Hippo Pool
There was another car at the Mikumi Hippo Pool. We're sure that they didn't even see this beautiful Bushbuck behind their vehicle!
Bushbuck, Cape (F)
Beautiful landscape of Mikumi
Ground Hornbill, Southern
Mikumi National Park at dusk
Starling, Greater Blue-Eared
Controlled burning to stimulate the growth of grasses
G&T by the campfire at Camp Bastian
Bar / Restaurant at Camp Bastian Mikumi.
Camp Bastian is also a "normal" camping place.
Entering Selous Game Reserve from Matambwe Gate
Around the workshop they keep the old trucks for parts.
Feels a bit like taking the side entrance of the park...
Blue, African Grass
The perfect time for a glass whine!
We really appreciate it if they take the trouble to light the campfire!
Pumpkin soup with crocodile bread! Perfect!
In the back the "restaurant".
Yes, entering Selous!
Eagle, African fish-
Wagtail, African Pied
Greater Kudu giving red-billed oxpecker a lift
Giraffe watching the lion too
Restaurant at Selous Jimbiza Camp
The hyper modern firetruck at the airstrip at Mtemere gate Selous Game Reserve
Just entering Selous Game Reserve.... beautiful!
Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi & Buphagus erythrorynchus
Giraffe, Masai & Oxpecker, Red-billed
Drongo, Fork-tailed (I)
You can really enjoy the wildlife over here!
Squirrel, Striped Bush
Honeyguide, Greater (I)
Eagle, African fish- (I)
Bee-eater, Northern Carmine (I)
Bee-eater, Northern Carmine
Egret, Great White
Camera-trap: Security at Lake Manze Camp
Weaver, African Golden (M)
Weaver, African Golden (F)
Amazing how close all the animals are to your tent (1). Love Lake Manze Camp!
Amazing how close all the animals are to your tent (2). Love Lake Manze Camp!
Camera-trap: Can you see the Genet ?
View from our tent at Lake Manze Camp
The cameratrap that caught the lion next to our tent.
Kingfisher, Pied (F)
Shore of Lake Manze
Hans taking pictures of Hippo