I am not ready for this, but ladies and gentlemen ..... Anita and ZaminOz...this is how it is done. Just #@(*^&* do it!!!
Since Anita and I were more or less facing off accross the Mara River this October, I thought I'd link my report to hers. She did what I call my "boring, uninteresting" fly-in Kenya style trip this year while I did a trip very similar to her first safarti (was it really only last year?) even with the same guide. Also, people are always wondering whether Northern Serengeti or Mara in July-October, so it's an interesting comparison.... weill, it will be if she ever actually finsihes her trip report.
If this were a poker game, Anita would have already shown most of the Mara's hand in order to make us feel she has made a report, but I've played it cool and kept the Serengeti's cards close to my chest. Is that because I have a pair of twos or might I have a stack of aces? Is my Mum the joker? Or am I just holding a lot of rubbish.
Anyway, to end the extended metaphors and start again at the start, I recently returned from a trip to Tanzania with my wife and mother. I can say taking fair-skinned mothers aged over 70 on safari is a bit of a risk, since they have this tendency to want to look in mirrors (don't notice your hair!!!!), stay clean, not get eaten by insects and spend time in camp reading a nice book and working on their tan. They even think it would be nice to have a lie-in sometimes. I don't think I have associated any of thoise things with holidays for quite a while.
Our itinerary was
2 nights Ngorongoro Crater (Sopa)
3 nights Central Serengeti at Turner's Springs (Serengeti Wilderness Camp)
4 nights Lamai Wedge (Serengeti North Wilderness Camp)
3 nights Bolongonja area (Olakira)
1 night at Barbaig village south of Babati
3 nights Tarangire (Oliver's)
Featuring, among others
Tsetses, tsetses and more tsetses
The sausage tree
Excuse me, there's a dead dog in my accommodation
Cougars on the Serengeti
Jackal muggings - no longer an isolated problem
Crossings as sport
My wife sings like a hyena
Overambitious predators galore
One more carnivore ticked off the list (two if you count the python)
Revealed: The official best place in the world to watch mongooses
Honey burglar mystery solved
Doppelgangers and cads at Seronera
and much, much more.....
And who is this arriving?
Can you stand the suspense?
Edited by Game Warden, 27 January 2013 - 03:47 PM.