Zanzibar!

When I was in college in Philly there was a jazz club called Zanzibar Blue down on the Avenue of the Arts.  This was the classy kind of jazz club where upscale folks went, people who can appreciate the finer things in life.  In my head this where people like my friend Jed’s parents went. […]

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Final Days

Our final days on safari found us waking late at the Endoro Lodge, enjoying their tasty breakfast, and hopping in our car for a drive to Lake Manyara.  On the way we stopped at a few roadside stands and open air shops; I was on a mission for a painting.

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Excitement on the Serengeti

Today has been my favorite. We woke early for a long drive across the Serengeti to the Ngorogoro Crater, and had just  settled into the safari car when I noticed some gazelle bouncing along to the right of the road.  Then Zoe yelled, “Cheetahs!”  and sure enough there were three – one as a leader giving […]

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Animals out the wazoo

A full day of Serengeti game driving is what we looked forward to today!   We started seeing huge herds of zebra roaming around the road and wandering about the grasses as soon as we crossed into the main portion of the park.  Hippo’s featured next, and I have to say that I could sit and […]

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The Serengeti is big and far far away

Prior to going to the Serengeti we stayed in a beautiful lodge call the Endoro on the outer edge of the Ngorogoro crater in a cloudforest that we did not expect to see.  Tanzania has surprised us in so many ways, but the varied ecosystems has to be the biggest.  I expected grasslands and aridity, but […]

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Tarangire Elephants and Lions

  The first day of Safari was amazing!  We woke early for breakfast at Songota Lodge and our driver, Danny, arrived promptly for an 0830 departure.  He had to wait for our sorry slow selves. On safari there is a lot of time spent in the Land Cruiser.  It has 4 individual seats; each by a […]

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Getting to Tanzania

Taking the family to Tanzania for a safari has been a pipe dream for a long time, but living in Spain has afforded us the opportunity to go and we couldn’t pass it up!  Getting there, though, is easier said than done.   The best flight options ended up being a red eye out of Madrid […]

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