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Africa Photo Safari

My wife Pamela and I spent three weeks in Tanzania, Africa, in August 2021.  We originally planned to go on this trip in July, 2020, but the COVID-19 Pandemic forced us to cancel. We were lucky that the tour company rescheduled it the following year. The tour was led by Reed Hoffman, a professional photographer …

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Africa Safari, Day 9

August 13, 2021 (DAY 9 of safari) So today was the Ngorongoro crater – the day we are hunting for rhinos.  On the way out of the Serengeti we saw a martial eagle which I guess is fairly rare.   What I loved most about the crater is that we started up at around 8000 feet above sea …

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Africa Safari, Day 4

August, 8, 2021 (DAY 4 of safari)  Today we went to the Maasai village and met Purka, one of the chief’s sons, who showed us around.  We had a welcome song by the tribe as well as the jumping dance.  Then they took us to see the kids in school in a tiny little room that was fairly …

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Africa Safari, Day 7

August 11, 2021 – (DAY 7 of safari) by Pamela Hamburg Today we headed back into the central Serengeti for another 2 days.  On the way we saw  lappet-faced vultures eating what we thing was a wildebeest.   We arrived back in central Serengeti around lunch time and headed for our picnic spot with a view of the hippo …

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Africa Safari, Day 5

August 9, 2021 (DAY 5 of safari) by Pamela Hamburg We left camp at 4:40am for our hot air balloon ride.  Only me, Glenn and Alana (Loni) chose to go on this.  On the way, we saw a Caraco cat, a servil cat, crocodile, land hippo and the highlight – 3 male and 3 female lions that were huge. …

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Africa Safari, Day 1

August 5, 2021  (DAY 1 of safari) by Pamela Hamburg We got up at 6am this morning to get breakfast by 6:30 and out the door for our first day by 8am.  We headed to Arusha National park today for a walking/riding safari.  This is the only day we’re really allowed out of the truck …

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