The itinerary included Tarangire, Lake Manyara and Serengeti National Parks and Ngorongoro Crater and was a repeat of previous tours that we have blogged about in the past here, here, here, here and here. On this occasion our local driver/guide was Allen Kweka.
Once again we had a great time with plenty of birds and huge numbers of mammals. Without any doubt this is one of the world's top wildlife destinations.
Writing about it in detail would involve a great deal of repetition so instead we’re just going to share a few photographs, starting with some from Tarangire.
Maasai Giraffes (Giraffa camelopardalis tippelskirchi), the largest subspecies of Giraffe
Baobab trees (Adansonia digitata) - the upside down tree
Breakfast in the National Park - bacon, sausage, egg, yoghurt, fruit and more
Tarangire Sopa Lodge - our accommodation for two nights
The Tarangire River
Our transport - a Toyota Land Cruiser safari vehicle
Northern White-crowned Shrike (Eurocephalus rueppelli) - seen almost every day
Lilac-breasted Roller (Coracias caudatus) - another everyday bird but always appreciated
African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) - particularly numerous in Tarangire but elsewhere in Tanzania suffering badly at the hands of poachers
Scarlet-chested Sunbird (Chalcomitra senegalensis) - common in Tanzania and widely distributed in much of sub-Saharan Africa