I thought we were staying at Tarangire for a night, but was pleasantly surprised on arrival that somewhere in the fog of last term I had booked for two nights!!
Day 1 - arrival in the park
Each time I have been on safari I have seen something new. This time we saw a herd of wildebeest walking into a waterhole to drink. It was a truly amazing sight.
David talking to Jess about her fantastic results in a writing competition
waterbuck near the lodge
We stayed at the Tarangire Safari Lodge. One of my most favourite places.
Maddie & Oliver outside their bungalow
looking towards the lounge
the path to the tents
Out for another drive after checking in and a swim.
leopard - very well camouflaged
sundowners before dinner
It was at this point I believe something bit my left heel, as I had taken my shoes off. Alas I didn't feel it until the evening wore on. Some of you have been lucky enough to see my foot and leg the next day - not a pretty sight.
view from the tent as I woke (in discomfort with aforementioned foot & leg)
Everyone went out on a long drive around the park. I stayed at the lodge with my leg up and read for the day. Photo credits now go to Andrew.
family with Vitalis
As I was back at the lodge I was able to nab a prime position for day 2's sundowners.
Oliver looking at one of the lodge's displays
leaving to drive home