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To Tanzania 2 June 2018

Kilimanjaro Airport


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We were picked up at the hotel before 6:30 by the same driver we had before
Leaving the hotel

Leaving the hotel


and whisked to the airport. She snagged a wheelchair and took us to the assistance place
Assistance area

Assistance area


- then we had to get our boarding passes.

Problem - I had extra cabin class seats and had only paid for one. So I had to pay for a second one. Then they checked our bags and set us to wait. We were at the boarding area in the airport by 8 for a flight that was to leave at 10:25.
At the gate

At the gate

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They seemed to expect me to walk from there to the plane but I said no. We had two pretty nice seats but over the wing and I could not see anything out the window.
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My granddaughter and I played some "Who wants to be a Millionaire" on the TV and then she went to sleep and slept through lunch and snack --- for seven hours. I read books on my kindle - I read 3 and started on a 4th. I tried to get back to the bathroom once but it was too far to walk so I didn't go again.

They offered ice cream cones which I think had walnuts, but my granddaughter was asleep, so she didn't have any and I complained that they shouldn't have been offered to her.
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We got to the Kilimanjaro airport about 8. Walked down the steps - got to the bottom and had a wheelchair.There were people in line to get visas, but I was glad not to have to do that. Went through immigration. We waited quite long time for the bags, and then instead of customs, they scanned the bags. Now to find our driver....

There were about 150 people out there with names they were waiting for. The wheelchair guy found ours (named Kelvin) and we took off for Rivertrees. He pointed out the direction to Kilimanjaro but it was dark so we couldn't see it.
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When I got to the room, I just took my pills and went to bed - about 10:00.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 10:29 Archived in Tanzania Comments (0)

Chasing Cheetahs in Tarangire National Park

Our first Day's Experiences

I woke up at 6:45 and repacked the red duffle bag so I could leave the big wheelie bag at Rivertrees, and just take the red duffle. I would have had to go to the reception to use the internet and I just did not have the energy. I walked to breakfast.
Rivertrees grounds

Rivertrees grounds


It was almost farther than I could manage, and then when I got there it was a buffet. I just could not do it. So they brought me an omelet.
Breakfast at Rivertrees

Breakfast at Rivertrees


Our driver arrived (Jeremiah or Jerry for short), and we loaded into his vehicle (a Land Cruiser), and started off. Until about noon we were on real roads and watching life in Africa from the windows including one photo that I got of a guy giving someone the finger. My granddaughter noticed him and told me to look at the photos that I had taken from the truck.
Who is he giving the finger to?

Who is he giving the finger to?


Traffic

Traffic


Selling furniture by the roadside

Selling furniture by the roadside

Camel Oil station

Camel Oil station


Roadside market

Roadside market

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IMG_1099.JPGRoadside market

Roadside market

Crossing sign

Crossing sign


roadside stores and Maasai

roadside stores and Maasai


Even before we got to the park we saw animals - flies, cattle, goats, and burros
Maasai cattle

Maasai cattle


Donkeys at Sunday market

Donkeys at Sunday market


Jeremiah stopped at a Sunday market and picked up some BBQ for us to try.
Sunday market

Sunday market


Sunday market

Sunday market


Of course we were immediately surrounded by vendors selling trinkets.
Vendor at the van window

Vendor at the van window


One of them was offering 5 necklaces for $10 and my granddaughter was interested, so I told him we would pay $1.00 for five necklaces. Eventually we settled on 5 for $5.00
Cultural Heritage Museum sign

Cultural Heritage Museum sign


Cultural Heritage Museum

Cultural Heritage Museum


Local airport

Local airport


Candelabra tree (really a great big cactus)

Candelabra tree (really a great big cactus)


Ebony carvings

Ebony carvings

Souvenir shop

Souvenir shop


We also stopped at a regular store to use the bathroom. I had purchased a Tanzanite ring for my granddaughter for her 16th birthday some time previous, so I wasn't interested in buying any more, which I think was a disappointment to them. Jeremiah stopped and picked up lunch boxes - My granddaughter's was marked - no cashews.
lunch box

lunch box

eating lunch

eating lunch


We saw the following at lunch
red-billed hornbill

red-billed hornbill

IMG_1125.JPGDiverse Cymru Kenyan starling

Diverse Cymru Kenyan starling

Starling in flight

Starling in flight

Whiteheaded kingfisher

Whiteheaded kingfisher

White-headed buffalo weaver

White-headed buffalo weaver

one of the few monkeys we saw

one of the few monkeys we saw


Then we entered the Tarangire National Park.
Baobab Tree

Baobab Tree

The first animals we saw were Impala
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Impala


(herds of bachelors and some females but I only got a few photos)
vulture nests

vulture nests


Then we saw a bunch of vehicles clustered and Jeremiah spoke to some of the other guides, and there were several cheetahs resting in the shade.
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Cheetahs

Cheetah

Cheetah


The three cheetahs did not like the attention they were getting so they sloped off to another patch of shade.
palm trees

palm trees

We also saw Elephants
Elephant in tall grass

Elephant in tall grass


Elephant with a baby

Elephant with a baby

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant

Elephant from behind

Elephant from behind


A lot of giraffes
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Giraffes


Giraffes

Giraffes


Giraffe

Giraffe


Giraffe

Giraffe


Giraffe

Giraffe


My granddaughter saw a water buck in the distance and we saw a zebra in the distance
Two herds of ostrich (I was surprised to see ostriches)
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Ostriches


And a troupe of baboons.
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Baboons

Baboons

Baboons

Baboons

Baboon family

Baboon family

The camp had these flags to capture tsetse flies which are supposed to be attracted to blue and black. They put insecticide on the flags. I do not know what scientific study has been done to determine that those are the colors that the tsetse flies like. It does not seem logical to me.
Tsetse fly trap

Tsetse fly trap


It was about sunset when we got to Mawenga Camp and I went out on the rock to take a photo of it. I had to be helped back
firepit to see sunset

firepit to see sunset

Sunset from Mawenga Camp

Sunset from Mawenga Camp


We spent the night at Mawenga Camp. I sent emails from the bar as that is where there is internet. Jeremiah has got a wheelchair for me to use which is a godsend although the paths here are not very wheelchair friendly.
dinner table

dinner table


Dinner started with celery soup, which both of us liked, and then chicken and rice and some vegetables (neither of us ate much veggies)
dinner

dinner

Granddaughter at dinner

Granddaughter at dinner


And finished with what was called mango tart, but was a piece of pie crust with mango sauce, which I thought was OK but my granddaughter did not like. We got water to drink and it was $2.00.
Mango tart

Mango tart


Then two people had to push the wheelchair up to the tent. They zipped us in. No mosquito nets, but we had to keep zipped up so animals did not get in. I edited some photos and went to bed.
IMG_1193.JPGMawenga Camp.

Mawenga Camp.


Bathroom in  Mawenga Camp.

Bathroom in Mawenga Camp.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 10:40 Archived in Tanzania Comments (2)

Mawanga to Bashray Rift

June 4, 2018


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We had a wake-up call-which meant that they came to the tent and called to us as there were no phones.
Pathway in camp

Pathway in camp


It took two of them to get us in the wheelchair back down to breakfast.
Overlook in the morning

Overlook in the morning


Granddaughter's watermelon breakfast

Granddaughter's watermelon breakfast


They had good banana shaped pancakes (long and thin rather than round). I liked them even though they were usually not hot.
pancake for breakfast

pancake for breakfast


Then we picked our lunch from a buffet and loaded our luggage into the truck
loading the truck

loading the truck


Up to this point, my granddaughter had been using her cell phone for photos, but yesterday she discovered that a cell phone is not really adequate for wildlife, even as close as we would get. So she started using one of my cameras. Most of the photos of animals from here on are her photos taken with my camera with the 100-300 lens. I have a hard time using that camera as it is heavy and a day of using it gives me a sore neck.

We set off for Lake Manyara. On the way out we saw some more of the black and dark blue flags which they hang around the area treated with pesticide to kill the tsetse flies.
tsetse fly trap

tsetse fly trap


Flies were very bothersome yesterday and we used some of the OFF wipes. I looked up sleeping sickness on the internet and it said that untreated it was 100% fatal. I told Jeremiah and he said that since the symptoms were like malaria, it was often misdiagnosed

I saw a tsetse fly on the back of the headrest and tried to take a photo of it but it did not stand out very well against the red and black check.

We saw vultures,
my vulture photo

my vulture photo


my granddaughter's vulture photo

my granddaughter's vulture photo


and then crossed a river and saw an
African fish eagle

African fish eagle


a saddle-billed stork

a saddle-billed stork


I took a photo of one of the signs they have -the kind that the elephants can't tear up or push over (at least not easily)
Direction sign

Direction sign

Flowers

Flowers


We left the park and I tried to take some photos of how they grow corn - they put squash or sunflowers in between the rows. (My photos weren't very good). We saw some more Maasai herds
cattle

cattle

cattle

cattle


Maasai

Maasai


and then we went to Jeremiah's village.
Bananas

Bananas

Roadside market

Roadside market


He stopped to give his mother something where she was volunteering at a clinic, and showed us where he went to school, and he also bought a paper showing the con-joined twins dying. He also bought some red skinned bananas for us to try.
red skinned banana

red skinned banana


My granddaughter does not like bananas that much.

We saw more baboons
Baboons

Baboons

baboon

baboon


Baboon

Baboon


Baboon

Baboon


baboon

baboon


and impala and my granddaughter got some better photos of them.
Impala

Impala


impala

impala


impala

impala


impala

impala


impala

impala


impala

impala


impala

impala

Then we saw a pair of wart hogs,
wart hogs

wart hogs


wart hogs

wart hogs


and herds of zebra,
zebras

zebras

zebras

zebras


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wildebeest (Gnu)
Gnu

Gnu


Gnu

Gnu

The beard of the gnu

The beard of the gnu


and also the Cape buffalo - the ones where the males have the big horns. There were cattle egrets around them.
Buffalo herds

Buffalo herds

Buffalo

Buffalo


(These are not water buffalo-water buffalo are bigger, have bigger horns and are not as bad tempered so they are not as dangerous, having been domesticated. Plus water buffalo are from Asia and not Africa)

I took a couple of photos of termite mounds.
termite mound

termite mound


One of the roads we started down had been washed out so we had to turn around. .
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We stopped for a picnic lunch.
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I had potato salad, meat loaf sandwich (which they called roast beef), a hard boiled egg, something that was like a brownie, and ginger cookies
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On the way out of the park we saw a giraffe,
Giraffe

Giraffe


more baboons,
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The baboon baby eyes would roll up in his head so that the eyes were just white (like Orphan Annie), but we did not get a photo of that.
Baboon baby

Baboon baby


and some sweet elephants with two babies. One had no tusks and one had just little nubbins.
Elephants

Elephants

Elephant babies

Elephant babies

elephants

elephants

Elephants

Elephants


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Then we left that park and climbed the escarpment
View

View


and tonight we are at the Bashray Rift Lodge. We had a nice room
Bashray Rift bedroom

Bashray Rift bedroom


with a balcony, and I asked my granddaughter to go out and take a photo of the balcony. The door had a latch at the top and bottom and she was too short to reach, so she stood on her suitcase to open the top latch so she could get the photo.
balcony

balcony


bathroom

bathroom


Main room Bashray Rift

Main room Bashray Rift


We went up to the bar for dinner, but the dining room had four steps with no hand rails and I did not think I could do them, so they brought a table down and served our dinner in the bar.
Dinner table in the bar

Dinner table in the bar


It was very noisy because there was a group of 19 Italians having a meeting in the bar and doing a lot of cheering.
Italians meeting

Italians meeting


The appetizer was a stuffed tomato - stuffed with a soup I think.
Appetizer

Appetizer


Granddaughter with appetizer

Granddaughter with appetizer


Then we had meat and a kind of spinach and mashed potatoes in a shell which was bread crumbs.
dinner

dinner

Granddaughter at dinner

Granddaughter at dinner


There were lights above us which attracted moths, and one of them fell on my granddaughter's plate. I told her it was more protein (as a joke), but she texted her mother that she had not seen me eat any of them.
I had to go up to the bar to sent emails. The internet was excruciatingly slow and I cannot get AOL to come up at all

Posted by greatgrandmaR 11:52 Archived in Tanzania Comments (2)

The Baboon Bandits of Ngoroongoro and the Lions of Serengeti

Driving to Ronjo Camp


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This was a tiring, but rewarding day. The Bashray Rift Wake-Up call came (that is men knocked on our door) but when we turned the key in the lock, we could not open the door. It was stuck. So the guys outside the door told my granddaughter to go out on the balcony (she used my cane to unlock the top of the door because she could not reach it) and throw them the key. Then they unlocked the door from the outside and let us out.

They make paths with rocks - not really flat rocks either, So the wheelchair has to go backward as the little front wheels don't cut it. We went up to breakfast, which was of course a buffet. But they had our table down in the bar, and they brought me food. My granddaughter went up to the buffet to get hers, and they brought me a big bowl of pineapple and watermelon. She really loves watermelon.
Breakfast

Breakfast


They also brought me bread and toast, and two fried eggs sunny side up. They brought some for my granddaughter too. She only eats the yolks.
Eggs Sunny Side Up with Tomato

Eggs Sunny Side Up with Tomato

We drove in dense fog up the Escarpment of the Ngorongoro Conservation area which is in a big old volcanic crater. I did not see how we were going to be able to see anything as we were in a cloud. When we stopped to pay the entrance fees, Jeremiah our guide warned us to keep the doors and windows of the vehicle closed because troops of baboons were waiting to enter the vehicles and take food. Jeremiah said that the baboons carry rabies so if they scratch you, you have to get treatment. So while we were waiting, a van of Indians (East Indians from India) came and parked and several of them got out and went in leaving the doors open.One of the men was standing around cluelessly in the parking lot as about 5 baboons raced over and jumped in the van.
Baboon Bandits in the van

Baboon Bandits in the van


Baboon Bandits approaching

Baboon Bandits approaching


There was some screaming from the people still in the van.
Baboon Bandit standoff

Baboon Bandit standoff


Baboon Bandits - those in the van have found something

Baboon Bandits - those in the van have found something


I opened the window and took photos
Baboon Bandits

Baboon Bandits

Baboon Bandits-escaping with their booty

Baboon Bandits-escaping with their booty


My granddaughter was yelling at me to close the window, but I didn't think she meant me
Baboon Bandits running away

Baboon Bandits running away


I thought she was yelling at the Indians. So I continued filming.
Our guide

Our guide


We continued driving in the fog and saw some elephants in the acacia forest.
Elephants in the forest

Elephants in the forest


We descended into the crater (it was sunny there) and the first animals that we saw were the buffalo and zebra.

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

Zebra

zebra

zebra

Zebra butts

Zebra butts

zebra herds

zebra herds

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Mad Buffalo

Mad Buffalo

Ox pecker birds

Ox pecker birds

We went farther and there was a pool with egrets in the bushes in the middle
egrets

egrets


Blacksmith Plover

Blacksmith Plover


and I saw some white pelicans swimming in formation,
white pelicans

white pelicans


and then we saw what everyone else was looking at--- hippos.
Hippos

Hippos


The pool was not deep enough for them - they kept flicking water up with their tails to keep their backs wet but the amount of water flicked with a tail was totally inadequate for the size of their bodies.
Hippos in a shallow pool

Hippos in a shallow pool

Egret on a Hippo's back

Egret on a Hippo's back


One of them rolled over to get his back wet.
Hippo belly- hippo has rolled on its back-muddy front feet

Hippo belly- hippo has rolled on its back-muddy front feet


Hippo mama

Hippo mama


A mother hippo and two babies which looked like twins swam down the pool and crossed the road. (Hippos do have twins, but it is rare)
Hippo mama and two babies

Hippo mama and two babies

Hippo mama

Hippo mama

Hippo mom

Hippo mom


Fields of flowers

Fields of flowers


Lions hanging out

Lions hanging out

Lions

Lions

Lions

Lions


After that we saw a big bull elephant
Old bull elephant like Babar

Old bull elephant like Babar

elephant

elephant

Elephant

Elephant


and a lake full of flamingos,
Flamingos

Flamingos

Flamingos

Flamingos


some gazelles (two kinds - one was Thompson's gazelle
Thompson's gazelle

Thompson's gazelle

Thompson's gazelle

Thompson's gazelle


gazelle

gazelle


and the other one was a bigger Grant's gazelle).

We saw some lions on the bank of the river. The lioness drank some water and then lay down as if she was exhausted.
Panting lioness

Panting lioness

Lioness

Lioness

Lioness drinking

Lioness drinking

Tired lioness

Tired lioness


I thought maybe she was sick or pregnant, but I guess she had just been running and was tired.
Group of lions with a kill?

Group of lions with a kill?


Then we saw an enormous herd of wildebeests. We watched them for a bit.
herds of wildebeests

herds of wildebeests

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I tried to take a movie with my cell phone.
Male lion

Male lion


Male lion

Male lion


We saw a hyena
Hyena

Hyena

Hyena

Hyena


and a jackal,
jackel

jackel


ostriches,
Ostrich

Ostrich


a secretary bird, and a
Bustard

Bustard


some
Egyptian Geese

Egyptian Geese


an African crane, and some sacred ibis.
African Crane

African Crane

Sacred ibis

Sacred ibis

Sacred ibis

Sacred ibis

Sacred ibis

Sacred ibis

Then it was time for lunch.
Lunch

Lunch


I had two cups of tea for breakfast so I really needed the bathroom. Jeremiah said that the regular women's bathroom was closer than the handicapped one (and it was), but those toilets were just holes in the ground. I managed.
Toilet

Toilet

Spakes's weaver bird

Spakes's weaver bird


Guides exchanging information

Guides exchanging information


After lunch we saw way in the distance a couple of black rhinos,
Two black rhino in the distance

Two black rhino in the distance

Mother and child black rhinos

Mother and child black rhinos

Muddy Buffalo

Muddy Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

Buffalo

buffalo

buffalo

zebra

zebra

zebras

zebras


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Zebras crossing the road

Zebras crossing the road


and after we drove up out of the crater
Crater overlook

Crater overlook

crater overlook

crater overlook

Overlook leaving the crater

Overlook leaving the crater


-we saw some vultures
vultures

vultures


We had a long 4 hour drive to get to the camp in the Serengiti and most of it was over washboard roads. Jeremiah and my granddaughter can charge their phones in the van. I have not tried this yet, or needed to. As twilight approached, when we were close to the camp, we saw giraffes
Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffe

Giraffe


Giraffe eating acacia

Giraffe eating acacia

Giraffe

Giraffe


Giraffe looking down

Giraffe looking down


Giraffe in the afternoon

Giraffe in the afternoon


Giraffe at dusk

Giraffe at dusk

Beds

Beds


The Ronjo camp is tents- they have a flush toilet, and they bring water and put it in a container over the shower and you pull on a cord, and you have a nice shower with warm water. They brought me something to sit on in the shower, which was good. They have sink with a water pitcher to use to wash in.
Bathroom

Bathroom


The only 24 volt electricity is in the tent with the bar and there is no internet.

We had dinner with a couple from south of Denver who were here to do cervical cancer screening education. We had soup, and what they said was beef, but which really was sausage (my granddaughter ate one of mine) .

There are no paths at all in this camp, just dirt and I thought this would be a problem for the wheelchair, but really pushing the wheelchair here was easier than it was anywhere else because it was mostly level and the dirt was not as rocky as the paved paths. It could be done by one person. They have a little iron grid (kind of like a miniature cattle guard to wipe your feet on at the entrance to the tent.
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They said that the 12 volt lights in the tent could be on all night, but ours went off and did not come back on.

It was quite cold. I have not really been too hot, but I have had to put on all my clotting to keep from being too cold at night and in the morning. I have seen no swimming pools yet. I put several things out to be done in the laundry. This is a men only camp (for the workers) so one of the Maasai men did our laundry. He even did one of my shirts which was on the table that I had not put in the laundry basket.
Entrance to the tent (screened)

Entrance to the tent (screened)


We could hear the lions roaring at dinner and after we got into the tent, apparently a pride of 25 lions came into the camp and were quite close to our tent, My granddaughter said she could hear them breathing and they were roaring quite loud. We couldn't see anything of course - just hear them. I would have liked to see them. They got Jeremiah to get the truck and chase them away, but they came back several times. They wanted to spend the night on the warmer dirt and didn't want to be in the grass which would get dew and get their coats wet.

They had told us that if we had a problem, we should blow a whistle (provided) and my granddaughter slept with it in her hand. They found it under her mattress this morning.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 11:33 Archived in Tanzania Comments (4)

Central Serengeti from Ronjo Camp

June 6, 2018


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When we got up it was cold and our lights were still not on so it was hard to see. There were "windows" in the tent. If you unzipped and unvelcroed the canvas flaps over the windows, you could look out through the screens that covered the openings.
View from the toilet through the screen

View from the toilet through the screen


Bar tent from our tent

Bar tent from our tent


At breakfast we got eggs -my granddaughter got hers with a hard yolk this time. And toast and there was watermelon and pineapple and pancakes on the buffet. I think there was also cold cereal.
Breakfast

Breakfast

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Granddaughter at breakfast buffet


Wheelchair

Wheelchair

Path from bar to restaurant

Path from bar to restaurant


Lion paw prints

Lion paw prints

taking a photo of the lion paw print

taking a photo of the lion paw print

Giraffe's near the camp

Giraffe's near the camp

Giraffe face

Giraffe face


Ox peckers on a giraffe

Ox peckers on a giraffe


hawk

hawk

So today we saw three different leopards which completes the 'big five' (elephant, rhino, lion, leopard and buffalo).
First leopard

First leopard


Leopard

Leopard

Leopard

Leopard

I spotted a serval cat,
Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

Serval cat

and we saw baboons, wart hog, guinea fowl,
Baboons

Baboons

Baboons

Baboons


Wart hog

Wart hog


crested guinea

crested guinea


Milkweed

Milkweed


Red Lechwe Antelope

Red Lechwe Antelope

Red Lechwe Antelope

Red Lechwe Antelope

Topi

Topi

Topi

Topi


Lions in a tree

Lions in a tree

Lions in a tree

Lions in a tree

At one point we had smoke in the van and Jeremiah said it was a short in the radio, so we stopped and he took the radio out of the dashboard.
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The vehicle we are in is a Land Cruiser and is at least 15 years old. Jeremiah says the new ones are flimsy and tend to drop parts on the washboard roads.

We stopped at the visitor's center for lunch
Visitors center

Visitors center


Rice dish with raisins

Rice dish with raisins


Barbet

Barbet


Close-up of the candelabra tree

Close-up of the candelabra tree


and saw an animal that looked like a big guinea pig - probably a hyrax.
Maybe a bush hyrax

Maybe a bush hyrax

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Hyrax


After lunch we looked at the exhibit of bones
Exhibit at the visitor's center

Exhibit at the visitor's center

Buffalo skulls

Buffalo skulls

Bones

Bones

Bones

Bones

Skull

Skull


and saw a movie on Gnu migration (Gnu is another name for wildebeest). Then we came back to camp and I had a nap.
Granddaughter  taking a photo of her own foot

Granddaughter taking a photo of her own foot


I think Jeremiah did too as he was asleep during the bones explanation. He was awake until late chasing the lions out of camp
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Maasai in camp

Maasai in camp

Maasai in Rondo Camp

Maasai in Rondo Camp


I asked my granddaughter to take some photos of the thorns on the acacia trees
acacia thorns

acacia thorns

acacia thorns

acacia thorns

acacia thorns

acacia thorns


munchies before dinner in front of the tent

munchies before dinner in front of the tent


We had a shower at 6, and then I took the computer in to charge and we talked to an Italian couple that was at Bashray Rift in that big group. Dinner was supposed to be onion soup but it didn't really look or taste like onion soup. There was chicken with some kind of orange sauce that my granddaughter said didn't agree with her.
Dinner

Dinner


And what they said was marble cake, but I think was really a form of ginger bread.
marble cake?

marble cake?


They said they had fixed our lights, but they went out again after 5 minutes. I told my granddaughter to go out and find someone and tell them, but she refused to leave the tent. She said she could hear the lions roaring and that I was too deaf to hear them. She did eventually stand at the entrance and wave the flashlight until someone came.
sunset

sunset


They would do something to it and he would stand up and the lights would go out again. So eventually they gave us a different battery and they also left us a battery powered light.

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