We were in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in eastern Africa. Formerly known as Tanganyika until 1964 when Zanzibar and Tanganyika consolidated, the Brits having grahnted indipindince (i.e. evacuated) both a few years before, in a different age. Tan-Zan-ee-ya. Just sayin’.

Best advice as to flights from Europe? Don’t fly through and have a transit in Cairo if you can avoid it. Almost lost our binoculars and camera, and forget it if you have a drone. We squeaked through with the help of a manager. Oh, safari. Within a few days (and a lot of juggling and comparing online), amazing Theresa had us booked with Into AfricaCo.UK and Kwetu tours, headed up on the ground by Dennis Lyamuya, guide, spotter, and host extraordinaire. He is from Kilimanjaro. He has a degree from the College of African Wildlife Management in Moshi, Tanzania. We couldn’t have made a better choice or had better timing. The rainy season started early this year, so the annual great migration of wildebeest, zebras, gazelle and topi across the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Crater towards Kenya’s Maasai Mara, was already underway. Please have a look at our gallery of  photos.

In addition to game drives, our week included cultural stops at Maasai and Iraqw villages, and some overnight camping. But that’s another gallery.

Written by TravelingHomebodies


Tim Hall

Wonderful photos guys. It looks and sounds as f you’re having an amazing time in Africa. Hope to catch up with you both again some day. Take care and enjoy the holiday season. Cheers, Tim & Anne


Thanks, Caz! I couldn’t feature all the creatures for brevity sake. So many ungulates! Really happy we did this trip and glad some pictures turned out well enough to be shown off. Merry Christmas to you and the fam!

Betty Faulkner

I am travelling with you on safari today as it is -30 C but beautifully sunny outside here. A great day for armchair travel. Thanks for taking us to Africa with you. Photos are AMAZING Ken!


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