I am a bit pressed for time but wanted to at least put out a teaser blog about this latest trip to Tanzania. Finally I have reached the Selous Game Reserve and the Ruaha National Park. Fran has been able to accompany me and we’ve had a ball. We have had typically (or better than typically I guess) spectacular safari accommodations with great landscapes, lodging, food, staff, and wildlife. There will be much more on this outing in the next few weeks, but let me get started with a few images and comments. Comments first; there are lots of tsetse flies in the Selous and the rugged terrain makes travel very difficult and slow – but certainly not all bad. Ruaha was a special treat; maybe the best outing I’ve had in years and years. Great accommodations here (Google Jabali Ridge in Ruaha) with wonderful guides, drivers, and game.
Here are three images and, as I said, more to follow after I get home. Fran leaves after two weeks and I stay on to take a Smithsonian group through the Tanzanian Northern Safari Route. This route starts in Arusha town and includes Arusha NP, Tarangire NP, Olduvai Gorge, Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti – and sometimes Lake Victoria. (Another set of blogs for another day.)