African Safari Trip 2017

In May 2017 I decided it was time to step foot on the one continent I had not yet had a chance to visit – Africa.  My son Andrew eagerly agreed to go with me (since I offered to pay his way).  My parents also expressed interest.

We were amazed at the ability to see so many animals in their natural habitat and to be so close to them.  The one rule was that we could not get out of the truck.

We stayed in tent camps within the park in Tarangire and Serengeti.  We stayed at a very nice hotel/lodge for Manyara and Ngorongoro.

The links below are to the Google photo albums I created after the trip.  My son and I shot over 7000 photos and videos.  Be warned – the albums below contain almost 1200.  There were just too many good shots to decide to remove – or they brought back too many memories.

Highlights were seeing a lion kill a Wildebeest in Tarangire, lion cubs playing (multiple times), chasing a cheetah until she found her cubs, and watching a heard of Wildebeest do a river crossing – 4 minutes of total pandemonium and adrenaline (for us and the animals).

The tour was organized by Yellow Zebra, who did a great job.  The whole trip went exactly as planned. Until the airplane had a bird strike leaving Mombasa, Kenya.  Turkish Airlines put us in a nice seaside resort hotel for the evening while they fixed the plane.  So we got a bonus day and an extra country.