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19 September 2009 @ 06:35 pm
Tarangire  
Tarangire national park was the last stop before we headed back to Arusha. The circuits we did inside the park was mostly wooded. We mostly kept to the regular routes and only once did we venture into a road that isn't often used and we realized why it wasn't used that often - crazy numbers of Tsetse flies! We noticed something interesting and stopping for a second resulted in hordes of Tsetses taking over the car and we didn't even get a chance to see what that animal as we had to quickly move on and take over tsetse killing duties.

I should write more when I have more time, but for now here are some of the photographs from Tarangire.



The view of the Tarangire river from the Safari Lodge




This is a Dik-dik. This tiny antelope seemed elusive in other parks but was very common in Tarangire






It is mostly a hider, but seems to have some pace when needed. Here's one running away from a pair of Black-backed Jackals






Elephants at the Tarangire river at dawn






The only place in the wild where I've seen elephants lying down for a nap!






Standard picture and caption from Africa - Zebra crossing!






A White-bellied Go-away bird (yeah, that is what it is really called!)






Ostrich class of 2009 - a bunch of juveniles






An Unstriped Ground Squirrel






A Giraffe






A White-crowned Shrike






White-headed Buffalo Weaver






African White-backed Vulture






Rüppell's Griffon - holds the altitude record in the animal kingdom. It hit a plane at 37000 feet!






Sunrise at Tarangire






A setting sun and a Baobab tree






 
 
 
Arunbirdonthewire on September 20th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Beautiful...Did you draw a border around the sun? :-)