Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh My!!!
Not really it was more like Lions, Elephants, Cheetahs, Giraffes, Zebras, Wildebeests, Gazelles, Warthogs, Hyenas, Dik- Diks and others OH MY!!!!
The Safari was INCREDIBLE!!!! In an effort to save money Nikki and I did a camping safari which was great. We used Base Camp Safaris whose price was very affordable especially when you compare with other companies and they really did take care of us. Even though we slept in a tent we had a guide that took us everywhere and a cook, who made the best food ever. No hot dogs or chili on this camping trip.
We started the safari at the Tarangre National Park which was our favorite park because there was not a lot of people there and lots of elephants and other animals too!! Following that we spent two nights (2 1/2 days) in the Serengeti which is spectacular bit with lots of people. Our guide Victor was good at getting away from the crowds and seriously had supersonic vision. While driving, he would see animals in the tall grass almost a mile away. I still don't know how he did it; Nikki and I were quite impressed. We had a great time with Victor but one of our most memorable parts of the trip to the Serengeti was when we were taking photos of monkeys and one little apparently had enough of the paparazzi and through poo at the windshield. I kid you not our guide said "OH MY GOD, WE ARE LEAVING!" it was only funny because it didn't hit any of us.
We saw lots of lions, a cheetah which was having a rest and we were able to pull up right next to it, baboons and hippos and many other animals. We also spent a very cold night (yes COLD IN AFRICA) at the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater and then visited the crater for a good portion of the day, we didn't have a lot of luck there because it was a cold day and even the animals were like...no thanks I'm going to hide and stay warm. Enjoy all the photos!