Back from safari
This world is pretty amazing.
I just spent the last five days gallivanting around the wildlife preserves of Tanzania, ogling ostrich, wondering at wildebeest and gandering gazelle. Who’s life is this?!?
The safari was one of the coolest experiences I’ve had. Most people have been to a zoo and observed some of these animals in captivity. On safari, you pull right up alongside the elephant, hanging out of your topless Land Rover to get the best shot. The CB radios equipping each vehicle constantly squawk to life as fellow drivers inform one another of a cheetah sighting. We watched, mouths agape as a female lion proceeded to stalk and attack two Thompson Gazelle. We gagged with captivated (nasal) disgust as a group of hippopotamus (the only animal to fart out of it’s mouth) basked in the shade downwind from us. It was sensory overload in all meanings of the phrase. I can’t wait to get some pictures up here and share the experiences with you.
I return home on Sunday evening and look forward to some more detailed posts next week!