Tag Archives: Africa

Repurposed Tires

The Maasai are a semi-nomadic tribe that move their livestock within ever-shrinking grazing rights of Northern Tanzania and Kenya. Descendants of a fierce warrior nation, today’s Maasai are peaceful and friendly except when it comes to their cattle. They are easily recognized by … Continue reading

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Directional Sign

I love signs.  I especially like signs that have double meanings in their text or in their surroundings. This sign, painted on the side of a building, was directing people to the front door of the reception office.  Nothing special … Continue reading

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Pole Pole

The majestic loneliness of Mount Kilamanjaro casts its spell on you the moment you first see it.  Standing over 19,700′ tall, it is the tallest single peak (not in a mountain range) on the planet.  It’s a bashful mountain, hiding … Continue reading

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Wildebeest

  The umbilical cord still visible on the calf indicated this was probably the calf’s first feeding.  We saw several scenes like this inside the Ngorongoro Crater. A funny-looking animal, the wildebeest has a long face like a moose, mane like … Continue reading

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African Weaver

There are several varieties of beautiful birds in Tanzania, but the African Weaver was the easiest to photograph.  I found this guy in a tree next to the road as we descended into the Ngorongoro Crater. With the top of the … Continue reading

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Stork

Wow, and I thought pelicans were homely; this is definitely a face only a mother could love. Seriously, is this the thing that delivers babies?! Thought for the Day:  His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork. … Continue reading

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Hippo Pool

Somewhere in the northeast part of Serengeti National Park is this hippo pool, where hundreds of hippos can be seen up and down the river.  It was perfectly safe to observe them from this vantage point, the bank was too … Continue reading

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