Tag: wildlife

Serengeti: In Search of Cats

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As you know from reading our last post, we were quite anxious to get some close-up views of the Serengeti’s world-renowned cat population. With five full days to explore the park, we assured ourselves it would be nearly impossible not to run into at least one or two of the estimated 3000 lions living in the park. That is, unless we hadn’t yet managed to shake off that dreaded curse. Only time would tell. (more…)

Serengeti: Our Campsite Roundup

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Our tent at Halisi Camp, a mobile-tented camp in the Serengeti

Safari on a “Budget”
As teachers with way more time than money, organizing a budget camping safari was the only way we could afford to see Tanzania’s national parks for the length of time we wanted. In total, we had booked a two week safari with five glorious nights to spend in the Serengeti, so we decided to take advantage of this opportunity to try out a few different locations and camping options in the park. In this post, we’ll share what we learned, because, at approximately $300/person/day, you want every night of your “budget” camping safari to be as good as it can be, right?

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Tarangire National Park

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Perhaps the best part of climbing Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilimanjaro was being able to look forward to a celebratory safari in northern Tanzania after our trek. With two successful summits behind us, we happily traded in our hiking boots for our long lenses and hit the road.  (more…)