Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania

Lake Manyara Safari, Tanzania

In this post I’m rolling back the clock a bit to when I went to Africa in 2013.  You may have seen from one of the very first blog posts on here that I travelled out to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro. I couldn’t possibly return to England without doing a safari. So I donned my cargo shorts and my Kilimanjaro safari hat and headed to Lake Manyara for the first day of our safari.

Lake Manyara Safari view

Bumbling Baboons

On arrival we were greeted by a few stray baboons.

Lake Manyara Safari baboon

Lake Manyara Safari baboons

Lake Manyara Safari baboon

Hilarious animals, I could have watched them all day… but I had a safari to do!

Open Landscape

We drove on into the vast open landscape of Lake Manyara. Here we began the search for all the animals I’d dreamt of seeing for real ever since I watched The Lion King (naturally).

Lake Manyara Safari zebra

Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari sign

Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari

Driving around in the jeeps is a bumpy ride of fun. I’d highly recommend standing up for the majority of the journey (if your guide allows it) as there is no better feeling than catching the wind in your hair. The fresh, wilderness kind of wind, not the polluted stuff you get over here!

Lake Manyara Safari

Lake Manyara Safari jeep

Lake Manyara Safari birds silhouette

Lake Manyara Safari baboon
Lake Manyara Safari giraffe

“It’s the Ciiiiircle of Liiiiiife”…

Lake Manyara Safari giraffes

Lake Manyara Safari wildebeests

Lake Manyara Safari wildebeest

Lake Manyara Safari
Lake Manyara Safari panoramic

Lake Manyara Safari

^ trying hard to resist the urge to burst into song

Lake Manyara Safari giraffe

Lake Manyara Safari giraffes
“Hey dude, you got my back?”
“You bet gir-affe I’ve got your back”

Lake Manyara Safari giraffe

Elephant Family

Just as we were leaving the Lake Manyara park, we got a wonderful little surprise as an elephant sprang (more like thumped) out the bushes.

Lake Manyara Safari elephant

Followed by Baby Elephant…

Lake Manyara Safari elephants

Lake Manyara Safari elephant

And then what I presume to be Daddy Elephant!

Lake Manyara Safari elephant family

We left the park with a rude farewell from one of those pesky baboons…

Lake Manyara Safari swearing baboon

Yes that baboon really did swear at us!

Finally we drove around the Lake Manyara park and up so we could look over the magical expanse we’d just been exploring.

Lake Manyara Safari view

Lake Manyara Safari view

We returned to our tents for some much needed sleep to prepare us for the second day of our safari.

Stay tuned for some more (even better) Lion King fun!

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4 Comments

    • Jessie
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      24th July 2015 / 7:47 pm

      Thanks Tegan! It was an incredible experience 🙂 Love the giveaway – such a nice, quirky idea xx

  1. 15th January 2016 / 10:16 am

    Beautiful Tanzania post, Jessie Emma!

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