Lest you think (from my sluggish posting cadence) that our initial ~5 months in Tanzania have been animal-free, I assure you they were not! We did manage to sneak in a long weekend in Mikumi National Park in December before Paige and I departed for BabyWatch2017 in Minnesota. I was relieved that we were able to see more traditional Tanzanian wildlife beyond Mr. Meowskers, the stray cat who hangs out on our patio & eats anything smaller than him who tries to enter our home (or so we hope).
December is the dry season in Mikumi so things were rather brown, but that made it easier to spot the animals that were roaming about… and also concentrated many of them on the few watering holes that still had water! The Hippo Pool was definitely the place to be. More to come on the logistics of driving to Mikumi from Dar es Salaam & where to stay… For now, I’m distracting myself from the 8°F weather of MN with a few photos of animals from our safari!
And here’s a 45-second video of all the buffalo descending on the watering hole en masse: