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Tarangire National Park (Day 3)

sunny 35 °C

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Now that we have the warnings out of the way, time to begin our Tarangire Safari.
We spot our first elephant up close.
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What a feeling to be so close to such a massive animal.
All along the roads you see these incredible termite mounds.IMG_0392.jpgIMG_0391.jpg
To me they look like little cities, and I guess to the termites they are!
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How cute are Dik Diks? Like little dogs.
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I thought a close up picture of the giraffes skin would be cool, and to me it did turn out cool!
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More warthogs!
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Box lunch. At this point the box lunches are still good! (can you feel the forshadowing here?)
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We had some extra guests for lunch. I don't think they liked us much as on of them pooped on Maningo!
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The views are just breathtaking.
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Sausage trees. How cool are they? Reminds me of Spenelli's (an italian market downtown Edmonton) with the pepperoni hanging above the deli counter.
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Maningo calls these "McDonalds" because of the M's on their butts.IMG_0373.jpg
Next we came up to a Baboon hang out.
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Kaleb got into a staring contest with a baboon, I think the baboon won.
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This turned out to be one of my favorite pictures.

Just at the end of the day, Maningo spots our first lion. Can you see it under the bush?
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And look, she just finished lunch.
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On the way to Maramboi Tented Camp, I took a few pictures from the moving jeep.
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I loved seeing the school children in uniform walking on the road. To me it seemed like you saw them at all hours of the day. I wonder if they have set times for classes, or is it just when ever they show up?
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Maasia woman.
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Maasia housing.
Maramboi Tented Camp
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Wildabeast just ourside our tents.
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We promised the kids they could play in the pool when we returned from our safari. Turns out the pool didn't have any water, but a promise is a promise!
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Posted by dogtired 10:06 Archived in Tanzania

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