After a beautiful day of travel, Team Safari (Heather, Carie, Kelly) arrived in Tanzania. We began our newest adventure by boarding a private plane in Dar Es Salaam. For those of you that remember Fantasy Island it was kind of like that! Our pilot was Steve and it was just the 3 of us on that small propeller plane. We landed on a dirt runway and although we were hoping to see giraffes they were no where to be found. We were greeted by our newest friend Aniset and a guy with a machine gun. Apparently its an issue for people to take dead animals from here to sell so the guy with a gun was there to make sure that didn’t happen. On our ride, in an open Range Rover, to the resort we saw Impalas, yellow baboons, water buffalo, hilex, lilac breasted roller, and some pretty impressive termite hills! Once arriving at the resort we were greeted with cold wet towels, which were heaven since it is pretty hot and humid here, and fresh squeezed mango juice.
This place is amazing and we look forward to what our adventure will bring tomorrow!
Heather, Carie, Kelly