The day we set out from our tented camp in the Serengeti to find the migration didn't start well. I was: cold, wet, tired and blind!
Lake Tanganyika contains a sixth of the fresh water in the world! It is the world's longest lake, and the second deepest (the deepest being one is in Siberia, see below).
In early 2011, Sue popped in on a friend (Caro) ... who lives in the Kruger National Park, South Africa. They had a great time, with the best sightings you could ever ask for.
The rooms at Mahale were secluded, but easily confused. We had the penultimate 'Banda' and the honeymoon couple had the last one.
In Tanzania we enjoyed a string of great views, including from many of the toilets!
On our third day in the Mahale Mountains in Tanzania, we walked all the way up into the mountains to seek out the main group of Chimps. It was about 5 hours of hard walking & scrambling, and so over 6 hours for the round trip.
The “Trackers” on South African safaris sit on the front of the vehicle to spot animal tracks and direct the “Ranger”, who drives the jeep and talks to the guests. At night, the tracker shines a bright lamp, with a red filter so as not to harm the animals’ night vision if they are caught in the beam.
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Our Expedition Leader in the Arctic was excellent, and sounded just like Captain Kirk each morning. He had a deliberate style, deep resonating voice, and simple phrasing, for instance "Good morning. It's 7:30am. The weather is partly cloudy; and the temperature: 7 degrees".
In South Georgia we had a perfectly still evening for a kayak trip around the bay, with beautiful light as the sun set.