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2012

Part Two ~ Safari!

The adventure continues!
Things just get better and better.

Here we are getting ready for another drive …

Today we tracked and later spotted lions for the second time!

I am thinking that the cub in the center of the picture might be a young male.

Our driver got us so close to one hiding in the grass that she gave us a dirty look. We were instructed to make sure all our limbs were in the jeep! Notice the pinned back ears. This lady is not happy!

They really are difficult to spot in all that golden dry grass.

And so beautiful! We could have watched them for hours.

But there are hippos to see in the water floating …

And sunning on the beach …

Our driver was very cautious around these guys. They are actually very dangerous and kill more humans every year than sharks!

One of my favorite animals were the Cape buffalo. I fell in love with their charming faces and fancy horns.

I think the guy in the center looks a bit like George Washington in a powdered wig. Notice how the insides of the ears look like butterfly wings?

They can sure move quickly when they want to …

We spotted some other quilter type people too. Here is Jodi Barrows with her husband Steve. Their son Tucker is on the right.

On to the rhinos!

And lets not forget the wildebeests!

There is just not enough time or space to show and tell all the wonderful things we saw!

So I will wrap this adventure up with a few last photos. This picture is of our guide and driver Sofiso (pronounced sew-fee-sue).

We have corrupted him with his very first Oreo cookie!

The gangs final night drive …

And my favorite animal of the whole adventure! I will NEVER forget hearing those elephants breathing!

Thanks Africa for the trip of a lifetime!

Leaving my carbon footprints …

Hope to return again someday!

Barb

 

9 Responses to “Part Two ~ Safari!”

  1. S Warren says:

    Thanks for the pics Barb! They are wonderful! The animals are amazing! Glad you had such a great trip, Sylvia

  2. Tina says:

    These are just wonderful! I love your pictures – the only bad thing about great trips like this is that the trip seems to take forever to get here and then poof! they are over so fast! I would think that the elephant breathing would be something that would never be forgotten – simply amazing!

    P.S. we just got a call from our neighbor that we had a mountain lion on our roof this morning (we live in the Sierra Nevada mountain range) so even though it isn’t Africa, its pretty cool to think that we’ve got a big cat hanging around!….We’re keeping our kitty cats inside!!

  3. Dana says:

    Such a great trip, thanks for sharing. Hippos killing people seems so odd to me, they look so cute. I hope you plan on sending your new friend Oreos a few times a year, you know how addiction is.

  4. Fran says:

    Great photos. Enjoyed “going along with you” even if it was only in photos.
    Can’t wait for your next trip somewhere wonderful!

  5. Angie says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! What a vicarious trip of a lifetime! Great job with the camera and steady hands even when staring down a grouchy lioness!!!

  6. Michele says:

    A trip of a lifetime for sure. Thanks for sharing all the wonderful photos.

    And if you haven’t been to Alaska yet, that is another place you need to visit. Totally take-your-breath-away views.

  7. Wendy in MT says:

    Oh my goodness what memories you must have brought back with you! Amazing from the photos you shared and thank you for the share :) just beautiful!

  8. tinkerfeet says:

    All the pictures are great. Now I feel like I went too. Thanks for posting the pics.

  9. Laura brown says:

    Ooh my God!!! I love the pictures are wonderful! A once in a lifetime trip! The animals are beautiful!