Early morning in one of our camp sites – in the Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. July 2012.
Many tourists drive in airconditioned luxury 4Wd’s and sleep in similar luxury tents or hotels. An expensive safari.
We did not have money for that. And I’m happy that we didn’t: We traveled with one of Arusha’s smallest organizers: Arunga Expedition & Safaris.
View my previous photos from our great safari wih Arunga HERE
We had the world’s BEST, most helpful, friendliest and most talented driver and guide: Sadi ♥ (more about him in later posts).
Our old Land Rover (where the air conditioning was the handle to turn down the window ) and our small tents gave us a completely different down to earth sense of nature, animals and the countryside during our safari:
The dust in the car dyed us more and more red throughout the 5 days. But who cares about that when you are standing under the raised roof of the car seeing, smelling and hearing the animals – with the awareness of being able to touch a lion or an elephant IF you simply reached out ….. ……. all this was incredible amazing and barrier-breaking. And there was, after all, only a few days until we could get a shower again and get the dust washed away from our bodies………………………
The sounds of the animals that walked by and in between the tents at night was fantastic: Was it the sounds from a lion – or just a zebra or gazelle???? And so was the fact, that you should be very careful leaving our small tent at night! Driving, eating, sleeping around the clock for almost a week under the open sky in between all the wild life was an incredible experience! I can’t wait to travel to Africa again…. Soon