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Tanzania Day 3: Animal Assortment

I woke up feeling like a sinus infection was coming on so I took what I thought was a Claritin and a Mucinex in hopes of staving it off. But because we didn't have any electricity and I was taking pills by flashlight, I ended up taking a Claritin and an Imodium (which wouldn't turn out to be all that helpful). We were in the vehicle and on our way by 630a. It was very cold so Jimmy brought blankets for us to use to wrap our legs and feet. Before getting underway, we stopped off at the giraffe carcass but there was nothing much going on there this morning. A way down the road, we came across two female lions lounging around.
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You can see how close the vehicle gets to the animals, which are basically ignoring our existence.
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They were kind of, sort of watching this giraffe but they weren't interested enough to do much about it.
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We were starting to get hungry so Sudi found a quiet place for us to have breakfast. We stopped and the guys got everything set up for us.
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Brenda and I explored the hollow tree while they did so.
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The rest of the day was spent encountering an assortment of animals.

Impala
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Giraffe
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Lilac-breasted roller
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More giraffe
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Male lion hiding in the bushes
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Elephant
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Male kudu with his female harem
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Fish eagle
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Owl
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Yet another giraffe
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Mom and baby
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Saddle-billed stork
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Male ostrich
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More elephant
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Kudu and giraffe
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Zebra
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Even more elephant
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Baboon
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By the time we arrived back at camp, I was feeling significantly worse. All I wanted to do was rest. They brought me some juice and I was convinced to gargle salt water (which never works). Brenda went on to dinner by herself and I fell asleep very early to the sounds of the lions roaring around the giraffe carcass.

Posted by zihuatcat 04:38 Archived in Tanzania Tagged tanzania brenda ruaha

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