Tanzania Safari 2018

Elephant in pond, Tarangire

Elephant in pond, Tarangire

12/27/17 Note: This trip is fully subscribed, but I plan to set up a similar trip in January 2019.  Please let me know about your interest.

Our January-February Tanzania safari was surely one of the best ever (and I have been going to East Africa since 1979).  One day in the Serengeti, we observed 31 lions, 10 cheetahs (including cubs), a serval, and thousands of migrating wildebeest and zebras.  On our hunt with the Hadza, one of the young men succeeded in getting a honey badger, truly a rare experience.  The early 2018 safari is again timed perfectly for the famous Serengeti at its very best.  Whether this is your once-in-a-lifetime adventure or a return to one of the world’s greatest wildlife areas, I encourage you to send in your deposit soon. Please pass the word too!  Thanks.

Herds & Birds: Nature & Culture. Tanzania 2018     (January 24-February 5, 2018).

Lioness in Ngorongoro

Lioness in Ngorongoro

6 thoughts on “Tanzania Safari 2018

  1. I just wanted to pay my compliments to Walt Anderson for posting his African Wildlife Safari presentation at Prescott College’s Natural History Institute online.

    As always Walt’s photography is as good as anything you could see in National Geographic or International Wildlife. The picture of the sunset over an Acacia tree is amazing!

    And as in any Walt Anderson presentation the puns and word play are amusing, which is good Gnus for pundits everywhere.

    Have a great safari this year Walt!

    All my best wishes, Kirk Thomas Olsen

  2. Hi Walt

    I’m seriously considering the Amazon trip. I would definitely want the single supplement. Are the chances reasonable for that. Trip sounds wonderful.


    • From Prescott, go out Iron Springs Road toward Skull Valley. Turn right on Contreras (this is shortly after the left turn to Doce Pit). Go N about a mile and turn R at the top of a hill where there is a large cleared parking area. Make sure you have a fairly high-clearance vehicle for the next half-mile stretch (my Subaru does fine). Go E through that and get on a small track that soon goes over a cattle guard and heads N about a half mile to a valley bottom, where you should park. Walk up the dirt road a short way and stay right where it splits by a juniper. Soon you will come to a gate where Trail 38 begins. Simply follow that trail toward Granite Mt. In about a mile, you will hit a T where two trails go opposite directions. Take the trail (39) to the left. Your view of Granite Mt. will be blocked for a short while by an outcrop of large boulders. You will go past a small stock pond with a willow or two. Keep going. You’ll see white crystalline rocks scattered along the trail. When you reach a small creek crossing where the burned area again begins, you should see a prominent trail to the left (west), which will take you in a hundred yards to the tree, which has a sign and artifacts from previous visitors.

      If you choose to go through Wickenburg and up through Yarnell, turn left at Kirkland Junction, turn right at Kirkland, head N through Skull Valley, go past Tonto Road, and then go left on Contreras. The rest is the same.

      I am http://www.geolobo.com/. Here are some essays specific to the fires:

      Burning Desires & Incendiary Thoughts http://www.geolobo.com/?p=401

      Granite Mountain Ablaze http://www.geolobo.com/?p=414

      Yarnell Fire http://www.geolobo.com/?p=453

      Heroes: Reflections on the Granite Mt. Hotshots http://www.geolobo.com/?p=462

      Landscape Lunacy: Yarnell on Fire http://www.geolobo.com/?p=464

      Yarnell Revisited http://www.geolobo.com/?p=483

      Hotshots & the Juniper http://www.geolobo.com/?cat=143

      Please feel free to share or to put a share to the links on Face Book.



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