This weekend EWH traveled to Lake Manyara on Saturday and to the Ngorongoro Crater on Sunday. Ernest Hemingway called Lake Manyara “The loveliest [lake] … in Africa.” And I can see why… Even though the lake is full of salt, it was surrounded and filled with wildlife, and there were some amazing views all day. Here are a lot of my favorite pictures from the trip.
This is the biggest troop of baboons we have seen yet.
I promise the baby is ok! When they are still young they can’t sleep standing so the other elephants hang around for protection.
A big bull elephant. “Tembo kubwa”
On the shore of the lake there were a lot of different animals all together and some really great views.
This is a “Spoonbill”
Sleepy Buffalo 🙂
These are black herons and they have a very smart method for catching fish… They make shade with their wings that the fish will swim into and become bird food.
After Lake Manyara we started moving towards higher ground.
Grabbing some bugs.
Nile Monitor I was lucky to spot. It was almost invisible here and left when it realized a car had finally seen it.
African Grey Hornbill
Pumba! Now I just need to find Timon…
After the long day of exploring we went to sleep in tents at the top of a ridge overlooking Lake Manyara.
And watched a pretty great sunrise before Ngorongoro! 🙂