Kilimanjaro: Grom & Team - Day One of Safari

Posted by: Casey Grom | September 25, 2012
Categories: *Expedition Dispatches *Kilimanjaro

Day one of our safari brought us to Lake Manyara, known for its famous pink flamingos and tree climbing lions. It took us about two hours to get there from our hotel. The drive took us through the vast open plains of Africa inhabited mostly by the Maasai people. Once in the park we rolled the tops of our land-cruisers back and drove through while standing up. It’s currently the dry season and the lake was mostly gone for now, but we saw many animals- elephants, water bucks, Thompson giselles, impalas, dik diks, zebras, giraffes, wildebeest, and too many birds to name. No big cats today but hopefully tomorrow we’ll see plenty.
 
Everyone enjoyed the day and we are currently resting at the fabulous Plantation Lodge. See for yourself. We will be headed out early tomorrow to try and beat the heat and catch the animals at breakfast, so to speak.

It’s off to bed for now,
RMI Guide Casey Grom and crew

Casey Grom and team at the Plantation Lodge. A pair of giraffe at Lake Manyara.

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Great going guys, beautiful surroundings!  Lots to see and take pic’s of!!!!  Enjoy the relaxing part of the trip.  Carpe Diem!!!  ;o)

- Cat

Posted by: Cat on 9/26/2012 at 3:19 am

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