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GALS Images July 2012

Zemni

Images from Gender Action Learning workshops in New Home, Bukonzo Join ...

Updated: Aug 14, 2012 7:28am PST

Day 13: NCA to Serengeti : Headed to the Serengeti & saw a pride of lions who had just finished feasting on a zebra w/the carcass splayed open. We saw two hyenas in a mud puddle & got a fantastic surprise when one of them pulled a half-eaten wildebeest calf carcass out of the puddle! The herds were starting to gather for the Great Migration in the tens of thousands & it was jaw dropping! Best of all, I saw my first leopard! I'm now part of the Big 5 Club! We had lunch with a rock hyrax then drove to our lodge, which was one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed.

Day 13: NCA to Serengeti

Stephanie Kuwasaki

Headed to the Serengeti & saw a pride of lions who had just finished f ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2012 3:28am PST

Day 16: Serengeti : Our last day in the Serengeti didn't disappoint! We drove 2hrs to the central part of the park, where we encountered a mating pair of lions <i>literally</i> right next to the road, THREE different leopards (seeing one is rare, seeing three is unheard of!), a pride of lions IN A TREE, and a mega-herd of elephants! What a fantastic way to end the safari portion of our trip!

Day 16: Serengeti

Stephanie Kuwasaki

Our last day in the Serengeti didn't disappoint! We drove 2hrs to the ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2012 3:22am PST

Day 17: Serengeti & Grumeti Airstrip : Our last day in the Serengeti was bittersweet. We arrived at the airstrip in time to see the workers chase 11 giraffe off the runway! And then we waited and waited and waited for over 3hrs for our plane! It was hot, muggy & we were waterless. Luckily there was a private lodge nearby that let us cool off in their shade. Once we were up in the air, we flew over all the spots we had just traveled thru, which was a nice rewind of the trip. We arrived in Arusha & got on a bus for 5-hr drive back to Nairobi.

Day 17: Serengeti & Grumeti Airstrip

Stephanie Kuwasaki

Our last day in the Serengeti was bittersweet. We arrived at the airst ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2012 3:02am PST

Day 15: Serengeti & Balloon Ride : 4am came very early after getting very little sleep from the thunderstorm the night before. Sadly Mother Nature didn't cooperate for our balloon ride. It was overcast & very still, meaning no great sunrise or drifting. Sadly there weren't any animals in the area & the basket was WAAAAY too crowded. After landing with a THUD in a field of fire ants, we were treated to an English breakfast, complete with roaming elephant & buffalo.

Day 15: Serengeti & Balloon Ride

Stephanie Kuwasaki

4am came very early after getting very little sleep from the thunderst ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2012 2:51am PST

Day 14: Serengeti : First full day in the Serengeti didn't disappoint. Heard lots of vocalizing near a hippo pull & saw a bull hippo killing a baby hippo (thrashing & drowning it) while 10 crocs waited for him to give up the carcass. Once the crocs got a hold of it, it was gone in a matter of seconds! Found a gorgeous cheetah "posing" on tree stump & an old cape buffalo w/some injuries in a shallow mud pool. We experienced a massive thunderstorm, giving us a beautiful light show, some much needed rain & rolling thunder. The video doesn't do it justice, but check it out anyway.

Day 14: Serengeti

Stephanie Kuwasaki

First full day in the Serengeti didn't disappoint. Heard lots of vocal ...

Updated: Jul 13, 2012 12:23am PST

Day 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Area : I had never visited the N. Conservation Area before, so this was quite a treat! We were able to go off-road to get closer to the animals, which you can't do in other parks. One of the highlights was photographing the mama cheetah & her 4 cubs. Definitely want to come back here!

Day 12: Ngorongoro Conservation Area

Stephanie Kuwasaki

I had never visited the N. Conservation Area before, so this was quite ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2012 9:33pm PST

Day 7: Amboseli to Tarangire : Mornings in Africa are breathtaking. The colors range from purple to orange & everything in-between. Kilimanjaro was out in all her glory, as if she knew we were leaving. A couple hyenas blocked the road, after gorging on whatever they had hidden in the bushes nearby. In Tanzania, we had lunch at Shanga House, which employs deaf & blind people from around the area. Then we stopped to watch the happenings at a market & met two young Masaai boys who were transitioning into adulthood. We arrived at our tented camp at Lake Burunge after traveling thru fields of sesame seeds.

Day 7: Amboseli to Tarangire

Stephanie Kuwasaki

Mornings in Africa are breathtaking. The colors range from purple to o ...

Updated: Jul 09, 2012 12:34pm PST

Days 9 & 10: Lake Manyara & Tloma Lodge : En route to Lake Manyara, we stopped to meet some gold miners. They do a lot of work for very little payout, which gave them lots of time to drink! L. Manyara is home to the famous "tree climbing" lions & it's rare to see them in the trees, but saw them! We stayed at Tloma Lodge, which was an oasis in the Highlands. A self-sustaining farm that provides food, water & jobs to the neighboring villages. They grow their own veggies, flowers & coffee/tea. It was a treat to stay at this beautiful place for two days!

Days 9 & 10: Lake Manyara & Tloma Lodge

Stephanie Kuwasaki

En route to Lake Manyara, we stopped to meet some gold miners. They do ...

Updated: Jul 05, 2012 6:36pm PST

Day 8: Tarangire : Poachers nearly wiped out all the elephants in the 80s in Tarangire, but thanks to conservation, they've returned in huge numbers.This place was very hot & dry & not one of my favorite parks. I got a touch of heat stroke during the drive, but luckily I was able to rest up at a lodge in the park while the rest of the group continued looking for the elusive leopard. I got punk'd by Christian when he showed me a picture of leopard he took (see pic #110) only to find out it was a picture of a leopard in a guide book! It was a good laugh had by everyone (even me!)

Day 8: Tarangire

Stephanie Kuwasaki

Poachers nearly wiped out all the elephants in the 80s in Tarangire, b ...

Updated: Jul 05, 2012 3:48pm PST