Day 1 on safari – October 14th

Up at 5:30 for breakie as pick up for our 8:30 flight is 7 am. Got to the airport at 7:45 , checked in and at 8 they came over and said the palne is ready – took off at 8:05 – we were the only passengers on this 12 seater. Neat.

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Good flight and arrived at Selous conservation area early but Moshi , our guide, and Benjamin , a trainee, were there to greet us at the airport. After a brief bathroom stop we were away to Camp Impala – by boat. A water safari on the way.

We saw our first hippos

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our first croc

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river scenery with a safari boat viewing other side of river
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cape buffalo

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the resident hippo for our camp – getting lunch

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unusual coconut trees

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golden palm weaver bird building its nest

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We backtracked to the camp to arrive shortly before lunch and were greeted at the dock by Barbara the camp manager. Fabulous person, we met with her in the reception area and went over everything – food, timetables, safaris, fishing – well organized and efficient person.

Reception building

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dining and lounge building

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Pass the pool on our way to our tent

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Our tent

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View from verandah

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Inside

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Afternoon at 4pm leave for a land safari – I was with a young couple from Jordan.

It rained 2 days before we got there so many mud holes on the roads.

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The guide found a pack of wild dogs – very unusual to see these animals as they are constantly on the move – we were very lucky – this pac stayed around for a few days. There were 9 dogs.

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First giraffes

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Warthog – must kneel to eat as neck too short.

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Colobus monkey – gorgeous black and white

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impala kill in tree – put there for safe keeping by leopord – gone on our return…. you can see the leg of the impala hanging down

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Impala

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Sunset day 1

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Back to camp at 7 in time for clean up and supper at 8 then the Masai walk you back to your tent.

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