Tanzania Safari Report – Day 4 / Tarangire And Lake Maryana

Today was another long day. It took about 3 hours to exit the Tarangire game preserve. On the way out, however, we happened upon two adult lions (one male, one female) with their 3 cubs. So that was good. Plus some friendly warthogs, which was a nice touch. Unfortunately the lions were not close to a road, so I was unable to get any decent photos. You’ll just have to trust me. Did I mention that one of the lions had a zebra riding on it’s back? And that the zebra had a monkey on it’s back? Like I said, you’ll just have to trust me.

Then it was an hour drive to Lake Maryana, a small game preserve/lake smack up against the Rift Valley wall. It’s known for a massive stork population. We also saw three different species of monkeys and some hippos.

From there, we drove up the Rift Valley wall and on to our current destination, a coffee plantation a few minutes drive from the Crater at Ngorongoro.

Did you know that in the original story, the three pigs end up eating the wolf?

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Blue Monkeys in Lake Maryana National Park.

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Lake Maryana is known to have one of the largest stork populations in Africa. So of course I was not able to get any decent pictures of them. Again, you’ll just have to trust me; there were a lot of storks there.

Next week I’ll be back with pictures from the Crater at Ngorongoro and from the Serengeti.

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