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25 Beautiful Shots From My Tanzania Safari

By Annual Adventure Africa, Destinations, Photo Essay, Tanzania

My Tanzania safari was one of the best travel experiences of my life, second only to Antarctica (and just barely!). I was out on safari for a total of 10 days, and I’ve got several upcoming posts to cover the entirety of the trip.

Note: For full details on my safari, check out my 5 part series.


There was so much to see and discuss that I couldn’t possibly fit it all in one post, so I will be spreading it across several in the coming weeks. I saw not just the Big Five, but numerous successful predator hunts and proud parents taking care of their adorable children.

If you’re hoping to go on a safari at some point in your life, Tanzania is the place to do it. The entire country is covered in parks and it is the host of the Great Migration, a year-round activity that attracts animals and action of all types.

This trip encompassed so many things that you’ll be hearing about it for some time to come. For now, however, I’d like to give you a small preview of how amazing the trip was with some of my favorite photos from my 10 day safari.

My Tanzania Safari Summarized in 25 Shots

Tanzania Safari Elephant Close Up
It’s not often you get a view of an elephant quite like this!
Giraffe Lookout Over River
A giraffe keeps a sharp lookout on activity down the hill.
tanzania safari giraffe tree
…while this one was content to pose under a tree for me.
Tarangire Elephant Big Red
Big Red – This elephant was rolling around in some red mud before we spotted him.
Tarangire Baby Elephant
Baby elephants are taught by their parents how to use their trunks. They lack the strength to use them at birth.
Tanzania Safari Lilac Breasted Roller
A Lilac Breasted Roller perched on his favorite branch.
Tanzania Safari Wild Dog
An African Wild Dog, also known as a Painted Wolf. These animals are very endangered and elusive.
Tanzania Safari Lion Yawn
It’s a sleepy afternoon on the Serengeti plains.
A pack of zebras are unsure about our presence.
Serengeti Cheetah Cub
This cheetah cub couldn’t take his eyes off us, watching us diligently as we drove away.
Leopard Emerging from the Shadows
This stunning leopard emerged from the shadows to come see what we were up to.
Leopard on the Prowl
This is the last view that lunch sees.
When your car breaks down during your Tanzania Safari, you have to settle for whatever mechanic you can find.
When your car breaks down in the middle of your Tanzania Safari, you have to settle for whatever mechanic you can find.
Tanzania Safari Photogenic Leopard
Stunningly Photogenic
Time to rest. Like all cats, leopards are professional sleepers.
Time to rest. Like all cats, leopards are professional sleepers.
Cheetah Defying Gravity
I think I’ll tryyyyyyyyy defyyyyyying graaaaaaavityyyyyy…
Cheetah Cubs Playing
Tanzanian Jungle Gym.
Superb Starling Itch
We all know the satisfying feeling that this Superb Starling is enjoying right now.
Serengeti Cheetah on Mound
A mother cheetah keeps watch over the plains with her cub.
Old Scarred Lion
This old king has been through a lot. His teeth were ground down and dull.
Photogenic Lion on a Hill
This one, on the other hand, looked like he just graduated from modeling school.
Ngorongoro Water Buffalo
The standard water buffalo pose. They have poor eyesight so they point their noses in your direction.
Ngorongoro Hippo Pond
A hippo pond at the Ngorongoro Crater. All you hear are fart sounds as you approach.
Ngorongoro Black Rhino
The critically endangered Black Rhino. There are only 35 in the entire Ngorongoro Crater.
Serengeti Sunset
The sun sets on a beautiful evening in Serengeti National Park.

I hope you enjoyed the photos, stay tuned for many more posts about my 10 day Tanzania Safari!


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  • Following your blog enthusiastically and looking forward to a new post every day! You tell a great story and your pics are out of this world!

    1. Hi Rick! We flew in to Kilimanjaro Airport (JRO) through Amsterdam on KLM. From there, a driver from our hotel (The Arusha Bay Leaf) picked us up and drove us for an hour to the hotel. The next morning our safari guide from Everlasting Tanzania picked us up at our hotel, took us to grab some supplies, and we headed to Tarangire, our first park. Have you read the 5 part series of the safari?

  • This was almost the same safari that we took a couple of years ago. The most amazing thing were the number of lions that we saw were the lions, we saw over 100 through out our adventure, We never saw any killings, but did witness births and saw the wildebeest having to move on partway through to get away from being a meal, We had the time to watch various animals hunt and play. Thank you very much for your report, We are planing to go back to Tanzania again next year and hope to get to Ndutu area again as well as the other parks

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