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A photo safari to East Africa is the fantasy of many photographers, us included. We did make that 'trip of a lifetime' in February 2008, spending 3 weeks photographing in southern Kenya and northern Tanzania. Eight photographers, four driver/guides in four vehicles in each country with the birds, animals and landscapes to fill our days. We also visited a Masai Village and the small museum at Oldevai Gorge.  The 'Big Five" (lions, elephants, leopards, rhinoceros, and cape buffalo) were fascinating and photogenic. Cheetah, hyenas, jackals, hoofed stock etc. were wonderful to see and photograph. However, the birds were exquisite, even the plain ones.

Here are a few examples from the safari:

Morning Walk from Mount Kilomanjaro

Tanzanian Sunset

Nursing Calf

After Dinner Stretch


Courting Couple

Lion Cub



Old Cape Buffalo Bull

Hippo Pool

Newborn Wildebeest

Wildebeest Bullfight

Distressed Baby Baboon


Rufous-naped Lark

Saddle-billed Stork

Black-shouldered Kite

Black Crake on Hippotomus

Grey-crowned Crane

White-faced Whistling Ducks

Northern Masked Weaver

Northern Masked Weaver

Yellow-billed Oxpecker on Wildebeest

Yellow-throated Spurfowl

Superb Starling

Nubian Woodpecker



Common Zebra

Kori Bustard

Long-crested Eagle

Pin-tailed Whydah

White-headed Vulture

Marabou Stork

Lilac-breasted Roller

Lilac-breasted Roller

Masai Dancers

Masai Traditional Home

Linda & Robert Scarth


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