Tanzania – Day 2 June 29

We stayed at the Arusha Coffee Lodge located on a 100-acre coffee plantation. After breakfast and an orientation with our outfitter, Sky Safari, we had a short coffee plantation tour, had a chance to visit some local artisans, then transferred to the Arusha airport for a 25-minute plane ride to Kuro airstrip in the heart of Tarangire National Park. Our pilot Tom is standing next to our ride nicknamed IKI (because of his tail numbers).



Right after we landed, a one elephant greeting party decided to check us out. He kept wandering towards us right until the plane fired up. That scared him off.

We piled our gear into a Toyota LandCruiser which would be our safari ride for the next two days. Our ride from the airstrip to the Elewana Tarangire Treetops camp (as you can see below, the rooms are actually in the trees – this is Kate and Dan’s cabin and the inside of ours) was only about 30 miles but took us 3 or 4 hours.

By the time we arrived at camp, we’d seen Elephants, a Tawny Eagle, Impalas, Wildebeests, Jackals, Zebras, Hippos, and Ostriches. Our guide Stan sure knew how to jump-start the safari. Amazing.



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