Tanzania – Day 6 July 3

One of the vagaries of traveling internationally during COVID is that you need negative COVID results to get out of the country AND to get back in.

This morning we all travelled to a nearby clinic to get our RT PCR tests (the results of which would meet up with us in Arusha before our departure). The planned activity for the day was a day visit to Lake Manyara. We were beat and the thought of multiple extra trips along the drive to and from The Manor was the decider. Instead, we all had massages, relaxed, ate a delicious lunch and went back to the Manyara airstrip for a 30-minute flight to the Lobo airstrip in the Serengeti .

At Lobo airstrip, we met our new guide Alex who took us on a game drive on the way to the Serengeti Migration Camp. Along the way, park rangers were conducting several controlled burns in the area to prevent runaway fires in the dry season. It was plenty smoky and I’m sure the Zebras and Wildebeest didn’t like it any better than we did.


One new thing we learned was the easiest way to find lions is to scan the treetops for vultures. The lions and their kill usually aren’t far away.

Bryan caught this great view of the tents we stayed in. It was an early night. We were being picked up at 3:00 AM the next morning for our Balloon Safari, which meant setting our alarms for 2:30 AM.

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