Just the pics, Ma’am (not cell phone friendly!)

I know: reading is hard.

Here is a page with only the pictures. These are the same pictures as the rest of the web site, but you don’t have to read all those pesky words. Just keep scrolling down, and then select the individual photos in each section by clicking on the thumbnails . If you do want to read the story associated with any of the pictures, then click on the link above each group of photos.

And of course, don’t forget the videos: There’s no reading there either. Here’s a link to my youtube channel for all of them.

There’s some reading here, but everyone likes a map. See a google maps of where we went.

To make this page size smaller, I’ve limited it to pictures of the safari days. And I included Zanzibar because I like the two monkey pictures from the national park. But it’s still a huge number of pictures to download. You’ll need to be on a full time internet connection to see these in any reasonable downloading time. Don’t use your cell phone’s data plan!

07/12/2018: Saw lion 10 minutes after leaving airport

Elephants line astern
Yes, we were this close
I'm happy to meet you. Why don't you come over for a chat?
Oh barf: more tourists
This is my angry face
Can you take my passport picture? I need a visa
Hippo & his posse
termite mound
africa scene
You looking at me?
Baboon & baby
Sarah's photo & favourite picture
 
Elephants line astern
Yes, we were this close
I'm happy to meet you. Why don't you come over for a chat?
Oh barf:  more tourists
This is my angry face
Can you take my passport picture? I need a visa
Hippo & his posse
termite mound
africa scene
You looking at me?
Baboon & baby
Sarah's photo & favourite picture
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08/12/2018: Giraffes and more

You'd peak around corners too if your neck was 9' long
Masai Giraffe
Impalas: Our guide told us the black M on their rump signifies they are McDonalds for Lions
It's all fun and games until someone puts their eye out
Our guide Daniel on the left, and driver/guide Julius on the right
Trendily dressed Kudu
 
You'd peak around corners too if your neck was 9' long
Masai Giraffe
Impalas: Our guide told us the black M on their rump  signifies they are McDonalds for Lions
It's all fun and games until someone puts their eye out
Our guide Daniel on the left, and driver/guide Julius on the right
Trendily dressed Kudu
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10/12/2018: Lions and cheetahs

Two Mums
Cub in the rain
Cats in a pile
Mum & cub
We've got it surrounded...
cropped shot
Dom, our guide in Samburu
THis is about the same age as the ones we saw in Nairobi
Grevy Zebra
Male Impala
Dik Dik
Velvet Monkey & baby
Reticulated Giraffes
Warthog
Oryx
Elephants eat 18 hours a day!
 
Two Mums
Cub in the rain
Cats in a pile
Mum & cub
We've got it surrounded...
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Dom, our guide in Samburu
THis is about the same age as the ones we saw in Nairobi
Grevy Zebra
Male Impala
Dik Dik
Velvet Monkey & baby
Reticulated Giraffes
Warthog
Oryx
Elephants eat 18 hours a day!
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14/12/2018: Even more lions and cheetahs

Cheetah Mum
The cubs have ruffled fur behind their necks
cheetah cubs playing
cats playing
cats playing
Topi for dinner
Sundown at Olare Motorogi
Topi at sundown
Young male lions at play
Lion practical jokes:Hit your friend in the head just as the picture is being taken
Looks and sounds like a cat drinking
Toying with a baby gazelle
Run!
Keep running!
Mum & 4 cubs
three week old lion
three weeks old
Masai Giraffe
 
Cheetah Mum
The cubs have ruffled fur behind their necks
cheetah cubs playing
cats playing
cats playing
Topi for dinner
Sundown at Olare Motorogi
Topi at sundown
Young male lions at play
Lion practical jokes:Hit your friend in the head just as the picture is being taken
Looks and sounds like a cat drinking
Toying with a baby gazelle
Run!
Keep running!
Mum & 4 cubs
three week old lion
three weeks old
Masai Giraffe
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18/12/2018: How did he see that?

At top of hill near Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire park
The professionals have arrived
Baobab tree
Lots of elephants
Spot the Leopard. Now imagine you were not looking through a 300mm lens.
Sleepy but alert leopard
Sleepy but alert leopard
Dung beetle!
Mud bath
Silly cat - being sick after eating grass
They should call this a kaleidoscope of zebras, not a herd
 
At top of hill near Sangaiwe gate to Tarangire park
The professionals have arrived
Baobab tree
Lots of elephants
Spot the Leopard. Now imagine you were not looking through a 300mm lens.
Sleepy but alert leopard
Sleepy but alert leopard
Dung beetle!
Mud bath
Silly cat - being sick after eating grass
They should call this a kaleidoscope of zebras, not a herd
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22/12/2018: Real Housewives of the Serengeti (Lion edition)

Handsome leading man
The 'happy couple', or so we thought
NSFW
drowning his sorrows
Hyena ralaxing in a mud puddle
Hippo
Big and little
Big mouth
James Bond would escape by running on the hippos
Topi Posing
It's not cold. There's too many flies!
Don't touch my meat!
4-5 months old
Life doesn't get better than this
Game spotting is easy: Just look for the other vehicles!
Serval Cats - this mother and kitten are about the same size as our siamese cats were
 
Handsome leading man
The 'happy couple', or so we thought
NSFW
drowning his sorrows
Hyena ralaxing in a mud puddle
Hippo
Big and little
Big mouth
James Bond would escape by running on the hippos
Topi Posing
It's not cold. There's too many flies!
Don't touch my meat!
4-5 months old
Life doesn't get better than this
Game spotting is easy: Just look for the other vehicles!
Serval Cats - this mother and  kitten are about the same size as our siamese cats were
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19/12/2018: 400 cows

the '400 cow' lady is on the left
bracelets 'r us
We were pretty close to this one
Riding on Mum
Night time....
Day Time!!!!!
 
the '400 cow' lady is on the left
bracelets 'r us
We were pretty close to this one
Riding on Mum
Night time....
Day Time!!!!!
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21/12/2018: Did civilization miss something?

Bushmen
Salim talking to the local masaai kids after lunch
small scale wildebeest migration
Sibling cheetahs. Note how full the left one is
Bat eared fox
 
Bushmen
Salim talking to the local masaai kids after lunch
small scale wildebeest migration
Sibling cheetahs. Note how full the left one is
Bat eared fox
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25/12/2018: Merry Christmas from the Ngorongoro Crater

Merry Christmas!
Keeping a watchful eye out: If a hyena arrives, the cheetah will leave in a hurry
Pride Rock? 3 lions visible top left
Oldepai gorge
The Ngorongoro crater is about 20km in diameter. Those are the volcano walls surrounding the crater.
crater floor
baby cape buffalo
crater floor
crater floor warthog
There is one forested area on the floor
Ngorongoro Crater
Another day of topping and tailing... and gossiping
Colourful Arusha Central Market
Selling pet chickens in Arusha
Arusha - Is Sarah getting shorter?
 
Merry Christmas!
Keeping a watchful eye out: If a hyena arrives, the cheetah will leave in a hurry
Pride Rock? 3 lions visible top left
Oldepai gorge
The Ngorongoro crater is about 20km in diameter. Those are the volcano walls surrounding the crater.
crater floor
baby cape buffalo
crater floor
crater floor warthog
There is one forested area on the floor
Ngorongoro Crater
Another day of topping and tailing... and gossiping
Colourful Arusha Central Market
Selling pet chickens in Arusha
Arusha - Is Sarah getting shorter?
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31/12/2018: Happy New Year from Zanzibar

One of many Dhows at low tide
Another day at the beach - the ocean was too warm
Sunset at the Promised Land Bar
Beach soccer in the cooler evening temps
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
Mark keeps winning at Connect 4, & Sarah has finger nails!
Red Colobus Monkey
Sykes Monkey
Vendor in Stone Town
Vendor in Stone town
Future vendor in Stone Town
Playing Bao in the market. The younger generation just played on their phones
Photobombing my picture of this Stone Town door
 
One of many Dhows at low tide
Another day at the beach - the ocean was too warm
Sunset at the Promised Land Bar
Beach soccer in the cooler evening temps
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
She came and sat behind me
Mark keeps winning at Connect 4, & Sarah has finger nails!
Red Colobus Monkey
Sykes Monkey
Vendor in Stone Town
Vendor in Stone town
Future vendor in Stone Town
Playing Bao in the market. The younger generation just played on their phones
Photobombing my picture of this Stone Town door
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08/01/2019: On the home stretch!

Watching the hippos on the Rufiji River
Sunset on the Rufiji
Nicely backlit African Bee Eater
The mother leaves these alone at three weeks old. 90% of the baby crocs don't make it.
This crazy yellow bird builds nests with the entrance at the bottom
When the water is deeper, hippos run a long the bottom and then porpoise up for air
2m tall... and less than a week old. THe umbilical cord is still attached
These colourful birds would follow the jeep, catching insects that we stirred up
Another safari lunch... with bottles of Stoney Tangawizi
Boudoir shot
African wild dogs.
A little eye cleaning action
praying for food
Cessna 208b Grand Caravan - workhorse of the fly-in safari
Pup
A crocodile acacia tree.
Look closer: Clothes ~and~ bike wash station
School house on the drive to Camp Bastian
 
Watching the hippos on the Rufiji River
Sunset on the Rufiji
Nicely backlit African Bee Eater
The mother leaves these alone at three weeks old. 90% of the baby crocs don't make it.
This crazy yellow bird builds nests with the entrance at the bottom
When the water is deeper, hippos run a long the bottom and then porpoise up for air
2m tall... and less than a week old. THe umbilical cord is still attached
These colourful birds would follow the jeep, catching insects that we stirred up
Another safari lunch... with bottles of Stoney Tangawizi
Boudoir shot
African wild dogs.
A little eye cleaning action
praying for food
Cessna 208b Grand Caravan - workhorse of the fly-in safari
Pup
A crocodile acacia tree.
Look closer: Clothes ~and~ bike wash station
School house on the drive to Camp Bastian
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13/01/2019: Last Game Drive

Ken - you don't need all those fancy tractors!
All trucks went at about 10km/hr on this steep road. The blue truck was passing the gas truck by driving on the opposite shoulder!
Baby hippo & Mum
Greater Kudu
Another winning Scrabble word - the Rock Hyrax
We watched this guy chew his cud. You could see it, like an adams apple, travel all he way down his neck... and then come all the way back up and he would start chewing again.
Elephants caused the hole in this baobab
Another baby
The Jackals chased off the vultures to snag this kill
Lots of baby crocs
View off our balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
The bigger elephants tried to keep this ~1 week old hidden
View off our balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
View off the balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
View off the balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
Riding in the pop-top
 
Ken - you don't need all those fancy tractors!
 All trucks went at about 10km/hr on this steep road.  The blue truck was passing the gas truck by driving on the opposite shoulder!
Baby hippo & Mum
Greater Kudu
Another winning Scrabble word - the Rock Hyrax
We watched this guy chew his cud. You could see it, like an adams apple, travel all he way down his neck... and then come all the way back up and he would start chewing again.
Elephants caused the hole in this baobab
Another baby
The Jackals chased off the vultures to snag this kill
Lots of baby crocs
View off our balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
The bigger elephants tried to keep this ~1 week old hidden
View off our balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
View off the balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
View off the balcony at the Ruaha River Lodge
Riding in the pop-top
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