First visit: April 2014
Photography: Arthur Jeciel & Michael Pannagel
Originally posted: May 2014
In April 2014, I was able to visit and explore my forty-third country, Tanzania 😉 Singelresor, where I work part time as a flight reservations agent, has started sending Swedish groups to this country a few years back through the help of it's partner, RA Safaris. Although our only contact with them was through email, all Singelresor groups have come back satisfied from their safari trips. So when Mike decided to celebrate his birthday in South Africa, we thought we could spend a few days in Tanzania before flying to Johannesburg, and thus meeting the people behind RA Safaris.
Arriving late evening at Dar Es Salaam International Airport, we didn't have much to do than just take a taxi to our hotel where we stayed for a night.
The following day, we headed back to the airport for our domestic flight to Kilimanjaro.
After a little more than an hour of flying, we arrived at the Kilimanjaro International Airport where we were met by Gideon and Zeph, the co owners of RA Safaris.
... and then continued to Karatu Town where we stayed one night at the beautiful Bougainvillea Safari Lodge.
The following morning, after having a wonderful breakfast in the lodge, we proceeded to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area for game viewing. The Ngorongoro crater is a true remaining natural wonder and the most unique ecosystem on earth being home to over 20,000 large grazing animals. This is definitely a must visit in Tanzania.
Inside the Ngorongoro crater, we saw lots of animals starting with ...
After seeing all these animals at the Lake Manyara National Park, it was then time for us to head back to the airport for our evening flight back to Dar Es Salaam. I really wish we had more time in Tanzania but I guess we just have to come back to this extraordinary land. It was a pity we had limited time that we couldn't visit the Serengeti National Park. Next time, I really hope to witness the Serengeti Migration: the great annual migration of wildebeest and zebra, also known as the greatest animal show on earth 😍 Overall, I was really glad to see lots of animals. To Gideon and Zeph of RA Safaris, thanks for being with us and showing us the beauty of your country and most specially for giving us the adventure of a lifetime 😍