2012 Africa

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Run slideshow

Going up the conveyor at Atlantis Dubai


And down the other side


Whee


Fun


Through the shark tank


And out into the landing zone


Atop the ziggurat


The aquarium


So help me cod


A friendly cow nosed ray


JJ and Ian through the shark tank


Emeratis


Fountain at the mall


Mega squirt fountain


Burj Khalifa


Cool towel delivery


Indoor ski slope


Shovel nosed shark


Rings resting


Down we go


Under the waterfall


Looking across the palm


JJ coming down the leap of faith


JJ at the bottom of the leap of faith


Cool glass sculpture


Falconing


Now thats a desert


Sunset over the desert


Desert family


Our camels await


On our way to dinner


Our private desert dining room


Lounge


Dining


Dory


Yellow tang


Grouper


Eel


Jelly


Weird fish


Hogmead at Nairobi


Some guy gave us a sticker


Dinner


Wilson Airport


On our way to the Masai Mara


Lots and lots of circular villages


Our faithful steed - a Cessna Caravan


First baboon


Our tent at Governors Camp


You better believe it


Bush desk


Susie settles in


Our front yard


Our neighbours


Our other neighbour


What


Footprint between bedroom & dinner


First elephant


Little elephant


Run


Handsome Zebras


Attractive warthog family


Thompson Gazelle looking at people


Elephants at the airport


Topi standing guard2


Vulture with ex baby zebra


A sad day for zebra-kind


Hippo on the hoof


Secretary bird (2)


Wildebeest


Leopard in long grass


Leopard resting


Leopard watching someone take a photo


Buffalo


Good morning mum


Love you Mum


Freshly licked lion cub


Where's Zazu


It's good to be the king


Breakfast


Roar !


Pair of Cheetahs


Cheetah


Fuzzy


Baby Baboon


Bird thing


Hey big ears


Thirsty


Serval cat


Serval cat leaving


Hyenas are cute when they're off-duty


Our porch


Sunset as Massai Mara 1


Sunset at Massai Mara 2


Us balooning over the Mara


Crossing hippo river before dawn


Balloon assembly #1


Mission control


Up it goes


Long way from home


Whoosh


Lift off


Not so tall now


Skimming the tree tops


Girls in the air


Mara Panorama


That's us


Comfy landing


Everyone out


Everyone happy


Breakfast awaits wherever we land


Ooh yeah


The crepe chef


Drink for the kids


Hiding out after a kill


Aww I guess I'll wait


Young cuties


Bright eyes


We's can plays with you, yes


Mum and the kids


And dad


Zebra having a sand bath


African turtle


Sleepy hyena


Shouldn't pick your nose in public


After a hard mornings work


Mongoose


Elephant in grassy reeds on the Mara


Black-faced Vervet


Epic tailage


Cubs at play


Cmon lets play


Lets lick each others ears


Time for a snack


Anything for peace


Now everyone wants some


Where's mine


Woken mama


Yawn


Time for a lick


Now you do me


Is I cutes enough


Zebra family


Hippo in the Mara river


Do I look fat in this


80's hair


Roar


Yeah, what


Hang on, I'm coming over


Okay that's close enough


Sunset and time to head home


Walking back from dinner at Governors Camp


Nice welcome to our tent


Ahh, bandwidth


Morning ablutions


Roar (yawn)


Crested Crane


Vulture


The herd are on the move


Ambush successful


Nothing personal, just business


Lotsa vehicles come running


They open here


Uh, pull here and tear back


What dotted line


Okay, got it now


Tough Wildebeest


Tear here


Alright already


Next


Stork


And then back to breakfast for us


Spiderman Lizard


Grounded Vulture


Crossing the Mara river


Crossing 2


Crossing 3


By the thousand


And then they decide to stop


Stragglers


Turning back


Word gets around


Nice eyelashes


You put your left foot in


Cute when they're young


Full of Wildebeest


Who goes there


Ahh, don't worry about it


First Giraffe


Ahh, that's better


Looks vaguely familiar


At the bush camp with morning coffee


Tall for her age


Hanging around the airport concourse


Welcome to Klein's camp airport


Tse tse fly trap


View from our room at Kleins


Chillaxing


Our bathroom


Not a bad 'tent'


Nice lizard


Carcass deposited by a Jaguar


No botox here


Tusker


Glug glug glug


I'm about to tell you to leave


Bush buck


Giraffe are remarkably discrete


Eye contact


Hey lofty


No flies on you


Who needs a tummy rub, eh


Chowing down on a smelly Eland


Chomp


One at a time


After the lions, second service


Serengeti Girls


Attractive, moi


Damn Paparazzi


Baby giraffe


JJ and Erasto


On walking safari


Gazelles jousting


Even walking safari involves surprise morning tea


Baby cows


Entering the Masai village


Nice house


Kid


In we go


Anyone for blood and milk


Our host


A small amount of culture shock


Huggies


Back into the light


Happy people


Anyone for beads


Another surprise on the way home


A bit surreal after the Masai village


Comfy


Drinks anyone


JJ recovering from the village visit


As night falls


Blue Monkey


Looking out over Lake Manyara


Making cupcakes


View from the kitchen


Bolshy elephant


African cupcakes are served


Delivery


Agama lizard


George the Astronomer


Inside our tree house


Our outside bathroom


A tree full of baboons


Baboon with baby


Spot the young one


Riding around


Kirk's Dik Dik


Amazingly elegant


Flamingos on the wing


Breakfast in the wild


Looks pretty good, too


Photogenic reptile


Hippo wallow on Lake Manyara


Back at the lodge


Manyara Tree Lodge dining room


Oh you cutie


The mbalozi


Fresh tracks


Signing in at Ngorogoro Crater Lodge


Our room


Our butler, Abdulla


Peter taking us for a ride


Locals playing Ba


Geoff and Ian discuss something


Man with straw


Whimsy 1


Whimsy 2


Looking out over the crater


Hi Mrs


Local kids


Ngorogoro crater


Our Ngorogoro bathroom


Emu, err, Ostrich


Nice wallow in the crater


Do I have to come over and trample you


Fox-like object


Crater Zebras


Zebra in the road


Crater morning tea


Hyena alert but not alarmed


Thirtsy Wildebeest


Thirsty Zebra


Baby elephant refuge Nairobi


Baby elephant wearing a jacket


Keeps the sun off


The older ones can self-feed


Rhino


At Giraffe Manor, Nairobi


Yep, they're tall


Giraffes for Breakfast


Less tongue please


That's better


Giraffes at breakfast are a bit disruptive


Nice eyes lofty


Warthogs try hard to compete


Ok, catch


Giraffes can play draughts, but not well


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