SERENGETI & NGORONGORO Photographic Safari Report Feb 2017 - Day 1

The February 2017 "Great Migration Safari" has just begun. After a smooth arrival at Kilimanjaro International Airport our guide transferred our group to the Rivertrees Country Inn Lodge in Arusha for our overnight stay after a very long trip for all our guests.

Check-in was swift and efficient as usual and we were all accompanied to our rooms to freshen up and rest before lunch. On this occasion and since we have a full day in Arusha before heading out to Ngorongoro Crater and Ndutu I decided to try our luck with the often overlooked but stunning Arusha National Park that happens to be just a short 10 minute drive from our lodge. I thought it would be a great idea to do a warm up photo session and attempt to capture a few images of the beautiful Colobus Monkeys and all the general game that inhabits this park.

Colobus Monkey in Arusha National Park

Short after entering the park we encountered a group of Colobus Monkeys. They were jumping from tree to tree and presented some fantastic opportunities despite the rainy weather we had today.

Serval Cat in Arusha National Park

Even the elusive Serval cat was spotted on the open areas near the lakes. Always great to see one of these amazing spotted creatures.

Waterbuck in Arusha National Park

A female Waterbuck and her calf posed nicely for us.

Giraffes in Arusha National Park

An interesting moment with a group of young male giraffes interacting and putting on a show.

At around 06:00pm we started making our way back to the lodge for a well deserved shower followed by dinner al-fresco. All in all this short visit to Arusha National Park was a success and I surely will be proposing this day trip to future guests.

Rivertrees Country Inn Lodge in Arusha

Stay tuned for upcoming reports . . .

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