Our Best Photos From Our Return Trip To Tanzania!

This was our second safari to Tanzania with Africa Dream Safaris. We wanted to go back in April since that is when Dawn said there would be many newborns. And she was definitely right about that!

In the end the trip turned out to be quite special – not necessarily better than the one a few years ago – but different, and thus presented a quite diverse view of Tanzanian wildlife unlike what we experienced before. All in all, very, very satisfactory. Our guide Wilfred was a gem and the safari met or even exceeded our expectations in many ways.

Regarding the python, it is difficult to believe a rather lumbering, non-poisonous snake could catch a normally alert and very rapid hare – specially in the daytime. So, either the hare was already dead (from some other cause), or maybe was somehow sound asleep – but out in the open like that, and in the daytime? I guess it is a situation that will forever remain a mystery.

Chris and Sandy S.
San Diego, California
Safari Dates: April 07, 2018 to April 18, 2018

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  1. Magnificent photographs. Loved the birds in flight, all the various young animals and the leopard. Thanks for sharing these.

  2. This is absolutely beautiful.. Loved all except the python !!!!! I would love to back and see it all again, except the snake, of course. Thanks.

    1. Camera: Nikon D7500; Lens: Tamron 18-400 tele-zoom (usually at 400mm, but with 1.5 digital sensor factor, effective is 600mm).

  3. AMAZING PHOTOS!! Even though I have been three times, I miss it all … well, except for the first shot. Not a big snake fan.

  4. You had an excellent guide. We were with Wilford in 2007 – seems like last month. We had a fantastic time and found him to be extremely knowledgeable. Fantastic pictures!

  5. Excellent pictures. We went to Serangati national park in 2017 and had a great time. It was our unique and one of a kind safari experience. Love it. Thanks for sharing your pictures.

  6. Wow-incredible pictures! I was there last August (2017) and it is indeed a lifetime experience. I want to go back again and again. Next time I’ll have a better camera. I used my IPhone which was decent but a safari deserves better.

  7. Amazing trip and photos! We will be there this year March 30-April 16 (but with a different TO). With regards to the python and hare snakes generally will not eat dead things. Heavy bodied, slow moving snakes, like pythons or rattlesnakes typically are lay and wait/ambush predators who make good use of their beautiful markings to camouflage their presence until an unwitting victim wonders too close. They strike, grab, and hoist coils;however,with lightning speed and great accuracy. They are enormously powerful and nearly inescapable once they have a hold of their prey. This was likely how this snake nailed the hare. Some snakes do chase down their prey, such as the deadly black mamba or non venomous racers here in the snakes. These snakes are sleek and fast, and chiefly diurnal. . Hoping for some great reptile sightings and needless to say I am incredibly jealous of your python sighting!

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