11 July 2006

Solo Game Drive

This morning at 6:15 I took myself on a game drive. It was quite fun to know I could go where I wanted to and stop whenI wanted and sit for as long as I wanted. I was hoping to see a cheetah (of course), but didn't see one. I did see lions, a leopard, elephants, giraffe, gazelle, a hippo, and zebra. The elephants were in the road and that made me nervous (they can overturn and crush a car), so I let one of the safari vehicles drive up to the elephant and get it to move, then I just followed behind. On Sunday night I got to assist with the monthly night transects they do here in the Serengeti for one of the research projects. I was the driver and there were two people in the back with spot lights counting all the animals they saw and recording down the distance from the starting point. It was really neat because we saw a leopard just strolling about 10 meters away from us (my first leopard sighting since 1999). Here are some pictures of my game drive. :)
The full moon setting....














Tembo....















Twiga....














Simba...

7 Comments:

Blogger eva said...

I hope you know how lucky you are... and that you'll have tons more pictures to share!

2:06 PM  
Anonymous Michelle said...

Jen, this is truly amazing. These pics look like those out of National Geographic...and you were there! Say Hi to the elephants for me!

4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an absolute thrill! Thanks for sharing and keep on enjoying paradise!
Love,
Dad

5:12 PM  
Blogger katie said...

I love the picture with the full moon- great shot!

7:14 PM  
Anonymous owl3445 said...

OOOOOOO...what an adventure !!! Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

12:04 AM  
Anonymous Julie Andracek said...

I agree with Eva, you are truly so lucky to have this experience. I can't wait to see more pictures!

7:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovely pictures!

Kandy

9:07 AM  

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