Tanzania Day Seven: An Evening At The Burunge Tented Camp With Giraffes And Zebras

Tanzania Day Seven: An Evening At The Burunge Tented Camp With Giraffes And Zebras

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After leaving the wildlife of Lake Tarangire National  Park, we drove about a half hour to the Burunge Tented Camp where we would spend the night. 

Located above Lake Manyara , I soon discovered that our wildlife life observations weren’t over for the day. As I  walked to my room, a tented cabin , I saw a giraffe in  the front of a neighboring cabin . It was amazing. It just stood there like a statue while my fellow travelers and I walked to our cabins . 

Of course I stopped and took photographs of this graceful creature standing so close to me. It was a truly unforgettable experience.  I took this amazing video of this beautiful animal. https://youtu.be/LNfWGTlHixY

After my encounter with the giraffe I entered my lodge and settled in to the comfortable room with a nice view  of the surrounding grasslands. It was late afternoon and the sun was still strong.   I decided to explore the grounds of the camp and  to see if I could find some more wildlife. 

I walked to the reception area, dining room and this beautiful swimming pool. 

Leaving the lodge I walked in to the surrounding grasslands and sure wasn’t disappointed in  my search for  wildlife. I first encountered a group of zebras that allowed me to approach. 

There were a number of trails near the camp.

It looked like many were made the abundant wildlife in the area, including these impalas. 

There were animals everywhere along the trails, including many species of birds both in trees and,

on the ground.

A herd of wildebeest approached and crossed the trail right in front of me, and this one stopped to take a look at me. 

As I  began my walk back to the lodge I encountered a sounder of warthogs,  and one of them also stopped to take a look at me. 

The evening sun was casting long shadows as I made my way back. 

Being so near the equator the sun  sets quickly and it  soon disappeared behind the mountains.

I returned to my tented cabin and showered before heading back for dinner. It was dark and we were required to be escorted by lodge staff because of the wild animals roaming the area. A truly unique African experience. I enjoyed a delicious meal prepared by the staff of the Burunge Tented Camp and retired early to my tented cabin.

It was good to be back in Africa and to sleep with  underneath mosquito netting again. Here is a link to a gallery with more photographs from my evening at the camp. Tanzania Day Seven. Evening at Tented Camp. October 4 2019. 

“If I have ever seen magic, it has been in Africa”. John Hemingway. 

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