There have been flood warnings for the entire Thonburi district of Bangkok for a week or more – the Thai government predicted the entire district would be submerged in a meter of water. Although there is significant flooding in the district, a lot of it is dry. A good friend of mine lives in the …..
I just found this unpublished note – I thought that I had published it while I was in Tanzania. We were in Tarangire national park for about an hour when we spotted three cheetah, a mother and two younger cheetah, hanging out under a tree along the bank of theTarangire River. We spotted an impala …..
I shot this photograph just before sunset in February 2008, along Lake Ndutu in Tanzania – the sun was low and the air was very still so the sky was reflecting nicely off the lake. I used an an older camera, a Canon EOS Rebel XTi, that I had converted to shoot infrared by a …..
I’ve put together the third and final set of photographs from my most recent trip to Tanzania. Early morning view of my tent at CC Africa’s Serengeti under canvas camp in the Northern Serengeti This set of photographs was taken in the northern Serengeti from Lobo up to the Mara River. There are also images …..
I’ve published a couple of slideshows from my most recent trip to Tanzania. There are photographs from Arusha, Tarangire national park, Lake Manyara national park, the Ngorongoro Crater, and the Serengeti national park, from the Seronera area to Lobo and on up to the Mara river. You can access them off of the Tanzania page …..
The leopard from an earlier post leaving its tree to go on a hunt in the central Serengeti near the Seronera river. This photograph was captured using a Canon EOS 40D and Canon EF 100-400mm lens.
While driving in the southern part of Tarangire N.P. there was another vehicle approaching us about 100 yards up the road. The vehicle stopped under a sausage tree – turns out one of the clients in the approaching vehicle asked the driver to get her a sausage fruit from the ground. You are not supposed …..
If you drive round the Seronera area of the Serenegti you are bound to run across a leopard – you may not get close to it but your are likely to see one. When we came across this leopard there was one other vehicle watching it ( I once counted over fifteen cars watching a …..
After three weeks in Tanzania I’m returning home. After 30+ hours of travel, I reached Richmond, Virginia Thursday night and will head to Oakland, California on Sunday afternoon. I am in Richmond to attend my high school reunion, which should be interesting, Saturday night. I had great intentions to update my blog throughout the trip …..
I’m off to Tanzania again, leaving tomorrow morning and returning home on October 13, with a stop in Richmond, Virginia on the way home for my high school reunion. I planned this trip myself with the help of friends in Tanzania – no middlemen or tour operators were inolved. I have a great itinerary that …..
This photograph was taken during the first day of my first trip to Tanzania. We spent the afternoon at Lake Manyara and saw this large male elephant off in the distance. We stopped, and he just continued walking towards us. This was taken at 100mm and the photograph is not cropped, so he was pretty …..
I met Lazaro Lekoyo during my first trip to Tanzania. Lazaro is a guide at one of the camps I stayed at – the MKSC Olduvai Camp. Lazaro is a Maasai warrior and managed to get himself into a private school in Arusha, Tanzania. On my last visit to Tanzania, we gave Lazaro a ride …..
Here’s a slideshow of photographs taken around the Lake Ndutu area in Tanzania. It is a rather large slideshow so it may take a while to load. Enjoy: http://www.royivankoe.com/lrflash/ndutugamedrive
While driving around Lake Masek (nearby Lake Ndutu) in Tanzania last February a guide told us that he just saw a leopard climb down from a tree on the other side of the lake. Since leopards are pretty rare, we drove over to the other side. We didn’t see the leopard so decided to wait …..
I have uploaded three groups of photos from my last visit to Tanzania. There’s one group of photographs from the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire national park, and Lake Manyara national park (which I published in an earlier post) and two new sets of photographs from the northern Serengeti starting in the Lobo area near the Grumeti …..
I put together a first cut of photographs from Tanzania. These photographs taken in September 2007 around Gibbs Farm in Karatu (where the coffee workers are), the Ngorongoro Crater, Tarangire Park, and Lake Manyara. You can view the photographs here: http://royivankoe.com/tanzania-sept2007-1-flash/ I have more photographs from the Serengeti that I post in the near future.
In the U.S., airports sometimes have trouble with birds or rabbits gathering on runways. They have the same issues in the Serengeti national park in Tanzania – only larger. I shot this photograph shortly before our departing flight was to arrive at the Lobo air strip in the Loliondo area. The elephants are right where …..
For the first time I missed a flight. I thought my flight out of Kilamanjaro airport in Arusha, Tanzania left at 8PM but it was 6PM. I did not get a good feeling when I showed up to the airport and the departure info for my flight said “taxing”. So I’m spending the night in …..
I’m back at Gibbs Far for my last night in Tanzania. I spent the last four night in the northern Serengeti – the first night in the Lobo area at Migration Camp, the next two nights at the Sayari Camp on the Mara River (the Tanzania/Kenya border), and the last night at Migration Camp.
A month ago or so I sold my camera and bought a new model. Yesterday, returning to the Migration Lodge in Lobo after visiting the Mara River area, my back pack (not a padded camera back pack) with camera fell out of the Landcruiser. I thought nothing of it. It probably fell eighteen inches and …..
I’m visiting Tanzania again, leaving on Sept. 21 – this is the trip that I postponed in June. I’ll be in Tanzania for two weeks before heading to Pune, India for work and then stopping in Bangkok for a couple of days before flying back to San Francisco. In Tanzania I’ll stay a number of …..
Even though I wanted to remain as flexible as possible, I had some trouble getting everything set up for the Tanzania portion of my trip. And believe it or not, I’m considering a full time job that will start the beginning of June. I don’t want to say who I’ll be working for before accepting, …..
I’m leaving for another trip next Tuesday evening. When I left Tanzania last January I wanted to go back. Originally I was thinking of next fall but I’m going now instead. I leave Tuesday evening and will arrive at Kilimanjaro airport Thursday evening. I’ll spend a couple of weeks in northern Tanzania and then fly …..