|Knud Henrik's diary 20 May 2006: Minjingo and Tarangire National Park|
Last updated 2007.11.21
Yesterday we went on safari in Tarangire National Park. We had a very nice tour and saw a lot of really nice sceneries but not very many animals, definitely not as many as expected. We had several very close sightings of the tiny dik-dik deer. It is quite rare to see this cute little animal on close hold but today we were lucky. Also, we saw a number of impalas, elephants, ostriches and a great number of birds. Tarangire is renown for its high number of different bird species, more that 550 are on record. We saw quite a number of predator birds but most high above us.
Yesterday afternoon the temperature reached 30 ° C, this morning the thermometer showed 20 ° C, very comfortable. We have decided to stay over at this camp site until tomorrow. Aske is not too well and Mai-Britt is having troubles with her stomach so she likes to stay close to a toilet. There is a dining area with a thatched roof but open to the sides so there is a gentle wind blowing through the shade. I think we'll spend most of the day here, just reading, writing diaries, playing card games and having some "quality time" together.