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Old Mar 10, 2012, 3:12 PM   #1
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After spending 3 days in Arusha at the Serena Mt. Village Lodge (a beautiful old Coffee plantation) we took our first game drive to Lake Manyara NP. We did not spend time at the lake as the huge population of pink Flamingoes left about 7 years ago due to ecological changes to the lake that killed the algae that they fed on.

We did not see much large game but did encounter monkeys and Baboons; they were a lot of fun to watch. We passed some Impala and stopped to take a few photos but they were a way off. We then stopped at a viewing area that looked out at a small portion of the lake but the wildlife was so far away that the pictures were not to rewarding.

We than left the NP and drove up the escarpment of the “Great Rift” and had lunch at the Serena Lake Maynara lodge overlooking the lake.


Baboon


Baby Baboons




Male Impala


Female Impala


Hippo


Warthog


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Vervet Monkey


Blue Monkey. The short of it!


The long of it!

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What an assortment of animals you saw on your trip. I wouldn't want to run into that warthog anywhere. He looks nasty.

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Fascinating group - lots of monkeys. Can't decide if I like the vervet monkey or the first impala picture best. It sure looks like you had good luck finding wildlife.
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More great shots - your running warthog is classic.

Your unknown bird looks like a Southern (AKA African) Ground Hornbill, Bucorvus leadbeateri.
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Wonderful shots!
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Nice variety Lou. Classic shots of the female impala and warthog !
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Thanks everyone for your nice comments.

Penolta - Thank you for attaching a name to this bird. I have a web site of the birds of Tanzania but I was looking under Hornbill as that is the species I thought it was but it was listed under Ground-southern Hornbill and I missed it. Again thanks for sticking my nose in it.

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Great and diverse series - a wonderful overview of the diversity of wildlife, and a great showcase of your talents!
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