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Wild Africa – African Adventures: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

“The beauty of Africa is not man made, it is natures gift to humanity.”
Paul Oxton

 

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The dudes with the stripes

 

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How many zebras do you see?

 

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Here’s looking at you kid!

 

 

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Where the sky meets the earth, Tarangire National Park, Tanzania

 

 

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How many African lions do you see?

 

 

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The dung beetle. The round ball of dung that this hardworking beetle creates is used as a food source or breeding chamber. Seen at Serengeti National Park.

 

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Elegance personified, Mr. Ostrich at Ngorongoro National Park, an awe-inspiring Big 5 habitat, which lies on a crater!

 

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Topis are Africa’s widespread antelopes.

 

 

WILD AFRICA

 

I’m so grateful to the universe that we managed to go on our African holiday, last year in October. Little did we know in a few months and in a blink of an eye, safe travel would become a distant dream.

Tanzania is a wondrous country in East Africa that offers some of the best wildlife experiences. We were fortunate to be able to witness reverse migration of wildebeests, wild buffalos and zebras, from Serengeti en route Kenya.

These are just some of the precious moments from our safaris, frozen in time. We managed to see the Big 5 and the Big 7 too. We covered the beautiful African landscape in a Land Rover and had the good fortune of spending two mysterious nights in a tented camp, right in the middle of the wilderness, surrounded by the elusive calls of all animals wild.

It is experiences such as these that we need to hold on to, and re-visit. They make this life worthwhile and are a beautiful reminder to make every moment count, however simple it may be.

 

Signing off with Toto’s lovely rendition, “Africa”. 🙂

 

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47 thoughts on “Wild Africa – African Adventures: #WordlessWednesday #WednesdayWisdom

  1. Lovely captures Natasha!
    Reminds me of my trip to South Africa last year. It was an official trip that had happened quite by chance for me, was my first international trip too! We had the good fortune of being able to visit the lion park as we had a weekend in the middle 🙂
    The circumstances this year indeed make me realise how fortunate i was to have gotten that opportunity!
    Here’s the link to my post if you would like 🙂 – https://softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com/2019/12/29/visit-to-the-lion-park-johannesburgnotes/

  2. I completely agree with you, Natasha! Africa is a magical place and there’s so much to experience when you get there, that a trip to the continent quite easily qualifies for being a trip of a lifetime!
    I’m remembering ours taken two years back to South Africa and I still miss the stunning beauty and the Safari tours so so much!! Thanks for the virtual tour again, dear Natasha!
    Loved the pics! So colourful, so rich and so amazingly wonderful.

  3. Love all the pics and the virtual tour. VT and I have been meaning to head that side for long. One day for sure!
    I want to see pictures of the migration. how was it? Keep all your pictures coming. Such a pleasure!

    1. It was nothing short of spectacular Parul. Though ours was the reverse migration, not the great migration. One day hopefully will get to see that. And yes, there was a lioness on the prowl, hiding in the grasslands hoping to manage a feast of the wildebeest or zebras.
      Not sure he managed to get his meal though.

      Will post more pictures and videos soon.

      You must plan that trip once all this is behind us.

  4. Your photo memories brought back memories of a time when the world was ours and we had no idea. Now, going forward, we don’t know what type of world we will be reentering. But whatever it is, we know nature has benefited from the pause the virus provided, and we treasure pictures of different worlds, different experiences. Thank you for taking us on what we used to call a photo safari in Africa. (And, I am a big fan of Toto’s Africa, too.)

    1. Toto is <3 Such an upbeat song.

      Yes, the virus has indeed benefitted the wildlife. Let's see how things stay going forward. I'm glad you liked this African photo safari, Alana.

  5. Beautiful. Something I would love to do. I’ve heard it’s the most magical place on earth.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, Natasha. ♥

    1. Ah! I’m so glad to hear that Chandra. I wasn’t sure if they were the best of what I had. They’ve all been clicked on my old iPhone 8 plus. Have also added no filters.

      I’m glad I could take you along with me on an African safari. 🙂

  6. What amazing creatures! Now I will have that song in my head!!

    I am so glad that you took the time to share your world at ‘My Corner of the World’ this week! Thanks!

    1. I know, it’s a very catchy number and it keeps playing in my head too, often when I think of Africa. 🙂

      Thanks for hopping by, Betty. Have a good week ahead!

  7. Hello my friend, and thank you so much for all your kind words. My cousin Annamarie & I grew up together & old times come back to haunt me. When we went to see my maternal grandparents she lived right around the corner so I got to see her every week cuz we always went there for Sunday dinner and show our respect & love for my grandparents. It’s just a think that Italian people do I guess. As we got older Annie & I had our own families and we saw each other at family get togethers and sat & reminisced the entire time. When she started having children sometimes I’d go over there to help her clean the house too or just sit and shoot the breeze so to speak and talk about when we were kids. I’m really going to miss her. Love your pictures my friend. You get to see that every day and I only get to see that in zoos, but now that the kids are grown I don’t go there much anymore either. 🙁 It’s not like the old days anymore it’s almost like we’re sitting and waiting to meet our maker. So sad. May the Lord bless you & yours and thank you again for your friendship. Hugs

    1. Hiya Marie,

      Thank you so much for sharing about Annamarie. I’m sure she smiles and shine her light upon you from the heavens above.

      We really need to hold on to our loved ones tight, as life is unpredictable and we never know what the next turn has in store.

      You keep that brity-sprity spirit intact and don’t let the sun go down on you.

      Thank you much for your kind wishes and love, and your friendship, dear Marie.

      Take good care and keep the smiles intact. Big hugs. xo

    1. Yes, you must plan a trip someday for sure. Africa is the land of enchantments and what I love most about this idyllic place is that it feels so much like home.

      Not for once did we feel we didn’t belong there. How often does one experience that in a new destination?

  8. What a treat to the eyes these pictures are! I love Zebras, I can just sit and look at their shiny coat and patterns all day. So stunning!

    So glad you could have a good holiday before the crisis. Africa is on our travel bucket list and with time, we hope we can get to visit.

    Love!

    1. Yes, they are adorable ad graceful all at the same time.

      You surely must plan to go there once this pandemic is behind us. A trip worth a lifetime of experiences indeed. And if you go to Tanzania don’t excluded Zanzibar from your places to go.
      Glorious beach side destination!

    1. Thanks dear Steve. I’m glad you like them. Though I’m a amateur with photography and use my phone mostly for all these pictures.

      I’m glad they turn out fairly okay. 🙂

      Have a quarantine-martini week ahead. :-)))

  9. Natasha, simply amazing! So you did manage to sort out some of your African safari pics good for us.

    The wild are best enjoyed in the untamed wilderness.

    The landscape is mesmerizing and the life within it so varied and beautiful. You must have been euphoric knowing you love for nature & it’s treasures

    I hope to visit Tanzania soon. Keeping fingers crossed

    1. Dear Monika,

      It’s still not kinda of sorted. My MacBook shows no storage space. These are all on Cloud, so I just copy them and manage to share. 🙂

      Need to empty out the other files and folders.

      Yes, this trip was indeed a euphoric one. So much to see every single day. And we would thirst for more. I don’t think I’ll ever visit a zoo after all the unbridled wild life experiences I have had on safaris.

      Yes, Tanzania is a must-visit place for sure. And don’t miss out on Zanzibar if you go there. Ideal scuba diving and beauty destination. Another story up my sleeve with that one. Lol!

        1. Unfortunately did not get the time to swing by to Stone town, though would have loved to go check my favourite musicians first home- Freddie Mercury’s in Stone town.

          Though we did get a peak of Stone Town on our way out from Zanzibar to Arusha when we were boarding the ferry. But not a tour though.

          Yes, time to do a Zanzibar post. Of all things, beachy, and of sea urchins, snorkelling, dolphin sightings etc. 🙂

  10. Such beautiful pics. Very lovely. I been to Africa once but it was East Africa and the tiny country of Djibouti. Thanks for sharing them.

    Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week. Stay safe and healthy.

    1. This is also East Africa, Patrick, but Tanzania.
      Intersting to know about Djibouti, Patrick. Had never heard of it before, so thank you. 🙂

      You have a fabulous week ahead to Patrick. And stay safe on those outdoor jaunts. 🙂

  11. Lucky you!
    Wild life offers candid shots and they anchor one for long before letting you move on to the next. Natural beauty is captivating. Had a good time going over all the clicks.

    1. Yes, nothing like nature. Someday I hope to spend the rest of my life living cradled in nature’s arms. 🙂 Amen to that!

      Thank you for joining us dear Anagha. Lovely to see you on #WW. Welcome!

    1. Thanks dear Suzana. It indeed was out of the world. One of the most exhilarating ones I’ve ever had.

      You have a gorgeous week ahead too, my friend and stay safe. Love. <3

    1. Keith, I do hope to see those pictures of yours someday. Will you share them?

      And which part f Africa did you visit. I remember you mentioning this once before too.

      Have a good week ahead!

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