Our guide and driver Isaac picked us up promptly at 9 am and we headed off on our adventure. Today we explored the huge game park around Lake Manyara.
The animals paid us no attention whatsoever. We were feet away from a family of 7 elephants who calmly chewed their grass and then moved on. My new binoculars allowed me to see their long eyelashes. Today we saw giraffes, zebras, wildebeests, warthogs, impalas, monkeys, hippos, and so many birds.
We are staying at the Escarpment Lodge, which is far more luxurious than any hotel I have recently inhabited. Note the everpresent mosquito netting. I feel as though someone is hovering wherever I go here!
Tomorrow we drive to the Serengeti with stops along the way for souvenirs and hopefully for bathrooms. This is quite an adventure!