Thursday, July 17, 2008

Safari Time

Here we go with Safari pictures...we have over 800+ pictures from our adventure. (Don't worry I won't be sharing that much!) We flew there on a 12 passenger plane- got set up in our tents, and then went on our first safari. Here is the first day in pictures!

This was the plane...it was beautiful to see outside but you got "airsick" really easily.

The tent we stayed in...it really wasn't much of a tent. It has running water (bathroom and toilet), a queen size bed... and the best part was that it was on the edge of the wilderness. Our first night there we were laying in bed when we heard scratching on our tent (I thought it was Drew trying to scare us) so I asked him in the morning and he had no idea what we were talking about!! When we asked a guard he said it was either a hyena, a monkey, or a hog. (yeah...that didn't make me nervous one bit!) The guard said that they get through the electric fence a lot (Jurassic park anyone??). Luckily we didn't hear anything after that the rest of the trip!!

The lions were beautiful! We saw one going out on our first Safari- and there is NO zoom used in this picture. Often we would drive up close enough so you could stick your hand out and pet them... although you would not want to!

The elephants you stayed a ways away from..our guide said that they were very aggressive.

12 comments:

Marissa said...

so awesome sam. we need to catch up sometime. are you loving vegas? Bennett is such a handsome little boy. So cute. Can not wait to get him together with Ikey.

Anonymous said...

Is it true Dustin wrestled a lion to the ground and put him in a arm bar submission? Thought I saw something about that on the National Geographic Channel

Emilee said...

I can't believe that you didn't use a zoom on the picture of the lion! That is CRAZY! Sounds like an incredible adventure!! :)

Anne said...

It's true, "anonymous." Except when the doctors brought the lion in for x-rays, they found out it was actually just a house cat.

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think that was Samson that did that...and ended up getting his hair cut by Delilah and...oh, well...you know the rest of the story......

:o

Anonymous said...

Actually, I think that was Samson that did that...and ended up getting his hair cut by Delilah and...oh, well...you know the rest of the story......

:o

Anonymous said...

Actually, I checked into that lion incident and it was Drew who wrestled the lion down....sorry D.

Hoosier Mama said...

so jealous! i'm adding that to one of my things to do in the future!

Juliana said...

Wow!

Lauren said...

AMAZING- my dream vacation!

kim said...

These pictures are amazing of your whole trip. It sounds and looks incredible. I can't wait to go someday. I hope Dustin is feeling better.

Allison, Ben, and Eliza said...

I cannot believe how close you got to those animals... once again - what an awesome experience to have had!