Tree Lions

Our group of four returned recently form a 7 day/night safari in the northern parks of Tanzania followed by 3 nights in Stone Town on Zanzibar.

Our safari took us to Tarangire National Park, Lake Manyara National Park, the southern Serengeti/Ndutu locality and the Ngorongoro Crater.

We had a comfortable safari vehicle with a very experienced driver/guide who was able to spot game where we would never have seen them. All our accommodation along the way was excellent and all arrangements were spot on. Perhaps the highlight was the spotting of cheetahs.

In his briefing about the safari before we left, Michael at Zanzibar Travel advised us that, from his experience, not to have too high expectations of game viewing in Lake Manyara National Park, and that claims of tree climbing lions in the Park are probably a myth.

Well, HE WAS WRONG! And here we have evidence of tree climbing lions in Lake Manyara National Park!

Our guide did confirm how fortunate we were, that sightings are rare and that in his 15 years of guiding he had only witnessed them on about 10 occasions.

We count ourselves very fortunate.

The only down side, or more of an inconvenience, was that somewhere along the line we, and our guide, picked up a dose of “Delhi Belly”. This did result in having to make more enforced stops than we would have wished.

The Zanzibar Serena Inn was perfect for our needs, centrally located, comfortable and with wonderful ocean views. We even managed a round of golf at Seacliff Hotel which hosts the only course on the island.

Our thanks to Zanzibar Travel for a perfect holiday.

The Patrick/Kemp Group