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Elephant, Tarangire

Zebra, Tarangire

Tarangire is the place for elephants. There were also many zebras, wildebeest, giraffe, and baboons.However, the highlight came on our first day. Just as we were driving into the lodge we came upon about 10 vehicles parked haphazardly all over the road. After about 20 minutes of jockeying for position and waiting patiently, we were finally able to see the leopard someone had spotted earlier. We watched it for about 15 minutes until it finally loped off into the grass. Amazing - a leopard only 100m from our tented camp!! Charlie brought the good luck with him - this encounter was to foretell numerous "close encounters" on this trip.

By the way... all the photos here were taken by Charlie using his new Canon PowerShot digital camera with 10x optical zoom - great shooting Charlie!!