Tanzania & Zanzibar: Day Four : Vuma Hills Tented Camp
Our morning game drive began with a buffalo sighting (), not quite out in the bush, but actually hanging around a workshop close to the entrance to the Park. Further sightings included a warthog () and a herd of ellies () with young (), below.
Later on we drove out to a pool where a huge flock (?) of ducks was congregating ().
Further sightings were clocked up in the afternoon, including zebra, a crocodile, a hammerkop, and an eagle owl. Finally we enjoyed yet another magnificent African sunset ().
Mikumi is actually quite an interesting destination. It’s quite a popular destination, and not quite as ‘wild’ as other Parks, but, unlike Kenya’s Maasai Mara, for example, this hasn’t been taken to the point at which the experience is spoiled. Just hitting the optimum balance, as it does, this means that the actual viewing is good, since the game isn’t readily spooked, and hence very suited to a first time safari visitor, but without the loss of a genuine ‘wilderness’ feel.
Vuma Hills is owned by Foxes Safaris, who have a further camp in Mikumi, together with others spread across Tanzania, two of which will figure later in this itinerary.
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