I don’t think I ever grasped the concept of animals living wild and free (despite the evidence showcased by NatGeo)…..until we drove several metres into Mikumi. We weren’t even close to the entrance of the park when we saw these…


coming at us!
decide not to mess with us


Godfrey joked about our mission being accomplished, no need to spend money on the park, we could turn around and go back home now. :D

The plan was to rent a lodge for the day and one night, rent a car and a guide, dump our bags, freshen up and go for a game drive. After the nitty-gritties had been taken care of, payments made, etc, we drove down some convoluted paths to the place we were to stay. On the way there was some excitement as we spotted an old lion sitting under a tree. ‘Simba!’ yelled Brian, and we watched as the lion yawned mightily, got up, and walked over to another shady bush.

Personally, I didn’t see the big deal in spotting a lion. I think zebras and giraffes are way prettier to look at. :)

17 thoughts on “Mikumi!

  1. sax April 29, 2011 / 6:09 pm

    I’d rather read what you dish out than all the other depressing , political and otherwise stuff that people keep on and on about… at least, the subjects of your blogs are interestingly refreshing.. your plus point being.. your language.

  2. V.V. Denman April 29, 2011 / 9:17 pm

    Beautiful pictures. And what an adventure!

    • munira's bubble April 30, 2011 / 11:15 am

      Thanks Varina ;) My first safari. What an experience. I don’t know if I can do justice to it verbally, so the plan is to let the pictures speak for themselves…

  3. Single Malt Monkey April 30, 2011 / 7:34 am

    Great pictures, Munira. What a fantastic experience. And also, thank you for listing me in your Blogroll. That’s very kind. :)

  4. munira's bubble April 30, 2011 / 11:24 am

    Thanks SMM. Maybe it wasn’t the ultimate safari experience…?…but it was a first, and quite uplifting at that. Wish I could have stayed longer!

  5. crazygoangirl May 3, 2011 / 9:56 am

    If I don’t get myself over to Africa within the next year…I might just have to kill myself!!! And then it’ll all be on your head Miss M ;-)

    Oh and I agree about the lions…not pretty unless in cub form :D

  6. eva626 May 26, 2011 / 3:37 pm

    and plus the lions we typically see dont to anything but sit around!….great photos i enjoyed every one of them!

  7. Heather C.J. Atkins June 22, 2011 / 10:21 pm

    Great pictures! I love the greenery you’ve captured this time of year (was it April, or did you post later..?) :)

    • munira June 23, 2011 / 4:24 am

      Oh wow! How did you guess?? It was the 1st of April that day…..and incredibly green! :) Couldn’t get enough of it, drinking it all in before (reluctantly) heading back to the parched landscape of Sindh.

  8. Muzungu June 27, 2011 / 8:19 am

    I agree with the lion thing. I like zebras the best- I took my girlfriend to a park on a motorbike once and we had an ace afternoon whizzing round trying to find them. Also warthogs- the funniest thing I have ever seen. They run like they’re late for an important engagement.

  9. wanderlust82 July 29, 2011 / 9:56 pm

    These pictures are amazing. Zebras are my favourite animal, jealous you experienced this!

    • munira July 30, 2011 / 9:15 pm

      Thanks! :) next visit: Tanzania! (plentiful zebras)

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