17th Feb: Early up for internal flight to Beho Beho (pronounced Bay-oh Bay-oh), Selous Game Reserve, Tanzania .... like 5:30am early up as flight went at 8:30am and we had a 45min drive to get to the airport. Thinking it would be a quick-ish run through, that early, as streets not busy? WRONG! The place was buzzing with everyone on their way to work and school. Couldn't believe how early Dar wakes up *LOL* Somewhat different to the UK where the streets are still pretty quiet at 6:30-7am. (Click on any image for larger view)
Glad he's relaxed! I was sitting directly behind him ... small 12 seater plane!
Beho Beho International Airport (or Terminal 5 as Salum, our guide, has named it!)
A view of just part of our banda (room/suite, whatever you want to call it) from the open verandah. Behind back wall was bathroom with the shower open to the skies. To the right, out of picture was the 'study' area.
Just a small part of the view from our banda
Our first game drive - the Sundowner - and a small selection of what we saw on that first drive. Apparently nobody had seen the lions for around 2 or 3 weeks and we found them (or rather, Salum did) on the dry Beho Beho River bed on our first time out. Needless to say we never got our sundowner drink until we got back to the camp.
Baboons with young
Lone male bull elephant.
There were also impala, giraffes, wildebeest, vultures, birds of various kinds, marabou storks, zebra and many more ...
Jackie and I were still managing to keep out of trouble at this stage ... however ...... !
Thanks for dropping by .....