If you’ve been with us for a while now, I’m sure you know we’ve been foreshadowing a trip to Africa! Our team is off to Tanzania!
Well we’ve had a few plans change, as anticipated. However, Friday is the day! Tomorrow two of our crew, and our host Gillian will set out on a 27 hour journey to Tanzania. The team will land at Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and head for the safari capital of Tanzania, Arusha. We will set out on an 8 day Safari with Timbuktu Travel. For some (all!) of our crew, this is a a bit of a dream come true.
Tarangire National Park
Our safari will first take us to Tarangire National Park. This location is home to one of, if not the largest Elephant population in Northern Tanzania.
Next, on our team will travel to Ngorongoro Crater, a conservation area that covers 8,300 square kilometers. In the Ngorongoro Crater we anticipate we will encounter a wide range of wildlife. We hope to see black rhinoceros, wildebeests, zebras. As well as both, Grant’s and Thomson’s gazelles. Due to the dense population of lions we expect to encounter a few. At a higher altitude, around the rim of the crater, dense jungle makes a home for leopards, cheetahs, and other large cats. Large elephants reside in this area alongside buffalo, hyenas and jackals.
For three days we will tour the Serengeti. The Serengeti is home to the largest migration of wildebeest on earth. Though we will miss the great migration, we are fortunate to be making our trip during calving season! Additionally, giraffes, hippopotamus, and an abundant population of zebra call this part of Tanzania home.
Our final day will be spent en route to Kilimanjaro. We finish this trip with a long lag from Tanzania back to Canada.
This is an action packed month. We have a team heading to California for the NAMM show, taking place in Anaheim from January 24th-27th. Additionally, Gillian and the crew will be off to Japan for interviews! We will have plenty of updates shortly.