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              Roger Plumley and Carolyn's beautiful 2012 Safari trip.

     Last December my wife Carolyn and I spent two weeks in Tanzania, East Africa on a photo safari.  It's an amazing place and one of the most memorable trips we've ever taken.  We thought others might enjoy seeing some of the things we saw.
     Transportation was provided by a four wheel drive Toyota Land Cruiser with a pop-top.  It allowed an unobstructed view of the animals and scenery.

Fist Day we spotted this cheetah stalking a water buck.
Fist Day we spotted this cheetah stalking a water buck.

Cheetahs are capable of speeds up to 60 MPH.
Cheetahs are capable of speeds up to 60 MPH.

The kill was over pretty quickly.
The kill was over pretty quickly.

We were safe in the Land Cruiser but she knew we were there.
We were safe in the Land Cruiser but she knew we were there.

A Lilac Breasted Roller, sometimes called a flying Easter Egg.
A Lilac Breasted Roller, sometimes called a flying Easter Egg.

Elephants were a common sight but always fun to see.
Elephants were a common sight but always fun to see.

A banded mongoose at home on a termite mound.
A banded mongoose at home on a termite mound.

A Black Headed Heron.
A Black Headed Heron.

A lioness doing what a lioness does most of the day.
A lioness doing what a lioness does most of the day.

Her twin cubs played nearby.
Her twin cubs played nearby.

A young bush buck.
A young bush buck.

We watched as this leopard left his perch...
We watched as this leopard left his perch...

walked toward us ...
walked toward us ...

... and sat down in the shade of our Land Cruiser to have his picture taken.
... and sat down in the shade of our Land Cruiser to have his picture taken.

A few of the local villagers.
A few of the local villagers.

A Masai tribesman in front of his house.
A Masai tribesman in front of his house.

Christmas day from our balloon 500 ft. over the Serengeti Plain.
Christmas day from our balloon 500 ft. over the Serengeti Plain.

Christmas dinner at the Serengiti Lodge with Carolyn, me and our guide, Willie.
Christmas dinner at the Serengiti Lodge with Carolyn, me and our guide, Willie.

Sunrise over the Serengeti, our last day before heading home.  We didn't want to leave.
Sunrise over the Serengeti, our last day before heading home. We didn't want to leave.