The long road from Olduvai Gorge to the SE gate of the Serengeti is not for the faint-hearted. It is gravel, sand, and dirt with a surface so rough that it will chatter your teeth. Hands and feet are needed to stay in your seat.
It is too hot (even in the winter) to ride with the windows up. It is too dusty to ride with the windows down. And don’t even ask if the rugged vehicles needed for this kind of terrain have air-conditioning!
I shot this image from the top of a lonely acacia-covered rock that marks entrance to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. Note the line of safari vehicles bouncing west.
We are traveling Tanzania in a Toyota Land Cruiser with a most-wonderful guide and naturalist. Mr. Nixon has worked as a wildlife guide for more than 30 years. Vicki and I are delighted to call him friend and teacher.
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