Sunday, July 08, 2007

Mahale Mountain Breakdown

If all has gone well on our OKC - Newark - Amsterdam - Kilimanjaro flights, today Robin and I will be in Mahale Mountains National Park in Tanzania, on the shore of lake Tanganyika. There are a few hundred wild chimps here that are habituated to humans and we are gonna go follow them around as best we can.

Also, lake Tanganyika is touted to be clean and good for snorkeling.

This area is fairly remote, the left hand photo shows an aerial view. Supposedly there are no roads in our out; the only access being by boat.

Here is a link to a video of chimps at Mahale (warning, video is pretty over the top pretentious). After this we are headed to the Serengeti to see the great migration.
(Transmitted remotely, from Angus in Tanzania)